2002 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Review: Terrific bang for your dollar!

2002 Chevrolet Malibu - Consumer Review

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LS Sedan (3.1L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Terrific bang for your dollar!
By stfdc00069 on


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


I will preface my comments with this: I do not trust GM for a second and was very sceptical when buying this vehicle and fully expected a potential headache.
I purchased this car used in 2009 at 58,000km (36,000 miles).
Presently I have 84,000km (52,000miles) on it plus 10 Canadian winters.
Replaced original tires at 80,000km.
Battery went last year, also original.
Replaced brakes once only because I wanted new pads and discs in the face of approaching harsh Canadian winter.
You really couldn't ask for more.
This car so far cost me $5k for three years of ownership.
Taking a bus woudl have been more expensive!
Absolutely love it!
Go GM!
Terrific value for not much dollar

Best Features

Handling, acceleration, decent gas mileage for a 6cyl. engine. Very spacious, particularly the back seat. Surprisingly reliable. The front seats are absolutely terrific and a long drive means absolutely nothing to my back. Previously owned Honda, Toyota, other GM cars (mostly Chevy), Jeep and Ford.

Worst Features

Center console design needs improvement. Nothing wrong with it per se but could have been more spacious and better thought out.
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