1998 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Review: Brakes, front end, A/C just pl

1998 Chevrolet Malibu - Consumer Review

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LS Sedan (3.1L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Brakes, front end, A/C just plain poor
By JAH on


1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


Bought new. Price was right and seemed
nice at the time, reviews were good.
However, have replaced brakes too many
times to count-calipers, rotors, pads-
the works. A/C switch turns on-off at
random; fan doesn't work on 1 and 2.
Control arms clunk on every bump. Bad
power lock switch design. Paint
scratches easily. Fit of glove box
poor. Original tires were terrible.

Best Features

Decent car if it didn't eat up brakes. Rides nice and highway mileage is good. Ride and handling improved after going to better tires.

Worst Features

Redesign power lock switch; too easy to lock yourself out. GM put out junk on the brakes and then just left them that way. End of the line for GM and me.
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