by juan_david on Mar 25, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
Worst first car ever!, I got the Malibu 2001 on 2003, the breaks went bad, then the ac randomly tuned off, then the AC didnt work, then the ABS went wrong, then the wheels covers did a squeaky sound on the road... then the RPM stayed at 3,000 randomly, the tail lights filled with water every time it rains, the car got foggy on cold weather when the defroster went on. The steering wheel started to disintegrate on my hands the car lasted 5 years with me I switched to Nissan Rouge on 2008, and now I own other Nissan, a Murano
by obmckenzie on Jun 22, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
We purchased an 01 Malibu after our escort broke (really broke, like exhaust in the cab/no rear suspension, started if you were lucky). This were fine at first but it's been nothing but problems.
The AC will turn off on its own (the light will blink) and you have to change air speeds to get it back, the theft system caused it to not start one day (and its a known issue and they won't disable it), the brakes behave as if the ABS is ALWAYS ON, it stalls on speed bumps, it's killed 2 brand new batteries, and more often then not the keyfob will not work.
We originally were going to buy a jetta but the dealer said that one wasn't working and showed us the malibu. I should have walked out.
by johntesh71 on Sep 22, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
Bought this car in early 2011 for 1000 bucks with 148,000 miles on it.....once I dropped a couple hundred into it was like a gift from the heavens. Car drives very well, excellent gas mileage about 23 combined, very dependable, torquey V6 engine. Has a very boring interior design and the exterior started losing paint and rusting very badly after only 2 months of driving. The engine then melted through both intake manifold gaskets and sprang a very bad leak, The alternator blew and the fuel line began leaking. Luckily a few days in my garage and alot of tears and sweat she ran like a dream again. Recommend as a great first car or just as a daily driver.
Base models receive black rocker moldings, black molded-in-color outside rearview mirrors and a rear window defogger. LS models get front seatback map pockets. Both models receive auto headlamp on/off, new stereos and new cloth interiors.