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2000 Chevrolet Malibu

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2000 Malibu
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By MPB
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan


Review

I've had this car for 4 years and
haven't had any issues. The only
things to have gone wrong were fan
speeds 1 & 2 on the AC broke while
under warranty, and the coolant light
on the dashboard came on when it
shouldn't have. Other than that, I
have kept up with the regular
maintenance and haven't had a problem.
I'm very pleased with the car.


Best Features

Remote keyless entry. CD player. Plenty of leg room.


Worst Features

Make a tape deck and cd player standard. Have the windows go all the way down in the back of the car.


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Good Frosting, Bad Cake
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By AmDisappointed
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan


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Way to many problems for a 4 yr old
car. The brakes (rotors+pads), intake
valve, alternator, starter, A/C
switch, battery, and who knows what
other surprises await. . . I regret
that GM does not stand behind their
cars like Honda - they know those
rotors are trash, but tell you it's
your problem. And they wonder why
they lose market share.


Best Features

Good power, good mileage.


Worst Features

HMMM, how about some brakes, intake valve, alternator, starter..(the irony was that the dealer told me that I now have a lifetime warranty on the alternator and the starter) - why not do that from the beginning?


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Nice Car, Bad Mechanics
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By Rdeems
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


Review

I am glad I chose to purchase the Major
Guard Extended Warranty on this
vehicle! While the car looks nice and
drives wonderfully, it has had
mechanical problems left and right. I
have had to have the following problem
corected: A/C would turn itself off,
the blinker quit blinking, two front
wheel bearings (sp?) had to be
replaced, the head gasket cracked and I
had to have the gaskets and lifters
replaced and the car didn't even have
45000 miles on it.


Best Features

It handles great!


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A Great Car for the Money
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By EDK
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought my Malibu two years ago with
37,000 miles on it. I now have 193,000
miles on it. I use it for deliveries
and drive approximately 300 miles a
day, so it really gets a workout.It is
very comfortable to ride in and has
very good space throughout.I have had
no problems with this car other than
the brakes that seems everyone has
had.Chevy dealers charge twice what
everyone does for thew brake work... I
suggest going to Pep Boys and make sure
they put their american made rotors on
it, not the Japanese. I am trading this
one in for a newer 2001/2002 Malibu
with lower mileage.I love it!


Best Features

The Sunroof,Stereo with tape and CD,Remote Trunk release and all the Power options.Also the doors can not be locked as long as the key is in the ignition.


Worst Features

None


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Poor workmanship, service
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By jenmcm76
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


Review

I've had many of the problems mentioned
here - break wear, blower not working on
1 or 2, etc. My dealership would NOT
fix the brake problem under warranty.
They said it was due to 'normal wear and
tear', though I only had 30,000 miles on
it - probably 90% highway driving. Even
in 2000 everyone knew it was a design
issue, but they refused to cover it - so
it cost me $250.
The workmanship is pretty bad. The
cover keeps coming off the control panel
in the driver's armrest, the trunk liner
ripped away from the trunk, and the
cargo net hooks ripped out of the liner.
The gas tank is smaller than advertised
- they claim it's 15-gal, but it's more
like 12.5-13 gal.


Best Features

It's not a horrible car - besides the brakes, it just has lots of little issues. Go to Midas or CarX to get the lifetime brakes - it costs a little more ($350), but you get lifetime replacements.


Worst Features

No major problems, but the Malibu has been disappointing - I am not going to buy another one. Since GM does not honor the warranty on this car, I will probably not buy another GM product either.


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