Cons: "JUST NOT COMFORTABLE WITH ITS DEPENDABILITY."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"MY '02 MALIBU WAS PURCHASED IN JULY '03 WITH 21K MILES ON IT AND NOW HAS 56.4K -- I ONLY DRIVE 3K A YEAR. INTAKE GASKETS REPLACED ABOUT 53K -- $640. DIDN'T DO MY HOMEWORK ON THIS CAR, AS IT GOT A LOT OF BLACK MARKS FROM CONSUMER REPORTS -- WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS CAR. IN '02, GM WAS PUTTING ITS EFFORT INTO THE TRUCK LINE. BRAKE LINES RUSTED OUT, $500 TO REPLACE -- ABS BRAKE LIGHT IS ON AND NO ONE CAN GIVE ME AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS -- STAY AWAY FROM THIS MODEL/YEAR MALIBU. I THINK THE '03 MODELS GOT A BETTER RATING THOUGH."
"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."