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Comfy but Problematic by Samstarr from North Dakota on 10/01/2011. Trim: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS, Owned 4 years.
Pros: It's comfortable and roomy, large trunk, decent stereo. Got around pretty good in North Dakota winters.
Cons: Numerous engine problems. Apparently there's antifreeze leaking into the oil. There is a constant ticking noise. It shakes slightly when idling. Brake problems. Heat stopped working in the middle of winter. The air does not come out at a high rate (heat and ac). The driver's side cupholder is a total joke.
Overall review: I wouldn't recommend this car. Malibus are great, but I suggest going with a newer model.
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good first car by the fast driver on 11/19/2010. Trim: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS, Owned 5 years.
Pros: For a family sedan it handles good, Comfy seats, Decent stereo
Cons: nothing major other then a few minor interior items faling off/breaking poorly designd drivers side cup holder but not a big deal.
Overall review: a very good car for being 10 years old. i beat on the car daily (hard fast cornering, rough roads) and it still runs like a champ. 120,000 trouble free miles
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Quality Nonexistent by Looking for another car, and it won't be a Malibu on 11/12/2008. Trim: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base, Owned 6 years.
Pros: I love the roomy interior--when I bought this car in 2002, I knew this was the car I had to get as soon as I sat down in it. The stereo is excellent, the seats are comfortable, the car handles nicely. I also like the fluid exterior design of the car.
Cons: Where to start? I've formed an attachment with my Malibu because I've had it for 6 years now and we've driven so many places together, but I've realized that we've had a dysfunctional relationship. Maybe I'm the enabler. Things went wrong shortly after I purchased it, and it was still under warranty. Since then...The ignition switch was replaced, the air vent controls stopped working on 1 & 2, the knobs for the stereo fell off, the car would stall when I tried to start it (mechanics said they couldn't find a problem)...When I think about it, my love and devotion for my first car has really been a sham. I think my Malibu might be in love with my mechanic.
Overall review: There are numerous other problems that I've had with the Malibu that I didn't list with in my review, but you get the point--every year there's hundreds more in repair costs for something. My car is at 112,000 miles, and I've taken care of it with regular oil changes, tune ups, etc. but even in the early years it had problems. I mean, how cheap does a car have to be for the stereo knobs to split in half and break? Twice? The paint also hasn't lasted, and this car looks as bad as it feels these days. Even though I have enjoyed the car, the quality just isn't there. I'm sure you can get similar cars that have more options for the money these days.
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Not so trusting anymore by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/10/2004. Trim: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS, Owned 1 year.
Pros: (No data provided)
Cons: Lets see i've recently had to replace the brakes to halt the shaking. Oh yeah and i had to replace the fuel pump. And the air conditioner makes so much noise at the higher levels you can't hear the person next to you let alone the radio!!
Overall review: Thought it was great at first now i'm beginning to wonder if its worth it
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GOOD TILL WARRENTY RUNS OUT !!!! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 06/07/2004. Trim: 2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base, Owned 4 years.
Pros: COMFORTABLE , NICE RIDE AND NICE LOOKING WHEN NOT IN SHOP ... EXCEPT FOR BRAKES AND TURN SIGNAL NO PROBLEMS FIRST 30,000 MILES
Cons: 44,000 MILES 3 SETS OF BRAKES ( FIRST WITH LESS THEN 5,000 MILES AND THEY STILL MAKE NOISE ! AFTER 30,000 MILES HAD TO REPLACE ENGIN ( A WEEK BEFORE WARRENTY RAN OUT ) , SQUEKING THAT DEALER COULD NOT FIND REPLACED STRUTS , JOINTS , ETC , AFTER 12,000 ON NEW ENGINE HEAD GASKETS WENT DEALER WOULD NOT HONOR WARRENT ONLY GOOD FOR 12,000 HAD 12,216 .. DO NOT KNOW IF PROBLEM IS ALL WITH CAR OR PARTIALY WITH DEALER ( 4 OWNERS IN 4 YEARS ) SHUD HV PUR THE ALTIMA !!!!
Overall review: HAVE OWNED 5 CHEVIES IN PAST BUT WILL NOT OWN ANOTHER !!! EVEN WITH DOLLARS ON MY GM CARD WILL MORE THEN LIKELY NEVER BUY ANOTHER
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