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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan


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Chevrolet Malibu Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.1 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Chevrolet Malibu

  • Chevy's non-descript Malibu is one of the best cars General Motors makes. Roomy, quick and loaded with features for a low price, it's tough to go wrong with the too-often overlooked Malibu.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Comfortable and roomy interior, speedy acceleration with improved V6, contemporary styling, ultra-low price yet loaded with features.

  • Cons

    No traction control, cosmetic changes for the sake of change, refinement is exchanged for low car payments.

  • What's New for 2000

    Revised front styling ties Malibu to Impala, and the 1999's brushed-aluminum wheels have been redesigned. The 3.1-liter V6 engine is…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (140 total reviews)

Custom hobby builder mechanic.

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Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

What can i say the 1999 chevy malibu is a great car for the guy who knows what he's doing. Never had a problem i could not fix, if any! i have had it now for 10 years now and am going to keep it. A little fine tuning and you feel like your driving indy. It's V6 engine is perfect spec. To go in and beef it up, i'v added a twin turbo pac, engine mods, tuned the suspension added extra trac-bars. OK not everyone can do this but for me GM is a greatly made car, i know i take them apart and see the quality that's there. i'v taking other cars apart and brother there not what they seem..at least the ones that come from the dealers, cheap metal, plastic, sometime's the guys that make them are lost.

Stranded on i-20e in carroll

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Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

I'm starting to hate my 1999 Malibu. I've had it for approx. 5 years now. It has run hot numerous times. I've changed the head gaskets in it twice (along with getting re-worked heads installed [due to them cracking]). Cracked heads happened in 2011, and again this year (2013). Both times an old friend of mine helped me out by getting the heads "milled" for me (approx $500 total), and putting them back in. Saved me tons of money btw. Now I'm having problems with it running hot again. The "check engine" light stays on. My error codes were PO401, P1404, & PO306 four days ago. It went off when I cleaned the EGR valve and removed the carbon that had accumulated in the hoses, but it's back on now.

My current malibu experience

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Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

For the most part, my Malibu is a pretty good car. It gets good gas mileage, has needed power when you need it and is comfortable to drive. It is a plain in styling. However, they are meant for small/medium families. Quality is ok for the Malibu. However, the head gaskets can be a potential problem if left unchecked. Engine also has the typical "click clack" sound when started cold. Click sounds eventually disappear after running for a few minutes. Transmission shifts well.

Gas Mileage


  • 18
  • cty
  • 27
  • highway
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Full 2000 Chevrolet Malibu Review

What's New for 2000

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.

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I drive a malibu 2000 and when i start it up the engine taps for about five minutes or until it warms up... dont know what the problem is, could someone help me out :( is it bad or good or cant be goo...

Management Rebate - approx $800 extended warranty to be included at no cost to us on a new 2001 Malibu with the purchase or lease of a 2001 Malibu. Dealer will include freight + AC tax + fuel tax at ...

I just bought an '05 LT Sedan, and didn't immediately purchase the extended warranty from the dealer. I was wondering if anyone here had any good or bad experiences with after market companies. AAA?...