"2001 bought in Jan 2003, with 24,000 miles for $8500 plus $1100 for extended warranty. Replaced cheap Firestone tires at 34,000, replacement BFG tires at 78,000. Coolant leak in intake manifold repaired at 52,000 under warranty. Rotors turned and brake pads replaced at 78,000. Recent electrical problems were positive battery cable corrosion hidden by rubber boot at the terminal; cleaned and given clean bill of health - still have original battery after 7 years. It starts good, runs good, drives good and rides good. Complaint - it's just not an exciting car. (My wife has a Corvette which is exciting to drive.) We'll see how durable it is from this point (85k)."
"I purchased my 2001 Malibu about 1 1/2 years ago, and have only had to replace the brakes. I have had no issues at all. It's running strong, and has almost 90,000 miles on it. I drive it from Phoenix to Payson several times per month to visit the parents and it just hauls all the way there. It's quite and has never left me stranded. I drive it every day to/from work and to take the kids to/from school. I love my Malibu..."
"Bought this 03 car with 20 miles on it. have owned it for 4 years now and have had very little problems. only had to replace front brakes a couple of times. i have been surprised and happy at the performance from this car. now have 105,000 miles and keep waiting for something to go wrong!!"