1999 Chevrolet Malibu LX 3.1 from North America
Be prepare to spend money
One of the first things I noticed was that the car overheated. I took the car the the repair shop and was told that GM built these cars to run hot to keep emissions down. At the shop we noticed that there was a leak coming from the water pump. I have replaced the following since May: Water pump, Radiator flushed, battery, brake rotors, oil pump, (sensors went while cleaning the fuel injectors- this one paid by the repair shop owner) the heater fan stopped working in 1 & 2 speed had to replace expensive fuse. Intake manifold leak very expensive to repair. Now the engine has an antifreeze smell.. not leaking yet??
I still like this car is very responsive on the road and handles pretty good. I wanted to buy American to help out the economy.. I guess I'm doing a great job.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 21st March, 2004