1998 Chevrolet Malibu from North America
Nice car - maintenance too high - too many factory induced design problems - built with cheap parts
Replaced intake manifold gasket.
Replaced battery several times as well as brakes, but not more than normal for these items.
Struts make a noise at low speeds, but we tolerate it.
Had to have other sensors replaced - dealership maintenance rates VERY expensive.
Had the AC switch intermittent problem. AC would go off and on at will. Turned out it was the switch itself. I got under the dash and sprayed a switch contact cleaner into the switch and it works perfectly now. A dealership would probably want to replace a lot of parts when a simple squirt of cleaner into the AC switch was all it needed.
Now my ABS light is coming on. Probably just needs cleaning but not sure I want to tackle that job myself. Will be over $400 for the dealership to fix it so they told me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th January, 2009