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2001 Chevrolet Malibu

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Malibu is trash
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By Bryce
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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More problems than words to type. Numerous electrical issues, numerous brake problems, failing intake gaskets. Never waste your money on one of these vehicles... You may save money on price of vehicle, but will spend 20 times as much on repairs.


Worst Features

Quit using cheap, inferior parts! Bad design of intake gaskets...


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2001 Malibu
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By jibeho
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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Many small problems as stated in previous reviews. Also had MAJOR problems around 50K. Starter failed, Intake manifold gasket failed, and then the engine failed. Even the key fob is poorly designed because you can easily set off the car alarm accidentally. Overall, the 2001 Malibu is a very unsatisfactory car ownership experience. The rapid depreciation tells the story quite well, because the free market effectively values the car for what it is worth (not much). I could not recommend a Malibu to anybody, and will be buying a Japanese or Korean brand next time around.


Best Features

Any features unique to the Malibu quickly fade in importance when you have as many problems as I have had with GM Chevy Malibu.


Worst Features

Plain and simple -- IMPROVE THE QUALITY.


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Bad Motor
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By Robert Clarke& T.Bev
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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Motor problems before 3 year warrenty ran out. Motor had to be rebuilt. GM picked up the tab completely with a rental car for use while being done.GM gave a three tear or 75,000 mile warrenty on the rebuilt motor.Nice to do business with and happy with the results


Worst Features

Better and more comfortable armrest.


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Great for first 36 months
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By Shaun
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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This car is great until around year 3. Problems included short brake life, a/c issues, intake manifold leaks. After doing research found these to be common problems with this vehicle. I would have sold it a long time ago if I wasn't still upside down due to depreciation. If you're going to get this car only do it for a lease.


Best Features

Good power for the amount paid.


Worst Features

Start making quality parts.


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Supposedly reliable...
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By Savannah
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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My husband and I bought our first "new" car, thinking that it would be dependable for me to drive to work. In the past 3 months we have spent around $1,500 in repairs. The A/C is cutting on and off, the theft system is going haywire (the car doesn't start unless the doors are locked, and sometimes the doors unlock themselves while on the road, which cuts the ignition off), the brakes had to be replaced, which I was told has been happening w/ a lot of Malibus, and the ignition starter and module had to be replaced. Also, water was leaking into the floorboards b/c of the windshield not being sealed properly. We are very disapointed in this car. Next time we'll buy a Toyota or Honda.


Best Features

Power, looks, gas mileage, radio.


Worst Features

Better theft system, better calibrated brakes, better working A/C system, etc. What bothers me is that I found online where lots of other people are having the same problems, but Chevrolet won't confirm that and admit that they should be responsible. I would not be upset if it were isolated problems


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