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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Mt 1998 Malibu LS
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By Jan
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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I have loved this vehicle since day one! It has out performed my expectations and handles the road like a champ! My mileage has ranged 25 city and 32 highway consistantly for eight years!


Best Features

Roomy trunk, fold down seats, inside access to trunk space, and left hand cup holder for driver!


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Not Like my 1980 Chevy Malibu
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By Bill
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan 4dr Sedan


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Driving and handling were no problem - excellent as a matter of fact in acceleration, braking and handling curves. Gas mileage was better in my 1980 Chevy than the 1998 one. A/C switch was the first item to go, then the blower switch. Radio reception lasted about 3yrs. Went through at least 4 or 5 brake changes and recently have been taking on water in the trunk when it rains. When driving I feel cramped in (I'm only 5'8") - why can't Chevy make the Malibu like they use to???? My 1980 Malibu lasted for 20 years - great car!


Best Features

Driving and handling. Fold down back seat for added trunk space.


Worst Features

More room, better gas mileage, better quality craftmanship.


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Five years of a Malibu
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By James Parker
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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After five years and 200,000Km some critical design problems are obvious. Front wheel bearings last about a year, ABS sensors are built in to the bearings and are suseptible to water, salt. $600 replacement cost. Power steering pump is also poor. Front seat belts are awkward to use. Paint quality is poor, clear coat has delaminated in several spots. Driveline is good, engine electronics trouble-free so far. Electric windows are a hassle. Factory sound system has average sound quality, both CD player and tape player. Seating is a bit harsh on long trips. Pass-through rear seats are good for carrying big stuff.


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My 1998 Chevy Malibu
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By Fran
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan 4dr Sedan


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For the most part, this car has been a great friend! Always reliable, & gets me from point A to point B. Not a fancy car, and nothing to really look at. But if you are looking for a vehicle that is well made, reliable, & can sit 4 to 5 persons at one time; this is the vehicle for you!


Worst Features

They should improve the electricals to the vehicle. The only flaw I saw is when you turn on the A/C, at times it can turn off, or the A/C button "blinks".


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3.1 L V-6 Disaster for GM
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By 3.1 L V-6 Disaster
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan 4dr Sedan


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Bought car new in 1998. Many repairs right from start. Fuel injectors, AC switch,4 Break pads, alternater, Lower manifold gasket ($650), more fuel injectors, purge valve, fuel pressure regulator, trottle control valve.GM should junk this motor before it drives them and me into bankrupcy. My next car will be foreign like my friends who laugh at me. I have 63000 miles


Best Features

Car has a nice acceleration and handles well.


Worst Features

The motor is an insult to American engineering. GM should have done better.


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