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Not Worth the $$$
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By summergal126
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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The theft system on this car is always going off and will not turn on until at least 10 min. later. Took it to the dealership and was told that there was nothing they could do about it. Also the turn signal continually clicks for about 10 seconds after making a turn, Chevy said there was nothing they could do about this either. The car drives well but does not get great gas mileage or do well in snow.


Favorite Features

CD Player, rear window defroster


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Not the best, not the worst
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By Alma
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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I've had the car for almost three years. It gets very great gas mileage, usually around 25-27 with city/highway mix. The brakes usually need changed every year, and still are not the greatest. If you have the money, upgrade to drilled rotors and yellow stuff brake pads. I've replaced alot of minor things, but nothing major. The seats are comfy, but the cloth is made cheap. The car has a good amount of horses, for a V6, and the gas pedal is very touchy. This car handles very well on wet/icy/snowy roads. The car has enough room to fit 4 friends comfy.


Favorite Features

Daytime running lights, headlights and taillights, trunk space, and seating room


Suggested Improvements

spoiler should have been standard, better braking system, and get rid of dexcool.


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I Hate This Car
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By Troubled Diva
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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For about the first year I had the car I had no problems with it. Now it seems like soon as you get something fixed, something else is going wrong with it. First thing on the car to go was the signal light chip, which cost $100.00 at the dealer to replace. Then the brakes went out. Changed the brake pads, and a month later they needed replaced to the the brake caliper going out, then had to smooth out the roaders. Then a few months later the cadillac converter went. Had to change tran fluid at 100,000. Spark plugs at 111,000. Currently the check engine light is back on. Also speakers blew out, and cd player spits out cds. Next car I get will for sure be a Ford product, no more GM for me!!!!


Favorite Features

the tinted windows and rain guards i added myself


Suggested Improvements

get rid of dex cool, better sound system, better brakes, get rid of pass lock, a better quality car in general


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Good Car!
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By jaytee1984
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car in College with 49k. It now has 88k and have only had minor problems, the fuel pump went out at 86k, and the blinkers won't work every once in a while. Also the check engine light randomly comes on for a day or two. The first 2 years I had this car i drove it a lot and have only had to do regular maint. and it is a great little car, wish I would have gotten the sunroof tho.


Favorite Features

Auto Headlights, Stereo with text is nice, Keyless entry, Alloy wheels...


Suggested Improvements

None.


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Malibu Stinks
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By EJH
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought this vehicle brand new. Did all maintenance by the book, and had like many others--antifreeze leak-- then at just 86K miles the engine blew. Tried to work with GM--no luck--my one regret--I didn't join the class action law suit regarding the intake manifold problem!


Favorite Features

leather seats/split trunk


Suggested Improvements

Make a car that will run over 85K miles without major repairs needed


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