2003 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Review: Nice car, underappreciated.

2003 Chevrolet Malibu - Consumer Review

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LS Sedan (3.1L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Nice car, underappreciated.
By Dennis on


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


I bought my Malibu LS new in April 2003, and am in the market for a new car now. NOTHING has ever gone wrong with it, it's given me zero problems. It's been a while though, I'm a little bored with it, I make more money than I did, so I'm shopping again. I've test driven BMW, Lexus, Mercedes and Audi, expecting to be "wowed"......and I really wasn't. Granted, my Malibu has every option there is, and I don't pretend it's in the class of any of those cars I mentioned - but it really stands up very well comparatively, in features, drive and quality. It's certainly made me appreciate it more. Certainly not an exciting car, but definitely both reliable and nice.

Best Features

Leather, RDS (radio data system, I think) that lists song and artist name on FM radio, decent 6 cylinder engine, good ergonomics.

Worst Features

The way the sunroof opens up is a little cheesy (doesn't slide into the roof, just sits on top).
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