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It Goes and Goes
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By Howard
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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Over 100K miles and it has yet to break down. The only mechanical problem so far was when an electrical problem caused the fan not to work at the lower speeds. This is my concept of a luxury car. Although nothing about it is spectacular, there is nothing that is truly deficient. It still runs just about as smoothly as the day I bought it.


Best Features

Stays out of the repair shop. Folding rear seats.


Worst Features

Could have used a little larger gas tank (which the current model has).


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Not what I expected
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Nicole
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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When I bought my Malibu I thought I was buying a reliable American car. That is not what I got. Ever since I got the car there has been problem after problem. I am tired of repairing this vehicle and will never buy a Chevrolet again because of this.


Worst Features

Make the car reliable.


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Great quality car
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By Mary
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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The interior is very good quality, material on seats very durable. I drove this car as a rental and then bought it when I needed to get a car because I liked it so much. I saw other reviews where they needed brakes after 15K miles, but I just got the front ones replaced at 43K, and the back ones are still OK, so I don't know. Only thing is the intake manifold gasket had to be replaced at 43K, which is sooner than normal on most cars, and I don't know the reason for that but apparently it's common.


Best Features

I love the stereo system, great sound for factory stereo. Nice style on dashboard also. Fold down seats in the back, which instead of breaking in the middle, break about 1/3 of the way on one side and 2/3 on the other. Great so that someone can still sit in the back if you have the 2/3 side down.


Worst Features

None.


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Look and Drive of More Expensive Car
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By Frank Provasek
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car new for $16,000. Everyone who I showed it to and let ride in it guessed $22,000 to $25,000. Average 24 MPG with 3.1 litre V-6.


Best Features

Quiet and smooth, plenty of power for nornal driving, powerful air conditioner ( I am in Texas )


Worst Features

Poor speakers in sound system. Replaced them with Pioneers from Crutchfield for $60.


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Great little car
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By mm
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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Have driven it for three years and it has not been in the shop for anything other than a burned out headlight. Has been very dependable and is really a nice car on the road as well as in town.


Best Features

Displays are well placed and easy to work. Good air conditioner. Plenty of power for what I need it for.


Worst Features

The wiper controls need to be in a different location as I turn them on when I start the car.


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