2004 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 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
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
CONS
"brakes" 2 reviews

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Christina bought one because:
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i liked the looks, the way it handled plus it's a chevrolet

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Decent transportation that we bought from my parents who were original owners.  

Cons

No really stylish.

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Reliable Transportation. — While not as stylish as my wife would prefer, I find the car reliable, decent transportation. We did have a fuel pump failure @ 139,000 miles this summer ('14) so 10 years old ($800 @ mechanic). However, this is the only failure in the 6 years we owned it other than routine maintenance.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Malibu — This car was well in the beginning, leather interior, not so bad exterior. Ended up costing quite a bit to replace parts, and to even find parts was a hassle. Would not recommend this car to anyone, guzzler, scrap, boo! I dislike everything about this car, getting rid of it! lol

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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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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

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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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