1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1 V6 from North America
They should be deemed unsafe by the goverment
Brakes every 12,000 miles!
Speed Sensor 42,000.
Fan Speed Resitor 30,000.
A/C Control head 40,000.
Intake Manifold Gaskets 46,000.
Tie Rod 46,000.
Strut Mount 70,000.
Power window motor 31,000.
Alternator The Day after I bought it.
Water Pump 83,000.
Engine 52,000 As a result of the intake manifold gasket.
Fuel Pump 84,000.
Ignition Some where in there.
Transmission not sure what, it started to slip I stopped driving it and traded it in the next day before it got bad.
This car handled great. But it also liked to handle my check book. I have never had such a bad car. I traded it for a 06 Elantra that I already have 30,000 miles on. Problem free miles. I have never evan thought about getting rid of a car with under a 100,000 miles on it. But when the transmission started to go it had to go.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th April, 2007
As the owner of a 2001 GM compact I find this review almost unbelievable, though I certainly won't be rude enough to infer that the reviewer is not being truthful.
My car has never had one single problem, has not required a brake job yet (at 59,000+ miles) and the brake linings still aren't showing much wear.
My brother drives Chevrolets, and has since the 80's, and has never had any problems with any of his.
My wife owns a GM SUV and it, too, has performed flawlessly.