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1999 Chevrolet Malibu

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The Good & the Bad
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By MWave
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Vehicle

1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


Review

The Good - The Malibu is a very fun
car to drive. It handles well on the
highway and gas mileage is good. The
car has good excelleration especially
when you need to pass another car.
Interior extras are very nice. Lots of
trunk space. Good sound system
The Bad - Reliability. The
transmission needed to be pulled at
4500 miles due to a faulty switch
causing the car to switch gears too
soon. After 33000 miles I have had two
leaky intake manifold gaskets (coolant
& oil) replaced. Seems to be going
through serpentine belts too quickly
(every 16,000 miles). ABS light
intermittently comes on. I am glad I
have an extended warranty.


Best Features

Front bucket seats are comfortable. Very nice CD/Tape/AM/FM Radio system. Lots of luxury items were standard. Nice smooth excelleration and smooth ride.


Worst Features

More reliabale Engine. Do not use Firestone tires (large tread cracks at 26000 miles). Driver side cup tray is in a bad location.


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The key is maintance.
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By HJHJHJ
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Vehicle

1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


Review

Little noise from the engine. Run very
smoothly.


Best Features

Engine.


Worst Features


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I am stuck with it! :-(
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By FRANKJR60
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Vehicle

1999 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan


Review

I have experienced many of the same
problems as the other folks who have
commented on this site. A/C has a mind
of its own.
Fan speeds did not work on 1 and 2.
Replaced resistor ($70) fixed the
problem.
Alternator died at 50K miles, no
warning. I was stranded for hours.
Where does the coolant disappear to? I
keep adding it and I don't see any
leaks anywhere.
Th biggest frustration has been the
serpentine belt and the belt
tensioner. I have had them replaced
three times in three years due to the
high pitched squealing noise. No one
can seem to find the problem.
I haven't had the brake and tire
problems that many others have had.


Best Features

The car looks and rides great. It is very comfortable and roomy. Lots of trunk space. The good does not outweigh the bad here.


Worst Features

Climate control system sucks. Need to warn driver of impending alternator failure. Find the source of the squealing under the hood.


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Over rated
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By No more domestic
on

Vehicle

1999 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan


Review

The 99 Malibu (V6) was just ok. Very
plain design with minimal extras
available. I had to have the brakes
replaced 4 times in five years. The
engine was the best thing about the
car. Not one problem. Something
behind the dash rattled from day one
and the dealer couldn't find it. The
dash was ok, but the materials used
were cheap. Delco stereo was useable,
but not impressive. Resale value is
horrible. It's a good car for the
price, but I'm going back to
imports.


Best Features

Engine, quiet ride, comfy, big trunk


Worst Features

BRAKES, bigger fuel tank, better interior materials, better stereo


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malibu is just ok...it always starts?!
Performance
Comfort
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Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
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By paulaintacoma
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Vehicle

1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


Review

all in all the malibu has been an ok
car..I am getting ready to trade it in
soon ...have had two total brake jobs
in 44,000 miles..the first one on gm as
they said the rotors were faulty..the
brakes still click when I drive..the ac
has a mind of its own..comes off and on
when it takes a notion to..that sucks.
also don't believe the hype about the
100,000 mile coolant system..big lie I
have had to keep topping it off with
that special coolant at least every 3
months and the radiator light blinks
off and on frequently..also the check
engine light comes on for no apparent
reason..but basically it has been
reliable transportation for 5 years.


Best Features

big trunk space, pretty inside lots of leg room in front.


Worst Features

restyle the body with updated lines..fix the ac and brake problems thats about it.


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