2001 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews - Page 5 of 25

2001 Chevrolet Malibu from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance117500 miles
Previous carMercury Marquis

Summary:

Other than the new engine at 65,000 miles, it's been a pretty good car!

Faults:

Antifreeze leak at 35,000 miles.

New engine at 65,000 miles.

New brakes approximately every 15,000 miles since I bought it.

Rust in the paint under the gas cap since about 80,000 miles.

New serpentine belt at 115,000 miles.

New fuel pump at 117,500 miles.

General Comments:

Outside of the engine replacement, I have been happy with this car. At over 100,000 miles, I should expect things to start going wrong with the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2007

2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance109000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

I'm not going to buy another one of these cars

Faults:

This car is a big disappointment. When I got it in 2003 it had 50,000 miles on it and it ran fine for a few years.

I had the brakes changed a few times and always had the oil changed every 3000 or so miles. I've had it tuned up a few times as well. But now I have had it 4 years and there's a lot of problems with it.

I had a new fuel line put in a few months ago and now the transmission is stuttering between 0-40 mph as if it's "hunting" for gears. The shop I always go to said they couldn't find anything wrong with it.

Then by the time I took it to the second shop, my car had denied to start a few times after I'd driven it for the first time in the day. I had to have my car towed from work almost every week this summer. It had something to do with the anti-theft system and electricals on the car, which now had gotten fixed so I could start my car.

They said I should just get a new car because it's just a bunch a little things that are gonna snowball, but I'm a student and don't have the money for that right now.

Then I took it to a transmission shop and they wanted $500 just to take it out and look at it, and then from there it may be $2300-$3000 to fix! I don't know what I'm gonna do.

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

Review Date: 8th September, 2007

2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.0 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Mercury Marquis

Summary:

Car is a super car for the money spent

Faults:

The things that have gone wrong with the car; The weakest part to this car are the brakes. In the past several years I've had the brakes re-worked 4-times. This time I will have to replace the rotors as they warp very easily. Other than the brakes the car has not cost me a dime.

General Comments:

This car could use more horsepower, other than that the car has performed great and delivers a consistent 25 miles per gallon of gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2007

2001 Chevrolet Malibu from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance61000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Ford Mustang LX Convertible

Summary:

Good basic reliable transportation

Faults:

Air conditioner failure in first summer, fixed under warranty. Car was delivered with annoying buzzes and rattles that the dealer mostly corrected. The rest I just got used to.

"Knock" from front driver's side wheel (only in the winter, on cold days) when I hit a bump on the road that no one has been able to explain or correct.

Front brake pads and rotors replaced at 50,000 kms. One set of tires replaced at the same time, second set replaced recently at 60,000 kms. No other major repairs.

General Comments:

This car is ordinary, basic transportation. It is not ugly, nor is it attractive. It's not fast or nimble, but it's no slouch either. As someone who just wants to get from Point A to Point B, it's all I ask for. It has has been reliable and has not had servicing issues. The interior is probably its weakest point. Fit and finish is a bit substandard, but not intolerably so. The V6 engine produces 170hp - just the right amount for a car this size. Overall I have been satisfied with this vehicle and feel it was a good value for what I paid. I'm now using it to tow a small popup camper, and it does reasonable well so far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2007

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 86 reviews