1999 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

1999 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"maintenance" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
"radio" 2 reviews

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_Michele_ writes:
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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4

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Love the visibility, roomy feel and V6 power.

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Wish it got better gas mileage.

_Michele_
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I Love This Car! — I'm the 2nd owner and I've been using it as a daily-driver for over 13 years. It's a great vehicle overall; I can comfortably fit family in it on the bench seat and it has child locks! The folding down rear seats are invaluable for moving a lot of stuff and I couldn't live without my sunroof! It's comfortable on long trips and I've never gotten stuck in the snowy mountains or on the beach.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kory writes:
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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4

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lots of power, tight sporty steering, awesome factory audio system, beautiful beige leather, looked best with a low factory rear spoiler like mine, interior quality was good, above average interior design

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gas mileage wasnt the best, had a few things prematurely go out on the engine, cruise control had to be replaced early on, leather wore easily, brakes wore out constantly, and squealed a lot even new, hard to change the oil in this car

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Great Looking Car But That Is About It — I loved this car, but it had some minor factory issues mainly due to design I think that should have been fixed. I thought overall it was a fine car, and with the LS top of the line model I had I couldnt complain about options, which for 1999 was plentiful. One of the best factory audio systems I have owned, and loved the wood grain in the dash.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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nerdovision writes:
1999 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
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5

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reliable car, low maintenance, good mpg.

Cons

body style is old

nerdovision
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Malibu — I have owned 5 chevy malibu's so far and i am sure that i will own more in the future. These cars are very reliable, strong running, and very little problems. If you want a car that is inexpensive, reliable, and safe, I recommend the chevy malibu!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Malibu99 writes:
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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4

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Car has plenty of power with the 3.1l V6.

Cons

Interior finishes tend to sun rot.

Malibu99
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Good Reliable Car — Have owned for 13 years. Cost of ownership very reasonable. Handles well. Interior could have better finishes, lots of plastic and fabric on rear dash is deteriorated. It is good commuter car. Tight for family of five to take on long trips. Brake lines needed to be replaced as GM seems to have problems with them across their brands.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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chrjoubert writes:
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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4

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Great engine!!! They don't make them like this anymore. This year in particular had a good engine. It has great get-up and go when accelerating, passing cars and climbing mountains.

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Not too many that I can think of. It was Motor Trend and AAA Car of the Year in it's price class when it came out.

chrjoubert
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Lots Of Bang For The Buck With The Engine That Could!!! — Just a great, overall, practical car... Fun to drive. Felt safe 'cause it/the engine were very reliable. Maintenance didn't break the bank. Handles well. Gonna' feel sad when I part with it. I've had it for 11 years!! Love it! :-)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Caitlin writes:
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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5

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great pic up and gas milage

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not so great in the snow

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Love This Car — this car handles wonderfully! it gets amazing gas mileage about 33-35 miles per gallon high way and thats at an average of 75-80 mph. i love the pick up no problems getting out into rush hour traffic. it is an old car so it needs some tlc but its worth it to keep it up. love this car. only minus is you need really good tires in snowy weather.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nicholas writes:
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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3

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quick and fun

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not sturdy at high miles

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Great Beginner Car — well what can i say about a mailbu...there a fun car to drive and can be made to look sharp..peformance modification are chaep and easy to do...but after 200000 miles parts start breaking one right after another

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

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Nemesis2401 writes:
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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Great gas mileage/spacious

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Tail lights always seem to generate a "leak" even after fixing

Nemesis2401
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Great Full/midsize Car And Economical For Everyday Use — Over all, I have to admit that this car, (99 malibu, 4 cyl), has actually impressed me and my attidude towards chevy/gm. That said, I have owned nothing less (else) than Ford. But, after inheriting this GM vehicle, for reasons in-important, I have to admit that my this malibu has unpresidently changed my view towards GM (at least these years/models). My Malibu is 11 years old now and I have not had any "Major" issues with it other than having to replace the fuel pump..but thats my fault..(cheap gas/low tank). Its a great and reliable car with plenty of room for "unexpected activities"!

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Eric writes:
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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for a point a to point b situations

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no performance at all

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Junk — that car sucks in performance. body roll like not other. slow acceleration. engine repairs majorly. head gaskets like to blow easy. interior styling is weak. basically set up for old people. V6 is like owning a grand prix gtp. gas hog. the car isnt fun to drive more like an embarassment.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Krystal writes:
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very comfy to drive

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rust is an issue

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I Love My Mali-poo — I hate how the back quarter panel at the gas tank always... always rusts out on a Malibu! I hate how I have put so much money into a flippin car. I love my Malibu! She was a gift! Even with all the rust.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

My Malibu By bobadams79

This is the 2nd Malibu I have owned and have had great luck with them. I would like a little bigger back seats and higher fuel. But, everyone wants higher gas mileage. The Malibu is a safe car as well... Read More

Great Color And Fuel Economy By bearball

just purchased. so far no issues as this was purchased for my son to get back and forth to work. his ride from trenton nj and back to home(south plainfield) as well as to bayonne nj a few times a week... Read More

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Was Nice For A Year, Materials Started Wearing Excessively By Nick

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Simple Commuter Vehicle By tdv0991

This is a great car, and i think it looks very nice also. The interior is simple, and a little bland. The overall ride quality is great, very smooth on long trips and tons of cargo space. I would reco... Read More

Nice Car By Pat

Nice car, needs more trunk space. Power is great for passing and speeding up on interstate. Braking is great. I realy like this car. Wonderful on short trips. Longer trips is short on luggage space. W... Read More

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