all in all the malibu has been an ok
car..I am getting ready to trade it in
soon ...have had two total brake jobs
in 44,000 miles..the first one on gm as
they said the rotors were faulty..the
brakes still click when I drive..the ac
has a mind of its own..comes off and on
when it takes a notion to..that sucks.
also don't believe the hype about the
100,000 mile coolant system..big lie I
have had to keep topping it off with
that special coolant at least every 3
months and the radiator light blinks
off and on frequently..also the check
engine light comes on for no apparent
reason..but basically it has been
reliable transportation for 5 years.
big trunk space, pretty inside lots of
leg room in front.
restyle the body with updated
lines..fix the ac and brake problems
thats about it.
I have a 1999 Malibu LS. Had to spend
$1600 on some stuff at $28,000
including brakes which annoyed me. Car
has good pep, and gets clsoe to 30 mog
on highway. It cathes around 22 mpg
around town. I also had to replace
altenator at 38k which also annoyed
me. Cost another $500 at dealer. I
have two teenagers, I have taught to
drive using this car. It has been fine
1999 - Had problems in the
beginning....new brakes, new suspension
and problems with the fuel pump. Had
the extended warranty so no problem.
Got fixed no charge. The paint job is
one to be improved. Brush up against
and scratch. Over all, since all
problems were fixed runs like a champ.
Had for 5 years and now giving to my
teenage son. Always kept maintenace
up....a good thing. Hopefully...things
have improved and would purchase again
Sports package is excellent.
Brakes, exterior paint job, molding,
glove box needs to be secure,
suspension and fuel pump.
This was what I thought was a great
car. Only owned for 1 year and had NO
problems other than break repair and
ABS sensor. But.... all of a sudden
knocking... rod, need new engine,
intake gasket leaking, all bad news...
5000 to repair or trade. Three weeks
ago I would have bought another...
today it would be difficult to get me
into the chevy dealership...going back
to the Taurus! The Malibu was "FUN"
while it lasted!
great gas milage, get up and go. Nice