1997 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

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Users ranked 1997 Chevrolet Malibu against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    95

    Meh — it uses alot if gas, after 100,000 miles use 10-30 motor oil, chevy malibus once they reach 100,000 miles it needs new ball joints and new tune up no matter when u did it, because of was computer was programmed,

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: its good for hard heavy duty travel

    Cons: when it breaks down it breaks down

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    1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    35

    Great Deal You Cant Pass Up — The air condition knob is broken so level 1-2 does not work. i like the fact that it is great on gas, maintenance cost is low, very low milege, and is a smooth ride. Inlcedes spare tire in trunk.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great family car, very  reliable, and a/c works very well.

    Cons: Although it can be fixed these cars seem to always have off track windows.  

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    1997 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
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    35

    Dont Buy A Malibu Unless You Have Nothing Better To Do Than Fix Your Car — This car was terrible. Everything that broke took forever to find to fix it, then was impossible to fix afterall. But why bother fixing it? something else is gonna break next week anyway. The only good thing about this car, it caught fire but was still able to drive away the day I sold it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its better than Septa

    Cons: Everything about it is terrible

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    1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    25

    Who Would Drive This? — nice interior, good gas mileage easy to keep clean, very nice big back seat ha ha good braking and handling decent acceleration never needed repairs. very little maintenance needed at all was fun to go out with friends in, and a good car to hide booze in

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: good gas mileage

    Cons: no power

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    1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    97 Malibu — gets me where i need to go cheaply. Its been very reliable. The brakes on it suck, but its pretty snappy for a 12 year old 3.1L V6. Parts are cheap and readily available. and its easy to work on

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: pretty good on gas

    Cons: its a grandma car

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    75

    The Nicest Cheap Car I Ever Bought — For the money, you cant go wrong, they have plenty of power, good on gas, roomy enough, descent trunk space, and a nice sound system. power seats, locks, and windows, you gotta love it. they drive nice, handle nice, and are comfortable. but you cant really beat on them or you'll probably throw a rod.

    Pros: EVERYTHING, THEY ARE NICE CARS

    Cons: THE GAS FILL RUSTS OFTEN, AND THEY ALL HAVE INTAKE LEAKS

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    1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    Its A Good Car If You Take Care Of It — Its a really nice car, but you have to keep up on maintnence, as with any car.

    Pros: it drives well and has preaty good pick up

    Cons: theres no aftermarket performance parts for it

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    1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    Just Got Me From Point A To Point B — I bought this car after a bad experience with a Dodge Neon. At the time, I just needed something to drive around. In fact, the original plan was to pay it off and sell it to my parents, as my mom had a Malibu as her first car. So she picked the color and options for the most part. I sold it to them before buying my Cobalt, and recently, they traded it in for a minivan, so I don't know where this car is anymore.

    Pros: Lots of room, decent power, plenty of options in the package I got.

    Cons: Looks like a grandma car...

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    1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    It's Cute. — very reliable.. spacious for weekend traveling..

    Pros: roomy

    Cons: not much

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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