2004 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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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"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
CONS
"brakes" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 13 2004 Chevrolet Malibu reviews.

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu LT Review
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4

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heated leather seats, great passing/start off power, traction control, handles well for a mid size sedan, nice stock stereo, adjustable pedals, power seats, roomy inside/trunk, nice interior/material for a domestic

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brakes/rotors wear too fast

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Overall Good Car — So far at 92,000 I have had to replace the front brakes and rotors and the back brakes and the usual maintenance. I guess mileage isn't too bad considering it's a mid size sedan with a 3.5 liter, gets on average (city) 27 mpg

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Silver_Bu writes:
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LT Review
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Very reliable!  Luxury feel.  I bet it makes it to 150k+ miles

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Suspension is a little too soft for rough roads.  Too high off ground, lower firmer springs would be nice and are certainly available in the aftermarket.  Minimal Aftermarket parts or body kits.

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I'll Be Seeing These On The Road For A Long Time. — Looks and runs great. Soft suspension very smooth on highway, but too soft for rough roads. Untralux interior holds up very well. Love the Climate control. Very reliable. Lx9 3500 3.5l V6 is a great balance of power and fuel economy that GM is just starting to come around to match using more modern engines.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Amanda writes:
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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Good gas mileage

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starting problems

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Not Very Good Unless You Are Good At Working On Cars — Worst car ever, bought it to replace my Grand am, had it about 2 month and started have problems with starting it after I would go places. Took it to the dealership and the couldn't figure out what was wrong with it so they bought it back. On the up side it was good on gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LT Review
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the trim package on it.

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Bad shake on the driver side

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No — This i my best car I`ve had so far. It has good acceleration and good handling also. Didn`t cost me an arm an a leg to own. It`s a fun car to dirve escialy with the sun roof open.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tanya writes:
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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everything

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nothing

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Great Car! — I loved my car! Was fully loaded with tilt steering, telescopic steering wheel, adjustable pedals, fold down passenger seat ,cd, sterio, truck bed lined fold down back seats for more trunk space. Electric seats, sound speed control, automatic start, ect! Good brakes, fast acceleration, smooth ride! It did not need any repairs, interior was nice and kept nice by myself. Gas mileage was freakin awesome, and low cost. This car was fun as hell to drive she was my baby! My getaway mobile! I would recomend this car to anyone who loves chevy!

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Charles1090 writes:
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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v6 great on gas 4 dr

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white

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Clean — this car is great! the v6 really puts out and the 4 door design allows for plenty of friends for road trips. even though it is a 3.5L v6 i have seen up to 41mpg. this car really is a great and fun car to own. Everyone whos ridden with me agrees

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chevypower123 writes:
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very comfortable, nice looking, quiet and great gas mileage

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base model has poor accelleration

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Decent Car But Not The Best — if your looking for a comfortable family sedan thats safe this is a car you should strongly consider. Depending on the type of driver you are, it may or may not be the car for you. I went with the base 4 cyl 2.2 liter, and it has no kick, just for that reason, its not a statement on chevy or the malibu. I have had a few problems, all minor, mainly with the turn signals goin out. The cd player had to be replaced, and the replacement has not given me any problems, but overall its a decent car. Its very roomy inside with good quality materials, and the gas mileage is great im gettin mid 30's on the highway. The only reason im gonna trade it in is because i want a 2 door coupe with a faster engine, but if your not a speed demon and are looking for a quality car, you might want to consider the malibu, but i would recommend a 6 cyl.

Owner for 3 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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Danny writes:
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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Great on gas. A lot of space. Digital display of millage, oil life and gas life.CD player. Great breaks. Very comfortable to drive.

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Not very powerful. Some problems with the front turn lights they stop working every two months or so. Some battery issues.

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Reliable And Fuel Efficient. — Overall i really like this car, i would like if it was a bit more powerful but its ok it does the job. i would recommend it to my friends. since i got it in color gold, i think that is the only thing i would change i am thinking about painting it black ill keep you guys posted on that.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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Performance, reliability

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Transmission has a little sketch to it as do the brakes.

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Fun Drive, Reliable, Good Looking — Haven't had it for too long, but at 86,000 miles, it still runs great and will hit 0-60 in just over 7 seconds and gets good mileage.

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Vincent writes:
2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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Low-end torque, toying with Altimas/Maximas/Accords.

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I wish I could do better than 19MPG city, but what do you expect from a big V6?

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Can't Go Wrong With A V6 Chevy. — I was iffy on the car at first (the interior is boring), but it's grown on me. I love the sound Chevy's 3.5L makes, and the OEM suspension/tires really aren't bad. It's a sharp looking car, much better styled than the Camry and Accord of its time. If you get one, makes sure you get the LT V6...leather is a good fit for this car.

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