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2000 Chevrolet Malibu from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carFord Fusion

Summary:

This car is a piece of crap

Faults:

Rode fine for the first 3 days.

Then started hearing this horrible clanking noise from the engine.

Then started to completely shut down while driving!

General Comments:

This car is absolute crap!

The dealer who sold it to me won't refund my money or fix it.

I will never buy another Chev. car again.

I wish I would have seen all these reviews before I got this car.

Poor excuse of a car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th December, 2009

2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Distance when acquired228000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

Would have like to have drove this car when new

Faults:

Two problems that keep coming up.

1. Surging problem is a IAC valve issue. This valve controls air mixture to fuel for idle. Part about $45.00 and it can be installed yourself.

2. AC problem where AC turns off, goes from recirculate to fresh air mode. This is a mode valve located in dash. Part about $40.00, but a boat load of labor. Half of dash has to come off to get to it.

Brakes are junk. Rotors warp before pads wear out. Suggested that I bit the bullet and buy either GM rotors or the good heavy duty Wagner line.

General Comments:

My 2000 LS has had 2 motors in it.

Blower fan just went out.

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

Review Date: 14th December, 2009

2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance133000 miles

Summary:

Seems nice, but has constant mechanical problems and becomes a nightmare after 100k miles

Faults:

Brakes and rotors wear out once a year.

Fuel pump died out of the blue.

Engine mount bracket broke for no reason.

Severe coolant leaking problem.

Shaking at speeds above 70 mph.

Weird rattling noise from back left of car when turning.

ABS light is constantly on, even if nothing is wrong.

Turn signals worked when they felt like it (were recalled and fixed by dealer).

Main drive belt spontaneously broke.

Tires wear out at least once a year.

Car frequently has difficulty starting.

Yesterday, automatic transmission stopped working properly. The engine revs at high speeds and doesn't shift right away. Took it to my mechanic today and am awaiting the bad news.

Both front door speakers in 2008.

Cigarette lighter stopped working.

All this and much much more I can't even remember.

General Comments:

I've had this car for almost 6 years. When I first got it, it seemed like a great car, but things quickly went downhill. In the past few years, this car has left me stranded on the side of the road more times than I care to remember.

In the past 2 years, something serious and expensive has broken/stopped working every few months. As soon as I get the current problem diagnosed/fixed, I'm getting rid of this car.

It has turned into a nightmare. I've spent almost as much time driving other people's cars as my own in the last 6 months.

However, if I can manage to forget about all the mechanical issues, I really do like this car. It's fun to drive, with quick pickup. It's comfortable, roomy, has good sound from stock speakers (though I recently had to replace both front door speakers after they died), and has good visibility. My personal two favorite features are the ignition's location in the dash, and the cup holder located just to the left of the steering wheel.

Driving the Malibu is not all fun and games though. Its handling on slippery surfaces is positively terrible. The only accident I have ever had was due to sliding off a wet road. Tires spin when pulling out from a stop on wet roads, even with the lightest acceleration.

Another big complaint is that the base model of the 2000 Malibu comes standard with practically nothing. You get a radio with a clock. No CD player, not even a tape deck. No power windows, locks, etc. The most basic of basic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th December, 2009

7th Dec 2009, 17:33

"Seems nice, but has constant mechanical problems and becomes a nightmare after 100k miles"

Hate to tell ya, but this rings true for ALL GM vehicles.

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