I love my little Rocket!
Replaced alternator went out twice (cheapo alternator) ($140).
Replaced original waterpump / timing chain ($600).
Replaced brakes, rotors and shoes, tires, fuel filter, O2 sensors ($400).
Fuel sensor went out (part was $5 at junkyard) ($5).
Entire front wheel replaced (my fault, slid into a curb) ($1,100 insurance covered thank god!)
I love this Malibu. I travel about 50 miles a day between work and school. This car is outstanding!! I get a constant 24 mpg in town, and close to 30 on the highway.
I adore my car, it looks outstanding, runs like a champ, and I get some glances in it.
With the twin cam motor, this car puts out 160 HP. For a little car, it has plenty of power.
I replaced the Firestone tires that were on it when I bought it with Uniroyal Tiger Paw APW 2. What a difference!
I replaced the brake rotors and pads with ceramic pads. The car stops on a dime now.
I am surprised I haven't gotten a speeding ticket yet; I love the feeling when I gun it all the way to the floor. It's like a rocket!
Overall I love my car. Great pick up, good gas mileage, cheap insurance and a sleek body. I don't like all of the plastic on the car, but that's almost any car now!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2010