would I buy very low mile, near new rental? YES! and have! the ex was station manager for years at the "we try harder" brand and station franchise was owned by gent who owned three stations in SC & NC. She bought a very low mile, year old, quite nice '79 Camaro (305 AT) auto from her boss the franchisee. Heck, he even financed it. No wrecks but she KNEW that. But it was a rather unattractive non-metallic bamboo green on green (fugly IMO). If that Malibu sounds & looks good then pay to have Your pro check it for You! And you're darn right there are certain demographics that are hard on rentals; that franchisee had unwritten rules about that but got busted by a disgruntled station manager from different location. It made 60 minutes and then the Federal Courts. It was quite costly and effectively ended that supply of Great used GM rentals. Heck he was so particular about the rentals he owned that would Not let them simply churn through corporate locations; I'd routinely fly to pick them up and bring them "home". Air carriers charged her very little and I became well acquainted with most of those regional air crews. Had a good pal in Charlotte and sometimes spend the night & party w/ him and drive back next day. Seems I read where GM will discontinue mid-size platform (Malibu) over next 3-4 years?