I stumbled into this car after midnight in the airport's remote parking lot, where it was waiting for me after a long trip (and an even longer layover in Atlanta). At that late hour, it was a pleasure to find myself in a vehicle that was at once both familiar and comfortable. Others have pointed out the lack of a navigation system in this car, but at that moment it didn't matter to me, since I can find my way home from the airport and to work the next morning without electronic assistance. Nope, what I cared about were controls that were easy to adjust, a layout with which I was familiar, and a ride that would be neither jarring nor sleep-inducing. The Malibu fit the bill perfectly.