1997 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Review: Don't Buy First Year Models or

1997 Chevrolet Malibu - Consumer Review

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LS Sedan (3.1L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Don't Buy First Year Models or Chevys
By msmiley on


1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


I bought this car in March of 1997 and had problems with it ever since. Let's see...3 lower control arms (they rattled), ABS sensor bad, #1 fuel injector bad, altenator quit, brakes wore prematurely, headlights fogged over, brake pedal pad fell off, rear window seal blew out, interior panelling came off, turn signal wouldn't cancell after making a left turn(took two dealership visits to convinve them it was actually malfucntioning), and numerous other problems. This car is junk, not even rental fleet worthy. I got a divorce and she got this hunk of junk, thank goddness. I bought an import which now has over 35,000 miles on it with NO problems.

Best Features

It was comfortable to drive.

Worst Features

Cheverolet should build a better quality product. I know there are die- hard Chevy owners out there and will continue to buy these crappy cars and trucks. I was even thinking of purchasing a new truck and thought about the Silverado, but have decided against it..it's junk.
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