The 2003 Malibu has been a ok ride. The only major problem since I've owned it has been the brakes anywheres from 8- 10,000 miles alway needing work, recycled rotors, replace pads etc. I have replaced with remaned calipers, that included new pads, I feel it has done some better with anti-seize on the slides as far as the leangth of time between pad replacement? The brake problems appeare only in the front end,due to poor design, not so much in the rear? I love the 3.1 engine power, it has and pickup is great? The Malibu is a comfortable ride, with pleanty of room for five passengers? The arm rest has a tendency to loosen up over time I believe due to poor design? Told 2004 & 5's are better?
The feature I like the most is the CD player
Non-stop brake warping, Make ABS a standard option, Center Arm Rest loosens up? If the Japanese can make a decent vehicle, why can't the country who taught them do the same or better quality vehicle's? Smooth body fits, no seems, no road noise etc.