1997 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Money pit after 100,000 miles
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu - Consumer Review

1997 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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Money pit after 100,000 miles
By matty on

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1997 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

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I bought this Malibu with 50k on it. It now has 140,000. One thing I noticed on this car was that as soon as I hit 100,000 all the nickel and dime crap would break. I had to replace all the pulleys because a bearing went bad, replaced the ignition cylinder lock which turned out that if it fails you need to buy the ignition switch as well. I try to do my own repairs this repair went from 35 bucks to 285 in parts I had to buy both. (awesome engineering, way to go gm) the build quality with gm has been crap for many years as well as the other 2 manufacturers. Things break that shouldn't. Driving down the road one day and the overhead light just came off. Come on! Really? Average.

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attention to details, make things last
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