1998 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Review: Shiny Package- rotten core

1998 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan - Consumer Review

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Shiny Package- rotten core
By CSP on


1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan


I bought this Malibu used as a second
car for work because of its attractive
price and great standard features. I
thought I got a steal, but I've since
changed my mind. Three months after
purchasing this car, which had new pads
at the time, they had to be replaced.
Three months later the ABS light came
on- needs a new sensor which requires a
complete hub assembly: $500. Check
engine light came on- needed wiring
replaced: $100. AC started to act up-
needed new control panel: $250. Based
on what I've heard it sounds like I'm
just seeing the tip of the iceberg on
this one. Good thing my other car is
an import.

Best Features

Strong engine, great visibility. Enough curb appeal to get by.

Worst Features

Quality Quality Quality. I live in a blue collar GM town, but the Honda factory is only an hour up the road, and I haven't heard of these kinds of problems with the Accord.
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