2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS from North America
A decent value
Squeaky brakes as usual.
A/C light flashes on and off when outside temp is over 90deg. F. Will get new board.
Wear on leather steering wheel. Not peeling yet.
Engine does knock a little. Not sure why.
Overall, I like the car. It drives well.
Sound system is good with no real problems.
Sun-roof makes the drive more relaxing.
Gas mileage is a little lower than claimed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th May, 2003
6th Aug 2003, 12:13
Your engine noise is a result of pistons 1-4 not being properly glazed from the factory. This will not result in any performance issues-it will only cause your engine to have an annoying "piston-slap."
I had my engine replaced under warranty at 34,000 miles due to this problem, and after my new engine had a few miles on it, the noise was back.