2000 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

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    2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    4,425

    Great All Around Versatility With Decent Fuel Economy — Great all around versatility with decent fuel economy Pretty good replacement for the Chevrolet Corsica. Aerodynamic styling with rain gutter features so water does not drip when opening the door. The side mirrors are reflexible, if in case it is hit by a pole, it springs back to position. All 1997 - 2003 Chevrolet Malibu comes standard with ABS. The car is a decent size and have convenient features on a budget. I like the left side cupholder on the dashboard, unfortunately it makes exiting the car more difficult when used. I would of liked more shoulder room in the front and more leg room in the rear if the front seats are slided about 3/4 of seating track towards the back. Surprisingly the car handles curves very well with some body leans (noticed using Goodyear Eagle GT HR tires). Unfortuantely the 3.1L/3.4L engines have been known for leaking intake manifold gaskets. Now available are the revised gaskets to correct the situation. Even worse was the fact that the amount of parts to remove just to get to the old gaskets. In other words, I wished the car was more mechanic friendly. I wished the car came with a transmission fluid level dipstick. The 4T40E/4T45E only uses a fluid level plug, which requires you to go under the car while engine is running and all four wheels need to be on jack stands or vehicle lift. Blower motor resistor block are known to burn out. This created the symptom of not getting fan speed 1 or 2. Knock on wood, I only had to replace it once. It is under the front passenger footwell held in by two bolt and you unplug the electrical connector. Other than the leaking intake manifold gaskets (could not repair in one weekend at first) and damage to the front right suspension/axle (shop had to wait on parts), the car was able to spend most of the time on the road.

    Pros: decent acceleration and fuel economy, big rear split fold opening size and trunk space

    Cons: leaking intake manifold gaskets, burnt out blower motor resistor block,

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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    2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
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    55

    Problems, Problems, Problems — when we first got the car (bought it brand new), we loved it i used to call it my "malibu beach baby" about three years down the road, we started having numerous problems we put thousands of dollars worth of work into it only to have something else go wrong soon after tie rod, power steering, fuel pump and all the other parts around that,air conditioner died after four years, just to name a few things we kept her for eight years then finally had to let her go it was very sad but we started having transmission problems and she burned oil like water and was guzzling gas we now have a nissan altima which we absolutely love

    Owner for 8 years, 2 months

    Miles Driven per Year:12,000

    Pros: nice appearance, good size inside and out, good price back then

    Cons: numerous mechanical difficulties, not too good on fuel economy

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    2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    Great All Around Versatility With Decent Fuel Economy — Pretty good replacement for the Chevrolet Corsica that it replaces. Aerodynamic styling with rain gutter features so water does not drip when opening the door. The side mirrors are reflexible, if in case it is hit by a pole, it springs back to position. All 1997 - 2003 Chevrolet Malibu comes standard with ABS. The car is a decent size and have convenient features on a budget.

    Pros: decent rear split fold opening size and trunk space
    great power and acceleration with reasonable fuel economy
    handles cornering pretty good with some body leans (notice even better with Goodyear Eagle GT HR tires)

    Cons: 3.1L V6 had a technical service bulletin for leaking intake manifold gaskets
    Wish it had more leg room when the front seats are moved back
    Transmission does not have a dipstick - more difficult to check fluid level
    Not as mechanic friendly under the hood, especially with 3.1 L V6

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    2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
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    25

    Good Daily Driver Car — Liked this car alot. It was a good, economical car. Had a V6 and still had decent MPG. Started to show it's age though at 60K miles. Very poor trade in value. Changing wheels from stock improved handling significantly.

    Pros: Low cost
    Economical

    Cons: Poor trade in value.

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    2000 Chevy Malibu — It's ok. A number of problems w/ it since November ... when I got it. NOW, my radio died.. just shut itself off and won't turn back on. No clock, no lights, no nothing. Have no idea why.

    Pros: it drives... gets me where i need/want to go.

    Cons: Not my top choice for cars to drive, but its what i have.

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    2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    35

    An Average Mid-size Car. — Chevrolet might not have built this Malibu upto the standards, but the 2008 model is surely a good one.

    Pros: Roomy, affordable

    Cons: Fuel Economy, Audio System

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    2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base Review
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    Strong Build, Minor Mechanic Problems — Many ppl don't like US cars - At least those who I know. However, I'd say this car is absolutly the one you should have a glance at. He has a very strong body, with black shining skin: ) so sexy! Riding on it, you will feel safe much more than some other Jap cars. But I still need to tell you that things are not perfect. There are some issues you need to pay attention to which are beneath that nice look. Engine, brake, fuel pump strainer, coolant, gasket, etc. However, you are lucky that most of them are not big problem to you and the cost on them is reasonable. So, in summary, nice car, deserve your considering.

    Pros: Highway performance, Safety.

    Cons: Engine

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    2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    Point A To Point B! — NOT a fancy car. Will not amaze your friends. Will not get anyone's attention. WILL get you where you need to go every time. -30 or 130 degrees, it will start and will function in exactly the way it is supposed to. Bought mine new in 2000, 149,320 miles later, 0 major problems. One set of brake pads, oil changes at 3000, 2 new rear speakers. People talk trash about the Malibu, but it's just that, a large cavalier. It does what it can!

    Owner for 7 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:21,000

    Pros: Reliable as!

    Cons: None

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    2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    Family Car — couple of my friends own one. has power and moves when you give it gas.. felt like a giant cavalier to me

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    2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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    Pretty Good Car This Is My First One — good car having alot of trouble with brake rotars, have replaced them twice in a year.

    Owner for 4 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:18,000

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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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