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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan - Consumer Reviews

1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

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It's a POS - DON'T BUY ONE!
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By IHATEGM
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

We have had the engine overhauled.
All parts replaced in the entire
engine, suspension and exhaust systems.
Interior is as plan as it can get.
Seat are uncomfortable for long trips.
The car could not have been made or
designed any worse


Best Features

NONE!


Worst Features

Drop the car line!


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Betty's Review
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By Enelse
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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

Picked up and cornered well.


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

Different rotors needed!!


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Malibu
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By joe schmo
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


Review

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


Best Features

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


Worst Features

Don't skimp


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