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1998 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
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Average To Good. — It was a nice riding car for first 45,000 miles of ownership. My wife and I bought it in 2001 when it had 18,000 miles on it. It now has 208,500 miles on it. We have had to make several repairs over the years but it is still a nice driving car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Handles nicely, quick acceleration, shifts smoothly, comfortable riding, attractive car. Good fuel economy - 18.5 mpg in city and 22.5 mpg on highway.

Cons: Maintenance costs over past 14,5 years have been higher than anticipated.

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
itchykitty writes:
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All Around Excellent Car —

What's special about the 1998 Chevy Malibu? Nothing really, but that may have been why I held onto this vehicle for 12 years, no matter what stage in my life I was in, this car could fit into it. I purchased my Malibu used in 1999 when I was 18 years old, this car was great in college, it comfortably fit 5 adults, was easy enough to parallel park for a mid-sized sedan, got decent gas mileage,and I could always surprise people and smoke them at stop lights (as long as they weren't an actual sports car). This car was also great when I started my career and endured daily hour long commutes in Minnesota winters like a champ, I only ended up in a ditch with this car once and guess what, the 3.1L engine had enough oomph to get me back out. The engine provided enough zip to feel completely safe passing other vehicles on 2-lane highways. The four door sedan was also perfect as a family vehicle, it was extremely easy to get my daughters in and out of their carseats in this vehicle and the interior cleaned up very nicely. I gave my Malibu to my SIL in 2011 when I obtained a job closer to home and she needed a reliable vehicle to commute to her job. The only real con to this vehicle was that the 3.1 engine is notorious with head gasket issues, I had to replace mine twice. In 12 years the only major repairs I had were the gaskets and a broken tie-rod, but the great thing about this vehicle is that so many were made so it is easy to find used parts and to save money. I never had been stranded on the side of the road with this car, sure I blew a tire or two in 12 years, but the donut was so easy to pop on. All in all, I loved this vehicle as is evident with my review/love letter to the 1998 Chevy Malibu.

Pros: Power, Reliable, Comfortable.

Cons: Head gasket, fuel gauge

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
Maliblue writes:
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Versitile — The only two things wrong with this car is that it has very few modification options and the abs system is jacked up. Other than those two the car is great! For a family car it still has a sporty look to it (from the right angle), it has good power if needing to pass someone on the highway. I wouldn't try to take someone at a red light!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Cheap
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Good Fuel economy

Cons: Slow
Everyone has one
very few modifications

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
asadsh writes:
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Excelent Beautiful Family Car — spacious car good for family , dashing looks , excelent running car , ABS system , Power steering , power mirrors , power side locks , no remote access , cassette player am fm , brakes are excelents even if you are above 80`90 miles it stop you with short spam of time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: spacious , smooth quit running , abs , safety , everything power like steering side mirror and locks

Cons: no cd player

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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Decent Car, But You Can Get So Much Better For The Same Money. — The Malibu performed adequately in every way, and wasn't exactly a poor-looking car, but the build quality was terrible and five years into ownership, the undercarriage had completely turned to rust. All in all, not a great car, but a decent enough way to get from A to B.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Decent Appearence, Not Over Sensitive, Fairly Cheap Maintenance

Cons: Poor Build Quality, Not Much Fun, Breakdowns Common

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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Good Car — Good running little car that is good on gas mileage. A/C needs a little work. Clean and is very easy to maintain. This car is fun to drive and handles really well. Takes turns on a dime. Fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great mileage

Cons: a/c needs work

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
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Its An Okay Car. — Strong V6...Good reliable car. After 3 accidents car was still driving good. Tail lights kept on going out. Good accelerations and braking..Gas mileage wasn't that great tho. But decent for a V6...the 2008 model looks so much bettter!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: roomy

Cons: Poor interiors

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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Malibu — paid 250$ for the car and lasted me over a year it was a good car great shape had 18" rims on it nice stereo system it had tinted windows , the car had lots of power too it was a strong car but i sold it not to long ago i got my money out of it i got 700$ for it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: smooth riding car

Cons: gas lines leaked

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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Good Car — Awesome on gas for sure! not too bad on the snow and ice but not too many cars are amazing right?! its a great family car with lost of room for any size household. drives nice and is a good car for almost anything!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Good on gas

Cons: none that i can think of

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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1998 Malibu — Its a good little car that is great on gas. We have had it for about a year now. Nothing major has broke on it. Just normal maintance. It is fun to drive. Doesnt have alot of power. Some small problems

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good on gas

Cons: not alot of room

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