I have a 1999 Malibu LS. Had to spend
$1600 on some stuff at $28,000
including brakes which annoyed me. Car
has good pep, and gets clsoe to 30 mog
on highway. It cathes around 22 mpg
around town. I also had to replace
altenator at 38k which also annoyed
me. Cost another $500 at dealer. I
have two teenagers, I have taught to
drive using this car. It has been fine
1999 - Had problems in the
beginning....new brakes, new suspension
and problems with the fuel pump. Had
the extended warranty so no problem.
Got fixed no charge. The paint job is
one to be improved. Brush up against
and scratch. Over all, since all
problems were fixed runs like a champ.
Had for 5 years and now giving to my
teenage son. Always kept maintenace
up....a good thing. Hopefully...things
have improved and would purchase again
Sports package is excellent.
Brakes, exterior paint job, molding,
glove box needs to be secure,
suspension and fuel pump.
This was what I thought was a great
car. Only owned for 1 year and had NO
problems other than break repair and
ABS sensor. But.... all of a sudden
knocking... rod, need new engine,
intake gasket leaking, all bad news...
5000 to repair or trade. Three weeks
ago I would have bought another...
today it would be difficult to get me
into the chevy dealership...going back
to the Taurus! The Malibu was "FUN"
while it lasted!
great gas milage, get up and go. Nice
the engine is advertised to last
100,000 before changing the spark
plugs. don't beleive it. this engine is
built on theory. the designers don't
even know how to fix them. my engine
has 55,000 miles and i already have to
have it replaced. I change my oil and
did everything GM suggest. this car is
a Looser. GM built a good car with a
low grade engine. Be ready to spend
repair money. Rating = 3
GM can build a much better engine
as soon as the warr,ty expired my
engine shut down.the dealer Lasorsa,
charged$800.00 just to tell me i need
a new engine which will cost $5000.
I should have listen and brought a