1997 Malibu

Consumer Reviews

1997 Chevrolet Malibu

1997 Chevrolet Malibu

Review Score

3.7 out of 5 stars

3.7

3 Reviews
67% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.7 out of 5 stars Comfort
4 out of 5 stars Performance
3 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling
4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.7 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.3 out of 5 stars Reliability

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5 out of 5 stars

bought this car in 2003 and it runs great, it had

by joe from englewood, Fla. on February 16, 2007

I bought this car in 2003 with 49000 miles on it and I think it's one of the best chevy's i've owned. The paint and the body are still great, although i wax it myself and have it serviced every 5000 miles for the oil,etc. I now have 88000 on it and it still runs great.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Great car for the price

by College guy from Flagstaff, AZ on February 14, 2012

I have had this car for a couple years. I'm a college student so I don't always have money to fix things and change the oil on time. This car hasn't broken down on me yet. With 156k miles and it still runs really well. Its a great car for a very affordable price.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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2 out of 5 stars

Good car for a high school student

by Rick Parry from Mi on June 11, 2011

Bought one back in 2006. Decent car for the money, but the rust that develops underneath the gas tank door is a real bummer. I would steer clear of any older used Malibus, as they're bound to have the same problem.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
1 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsReliability

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu

It has been said that history repeats itself and, at Chevrolet Motor Division, it's being repeated with the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan.

The Malibu was one of Chevrolet's most familiar nameplates in the 1960s and 1970s. As a replacement for the Corsica model, the '97 Malibu brings to the division's lineup an automobile worthy of its heritage and a vehicle far more advanced than anything that ever wore the Malibu badge.

The new car's credentials are such that it received Motor Trend magazine's 1997 Car Of The Year Award. Motor Trend's editors stated that the Malibu establishes a new benchmark within the domestic midsized market segment.

Pretty heady stuff, but Chevrolet did its homework before building... Read More