"I bought the 99 Malibu w/18m miles in 2001 for about 10k. I have about a 30 mile round trip commute 5 days a week and it has held up well. I'm going on 100k miles with no major problems. The power windows have shorted out twice and the breaks go soft rather quickly but I get about 25-26 mpgs and have never had a break down. It is not flashy but it gets the job done."