I just finished purchasing a 2008 Chev Malibu with a 2.4 ltr engine for my son. (Haven't got it home yet) I know it's too late to be asking now, but I am curious on the good the bad and the ugly with regards to these cars? I looked and looked until I was blue in the face for a car and this is best one I could find. It has 140,000 kms on it (87,000 miles) and is almost fully loaded, minus the sunroof. Leather/heated seats, climate control, remote start, adjustable gas and brake pedals, etc. It came with new tires, new brakes and a cat back exhaust system, (stock) safety and etested for $4,200 dollars. The only thing wrong or one that bothered me a bit was the rust bubbles on the rear passenger quarter, which, from the looking I did, is common for these cars. I will likely leave it until the spring to make sure it is a good car and my son likes it. The car will be rust proofed/sprayed within the next couple of months as well. When I pick it up, hopefully tomorrow, it will be getting an oil/filter change and a good going over. I plan to use either PP or PUP 5W-30 and I believe this engine takes 5 ltrs/quarts exactly? Any issues or concerns with this car that I should be aware of? The reviews I did prior all suggested it is a pretty dependable and reliable car. The car was owned by a 58 yr old woman and judging by the mtce records, she was somewhat anal about things, especially oil changes. Thanks in advance. Sorry, meant to add, what size wheels/tires are on this car and what will all fit/work when it comes to purchasing snows? Embarrassed I didn't look.