by smithns on Jul 17, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
I purchased my 2000 Malibu in 2003 with 60k miles.
The owner was a senior citizen who had made lots of road trips and meticulously kept up with maintenance and had all receipts to prove it.
I've now had my Malibu for 9 years and love it.
I've had to do most of the expected routine maintenance - brakes, rotors, tires, filters.
There's been a few pieces of non routine maintenance but overall this has been a great vehicle for me.
I'm now at 162k and expect to take it to 200k+.
When I'm done, I hope I can find a similar car - malibu from same era with meticulous records and low miles and likely non aggressive driving previous owner.
by easy48 on Jun 2, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan
I bought this car brand new in 2000, and it has been a good car.
As with all cars there's maintenance and repairs that need to be done, especially after driving it over 100K miles.
It is still running good after 111K and I am confident it will go to 200K.
The biggest issue with this car was the anti-theft system.
At about 75K it became so sensitive that when I turned the key to start it, the system would turn on, and I would have to wait 5 minutes before it would start.
I had the ignition switch replaced and never had the issue again.
Also, the cruise control does not stay locked in, but don't use anyway so it's not a problem for me.
by jimntempe on Mar 20, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan
I read most of the reviews here and it almost made me back out of my decision to by a 2000 Malibu LS.
But the car was like new, even with 200K miles, and it was very inexpensive compared to the other junk I'd looked at for the same price or more.
The prior owner had quite of few of his repair papers and like many of these cars it had the intake manifold redone, a new fuel pump, new water pump, plugs, wires, and one injector, all at around 100K. Also had brakes done several times but no more often them most other cars.
by sixohthree81 on Mar 16, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
had my Bu for about 2 years, only problem was external head gasket leak. just kept antifreeze in and drove it like that for over a year. had to send to junk yard due to my stupidity with jacking it up in the rear in the wrong spot and bent something that cause the back end to come around when you hit the breaks. didnt want to take the time to fix as I got another car I was fixing. great car tho loved everything about it!
by halfdemon on Sep 18, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan
I have had a few issues here and there, got it for free, so all the repairs are good up-to 2,000 dollars. Small leak in A/C lines, repaired and filled for $75 at a Ford lot. I like the car, feels good, great gas mileage, and other than a/c and brakes no problems.
by alexissunshine on Aug 25, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
I do love my Malibu - it was a gift, but it's just eating all my money. I got in in February '11 with 115k miles and by August '11 it has 123k, and I've put in almost $1,000 to keep it running. I just blame the water pump/serpentine belt on the age and the control arm on our terrible roads, but it's kicking my butt. I do love my Ali though :) It's not a terrible car but I just don't have the money for the upkeep.
Revised front styling ties Malibu to Impala, and the 1999's brushed-aluminum wheels have been redesigned. The 3.1-liter V6 engine is standard this year, and has been improved to offer more horsepower while meeting low emission vehicle (LEV) standards. A spoiler and a gold package are available.