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1999 Chevrolet Malibu

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 26/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.1 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1999 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.9
Out of 10

Based on 951 Ratings for the 1997 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.4/10
    Quality
    7.2/10
  • Reliability
    7.5/10
    Performance
    7.4/10
  • Comfort
    7.7/10
    Styling
    7.3/10

Basic 4 door sedan just regular maintenance.

By on Sunday, January 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 157,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Basic sedan with lots of replacement parts."

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Even the cats like the Chevy Classic.

"We bought this in 2004 brand new. It takes a beating in the New England winters but hardly any rust over all. Put a new Catalytic Converter on at 145,000 miles due to a clog. Most maintence I do myself per the Manufactures suggestions. I have switched to all synthetic oils and fluids at 100,000 miles still runs the same. I have had very few issues with this car and I do love the style and minimal computer controls so I can buy OEM parts from Amazon and replace them myself. I must say for the money spent, over 12 years I have enjoyed more comfortable safe driving than I have spent on loan and repairs. I have made a few upgrades by pulling from the large amount of this model found in junk yards around my area. Power seat upgrade, replace rug, replace interior roof liner replacement warn parts like power window units all from Junk yard."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Even the cats like the Chevy Classic.

I love my BU

By on Saturday, December 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 275,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to Drive"

Cons: "Anti theft light and ac control switch"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this car new in 1997 and the car has been excellent. I keep up my maintenance and have had no problems with my engine and no leaks of course I have had to replace the water pump and timing once. The car is still running smoothly my biggest issue has been with the anti theft light blinking and if the battery dies the gas hand has to be reset. I am confident that the car will get over 300K miles. I want another vehicle but I don't want to stop driving my malibu which is my work vehicle because I also own a 2005 chevy trailblazer which is great also. My next vehicle will be another Malibu."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

One of the best I have ever owned

By on Thursday, December 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 236,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "d'ship shop foreman says "best Malibu ever made""

Cons: "for me, NONE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Pushing toward 250,000 miles,with minimal problems. One repair job at any given time much cheaper than regular monthly payments on a new car. I get 23-25 mpg city, 31-32 mpg Interstate. Hey< I have 4 wheels and a steering wheel, and I can do the same thing as most newer cars, with far less potential technological problems - do some of the work myself, use the best oil. I'm on limited income, and God just keeps me going!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Basic reliable sedan but comfortable

By on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Inexpensive to repair, nice ride, economical"

Cons: "basic interior, no frills"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Cheap to run, not expensive to repair, no major defects yet, rust from road salt, good handling with good tires. Easy to drive."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Got my money's worth and then some!!

By on Thursday, October 01, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: finally bit the dust

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fairly reliable economical."

Cons: "When it dies, it does for good."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Purchased the 2004 Chevy Classic used back in 2005 with about 35K miles on it. It was my primary driving to work car for 10 years and almost 200K more miles. I finally donated it to the Salvation Army after the timing chain tensioner failed again at 233625 miles. Over 10 years the sealed transmission was never touched, the fluid was never changed and I never had any transmission issues. The engine was still Ok but did start burning some oil after about 200K miles. Following are the issues that I had and have found to be common with this car: 1. The anti-theft ignition switch had to be replaced - a common malfunction cost $500 to fix. 2. Fuel pump had to be replaced -about $1000. Mostly labor. 3. AC switch shuts off on it's own, just a pain. 4. Timing chain tensioner failed- the first time at 200,060 miles. I had it fixed for about $1000 it sounded like a diesel engine for several weeks before it failed one day on startup. 2 years later it unexpectantly failed when starting again, that was its demise. It always started on the first try, the times it didn't, it had to be towed. 5. Power steering leak - a fairly minor issue for several years ongoing. Overall, it was a good basic car, decent acceleration and a good line of sight, easy to find parts in a junkyard as they are all the same as the 1997-2003 malibus. Eventually, I had parts from 4 different years on my car."

13 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Satisfactory vehicle

By on Monday, August 17, 2015

I don't own this car

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "dependable drives smooth air condition and heating"

Cons: "more cupholders"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"This car is used, but in satisfactory condition. the car drives very smoothly. the car has been dependable, I have had the car for six months"

9 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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