2002 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Review: Hard to Kill

2002 Chevrolet Malibu - Consumer Review

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100 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (3.1L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Hard to Kill
By Brien on


2002 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


Bought in '04 w/56000 miles. By November '08, car has 152,000 miles. Maintainence is key to a happy car. Oil changed every 3500 miles on the dot. Driven cross country and in flatlands, got 30+mpg. 25 in higher elevations. All milestone recommended services performed. Intake manifold gasket replaced after reading about class action lawsuit. (Dexcool decision). Waiting on my claim check. Changing seats to leather this week as old seats wore out. Windshield to go after winter due to "sandblasting" on highway. Can't see on sunny days. Car has passed all NY State Emission Inspections legitametly. What a surprise. Looking keep til it hits 200,000 miles or dies. Whichever comes first

Best Features

Everything. Nosedived into rear of a BMW one day and did no damage to beamer. Only put crease in my hood. Had a deer hit drivers window in Kentucky at 1AM. Broke mirror lens and left teeth prints in drivers window. An amazing car for my first GM product. Been a Mopar fan all my life.

Worst Features

Better hubcap attachment design. They rattle. Replaced with super aftermarket caps. No more rattle. Spare tire well capable of handling a full spare. Better intake gasket to prevent class action alwsuits to begin with.
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