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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

 
 

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Chevrolet Malibu Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Lots of room. Peppy powertrain. Plenty of features. Great value. Seat comfort.

  • Cons

    Poor noise isolation. Needs more mid-range power.

  • What's New for 1998

    Leather trim is newly optional on LS models, aluminum wheels are revised, a sunroof can be ordered and Base models can be equipped with…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (41 total reviews)


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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

I bought this car and then it died on me so I had to replace the motor (that was my cars third new motor). My car now runs pretty well considering that it is from 1998. I am great at making sure my car has enough gas and regular oil changes. This car is bad if you don't treat it right but with a little TLC, it is pretty nice. I get about 20 mpg and drive it at least 30 miles a days. I hope that in 2 years from now, my car will still be able to satisfy a person that needs a reliable car for school.




Need big pocket book 2

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

GM messed this one up, needs repairs on everything, very noisy cabin, would not ever buy this model again.




Blue lemon!

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

My employer picked up this car in September 2001 and it's been a nightmare ever since. Right from the start, something was dysfunctional in the heating system, so no heat blew to the feet. (And, being from Manitoba, you need all the warmth you can get in winter!) Eventually, that cost nearly $1000 to fix. Then, at 100K, the head gasket gave out (coolant into oil pan, etc.). Another $1000 repair. At 200K, the intake manifold gasket bit the dust - another $1000 gone. Stay away from this car! The heating system is awful, the glove box falls out & the seats are intolerable for anything but short trips. I'd rather take my 1992 Camry than this car anywhere any day! Parts are expensive.



 
 
 
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Full 1998 Chevrolet Malibu Review

What's New for 1998

Leather trim is newly optional on LS models, aluminum wheels are revised, a sunroof can be ordered and Base models can be equipped with Medium Oak colored interior. Second-generation airbags debut.

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