2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L V6 from North America


A good everyday car for everyday folks. If money is tight it might be right!


Brake calipers were leaking and needed to be replaced at 70000 km. ($500)

The circuit board that controls the signal lights needed to be replaced ($400)

Accelerator pedal linkage needed to be replaced (Warranty)

Gear shift and linkage needed to be replaced (Warranty)

Sway arms needed to be greased because of noise. (Warranty)

General Comments:

This car is very nice on the hwy and has good road manners. It handles well in the snow and is a pleasure to drive. It has plenty of power, but is a bit dull looking.

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

Review Date: 13th July, 2007

2003 Chevrolet Malibu Basic V6 from North America


Terrible car! Too many repairs needed


The brakes have been replaced multiple times, the first time under warranty.

The AC is not working as it should. In a half hour commute, it does not cool the car down at all.

Wheel bearings needed replacing at 45,000. The ABS came on.

The tires that came with the vehicle (performance tires) were so bad in the snow I had to immediately replace them.

I would never recommend this car to anyone. I wish it was paid off so I could get rid of it. I won't ever buy a Chevy again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th June, 2007

1st Aug 2007, 11:26

You either got a lemon or your maintenance of a car isn't exactly kept up. I've replaced the brakes once and that was at 65k miles. My wheel bearings are completely fine and am almost at 70k. On my second set of tires only because I myself damaged the tires. The ones from the factory aren't performance tires. You might not recommend it, but I do. I've only had to change the lower intake manifold gasket cause it's a KNOWN problem with this engine. Did it myself for about 70 dollars. If you went to a mechanic and paid more than 600-700 you got screwed.

3rd Aug 2007, 20:14

I replaced my wheel bearing at 75,000 miles, but it is just wear and tear. I kept the maintenance up to date and had no problems with my car. No leaks, stalls or over heating nothing. Treat it right and it'll treat you right.

2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L from North America


Best bang for the buck, but GM quality is worse then I expected


Rough idle.

Brake pedal makes noise (needs lube)

Rear view mirror falling off.

General Comments:

Had the car for about 3 days, started to act up with a strange tremor like idle. Drove it to the dealer in a different city (because I moved the day I bought the car) the dealer said its normal idle for this car. My older Maxima was idling better then this Malibu. Might do an exchange depending on the situation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th May, 2007

2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L V6 from North America


Not reliable


- Fuel gauge sensor fixed under warranty.

- Fan blower switch fixed under warranty.

- Front brakes and rotors done at 37,000 miles, and they are already going out again (at 51,000 miles)

- Front passenger side wheel bearing at 49,000 miles.

- Front driver side wheel bearing at 51,000 miles.

- Front driver side strut and strut mount at 51,000 miles.

- Theft warning light randomly goes on and off.

General Comments:

Interior feels flimsy. Seats aren't very comfortable.

Purchased price was low, but repair costs have been ridiculous.

Good highway mileage, poor city mileage.

Good acceleration.

Overall a piece of junk that I wish I didn't own.

The last GM vehicle I will buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th May, 2007

2003 Chevrolet Malibu V6 3.1 from North America


So far So good


Knock on wood, nothing happened to it yet.

General Comments:

As far as I am concern, I am please with the performance of the car. When I bought it, I took it to my mechanic and he was impress to see the underneath so clean as well as the engine. I like the power of the engine when comes the time to pass, it moves. The only thing I did to the car is that I changed the oil to synthetic as well as the filter. With this type of oil, it prolong the life of the engine because the oil is slicker and tend to stick longer on the piston especially on stop and go in the city.

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

Review Date: 19th December, 2006