2002 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

2002 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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"comfortable car" 2 reviews
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marcialjazz writes:
2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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American Made ..Raised All my Life W/them ..Loved my Acura ,Toyota PU ..But 327 -2__-350 all makes of course ..i'm 60yrs of age ..own a chevy malibu 2002 /tech. got me out of problem ,am an IT but w/computers ..no schematics no bueno me ..

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Just recently Electrical simple reset ..tru u guys got it ..GRACIAS ..

marcialjazz
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Love It — Love It ..Strong ..Lost some intact of care to foreign sub-contract but still block is similar to my old 54, 64, 69 ,64(ford), ...Never Left Me ..Needs More TLC from me She's Faithful ..GBA So Far We Are Still getting to know our self's better(had it for 10yrs. ..two owner my brother n Yours truly

Primary Use: Family transportation

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e_cantu writes:
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Engine power
Good Interior quality

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The model i took was neglected so it has a lot of bad points.

e_cantu
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Not A Good Impression — I sold this car because it was too big for me, it drove good, exaclty a highway car, but i didnĀ“t demand it so i decided to sold it and get another one smaller and better talking about fuel economy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sucios13 writes:
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Good mileage works good

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Nothing

Sucios13
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Awesome Car — This Malibu is the first car I've ever owned, and I can tell it will last me a long time. Partly because I bought it with <60,000 miles on it, and partly because it is just about flawless. The gas mileage could be a bit better, so far I've gotten around 18-19 mpg city, and the acceleration from a stop isn't the best, rather poor, actually. But everything, literally, everything else about this car is fantastic. Of the reviews I've read, owners either love their car or hate it.. and I am one of the ones who loves their Malibu. So I, for one, recommend it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sucios13 writes:
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Good gas mileage

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Sucios13
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Awesome Car — This Malibu is the first car I've ever owned, and I can tell it will last me a long time. Partly because I bought it with <60,000 miles on it, and partly because it is just about flawless. The gas mileage could be a bit better, so far I've gotten around 18-19 mpg city, and the acceleration from a stop isn't the best, rather poor, actually. But everything, literally, everything else about this car is fantastic. Of the reviews I've read, owners either love their car or hate it.. and I am one of the ones who loves their Malibu. So I, for one, recommend it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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faststang writes:
2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
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Just good transportation. Very reliable.

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None, other than this is an older car missing modern car features

faststang
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Great Value And Transportation. — Looking for an older car that is reliable? The Chevy Malibu is a great choice. The car drives well and has plenty of room for 5 adults. There are no frills with the base model, but it does include features like power windows and locks, ABS brakes, etc.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Charles writes:
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A good road car and commuter.

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It burned some gas and some brakes.

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Return Of The Quality Malibu — A good car, 3.1 V6 had power on demand, handled well, especially when I put Kelly tires on it. Comfy ride, maintenance was middle of the road, though it went through brakes kind of fast. Good looking car and rode well, not a Cadillac but not a Cavalier either.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
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fun

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Motor issue

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I Am Now A Ford Guy! — The car had Dexcol in it and eat the Head Gaskets! Car is now dead and sitting in the back Yard with a blown motor. GM Knows of the issue and has been suide over it and still has not made it a recall repair. But almost everyone who has a 2000 - 2004 is having the same issue. In 2005 GM changed the Headgaskets they where using to new ones that Dexcool dose not eat. Come on GM do a recall or continue to piss of your customer base and watch them go over seas on there car purchases.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ashley writes:
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works great

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not sporty enough

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Buy A Malibu — it works great. not the most beautiful car though, it is a family style car after all. rides nice, its fast. doesn't handle the best around corners since it is a bigger car. gas mileage is really good for a v6. so far i have only had to have the front brakes and a wheel barring replaced. its a pretty dark green color with a beige and gray interior.i wish it were a black interior though. it has 4 cup holders which i like a lot, and air conditioner, love that. i also like that it has a factory am/fm radio with both a cd player and cassette player, not to mention the speakers which have pretty good bass response for factor made. overall i love my Malibu.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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'Pete writes:
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comfortable ride, roomy

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passed 85k miles....needs alot of repairs

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Good Out Of Town Cruiser....plenty Of Room For Subs Plus Luggage — performance - better than i thought it would be for a bigger car Trunk - love it...way more room than my cavi had build quality - built alright....stupid little clips and parts keep breaking gas mileage is good, mantinece is killing me....went into the shop way more times than my cavi did

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
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Good daily driver with a bit of power behind it

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'02 Chevy Malibu - My Take On It — Performance: Excellent front brakes, stock calipers are a bit weak though (single pistons), Acceleration is good (0-60 in about 8 seconds from a stop), though it came from Enterprise's rental fleet where they uptuned it to run on Mid-grade as well as giving it a much larger airbox and replacing the headgaskets for high performance ones. Cost of Ownership: gets about 240 miles on city, can get it to about 380 on the highway! Fun Factor: Hell yeah, front wheel drift

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2015 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

All Around Great Vehicle By nbrotsch

Chevy did not do a great job with the redesign of the Malibu. Its a vehicle that is just there. Its not there to get everyone head turning. but you have a great powered vehicle with great gas mileage ... Read More

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2014 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Great Mid Sized Car With Good Power And Excelent Gas Millage By chevy3359

I like that the car has automatic stop when I am stopped for awhile that really helps on the gas. I like that it has automatic start for the cold winters. I also like the 2 year worry free maintenance... Read More

Torque !!! By Rich

Very good looking car and great performance. Quick through the turns and fun on the highway. Not exactly a family car, who needs a baby with whiplash ?!? Hidden compartment really isnt hidden anymore ... Read More

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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

I don't like that it's a Chevy, it's been the first Chevrolet I've owned and have had some problems with the electric power steering (seems to be very touchy) and chevrolet has been recalling too many... Read More

Malibu Great Commute And Family Car With Sporty Flare By GGB55

The looks and styling are great for this vehicle. Comfort is great for front seat passengers with the power seat options. Build fit and finish is excellent even with the abundance of plastics in the i... Read More

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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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