Chevy's worst production model going
I was so happy when I purchased my 2001 Chevy Malibu LS, my very first car. It didn't take long to turn that smile into a frown.
I had to replace the brakes at 30,000 km.
Stock tires replaced at 35,000km.
Heater controls never worked on settings 1 & 2.
Battery replaced at 61,000km.
Severely cracked flywheel replaced at 67,000km (expensive fix).
Wheel bearings replaced at 74,500km.
My Malibu is a real source of disappointment, and Chevy takes no responsibility for their technical blunders.
My advice to fellow Malibu owners is get to know your mechanic well, you will be seeing him/her often.
I still have a year of payments left on this car, but after that Chevy will never get any of my hard earned money again.
Do yourself a favour and buy an import. You can pay less for a domestic up front, but in the long run imports are much more reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th April, 2004