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05/25/03
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By Dawn Garcia
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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This has been a great vehicle to have other than the problem I and others have with the brake system. Even after having the rotors turned and brake pads changed, it still doesn't feel right. Others have made this same comment. Otherwise, it's a good car.


Favorite Features

The sleek look with the spoiler, gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

The brake, ABS package. It just doesn't feel near as smooth a brake as other vehicles I've owned.


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The worst car I ever purchased....
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By A Quinonez
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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I was surprised to see the fabulous comments that most of the people wrote. The Malibu has been my worst nightmare since I purchased it. It has given me many mechanical problems and breakdowns. It has left me stranded and at 55000 I had to do a major tune- up, while it is advertised as an 100,000+ tune up interval. It gives the worst gas mileage, and it runs as a V4, while it claims to be a V6. It overheats very frequently, and it apparently is falling apart little by little. It is a very regular car, for very regular people. I sincerely regret purchasing this vehicle, and suggest you ponder a few days before purchasing this vehicle.


Favorite Features

Unfortunately nothing favorite about this vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

It should have better quality parts, and in general, it should be made to last.


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Malibu LS Good, but Watch the brakes!!
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By DanSmith
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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Pretty good car EXCEPT FOR THE BRAKES!!!!! Brakes are a big problem. I have 57000 miles and have replaced front rotor and pads three times. (once under warranty). Replaced back master cylinders twice because they leaked. (Neither under warranty). Very Disapointed in Chevrolet over their lack of help on this issue.


Suggested Improvements

Front brakes are seriously undersized. Chevrolet should pay for any brake job needed if parts wear out with less than 20000 miles on them.


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I'll do it again
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By goodtogo
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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Overall I think it's a great car for me. The built is what got my attention


Favorite Features

leather seats, sunroof and spoiler


Suggested Improvements

longer lasting tires and better and need to add a 6 CD changer


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Best Car for the Money
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By Very Happy in SC
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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I was somewhat reluctant to buy a Chevy after several happy years of owning a Camry, but I have never been happier. This car was purchased used, but it still has some of the original warranty left, I don't think we will be using it. Road noise is almost non-existant, and the leather interior looks like a much more expensive car. The V-6 is very powerful, and this car has get-up and go. The handling is amazing, the stereo wonderful, and everything about it is just fabulous. I don't think I will ever go back to another car again.


Favorite Features

Everything - specifically the leather interior, moon roof, and CD/cassette stereo


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage (I was used to driving a 4 cylinder, so the V-6 seems to use a lot of gas) It would be nice if this car held its value as well as well as Camrys, otherwise, this car is perfect.


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THIS SEDAN TURNS OUT TO BE TOP QUALITY.
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By Mr_Picks
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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If you are looking for a vehicle that has a feel of a luxury car at an affordable price, the Malibu is for you. It is stylish, spacious, quiet, good fuel economy for its engine size, electronics, and suspension, makes this car a fun and smooth ride. Oh...and most important to me...it has been one of the most reliable cars I have driven.


Favorite Features

RDS Radio, Suspension, Room, V-6 engine, Engineered just right to keep most oustide noise..out. Nice compartments for drinks and other items.


Suggested Improvements

What improvements? This is the best car for its value.


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Good all around transportation
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By Todd
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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Good power with the 3.1 V6, nice radio, gas mileage pretty good for the power. Fits four people real comfortably. Bought the car used with 34,000 miles and it drives and runs as good as a new one. Appears to be a good buy for the money.


Favorite Features

The power of the 3.1 V6 Headlights stay on after you turn it off Plenty of trunk space Somewhat of a sporty feel when you drive


Suggested Improvements

Exterior could use a face lift. Too much of a "basic car" look


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2001 Chevy malibu
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By dtownfb
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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I have been pleasently surprised by this car. I did not expect to have such a good experience with a GM car. I've owned a 1994 Accord before this car and I'm not saying it is better then the current Accord but it is a nice car. Esp. for the price. Since it seems that GM has finally ironed out some of the problem areas, I would recommend this car to anyone.


Favorite Features

V6 engine and RDS radio. The radio has some neat features which are helpful when travelling.


Suggested Improvements

Bigger fuel tank. GM should put better tires on the car. Step up to some Bridgestone or Michelins or higher priced Firestone.


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Excellent Value
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By Ricker99
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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This car lives up to its highly regarded expectations. Zippy for its size, it has more than enough power. The transmission is silky smooth, and the drive is solid yet fun. I'm 6'3" tall and I have plenty of room in the driver's seat. I enjoy the good fuel economy. Only complaint is road noise gets a little high at highway speeds. Otherwise, I love this car.


Favorite Features

Strong engine. Stable feel on the road. Very smooth transmission. Plenty of driving room for tall people.


Suggested Improvements

Road noise dampening.


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Excellent Family Sedan
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By Malibu2001maroon
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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Huge trunk, lots of options standard. Already have one of these in the family. Very reliable and comforable transportation. Excellent factory radio. Can't beat this for price vs value!!!!


Favorite Features

Radio, large trunk, almost maintenance free, A/C is very cold!


Suggested Improvements

A few styling accents on the outside would give it a little more stylish appearance


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