2000 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

2000 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 33 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"cheap car" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"intake" 2 reviews
"manifold" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 33 2000 Chevrolet Malibu reviews.

Kamille writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

B/c it's a smooth ridin', spacious kinda car 2 drive nd it's perfect if you have kids!!

Cons

No reason otha than if you unplug da battery da radio will lock up b/c of da antitheft system built in it!

25

I Love My "beck!" — My car's performance actually tested 2 b perfect 4 it 2 b a used car. It doesn't and hasn't really needed any repairs. Its overall appearance is perfect expect 4 a tiny dent and a scratch it had in it nd da paint peeled off a lil' on da front bumper. In da inside da only thing dat was nd is messed is one of da visers. It had about 100,000 miles on it nd I'm buyin' it 4 $4,995. I love drivin' my car b/c it's dependable, good on gas, has great workin' cruise control, a/c, a lovely speaker system, nd rides oh so smooth!

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

You don't find this review helpful

Malibu
Looking for a Used Malibu in your area?
CarGurus has 61,013 nationwide Malibu listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP:
carmaven writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Snow/Ice:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
3

Pros

Good fuel economy, good motor, economical, powerful for a small car when it's kept up, nice looking car

Cons

Lots of electrical problems, brakes need work too often, back seat is small

carmaven
45

Overall Good Car For The Money, But, Lots Of Electrical Problems With The Ignition And Radio — I bought this car with high mileage 90,000 and it actually had good power for having a small motor. It was really good on gasoline. It was comfortable. I also loved the flexible side mirrors. It was a great little car and it has a great engine, but, it did have its share of electrical problems. In the 2 years I had it I had to replace the ignition switch (around $700) and the brakes had to be replaced 2x. I also had to replace the line from the power steering. I finally traded it in when the ABS brake light kept coming on and the brakes were squeaking horribly and it needed 3 ignition coils.. Overall, being it had 120,000 on it when I traded it in I'd say it was a good car for me. It slept underneath the stars and it started up everyday. Though, I do think this model had way too many electrical problems and I've researched it and many others said the same. I'd recommend with reservations.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Luke writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Reliable, parts are cheap and easy to find

Cons

around 20mpg average with the infamous 3.1L V6

45

Well Worth The Money I Paid For It — indestructible, extremely reliable, however it has poor mileage, and the infamous spot of rust that appears near the gas tank on the rear fender. no complaints otherwise, I paid 2 grand for it used and got over 50,000 miles out of it so far. My guess is that it'll keep running well as long as it has some TLC

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Travis writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Power, handling, sound system, styling.

Cons

gas mileage

65

2000 Chevy Malibu — This car has very good performance. It has a 3.1 L V6 under the hood that pushes around 170 hp. the 0 to 60 is right around 8 seconds, and the handling is very tight and smooth. The build quality in this car is just amazing, the road noise is great even without the SVC turned on. I have not needed to do any repairs other than an oil change in the 5 months that i have owned it. Moving on to the appearce and styling. The exterior styling is very good and the interior is done very well. Overall this is my favorite car so far out of the 6 that i have owned, fun to drive, has good looks inside and out, and has been a joy to own.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Danny writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

decent acceleration and fuel economy, big rear split fold opening size and trunk space

Cons

leaking intake manifold gaskets, burnt out blower motor resistor block,

2,975

Great All Around Versatility With Decent Fuel Economy — Great all around versatility with decent fuel economy Pretty good replacement for the Chevrolet Corsica. Aerodynamic styling with rain gutter features so water does not drip when opening the door. The side mirrors are reflexible, if in case it is hit by a pole, it springs back to position. All 1997 - 2003 Chevrolet Malibu comes standard with ABS. The car is a decent size and have convenient features on a budget. I like the left side cupholder on the dashboard, unfortunately it makes exiting the car more difficult when used. I would of liked more shoulder room in the front and more leg room in the rear if the front seats are slided about 3/4 of seating track towards the back. Surprisingly the car handles curves very well with some body leans (noticed using Goodyear Eagle GT HR tires). Unfortuantely the 3.1L/3.4L engines have been known for leaking intake manifold gaskets. Now available are the revised gaskets to correct the situation. Even worse was the fact that the amount of parts to remove just to get to the old gaskets. In other words, I wished the car was more mechanic friendly. I wished the car came with a transmission fluid level dipstick. The 4T40E/4T45E only uses a fluid level plug, which requires you to go under the car while engine is running and all four wheels need to be on jack stands or vehicle lift. Blower motor resistor block are known to burn out. This created the symptom of not getting fan speed 1 or 2. Knock on wood, I only had to replace it once. It is under the front passenger footwell held in by two bolt and you unplug the electrical connector. Other than the leaking intake manifold gaskets (could not repair in one weekend at first) and damage to the front right suspension/axle (shop had to wait on parts), the car was able to spend most of the time on the road.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
neafunk writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
1

