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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview

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

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

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

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 LS FWD Review
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
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Displaying 21 - 25 of 25 1998 Chevrolet Malibu reviews.

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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