2001 Camaro Z28
With the option to drive any Malibu in the model range, we decided to first test the entry-level LS model to get a good base line for the car. Aside from floor mats — an $80 option — our test car was the $19,995 model GM has been so heavily touting in all of its Malibu ads.
Despite being the base model car with only one option box checked, our test car came rather well equipped. For the price of entry, the LS model comes standard with an MP3 player input jack, four-wheel disc brakes, power locks, windows and mirrors, power height adjustable driver's seat, tilt-wheel and manual telescopic steering column, a tire pressure monitoring system, traction control, 3 months of XM satellite radio and one year of OnStar.
Pretty nice write-up.
The base model Malibu is solidly built, and remarkably well-equipped even with no option boxes checked.
I've said it a hundred time already, but I'll say it again:
This car is exactly what GM needs, it should shine in the mid-size segment.