1998 Chevrolet Malibu from North America
A fun drive that's lasted me a long time
I've had to replace power window motors on at least two windows.
The gearshift, at about year 12, wouldn't move in cold weather and had to be replaced so I wouldn't be stranded in the cold.
There are a couple of rust spots.
Sometimes the car stalls for no good reason at low speeds - no reason found (could it be because of gas with ethanol?).
The parking brake doesn't always engage the way it should, and the dealer, when I asked, couldn't find anything wrong.
There is a problem with motor mounts; when the A/C is on and I stop at a light, the car shakes; if I turn off the A/C, the vibrations are greatly reduced.
The seats are comfortable on long road trips, even after all these years - and I like the fabric.
The back seat has plenty of leg room and head clearance.
The trunk is roomy - lots of room even when I take a friend on a Costco run!
I get about 17 MPG city and 30 highway.
The inside surfaces do not look like cheap plastic; the quality is good.
It has great pickup! I have no problems going up hills or mountains, or setting off from traffic lights. I enjoy driving my car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th February, 2013