1997 Chevrolet Malibu LS from North America
Great pack-up-for-college car
I had to replace the serpentine belt last summer and had to be towed, but that was because it was an original belt.
The engine has a bit of a tick at times.
The blower doesn't work on 1&2 unless I up it to 3 first and then back down.
I drive the same stretch of road, but sometimes when I accelerate up to speed, the tachometer runs really high until I hit 75 and then it backs down to normal.
Just last week I started it up and it lurched forward a few times as if it were a standard without the clutch pushed in. It does it occasionally when idling and when the brake is depressed.
I love my 97 LS, it is a great car and has given me few serious worries.
I like the way it handles. It's a smooth riding car and very spacious and comfortable.
The factory system sounds great still, although I blew out my front passenger one.
I don't know much about cars, but it runs well and that's all that matters.
I've been looking for a newer one with a moon roof or sunroof and fewer miles, but by the sounds of the other comments I don't want to upgrade. I think I'll stick with my beauty until she dies for good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th June, 2003