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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 933 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
    7.6/10
    Styling
    7.3/10

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."

11 people out of 20 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."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

best vehicle ever!! -

By on Saturday, December 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

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

A throw away car

By on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
5/10

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

Love this car

By on Thursday, November 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,000

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: "safe, reliable, comfy, good sound system"

Cons: "no remote start"

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

"This car drives so nice. I feel safe driving it, it's not too small, not too big. Feels roomy inside, even if 5 people are in it. This has been such a good reliable car for me, I'll be sad when it's time to get a new one. I just wish it came with remote start, that is the only thing I wish it had."

11 people out of 24 found this review helpful

Biggest Lemon Ever!

By on Sunday, November 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 166,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Loved all of my cup holders!"

Cons: "hated all the mechanical problems:("

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"When I first got the car it ran great! Then it started to act quirky. The turn signals would work every now and then. The radio would just shut off and then turn back on. Took it and had it tested and the guy told me it all came back to the ignition switch. Never had the $ to get it replaced. In the meantime, had to have the intake manifold replaced. Fast forward 5 years, heat not working properly, turn signals still acting quirky. Fast forward 1 more year, antifreeze/water disappearing and having to add every single day. Intake manifold needs replaced again. There is a recall on the ignition switch that would possibly fix the quirky turn signal issue but not going to worry about it now. Not fixing intake manifold when that would cost more than what the car is worth. Later found out that Chevy's have a lot of issues with their intake manifolds. Just something to look into if you are thinking of purchasing one!"

17 people out of 27 found this review helpful

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