Have you driven a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu?  

User Reviews

View reviews where users commented on categories.

Clear selections

Displaying 21 - 30 of 2000 Chevrolet Malibu 30 reviews.

2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
Danny writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2000 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
susie1956 writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
Danny writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2000 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
Michele writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2000 Chevrolet MalibuReview
Jen writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
Muhammad writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2000 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
Zhenyu writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
jswick2006 writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
Ed writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
police writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 21 - 30 of 2000 Chevrolet Malibu 30 reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2021 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Review By Guru9XLDKT

Handles well. Great acceleration. Media center is easy accessible. Nice car. Read More

Review By Guru9V7262

Worked hard to find the right car and I found it in this 2021 Malibu. Feels like a sport car. The power seat is a bonus. The style of the dash and the controls on the wheel no more reaching for the ... Read More

2020 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Review By Guru9VST48

I love it! She rides smooth, smell great, clean and is very functional. Read More

Review By Adriana

Overall love the premiers features, interior and the way it drives! Read More

2019 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Review By Ada

Love my Malibu!! Everything about it. Ease of driving, beautiful interior & exterior, all the newest features. Read More

Review By Tim

It looks great and I am thinking about buying it Read More

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Review By Guru9BQVRK

car was fairly and competitively priced. sales associate was WONDERFUL. the Malibu LT is luxurious and came equipped with a bose sound system and technology package that is amazing. 9” touch screen... Read More

Review By Guru9B9NXN

Its a car that is easy to love. Im so happy with my choice. Its quick, efficient and fun to drive. Read More

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Review By Guru9BKGQ8

It was the basic Malibu. But the exterior looks amazing and handles well. Read More

Review By Marc

General Motors came out with a winner on this line of Malibu. Styling, amenities, and just the pure fun of driving this back again! The styling is very up-to-date and The price point is very affordabl... Read More

Malibu

Looking for a Used Malibu in your area?

CarGurus has 17,128 nationwide Malibu listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:
Have you driven a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu?