2005 Chevrolet Malibu Base 2.2L from North America
Awful and not dependable, even brand new
What hasn't gone wrong is more like it.
Poor quality plastic materials at 12,932 miles, 15,578 miles and 18,761 miles
The poor quality plastic is due to three broken visor mirror lids that had to be replaced. The back seat of the passenger car seat also broke and had to be replaced.
Brakes squeal at 70,000 miles.
Steering shaft worn at 49,761 miles.
Starter run on causes difficulty, starting at 9,631 miles, 49,761 miles and 55,279 miles.
My car wouldn't start at random times. I was late for work so many times because of this. I had several dealerships look at it and try and figure it out. These are just a small fraction of times. I have documents and proof of when I took it in and it didn't work.
Check engine light on at 55,279 miles.
Timing chain failure at 80,000 miles. Cost me around $1200 to replace in Feb of 2012. Couldn't get worse until yesterday when the timing chain broke again and blew my motor. My car now needs a whole new motor. Words can't describe how annoyed I am.
Signal light went out at 24,659 miles, 34,039 miles, 45,023 miles, 48,263 miles, 49,761 miles, 50,000 miles, 55,279 miles and 66,115 miles
I know the list of how many times my lights have blown out is crazy. I am a great driver and I treat my car right. Once again, this is just the number of times I have documented. My lights have blown at least twice that amount.
Popping from steering when turning at 28,323 miles.
Bad front right hub at 80,000 miles.
Never buy Chevy cars. Bad quality and poor mechanics.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st August, 2012