1976 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

1976 Chevrolet Malibu Classic 305 from North America

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1975
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 305 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance76420 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

I love her, she's irreplaceable

Faults:

Right tail light melted due to improper exhaust placement.

A/C quit prior to ownership.

Heat vent flap cable seized (impossible to find).

Original radio barely has sound.

General Comments:

76000 miles and finally parked, I'm replacing the 305 with a custom 427sb, and the 350 turbo trans with a Tremek T56. I'm also quad mounting a Detroit Locker 3:73.

I'll most likely keep the original color (red), a new coat of course, and replace the white vinyl top, which would still be in good shape if a horse hadn't taken a bite out of it.

I'm also finding it hard to find replacement interior vinyl in white.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2009

1976 Chevrolet Malibu Classic 305 from North America

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 305 Automatic
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

Great looking car, and is reliable

Faults:

The car's headlights are not working great, need to get them replaced.

Needs new gas tank, which has a hole in it.

Brakes need to be bled, will do later.

General Comments:

Starts up great!!

Low mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2009

1976 Chevrolet Malibu Classic 350 from North America

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 350 Automatic
Distance when acquired64800 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Bad ass car!!!

Faults:

Car had been sitting for about a year so some hoses had to be replaced. I have only had the car for a month, and I guess I am going to have to have the brakes looked at because I think the master cylinder is gone.

General Comments:

The car is in excellent condition!!! Interior ALL ORIGINAL! Runs GREAT! 64,800 ORIGINAL miles when I got it last month!

I get an offer EVERYDAY to sell the car! It is a 4 door, all original paint too!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th October, 2007

1976 Chevrolet Malibu classic 350 V8 from North America

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership1976
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 350 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired13 miles
Most recent distance1000000 miles

Summary:

Definitely a car coming into its own finally

Faults:

Cam shaft went bad at 23000 miles this was a mfg problem for this year. GM NEVER notified me of warranty replacement.

General Comments:

The car is very dependable.

I have now completed a 100% restoration with updated engine, transmission, brakes and suspension. Interior is new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th January, 2006

4th Sep 2007, 19:05

I have a 4-door 1976 Chevy Malibu, under 100,000 miles that belonged to my grandmother. Has always run great, very fast, but I haven't used it a quite a while so it's been sitting there, so I brought to a shop for a check-up. It has a fair amount of rust on trunk and around rear window. Guy in auto shop said it would take probably $2000 to change out all hoses, etc. etc. so that I could drive it safely and without worrying that it will break down or not start. Prob. not worth it ot me as I have another car. Should I donate it, sell it on ebay, or try to sell it for parts?

Average review marks: 3.7 / 10, based on 4 reviews