2002 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Review: Engine Trouble At Sixty Thousa

2002 Chevrolet Malibu - Consumer Review

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LS Sedan (3.1L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Engine Trouble At Sixty Thousand Miles
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


For three years the Malibu was a wonderful car to own. I liked the engine power and the extremely comfortable driver seat. However, the car started developing severe coolant- related engine problems at 60,000 miles. I did some research and discovered that this is a common occurance with Malibus. Last week I traded it off and bought a brand new Honda. If you buy a Malibu, you will eventually have coolant-related engine problems. I faithfully maintained mine and it still happened. The Malibu has a serious design flaw in its cooling system. Buy at your own risk.

Best Features

Driver seat extremely comfortable. Cold air-conditioning. Nice stereo.

Worst Features

Redesign the car's cooling system and stop the use of Dexcool.
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