2002 Chevrolet Malibu malibu sedan from North America




Replaced all four tires three times now.

Replaced brakes and rotors 3 times now.

Signal and hazard light fixed twice, hmm? broke again.

Power windows----sometimes!

ABS light, on, off, on, off-mechanic says ABS is fine.

Lights dim-interior and exterior.

I'm trading this thing in and going back to my toyota.I'm sick of this high costing car that by the way trade in value is next to nothing. never again!!!

General Comments:

Run, run, run!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th August, 2006

2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base Model 3.1 from North America


If it looks like a pile of _____ and acts like a pile of _____ it must be..


67000 mile tune up with coil pack possibly X2 now.

Doors squeak.

Brakes rotors, calipers and tires replaced.

Burns oil.

Low gas economy.

Poor performance.

RDS not powerful enough to work where I live.

General Comments:

Hmmm let's see what has NOT gone wrong with this car in the past month. I should have done this BEFORE I bought the biggest piece of poopoo I have ever bought.

Traded in my conversion van (pride and joy Dodge van) for this to save on gas. I am getting the same gas mileage on this thing as I got on my van 14-18 city and 17-20 hwy.

Then the brakes went out, I hear this is normal.

Then I took it to Maryland from Michigan to pick up my kid for the summer, and poof it dies in the parking lot of the mall. $500 dollars later and a coil pack and tune up, it worked again, but I hesitated to put on the AC for fear it would happen again. I was told it would not.

I went back to using AC after the trip and low and behold, here it is again doing the same thing. It shakes really hard and the check engine light comes on and stays on, then goes on and off.

The doors in the front squeak really loud when you open them, the gear lever has to be rattled to go into park and stay.

This car is a piece of poop with great riding back seats.

The console in the center has had to be taken apart because it will not stay together (the armrest part), and the front seat padding has already come out of its place, and the metal hits my back when I get in the car.

I like the car, love the power when she runs, the trunk is roomy, but I miss my van, at least I knew it would get me to work. And to think I have to pay off this thing for 4 more years. NEVER AGAIN!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th July, 2006

10th Jul 2006, 19:13

Man you didn't check this thing out before you bought it! You haven't put many miles on it and now have all the problems. The brakes would be done and need changing around that mileage, but hey you just got it so I guess you got a funny safety. If you didn't I would go back to the shop because the brakes would not be that done so soon. OK let's assume the Eng just started the poor idle etc. The 3100s are known for intake leaks. That would most defiantly cause such a problem. Also with poor mileage/performance as the 02 sensor is getting a screwed up reading per the throttle position. This style of Malibu has low resale value hence they tend to be pounded and cheaper to buy used than other competitor's cars.

2002 Chevrolet Malibu LX from North America


Nice car, but unreliable


The anti-theft light comes on, and shortly afterwards, the car will not start. This has happened multiple times and results in a tow to the dealership for repairs.

General Comments:

The Malibu is a very nice car, that handles well and is comfortable to drive.

Other than the very annoying problem of having the car not start every once in a while, I have had no other major equipment failures.

This one problem supercedes all the good points that the car offers, as I now have no faith that it will start when I put the key in the ignition.

The extended warranty covers mosts of the cost, but does not take care of the aggravation of not being able to start the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th July, 2006