1999 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews - Page 11 of 35

1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance167000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

I have been very pleased with my 99 Malibu. I had bought it in 1998 and today, 2006, she has 167,000 miles on her.

The only problems that I have had was the brake lighting system, along with electrical and hub bearings. I have always used the rule of thumb to change oil regularly, and very surprisingly have only done one tune up, keep in mind she is a four cylinder!

General Comments:

I'm very happy, and if I would have known how great this car was going to be, I would have gotten two.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2006

1999 Chevrolet Malibu Basic V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carJeep Wagoneer

Summary:

Generally reliable, nothing glamorous

Faults:

Repeatedly had to put in coolant.

Just found out my intake valve is cracked and the water pump is shot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2006

1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.5L V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 kilometres
Most recent distance138000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Acclaim

Summary:

The last GM car I will EVER own!

Faults:

Replaced both front struts and mounts at 64512 km.

Short in window switch at 64700 km.

Both front bearing and hub assemblies replaced at 65000km.

Alternator replaced at at 80800 km.

Front and rear brakes at 92000 km.

Front and rear brakes at 118000 km.

Water pump replaced at 118000 km.

Manifold head gasket replaced at 120000 km.

Front and rear brakes completely replaced at 125000 km.

Both front bearing and hub assemblies replaced at 137000km.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable to drive, especially on the highway.

The motor has adequate power.

The quality of the car in terms of build and parts is terrible.

The quality of treatment by the manufacturer is even worse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th April, 2006

1999 Chevrolet Malibu base 2.4 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired28987 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles

Summary:

Very reliable domestic machine

Faults:

Brakes.

Front end makes funny noises.

Seats are very comfortable.

Transmission shifts smoothly.

General Comments:

This car is very reliable. The AC Delco brakes needed to be replaced. I replaced them with after- market brake pads, since then, I have had no problems with the brakes. Transmission shifts smoothly and flawlessly. Overall, I love this car, I would buy another in a heartbeat.

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

Review Date: 14th March, 2006

1999 Chevrolet Malibu base 2.4 twin cam from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.4 twin cam Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired31127 miles
Most recent distance49647 miles

Summary:

Reliable and Gas effective transportation

Faults:

Air conditioning does not work on settings 1 and 2.

Bad vibration from front end.

Sub-par dealer brake pads wear quickly.

General Comments:

This car gets good fuel economy (about 21 miles city).

Drivers seat is comfortable.

This car has been pretty reliable for me. I have owned this car for 4 years (average 5,000 miles annually) and have had no serious problems. The AC Delco brake pads were terrible, however I went to a private mechanic and had him put after market pads on. Since then, I have had no brake problems. The air conditioning is weak, and only works on settings 3 through 5. Not good for a Massachusetts winter and summer. These two problems is what kept it from getting a 10 rating for reliability in my review. Other than that, the car has been very reliable and has not left me stranded yet. However based upon the other reviews I've heard on this site about this car, I've been fortunate to own a "reliable" one.

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

Review Date: 2nd March, 2006

24th Mar 2006, 20:01

Just wait until you hit 65,000 miles; then you will have some serious problems. This car is a great example why Chevrolet is on the edge of bankruptcy. Also, cars such as the Venture, Blazer, Impala and Cavalier have had serious mechanical problems over the last five or six years. Head gaskets blowing at 50,000 miles, constant brake replacement, transmission problems, etc. I would recommend that if you would to buy a Chevrolet product, buy one from the 70's or 80's. I would gladly take a Chevette (which was not a very good car) from the 1980's, than any Chevrolet built today.

27th Nov 2006, 20:53

BEST CAR I have ever owned. I purchased my 4dr 1999 4cyl Malibu off the lot in September 1999 with 20 miles on it. I now have 158K miles. Yes 158 thousand 700 miles.

Problems, brakes yes. Recently wheel bearings and the blower motor. FM drops out if I hit a bump (ground wire) and comes back on if I run the AC.

Now, it seems to sputter slightly may be sign of injector problem.

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 122 reviews