1998 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews - Page 12 of 48

1998 Chevrolet Malibu V6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired124000 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

This is an excellent car!

Faults:

During the time I have owned the car, the only problem that has occurred is the Alternator went about 1 month into owning the car.

General Comments:

I honestly love this car. Even with the bad reviews I have hear it is a great car, runs good and is very comfortable to drive. I would honestly buy another one. The Chevrolet Malibu is a great car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2007

27th Feb 2007, 21:39

Pay ZERO attention to the bad reviews. For some reason if a guy buys a Chevy and the turn signals stop working at 400,000 miles, it is a "piece of crap", but if a Honda transmission fails at 40,000 miles they just say "Oh, that's only one little problem. It only happens once every 500 years". You have a very well-built, durable car. The mid size GM cars are the best value in a used car anywhere.

14th Dec 2007, 21:36

Besides the car falling apart, they look OK and if you got the v6 you might do OK. If you got a quad-4, get rid of it as soon as possible or you will eventually have a car that doesn't run. Average repair bill on quad-4, $1500.00.and guess what? After it's repaired you still have a Quad-4 that will no doubt break down again sooner than later.

1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance86500 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

I like this car and am very happy I purchased it

Faults:

Rear window defroster wire is broken.

Steering wheel showing wear.

Power windows are sticky and move slow.

General Comments:

I bought this car as a second, cheap car to get to work. My wife likes more than the Taurus and wants to drive it all the time. The Taurus is in good shape also.

It is a very quick car and handles very well. It is a joy to drive.

It is not a luxury car, but is still very comfortable.

It is getting very good gas mileage, better than the Taurus with a 3.0L engine.

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

Review Date: 17th February, 2007

1998 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Inline 4 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4L Inline 4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance101500 miles
Previous carNissan 300ZX

Summary:

This car is a great value

Faults:

I have had very few problems with this car.

One of the rear windows stopped rolling up and down properly, so I left it up at all times, it never leaked.

The rear view mirror fell off of the windshield at one point. That repair was a simple one and was about 3 dollars to glue back on.

I bought the car used and there were recalls on the wipers and steering systems, please note I had no issues with them and to this day no problems have arisen.

I had to have a rebuilt transmission put in the car, thought this could be from the previous owner. I've had relatively few problems and repair costs were reasonable.

General Comments:

I put nearly 40,000 miles on the car in the roughly 2 years I owned it and I drove the car for trips over 600 miles at a time and had one issue with the transmission. I was never stranded in the car and had no issues with the mechanics of the engine.

The car is comfortable. It is as comfortable as the Nissan I had and was very roomy; I am over 6’5: and never felt cramped.

The cup holder in the console was great. It held many sizes very well.

One big thing I liked was the gas efficiency. On trips I got any where from 30 to 34 miles per gallon. When gas went up I was pleased knowing the car got form 25-34 miles per gallon.

The trunk and cab of the car were roomy and stood up to wear and tear pretty well. I had gray cloth and never had any torn fabric or broken seams.

One note the gear shift on the car became a little loose after about 6 months. This never affected the usability of the car.

The tire wear on this car was fantastic.

The paint held up well.

This car was in an accident this week. I hit a deer and it totaled the car. I was able to significantly slow down, which certainly helped the situation. I walked away with no injuries.

I consider this car a good value for the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2006

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 171 reviews