1997 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Review: One of the Best GM Products I

1997 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan - Consumer Review

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One of the Best GM Products I have owned
By WCHA on


1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


I bought this vehicle new in 1997 and
have been very happy with it overall.
With over 160K miles on it now it has
performed well. The V6 engine and
four speed automatic transmission are
perfectly matched. Typical highway
milage of about 29 MPG - not bad for
the 170 HP V6. In typical GM style,
this vehicle is not without it's
problems. At 50K miles it needed a
new torque converter and at about 80K
a lot of new front end parts to
tighten things back up. Replacement
parts have lasted longer than the
originals. All in all, this is still
one of the best vehicles I have ever

Best Features

Head room. 170 HP V6 & 4 speed trans. Automatic lights. Control placement. Single button 6-way power seat.

Worst Features

Side view mirrors vibrate at times. Tranmission and engine need to be more reliable. Glove box doesn't seat all the way closed - no adjustment.
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