The first fifteen days I had my malibu, it was great, then while driving down the freeway it died! Within the first year I owned it which was 2004, I had the fuel pump injection system replaced, brake booster replaced, A/C unit replaced. Somehow the battery cracked (I was not in an accident!)and leaked all among other little things.
The warranty. Without that, I would have been in a lot of trouble
We bought this car 16 months ago with 33,700 miles on it and have had nothing but problems. First, the key would stick in the car, then it was fixed, then the car wouldn't start, then it wouldn't turn off. The transmission leaked, the turn signals/hazard lights stopped working, and now the car won't start on a semi- regular basis. I am not impressed, it only has 45,000 miles on it.
I love the style of my Malibu. My
sister was surprised when I told her
it was a Malibu - she thought it was a
Jag! I feel young-at-heart driving
with the sunroof open and the CD
playing. My Malibu has been very
dependable; I've only had to change
the oil on a regular basis, rotate the
tires, etc. No problems otherwise!
I like the sunroof and CD player.
The only thing missing is where to put
my purse when someone sits in the
passenger seat. I have to throw it in
This 2001 Malibu has proven to be a
smart purchase. Problems have been few
and of a minor concern (heater/AC fan
has 5 levels but only works at the
highest 3; the "door ajar" signal
sometimes goes off for no good
The sound system is very nice. The car
has considerable power although I have
only punched it to full throttle in
tight hwy passing situations. It takes
regular gas and averages about 25 in
town - 30 to 32 on long trips.
As stated above, fix the heater/AC fan
control and take care of that "door
ajar" alert that comes on for no good