1997 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Review: The Good and The Bad

1997 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan - Consumer Review

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The Good and The Bad
By Anil_V_Reddy on


1997 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan


I ran into maximum problems between 43K
miles and 62K miles.
Steering fluid leak - 43K miles
Brakes wear out - 44K miles
CV joint replacement - 47K miles
Gasket leakage - 52K miles
Another set of brakes - 53K miles
Replaced alternator - 58K miles
Yet another set of brakes - 62K miles.

If you don't believe me, I have all the

Surprisingly, after the last bout at
62K miles, it has run very well (knock
on wood) and I now have 94K miles

Best Features

Decent engine (V6), Good interior room and Decent transmission.

Worst Features

I have seen quite a few people complain about engine gasket leak; I hope GM looks into this seriously. Same with brakes wearing out too quickly.
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