Pros

It got me from place to place

Cons

Coolant leaks
Engine problems
Sometimes won't start in the middle of summer
Electricity failures

neafunk
35

Never Ever Ever Buy One — I liked it while it worked. Have had nothing but problems with it the last couple of years. Its not worth the money put in to it to keep it running. Overheats, made with a few recalled parts, doesn't feel safe to drive five miles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Danny writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

decent rear split fold opening size and trunk space
great power and acceleration with reasonable fuel economy
handles cornering pretty good with some body leans (notice even better with Goodyear Eagle GT HR tires)

Cons

3.1L V6 had a technical service bulletin for leaking intake manifold gaskets
Wish it had more leg room when the front seats are moved back
Transmission does not have a dipstick - more difficult to check fluid level
Not as mechanic friendly under the hood, especially with 3.1 L V6

2,975

Great All Around Versatility With Decent Fuel Economy — Pretty good replacement for the Chevrolet Corsica that it replaces. Aerodynamic styling with rain gutter features so water does not drip when opening the door. The side mirrors are reflexible, if in case it is hit by a pole, it springs back to position. All 1997 - 2003 Chevrolet Malibu comes standard with ABS. The car is a decent size and have convenient features on a budget.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Kyle writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Cheap, common, easy to fix

Cons

Cheap, Common, Not too many luxuries

55

A Good Starter Car — White paint means every scratch and scuff shows Performance- Its good accelerating after it gets traction but it chirps on the go Build Quality- Cheap, but easy to take apart whenever I'm running wires for whatever Appearance- Cheap Plastic Interior, It's clean outside because of new headlights, fresh paint and some Konig Tantrum Rims. Some nice body lines, but it really is just a common car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Tyler writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Daily Commute:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Ride Comfort:
Looks/Style:
Visibility:
Overall:
5

Pros

Comfy back seat, good on power, handles wonderfully, good mileage, and fun to drive :)

Cons

Small gas tank

25

Great Car :) — accelerates faster than expected and handles nicely. Both front and back seats are comfortable and give good support. Really easy to drive and see out of. It is pretty reliable and really fun to drive. It gets great gas mileage but has a very small gas tank. It is a good looking car, both inside and out. Overall it is a fantastic car :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
susie1956 writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
2

Pros

nice appearance, good size inside and out, good price back then

Cons

numerous mechanical difficulties, not too good on fuel economy

susie1956
55

Problems, Problems, Problems — when we first got the car (bought it brand new), we loved it i used to call it my "malibu beach baby" about three years down the road, we started having numerous problems we put thousands of dollars worth of work into it only to have something else go wrong soon after tie rod, power steering, fuel pump and all the other parts around that,air conditioner died after four years, just to name a few things we kept her for eight years then finally had to let her go it was very sad but we started having transmission problems and she burned oil like water and was guzzling gas we now have a nissan altima which we absolutely love

Owner for 8 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 33 2000 Chevrolet Malibu reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

1965 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Classic By Kelli

love love love this car! the straight in-line v6 so easy to work on. the sleek black body beautiful. beside the window rubber falling apart and allowing water to enter and things growing in the ca... Read More

Read all 1965 Chevrolet Malibu reviews

1966 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Classic In A Quonset Hut By Malibu1966

Great car as a daily driver (summer only). I found the car in an old Quonset hut (steel shed). Covered under a some bed sheets by the grandfather that owned it. It had 32,000 original miles on the o... Read More

Hold On! By Donald

this baby has over 800 horses! only thing its missing is maybe NOS for the strip! Read More

Read all 1966 Chevrolet Malibu reviews

1967 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

One Mans Junk Is My New Found Treasure By William

this car came to me in many pieces i spend a year gathering the missing parts and repairing or modifying the parts i had then i spent 6 months putting it all together its a culmination of 12 differan... Read More

Chevelle By Marshall

Father and I worked on it for a few years with help from a shop called B&M in Portland, OR. She is a very fun car. We drive it often during the summer and garage it in the winter. We get a lot of he... Read More

Read all 1967 Chevrolet Malibu reviews

1970 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

This Car Was A Real "chick Magnet" And Exuded Macho! By Barbara

Magnificient power and comfort bred from full-size styling. Driving this car gave the sense of purpose and control while being greatly comfrotable. This is a "Muscle" car that can double as a family ... Read More

'70 Chevy Malibu By Andrew9841

The acceleration isn't the best, although this is an older car. The braking is rather good for a car of its time, and the handling is fairly good. As far as I know, this car has not needed any repai... Read More

Read all 3 1970 Chevrolet Malibu reviews

1971 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

This was the car of my youth. I ordered it special - bright red - and drove it off the show room floor. It was legend around here, and everyone thought it had a bigger engine in it. Oh such fun..wish ... Read More

Read all 1971 Chevrolet Malibu reviews

People researching a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base, exterior
Chevrolet Malibu
13% of the time
Dodge Neon
10% of the time
Toyota Corolla
7% of the time
Toyota Camry
5% of the time
Malibu
Looking for a Used Malibu in your area?
CarGurus has 61,013 nationwide Malibu listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP: