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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

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Betty's Review
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By Enelse
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


Review

I have 130,000 mioles on my car and I've only replaced an altenator and wheel bearings. She lacks power but once she gets up to speed she can hang with the best. She's never left me on the side of the road and I definitely do an exceedingly amount of highway driving. Even now I won't hesitate to take her on a road trip. I would say the only complaints I have is with the brakes. They don't last like I think that they should and they aren't big enough.


Favorite Features

My favorite features are the interior room, the trunk space, and the tire size.


Suggested Improvements

I would suggest larger brakes or putting discs in the rear. A more reliable heat and A/C control. Last but not least I think there shouldn't a engine in this car that is less than 210hp.


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Money Pit!
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By yuckmalibu
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


Review

A lot of same complaints. Replaced brakes, pads & rotors 4 times in 80K. Wiper arm broke of during use. Manifold gasket leaked coolant into engine. Control arms replaced. Replaced right wheel hub bearings - left ones going bad. Air conditioning switch only worked on 3. ABS light came on for no reason. Sunroof went offtrack twice. Traded for a Honda when the onboard computer failed. Had enough of dumping money into the car! Standard "aging" repairs, no problem. Major repairs over & over - problem. Problems always met with silence by dealer. Will never buy a GM product again.


Favorite Features

Picked up and cornered well.


Suggested Improvements

Start over. Admit to quality defects and rectify the problem for consumers.


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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS
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By ssmiles
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


Review

Transmission was replaced at 9000 miles. Rotors have warped 4 times. Glove box latch broke at around 60000 miles. Engine still running strong and has good acceleration.


Favorite Features

Peppy V6 performance, but lags a bit in the mid-range.


Suggested Improvements

Different rotors needed!!


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Malibu
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By joe schmo
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


Review

Brakes, blower, alternator, water pump, etc. all usual problems with this model


Favorite Features

3.1 V-6, CD, transmission, fold down rear seats


Suggested Improvements

Don't skimp


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The first lemon I ever bought
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By dbk
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


Review

This car was beautiful to look at; it drove well at first. THe PROBLEMS: electrical system problem; brakes; power windows; the car overheated --- and with the electrical system acting weird gauges did not work the car ran hot rebuild the manifold; fam jerryrigged so it would not run hot again; replace the struts


Favorite Features

Enjoyed the way the car handled.


Suggested Improvements

Stop making this car, it needs too many engine improvements and quality system improvements to use this model. Too bad, the old Malibus (I had one of them) were great.


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