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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
Mountaineer writes:
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Bought It New, Few Problems, 10 Yrs Old And Still Going. — I bought my car new and have had the normal maintenance problems, the auto is old but still gets good gas mileage. I have a minor problem now and just trying to find out how to resolve it.

Owner for 10 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:16,000

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
Melissa108 writes:
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It's Great For A Compact Car. — Very big trunk and backseat... enough space. Air conditioner sucks. The lights don't go off when i put the car park at night. Electric locks and windows.

Pros: its got wheels...

Cons: air conditioner and lights

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
cjwigs1 writes:
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Outstanding And Durable Car — It takes a beating and keeps on ticking with well over 110,000 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
palu writes:
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All In All, A Good Car, Dependeble, Good Power, Some Problems —

Bought my 1998 Malibu LS in 2006, one owner, 85000 miles. Now have 107,000 miles. Problems? A/C switch intermittent, traced problem to bad blower speed switch. New one was $175. Took out old switch assembly,(easy) took switch apart, replaced contact spring (ballpoint pen spring works well) problem solved, saved $175! Engine stalled or ran rough when turning or parking. Local dealer found broken and shorted wire in fuel injector harness behind alternator. Also replaced O2 sensor, serpentine belt, cleaned injectors and throttle body, for $1035. Ouch! Need to replace heater blower resistors, lost fan speeds 1&2.Now the oil light comes on at idle. Still runs fine, however. Overall, I love this car. Handles well, good acceleration with 3.1 V6, smooth, responsive transmission, very good handling, braking. Great stereo. I haVE AM/FM CD with remote cassette. My car is loaded, lacking only a sunroof, leather, and a rear spoiler. All of which I don't need. This car was a one owner, driven 15,000 miles/year. Came with owners manual and original window sticker. Paid $5000 for it in Lebanon, IN, where I was living at the time. I travel 22 miles each way to work, on the highway at 65 mph. A nice, quiet highway car. Good power for merging or passing. I need to either find a replacement set of alloy wheels or a way to clean the ones on the car. They are dull and corroded. My advice? If you find a clean '98 Malibu that you can afford, buy it! It is the poor man's Accord/Camry.

Cons: Water leaks in trunk, headlights and tailights. Gas mileage. 22 mpg overall

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1998 Chevrolet Malibu Review
Lehtinen10 says:
Great car. It had its struggles in the Minnesota winters due to its lightweight design. Even with new tires, it struggled in deeper snow, and stopping on some road surfaces. My specific model only has 46,000 miles on it, and it runs like new. Every panel on the interior is pristine. I live the smooth ride and nice handling this car has, but sometimes the steering does feel stiff. The interior is nice and the car has some good power behind it. There is plenty of technology for a base model car from the late 90s. Great car. Fun drive. Good power.
vs1989 Buick Regal Custom Coupe RWD
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWD Review
GuruYVSWK says:
My car overall is a decent car but I have one major issue with it every time I come to a stop sign or a light it bogs down and dies on me my current fix for it is putting it in low when I stop it is fairly fast and I’d like to bring it to the shop to get all the sensors replaced and the trans cleaned or replaced it has 173k miles and is beautiful
vs1998 Dodge Avenger ES FWD
1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWD winning categories:
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