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One great car!
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By addwinell
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car used almost 2 years ago with 70,000 miles and I just love it. I've only had it in the shop once for small repairs and once for tires. I traded a Jeep Grand Cherokee (which I really miss) for the Malubu but I was pleasantly suprised. It has every bell & whistle that Chevy offered. I have been a long time customer of Chevy and this car solidified my relationship w/them. There are a few small things (center console) that I dislike but, overall this is a wonderful car!


Best Features

Sun/moonroof, leather seats, cd/cassette player, spoiler


Worst Features

Better stereo speakers, remove/redesign center console


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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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