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1997 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

1997 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Appearance:2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars 2.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5

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sierar_rn writes:
1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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5

Pros

Great family car, very  reliable, and a/c works very well.

Cons

Although it can be fixed these cars seem to always have off track windows.  

sierar_rn
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Great Deal You Cant Pass Up — The air condition knob is broken so level 1-2 does not work. i like the fact that it is great on gas, maintenance cost is low, very low milege, and is a smooth ride. Inlcedes spare tire in trunk.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Luke writes:
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EVERYTHING, THEY ARE NICE CARS

Cons

THE GAS FILL RUSTS OFTEN, AND THEY ALL HAVE INTAKE LEAKS

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The Nicest Cheap Car I Ever Bought — For the money, you cant go wrong, they have plenty of power, good on gas, roomy enough, descent trunk space, and a nice sound system. power seats, locks, and windows, you gotta love it. they drive nice, handle nice, and are comfortable. but you cant really beat on them or you'll probably throw a rod.

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Samantha writes:
1997 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
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2

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Its better than Septa

Cons

Everything about it is terrible

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Dont Buy A Malibu Unless You Have Nothing Better To Do Than Fix Your Car — This car was terrible. Everything that broke took forever to find to fix it, then was impossible to fix afterall. But why bother fixing it? something else is gonna break next week anyway. The only good thing about this car, it caught fire but was still able to drive away the day I sold it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
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pretty good on gas

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its a grandma car

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97 Malibu — gets me where i need to go cheaply. Its been very reliable. The brakes on it suck, but its pretty snappy for a 12 year old 3.1L V6. Parts are cheap and readily available. and its easy to work on

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joel writes:
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Lots of room, decent power, plenty of options in the package I got.

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Looks like a grandma car...

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Just Got Me From Point A To Point B — I bought this car after a bad experience with a Dodge Neon. At the time, I just needed something to drive around. In fact, the original plan was to pay it off and sell it to my parents, as my mom had a Malibu as her first car. So she picked the color and options for the most part. I sold it to them before buying my Cobalt, and recently, they traded it in for a minivan, so I don't know where this car is anymore.

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Ibanezrg120 writes:
1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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4

Pros

its good for hard heavy duty travel

Cons

when it breaks down it breaks down

Ibanezrg120
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Meh — it uses alot if gas, after 100,000 miles use 10-30 motor oil, chevy malibus once they reach 100,000 miles it needs new ball joints and new tune up no matter when u did it, because of was computer was programmed,

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
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good gas mileage

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no power

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Who Would Drive This? — nice interior, good gas mileage easy to keep clean, very nice big back seat ha ha good braking and handling decent acceleration never needed repairs. very little maintenance needed at all was fun to go out with friends in, and a good car to hide booze in

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

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Tyler writes:
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it drives well and has preaty good pick up

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theres no aftermarket performance parts for it

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Its A Good Car If You Take Care Of It — Its a really nice car, but you have to keep up on maintnence, as with any car.

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Kim writes:
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roomy

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not much

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It's Cute. — very reliable.. spacious for weekend traveling..

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