Used 1998 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Reviews - 104 Car Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

1998 Chevrolet Malibu - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

104 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Malibu model:

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
malibu 1998 lx
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By diskiedog
on

Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


Review

If your are buying be aware of the
following item I had to replace. Theft
alarm-$350, when out at 40,000 miles.
will not allow you to start car.Rotors-
replaced 2 timms. Air conditioner
control block-replaced at 35000 miles
and 60000 miles-cost was $250 for the
2nd. Water leak on intake manifold-
cost $573, this was the 150,ooo mile
non replacement antifreeze chevy was
proud of. Alternator-cost $241.


Best Features

No problems with radio,transmission motor.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

An Underrated Mid-Size Sedan
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Andrew A.
on

Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


Review

My wife wanted an Camry but when we
priced up all the options that we
wanted it was much more expensive than
a comparably equipped Malibu LS. The
Camry that fit into the price range of
our Malibu had roll down windows and a
4-cylinder engine. I don't care how
refined it is 133 horsepower is not
enough to move a 3,000 pound sedan.
The Malibu has a V-6 standard which is
powerful enough to move this mid-size
sedan. We have just over 120,000 miles
on it and have only had to have normal
routine maintence and the dealer
service has been excellent and i will
keep going back to Chevrolet's.


Best Features

I like the MPG that it gets. We always take it on trips.


Worst Features

I love power and could just imagine the 3800 S/C V-6. This car would fly. Lighter than Regal's, Grand Prix's and Impala's with the same power.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Sorry Engine
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By okiecityguy
on

Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


Review

I liked my Malibu. I was excited to
get it. BUT...The first year I had it
it had a computer malfunction. There
have been a series of small things
since. AC switch erratic, had to
replace the alternator. Belt pully
went bad. But now. Now the engine
(V6) is shot! Losing coolant at an
alarming rate. Needs intake gaskets!
This car only has 77K miles! Sorry
GM, I'm out on your vehicles. My 98
Pontiac Montana (3.4L) is doing the
same thing. It's in the shop now.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

stuck with mine
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By cronic dissapointmen
on

Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan


Review

I've had each of the problems everyone
else had. Quickly worn brakes (x2),
failed alternator, failed battery,
failed tensioner, failed water pump,
leaking intake gasket, failed a.c.
switch, broken glove compartment
latch, steering wheel finish worn off,
cheap interior quality, erratic a.b.s.
light and the list goes on.


Best Features

I admit it is a comfortable car with plenty of interior room and a copious trunk.


Worst Features

This car is an engineering failure. The lack of dealer support to recify the problems is the real disappointment. I won't make this mistake again. I guess G.M. is more concerned about S.U.V's.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Good car, little maintenance
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By revjmike
on

Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


Review

I purchased my Chevy Malibu as a
pre-owned vehicle with 33,000 miles on
it already. I now have put just under
100,000 miles on it giving it a total of
129,000 miles. It continues to handle
extremely well, even though I have not
replaced struts or shocks. The engine
still has plenty of zip; and my only
significant repair has been tensioner
replacement.
Quite frankly I am astonished at the
quality of this vehicle. This is one of
the few cars I have owned where I have
never doubted whether I made the right
choice or not


Best Features

Handles like race car. Avg. 27 MPG! Tilt steering wheel more stable. Trunk is enormous! Back seat leg room and comfort compare to much larger vehicles!


Worst Features

Front seats need structural improvement. Odometer is difficult to read in daytime.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT