1978 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

1978 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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Ian writes:
1978 Chevrolet Malibu Review
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Fast, cool if you appreciate ironically ugly cars, as I do

Cons

UGLY, trans gave out after 2 months.

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Best $200 I Ever Spent..... — Bought a 78 Malibu, 4Dr, Dark grey-ish exterior with 156K on it and a 350 V8 to get me through the summer before college. It had a RED interior. Red seats, red saggy headliner, red dash, red steering wheel, red carpet. Very, very 70's. Nothing more fun that pulling up to a light with my $200 POS next to my buddies brand new Acura, Celica, etc. and just leaving them in a cloud of smoke from my tires. This car was fast and fun and somehow didn't overheat on the Garden State Parkway in 4 hours of bumper to bumper traffic in 98 degree heat.

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John writes:
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5

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I LOVE everything about this car.

Cons

The only thing dislike, is the person who built it... Body panels were misaligned, I have found loose bolts, hoses and lines were routed improperly, and the car had 3 inch lowering spring in front.

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It's Mine, You Can't Have It. — Car has a 383 Stroker, putting out about 450 hp, Turbo 350 trans, and factory posi rear diff. Originally an Arkansas car, VERY little rust. There are a few things I have had to repair/change since purchasing the car, nothing major though. These cars are becoming harder to find in "unmolested" condition. They are VERY popular for drag racing, because they are light weight, and have a full frame. Any of these that have seen a few winters in the "Salt Belt" of America, more than likely have excessive rust, especially in the rear, frame areas.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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missmy78chevy writes:
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Best car I ever owned

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none

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Loved The Car And Am Looking For Another One — This car was the greatest love affair of my life. I bought it around 1984 with 16,000 miles. We were together for close to 300,000 trouble free miles and then it was chain reaction because everything was original except for normal stuff and a water pump. It had a 200 cui engine that was slow out of the hole, but on the highway in my younger days had no problems cruising through the desert at close to 100 mph with 200,000 plus miles on her. Still looking for another one. Know of someone owning one that might want to sell, please contact me @ jsbowdenjr@sbcglobal.net. Please put 78 malibu 200cui in the subject. If you have one hope you have as much fun and adventure with yours as I did with mine

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Madison writes:
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Nice, good quality, light, good with big engine, or good on gas with original.

Cons

the passenger seat is kinda kicking it, and it could use a new paintjob

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I Love It And I Will Never Sell It So Dont Even Ask. — Well it should be just under 400 hp so it should move pretty quick. it brakes surprisingly well for an old car, but it handles like a boat which i personally dont mind. it is amazing quality, it is 32 years old, mostly original and the only things that have gone wrong are one sway bar link failed and the center link is worn... toyota can suck on that. as for apperance i love it, its kind of like a updated chevelle or something. it should look better with drag radials. the mileage was pretty good before for a modified v8 with raceing gears. but it will probably suck now with 380 hp as for maintenance just gas and car washes. as for fun factor. before it was a blast to drive. now im figureing it will be an adrenilane rush just to pull out of the driveway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kody writes:
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3

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its different than everybody else's

Cons

it eats up alot of my money

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It Is My Car — its a late 70s grandma car but its mine so i think its awesome. its not very responsive at the gas pedal it dosnt have alot of power i dont have a radio in it yet and ive had to put alot of money into it to keep it road safe evan though i dont drive it on the road yet.

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