2000 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

2000 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

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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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"cheap car" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"intake" 2 reviews
"manifold" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 33 2000 Chevrolet Malibu reviews.

Danny writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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decent acceleration and fuel economy, big rear split fold opening size and trunk space

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

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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.

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Heidi writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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reliable when it wasnt overheating!

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A LOT of problems

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Good Beginner Car — Okay car, had a lot of problems...overheated, sensor was bad, Had to change my brakes every 3 months cause of a recall that was never fixed on the car. It was a V6 so power wasnt to bad. Other than that it was a good first car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Greg writes:
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loaded with features for low price, roomy interior and trunk, decent power

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cooling system and brakes have consistantly had problems, relatively small gas tank

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2000 Chevy Malibu — Overall this is a pretty good car. My only major complaints are that the cooling system and brake rotors have consistantly been a problem on this car. In the 4 years I have owned it it has been in the garage about once every 6 months. Good value for the money overall.

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Kyle writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
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Cheap, common, easy to fix

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Cheap, Common, Not too many luxuries

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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

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susie1956 writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
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nice appearance, good size inside and out, good price back then

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numerous mechanical difficulties, not too good on fuel economy

susie1956
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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

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Danny writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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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

2,365

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.

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neafunk writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
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1

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It got me from place to place

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

neafunk
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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

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Mitch writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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5

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like the gas mileage and interior space

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not a sporty fun car

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The 'bu Review — it was a good first car easy to maintain not a performance car but a good car for anyones first car low cost of ownership not horrible to drive but not a "fun" car to drive. easy to repair and really easy to find parts for no real aftermarket market for it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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carmaven writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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Good fuel economy, good motor, economical, powerful for a small car when it's kept up, nice looking car

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

carmaven
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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

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Alejandrito writes:
2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
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3

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gets me from place to place

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horrible engine

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Wouldn't Recomend It — I drive this car every day, gets me from point A to point B but it has too many mechanical problems. I have had many problems with this car and it only has about one hundred and thirty thousand miles

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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