My Faithful BU
By Bryan200k on
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan
I got it for the gas mileage and just the right size for me, inside and out. The seats could be more comfortable. Gas mileage, I average between 27.5 and 30 mpg. Once got 35.9 on a trip. Have recurring klunks and thunks in the suspension. I've had the 1 & 2 setting on blower switch go out, and the AC compressor shuts down without warning. The lighter weight of the car is a curse in the wind. Some decent wind, and I have to work the wheel to keep her on the road. Other than fuel pump shutting down, the engine and transmission have been smooth, consistent and no problems, and at 146,000 miles is still running and shifting like a low-mileage car.
Good gas mileage. Good head room, and overall roomy for our family of four. Rides nice on the straight open highway.
More comfortable seats. Needs a tighter suspension for those country roads. Feels mushy on turns.