1997 Chevrolet Malibu from North America
Full of problems
New water pump, serpentine belt, brake system at 65k.
A/C controls do not work properly.
Intermittent noises in the dash.
ABS brake light on and off, skips at 5 mph.
New compressor at 70k - clutch being worn due to electrical problem in the console that causes the A/C to come on and shut off over and over if on level 3 or higher.
4 sets of brake pads - 3 sets of rotors.
Electrical system in the console is problematic.
Anti-theft comes on without warning and you have to wait ten minutes to start the car.
I was very happy with the Malibu for all of two weeks, which is when the water pump failed. Within the first year of ownership I paid more than 4k for repairs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd December, 2002