by Electroman37 on Sep 3, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
I picked up this car with 200,000+ and keep on driving it. Now yes i have put in several things but when it comes down to it - it is cheaper then a car payment. It has alt, water pump, radiator, bearings, lots of brakes and rotors, couple random sensors, etc. This thing is more reliable the my wife's newer ride and it cracked 300k recently!
by Jessica on Aug 19, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
I bought this car and about 4 months after I purchased it I had to replace the motor, because a piston broke. Then not even a year after that the head gasket started leaking. I've also had about 8 other mechanical problems in less than 2 years, including a new water pump and a new power steering line. I was going to get the gasket fixed but it runs so bad its not even worth it. I paid $3200 for it and have to junk it for $250 not even 2 years later.
by Danielle on Jul 21, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
This is my 9th year with my Malibu. Within the first few years of owning, I regretted every moment of purchasing this car. But 9 years later. It's the best vehicle I have ever owned. Front brakes, a gas sensor & an alternator have been the only problems that I have ever had. Yeah, I don't run the a/c during the summertime (too hard on the engine ~ sounds like the entire engine is going to fall out), and automatic car washes cause water to get in the tail lights (horrible engineering design). But, she starts without fail every day and for that, I love my Malibu. Anxious to get a 2009 though.
by LJF75 on Nov 2, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
I've taken good care of this car, and it took good care of me. Replaced the fuel pump 2003. Replaced the battery twice. Putting on the 3rd set of tires. Need a new CD changer, but hey, 130,000 miles in 11 years.
by Paul on Oct 8, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
I recently bought my 1999 Chevy Malibu for $1,500. For a High School Student the car is an amazing little car. I run it hard and it gets a consistent 23mpg in town. I love the looks of the car and it cleans up really well. Only issue with my car is the gas gauge doesn't work, but I can live without it. It hasn't given me or the previous owner any issues and its pushing 160,000 miles. Great car and I would recommend it to anyone!
by Becca on Jun 14, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
I did buy the car used it has 156,000 miles on it now and the transmission is going out. I have replaced the engine(luckily still under warranty), starter, alternator, battery, tune up. Need to replace front brakes once to twice a year. Has been reliable car but when something goes wrong it is not a cheap fix always looking at minimum 200 dollars and that's if you fix it yourself. Also problem as long as i have had the car when you are at a stop and turn you will here grind and have to power through it(supposedly nothing wrong). Other than the issues is a good car unfortunately can't afford to fix transmission.
Malibu rotors also must be torqued to 100 lb*ft, and as well as I remember its manual, the same with GrandAm I rented for a month in 1999. Probably the same with all modern GM cars. No idea about truc...
1999 Malibu has no transmission dip stick does the 1998 or other models I think the owners manual says if it nis not leaking why check it? Uh check your spark plugs and wires look into the plug wire b...
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