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 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 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.
by F_U_Malibu on Jul 7, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
Ok this car is junk, why did they make this? Someone gave me this car. For free, all I had to do was fix it up. Leaking coolant, malfunctioning ignition switch, new starter, new head gasket, struts go every couple months, intake gasket went, blower only works on 3 and up, signals don't work, omg the list goes on and on and on, not to mention I've only had this for a little over a year. Don't buy it, or take it for free. Worst car ever built, I will get my vengeance Chevy.
by mindgraffiti on May 27, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
I have owned this used car for 7+ years. Stuck with a 3 year loan, only to shell out more money immediately after buying it! Within the first 6 months, when it hit 50k miles, the engine completely DIED. Spent $4k on a new one. Even after a NEW one, I've replaced the intake gasket 4 times. It's gradually gained a large 6" round rust hole near the bottom of the fuel door. The ignition fails randomly and after 3 repair shops, no one can find the problem. The A/C needs recharged every month during the summer and on 80°F & hotter days, you can't tell it's working. I've quit making repairs ($6k during 3 yr loan!) and am driving it til it's dead. After this car, nothing will make me buy GM again.
by BOBB on Feb 28, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
traded my 2000 Malibu for a 2010 HHR. Only has 48000 miles, but I never had anything close to a major problem with this car. For 9 years and 9 months it always got me where I wanted to go. It was a very luxurious car for the price I paid. For the last couple of years it sounded like there was a Mexican troope playing castanets in the engine, but I still got 24 miles per gallon. It was one of the best cars I've had and I'm 66 years old.
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.