2000 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews - Page 12 of 26

2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1 V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

What hasn't been replaced???

Faults:

New steering rack at 15,000

4 sets of brakes... so far

Keyless entry works whenever, had this problem since day one.

Fan motor replaced at 20,000

Entire front suspension at approx. 29,000

PassLock security ignition switch replaced

Front speakers replaced

A/C switch replaced, went on and off whenever

Tires replaced at 20,000...they sucked

3 thermostats... so far

New tie rods last year-just before warranty up-thank goodness

Misc. lights keep blowing out

Gas mileage not the greatest, dealer says everything is the way it is supposed to be as far as adjustments etc.

General Comments:

For being my first brand new car I am not impressed. Everything was repaired/replaced under warranty, but now that the warranty is up, I hope I have no more problems... otherwise this car is being pushed into the ocean!!! The dealership was not very nice either, were nice to me after I call GM twice and complained. I had a 1988 Pontiac Bonneville with over 200,000 miles when I sold it, and some of the things that went wrong in the Malibu never went wrong in the Bonneville!!

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

Review Date: 7th January, 2005

2000 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.1 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance54000 miles
Previous carIsuzu Pickup

Summary:

Sell it quick

Faults:

Where do I start. Tires failed inspection at 30,000 miles, intake manifold gasket replaced, heater/AC blower failed, cruise control failed, 4 serpentine belts, an alternator, a tensioner, an idler pulley, a water pump assembly - the serpentine belt still squeals. Electronic mirrors failed. Chevy has lost a customer for life with this hunk of junk!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th October, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram

Summary:

Chevy has lost me I used to buy them all the time

Faults:

Problems with the brakes, Problems with fuel system, More brake problems, flasher unit went bad, heater fan stopped working in 1 and 2 spots, key fob went bad, electric window doesn't work right, CD player overheats, lights went bad...

General Comments:

Car is to heavy for the little pads, Still don't know whats wrong with fuel system, Car eats brakes, Was charged $104 to change a flasher unit that I could have done for 20, Heater fan just don't work in position 1 and 2, Key fob where the battery goes broke so there is no contact with the metal clip, window seems to be kind of broke off its track sometimes, CD player gets real hot, lights just blow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st September, 2004

2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carToyota Solara

Summary:

Be aware of the car history if at all possible

Faults:

Turn signals work intermittently.

Hazard Lamps do not work at all.

Passlock theft system will not allow car to start for 10 minutes and then may do so again.

General Comments:

There was a recall issued on February 5, 2004 on the Hazard/Turn Lamps. I have contacted GM about these concerns and they stated they could not be of service for the Passlock theft system problem. There should be a way to deactivate it. There has been several occasions where it was a huge inconvenience such as being late to pick up my child from school or late to work. I am a single mom and I cannot afford to pay a mechanic to fix this problem, so I just deal with it as it comes. Otherwise the car has been good. I do prefer my Toyota Solara over the Chevy Malibu!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st August, 2004

20th Aug 2005, 18:05

About the theft system problem - have you gotten it fixed? If so, how? I'm having the same problems with my 1999 Chevy Malibu and I have no answers.

31st Aug 2005, 22:38

Same problem with pass-lock, had it replaced, failed in 11 months, hoping to have a started installed soonest with passlock 2 bypass to resolve the problem. Cost $60.00 (CAD) plus labour for the pass plus which starter you select.

23rd Jan 2006, 19:49

I have a 2000 MALIBU! Love it! The Pass Lock system was fixed by purchasing (beleive it or not) are remote starter! They have to bypass the system for this device to work and by doing so it recified the problem by accident!~ YAY!

I have put $$ into this car, but it is amazing deal my parents share it with me and it is perfect!

5th Feb 2007, 05:04

My pass lock froze not even a month into owning my 2000 Malibu and believe it or not, even with 90,000 miles GM still fixed it under the agreement I pay for any upcoming problems with it. Chevy Malibu is a car that rocks the mullet.

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 99 reviews