1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 6 Cylinder from North America
This is a good car if you can keep up with the repairs
Brakes and rotors reground/replaced too many times to recall. At least twice a year since buying the car.
Alternator replaced at least 3 times.
Water pump replaced.
Serpentine belt replaced.
AM portion of the radio went out. Dealer fixed it after I showed him what I found on the Internet about the problem.
Air conditioning and heat wouldn't work until the dial was turned past '3'. I found the fix on the Internet, took it to my shop and they fixed it. A resistor needed to be replaced.
The air conditioning would cycle on/off quickly. The switch was defective and replaced under warranty.
The 'Check Engine' light has been on since last July. The repair shop says I need a new Catalytic Converter for ~$700. I will fix it when I have the money.
The lights on the radio buttons have started to go out.
All of the power steering fluid drained from the system. Luckily, this was caught before damage was done to the system. No leak was found.
The car is OK. Not the best car I've owned and not the worst.
I have found that the driver side seat is very good and provides my back with good support. I can drive long distances (~300 miles) with no discomfort in my back.
The car doesn't have good acceleration and is very sluggish going up hills.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th February, 2005