Based on 933 Ratings for the 1997 - 2005 models.Review this car
By Jay on Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 126,000overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "it has current tags and licensed."
Cons: "as stated it needs breaks and hasn't been drivein."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"It's been sitting up for a year when it needed brakes and couldn't afford it. It's been very dependable otherwise."
12 people out of 21 found this review helpful
By torinado on Saturday, January 03, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 129,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "simple and die hard design"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"In my opinion this was a great buy on my part for my first car. I purchaced the car for 1100 dollars used and got a car the need several key parts to run again. i put a new converter and muffler on the exuast system, new updated fuel lines, a new brake booster, a compleate tune up, and other pidily things such as light bulbs and tires. Overall this has been a fantastic car for me it has a nice convenient interior and a large trunk and simple design (no electrical problems). it will need new brake lines soon. the only complaint i have about the car is that if it isnt garage keeped, it will rust, bad. for instance the metal plate that the battery and the air filter sets on top of will disintegrate if left outside, mine is practically gone. i give this car a thumbs up to anyone who is somewhat mechanicly inclined."
5 people out of 10 found this review helpful
By hawkeye on Saturday, December 27, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "well designed & built - good value"
Cons: "no optional pwr windows"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"only vehicle I have kept for more than 3 yrs. love this car - however mileage is getting up there and thinking of trading while nothing is broken. Chevrolet is my 1st choice, probably the new Trax suv. Reviews are good, guess I am brainwashed but GM is my only brand to consider."
5 people out of 7 found this review helpful
By malibudriver on Thursday, December 18, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "It dont break down"
Cons: "ONly one working cup holder in the front seat."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Not enough leg room and window regulators go out too often"
2 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By Matty on Tuesday, December 09, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "always starts"
Cons: "Rust bucket"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"I own a 2003 Malibu with 88,000 miles on it. Outside body looks nice. Underneath: 1 Floorboards rusted out near rockers. Can't put much weight for fear of breaking free. 2 Brake lines, all are rusted and need to be replaced. (ALL) 3 Fuel lines need to be replaced and will last around 6 more months, assuming I replaced the brake lines. 4 Battery and air cleaner metal shelf just rusted away. 5. Windshield visor just hangs down 6 glove box has no factory hinge, just a flap that rips off. 7 when I start it, it goes to high idle and stays there for several minutes, more so in winter . Was told this was normal for the Malibu...... I wouldn't buy one of these cars (used). stay away and save your money. I bought this car for $4,000 in 2011 and its now 2014 (3 years of use). it needs to be used as a parts car now."
6 people out of 10 found this review helpful