By Curt on
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)
I heard a lot of complaints about brakes, but I've only replaced my pads once in the last 40,000 miles. Gas mileage is okay--we get about 22 around town, but it is a V6. On the freeway we get about 30. The car has had some electrical problems. The blinker sound would continually go on, and we had to replace the entire blinker module in the steering column; that cost $300 and happened around 75,000 miles. Besides that, it is the only repair we have done. A couple of times the car has disabled it self due to a faulty theft system. It takes 10 minutes to let you back in. I still don't regret buying the vehicle. Bang for the buck it has served us pretty well.