1979 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1979 Chevrolet Malibu Classic 267 2bbl V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1978
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 267 2bbl V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired13 miles
Most recent distance83250 miles
Previous carChevrolet monza

Summary:

Best car I ever bought

Faults:

Valve seals replaced with umbrella type seals last spring at 82967 miles (minor & typical repair for this application).

The original 350 transmission is starting to slip a bit (Another typical repair).

My carburetor was recently rebuilt.

The rear window was resealed for leakage twice. Once under warranty in 1980, & again with a urethane seal last year.

General Comments:

I ordered my Malibu Classic sport coupe brand new in the fall of 1978.

I drove the car home 2 weeks later.

This car to this day still has an extremely nice & smooth ride.

The light blue vinyl bench seats in it are very durable, & comfortable. Plus, they still look good.

Other than the problems I listed, this car has been virtually trouble free.

After 24 years of ownership, I still love to go out for a spin in it, plus I get compliments on it all the time.

It is original, except for a repaint of the original shade of light blue metallic in urethane that I did on it 2 years ago.

The car still has a nice body, and the factory rally wheels look great on it.

The acceleration and performance aren't the greatest, but it gets good gas mileage, and makes a wonderful cruiser.

These cars have become classics in their own right. They have classy looking lines & make great drag cars, hot rods, street machines, & cruisers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2002

5th Dec 2002, 06:49

The mileage for my Malibu from when I first bought it should read 1, not 13. That car was a newborn when I took it home.

9th May 2003, 11:54

My '79 Malibu Classic is the best car I have ever owned. She needs a paint job and that is about all. I have put several starters on her, but I say that is because she is so quiet you can't tell that it is already started. My friends laughed at her and call her the Titanic, but when they are making their big payments and taking their cars to the shop... I am the one that's laughing!

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 10 reviews