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2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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Most Car For Least $ — I love my car. Sure its not the best car on the road, but i still love it.

Pros: 44000 miles, spoiler, leather seats.

Cons: leather seats not heated, no sunroof, no six disc.

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
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Your Basic V6 Front-wheel Drive Sedan; Don't Expect Much. — These cars are everywhere. This body style of Malibu is almost more common than Civics in my area. It'll stick corners about as good as any small sedan will, and the acceleration isn't shabby. I find it abnormally quiet, as to where you almost need the large, analog tachometer to know it's running. The styling isn't bad, but it is too common to be memorable. The interior works, but could use improvement.

Pros: Quick, well-styled, small on outside, nimble

Cons: too common, too quiet, small on inside, easily loses grip under acceleration

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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This Is A Pretty Good Car,it Has Just Enough Good Looks And It Takes You Where You Need To Go. — The Chevy Malibu was made for economic purposes, not for looks. This body style first showed up in the line in 1997 and then later changed in 2004. It's a little box shaped, and it is a high-tail vehicle, but it's a car with just enough good looks for yourself to be able to drive in public without feeling embarrased. I and my mother have owned a 2003 Malibu for about three years and it's been doing pretty good...on account it was used when we got and it has over 100,000 miles on it. It has good acceleration,smooth ride, good sized passenger room,and a good sized trunk. We drive it to Greenville and Spartanburg almost every day and it does great except for the crazy drivers on the highway. I would recommend this car to a friend that's going to college, or a friend that would just use it for everyday errands because of it's good fuel economy,and it's quite safe. It does have a few Cons, but it will do.

Pros: Passenger Room,Cargo Room,Ride,Standard Anti-Lock Braking,Build Quality,Fuel Economy.

Cons: Steering Feel,Engine Noise(4-Cylinder)

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
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A Good Family Car — don't know what to say it has power when you want it good gas mileage if you don't

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
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The Car You Can Live With...for A While... —

Fine enough get and go for a 3000 lb. car. Turning radius is ridiculously bad, and cornering, consequently is equally awful. Braking is solid. Rear view is rather awkward as the default suspension sets the car at an incline, thereby making backing up an adventure. Due to the light weight, incline suspension, and overall average handling at best, the rear has a tendency to slip out, especially in bad weather. However, it's a solid car, one that's fine for families and young folks to learn on. It will keep you safe and haul your crap without complaint most of the time. Overall, it's a fine car...until it hits 80k miles. I ditched this car because everything changes after about 80k. It's everything that was wrong with GM. There are some design features I never understood, like why the defroster was made such that it only defrosted the center 60% of the windshield and let the edges ice up...but those you can get past. What you can't get past is losing your car once a month for the new thing that broke. It's a cheap and easy repair, almost always, but...it's getting repaired all the time. For a first car or a temporary car while you save up, it does its job. What it doesn't do is inspire confidence in much of anything, and that's why ultimately, it's not worth keeping very long.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Maintenance Costs/Labor, Price, Utility

Cons: Reliability in its higher miles, performance, fails to inspire fun or confidence

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2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWD Review
vs2003 Buick LeSabre Limited Sedan FWD
2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWD winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2003 Buick LeSabre Limited Sedan FWD better.
"more comfortable"
Value Ranked 2003 Buick LeSabre Limited Sedan FWD better.
"better quality"
2003 Chevrolet Malibu Review
ride2buy says:
vs2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE1
2003 Chevrolet Malibu winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 better.
"better suspension"
Value Ranked 2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 better.
"even though value may be the same you usually find them listed at better deals"
2003 Chevrolet Malibu FWD Review
Johnathan says:
vs2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium Sedan FWD
2003 Chevrolet Malibu FWD winning categories:
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium Sedan FWD better.
"About one and a half times the space."

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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 Guru9CNZZ4

As a black single woman I felt as if I was discriminated against at this dealership. Also, to be called a liar, I couldn’t believe the level of professionalism with the top manager and this establish... Read More

Review By Guru9BKGQ8

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

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