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2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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OK replacement for Accord
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By wildbill
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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I replaced my beloved '91 Honda Accord EX with the Malibu LS, with fear and trepidation. So far so good! Got a killer deal, too. Handles great, comfortable, and gas mileage of 26/32 like my Accord, after 25K miles. No service needed other than routine. It ain't a Honda, but it'll do for commuting in safety and comfort.


Best Features

LS has nice upholstery, good stereo sound, roomy trunk, split back seat open to trunk, nice paint job, love the remote keyless entry


Worst Features

Better rear-window visibility needed (spoiler obscures), cheap plastic trim package is kind of ugly, sound system controls are confusing.


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Very Reliable Car
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By AZALIA31
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my Malibu new and have had it for two and a half years now. A very reliable car. Very nice factory stereo. I already have 30,000 miles on it, and it's taking everything I give it. It has very good pick up. Makes it easy to get on the highway quickly. Overall I'm very happy with my car and have no plans of replacing it any time soon.


Best Features

Stereo has good sound, very reliable easy access remote


Worst Features

Gas mileage needs improvement. Factory tires are too noisy


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2003 Malibu
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By sailordave
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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For those saying poor gas mileage, try
checking your tire pressure, air
filter, and quit the jack rabbit
starts. My city mileage is about 22
mpg. Good handling and acceleration.
Large trunk. Good value for what you
get.


Best Features

Standard CD player, 6 speakers (two way 4x6 in door and 6x9 in the back), and standard V-6 170 hp engine.


Worst Features

Make 4 wheel disk brakes and split fold rear seat standard features.


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Good, reliable transportation
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By Steve Goldman
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this vehicle in May of 2003, and have had no major issues. The only minor issue I had (Check engine light came on), the dealer took care of. I find the car to be quite comfortable, and more than sufficient power. It is basic, but considering the cost difference vs the Camry, I did not feel like I was sacrificing much.


Best Features

The car has better than expected power and handling. Although basic, I like the look of both the exterior and interior. It was well priced, reliable.


Worst Features

Gas mileage is about 20 miles per gallon in mixed driving, not all that impressive.


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Scrap Heap the malibu
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By multicatz
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan (3.1L 6cyl 4A)


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this "car" is nothing more than junk on
bad tires. it is totally unreliable,
makes strange sounds and beeps, and the
horn honks for no reason. the radio
has heavy static or gets 2 stations at
the same time. the CD player ruined 2
tracks of a CD. the tires do not hold
air. it has never been aligned
properly. it gets a miserable 15mpg
city and barely 20mpg hiway. it also
randomly locks us out, locked me in
once. dealership, salesman, and service
are rude. none of the problems have
been resolved. i was told the noises
do not exist, then I started recording
them. now there is no explanation. the
service department even "scolded" me
for not filling out a good service
report. a real lemon!


Best Features

none


Worst Features

use this piece of junk as a crash test


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