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2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 26/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.1 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2003 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.8
Out of 10

Based on 939 Ratings for the 1997 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.4/10
    Quality
    7.1/10
  • Reliability
    7.5/10
    Performance
    7.4/10
  • Comfort
    7.7/10
    Styling
    7.3/10

This car is a great car.

By on Monday, April 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price and easy to maintain."

Cons: "No automatic seats."

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

"I love this car and wish it were not so old, therefore, I feel that I must trade it in for a newer Chevrolet Malibu."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

NOT A HIGH-QUALITY CAR!

By on Saturday, April 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 56,400

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "RIDES SMOOTHLY"

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."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

I am the original owner. I bought it new in 2000

By on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Dependable transportation"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"This has been a great family car for many years. This is a good car with good, brakes, tires, battery etc."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great as a second car. Starts even in the coldest

By on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good riding. Use for trips"

Cons: "None"

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

"This car is very dependable in the coldest weather. Comes with low mileage and good tires. New battery."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

the car was used as a work car Monday through Frid

By on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 126,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

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."

15 people out of 27 found this review helpful

my first car

By on Saturday, January 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 129,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "simple and die hard design"

Cons: "rust"

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."

8 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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