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2002 Chevrolet Malibu

2002 Chevrolet Malibu

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3.5
Average based on 15 reviews
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Great First Car!

by from Los Angeles, CA on October 31, 2011

This Malibu is the first car I've ever owned, and I can tell it will last me a long time. Partly because I bought it with <60,000 miles on it, and partly because it is just about flawless. The gas mil...
This Malibu is the first car I've ever owned, and I can tell it will last me a long time. Partly because I bought it with <60,000 miles on it, and partly because it is just about flawless. The gas mileage could be a bit better, so far I've gotten around 18-19 mpg city, and the acceleration from a stop isn't the best, rather poor, actually. But everything, literally, everything else about this car is fantastic. Of the reviews I've read, owners either love their car or hate it.. and I am one of the ones who loves their Malibu. So I, for one, recommend it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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A Great Car

by from Modesto ca. on September 30, 2010

I bought my 2002 Malibu used with 23000 miles. I drove it for 7yrs. till I had the lower intake gkt. leak coolant @160000 miles. I have had no other concerns. My car now has 175000 miles.It is still a...
I bought my 2002 Malibu used with 23000 miles. I drove it for 7yrs. till I had the lower intake gkt. leak coolant @160000 miles. I have had no other concerns. My car now has 175000 miles.It is still a GREAT CAR. And recommend to friends and family.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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My last Chevy!

by from Las Vegas, Nevada on August 28, 2008

I like the car in every way except for reliability. The car was good until 30,000 miles. At that time it needed and intake gasket (a little soon for an engine gasket!) It was good for another 10,000 m...
I like the car in every way except for reliability. The car was good until 30,000 miles. At that time it needed and intake gasket (a little soon for an engine gasket!) It was good for another 10,000 miles. At that time I needed to have the ignition re keyed for the theft system. Soon after that It need front end work. At 40,000 miles the transmission needed an overhaul. I took the best care of this car since I bought it. things just seem to go wrong way too soon. I now have 42,000 miles on the car and I am getting rid of it!
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Great car

by from Lubbick on August 7, 2013

We have a 2002 Malibu with 290,000 MILES on it. Bought it for $9,000 back in 2003, ten years later it is still going. We put about $2,000 in repairs over the past 10 years. Super Value!
We have a 2002 Malibu with 290,000 MILES on it. Bought it for $9,000 back in 2003, ten years later it is still going. We put about $2,000 in repairs over the past 10 years. Super Value!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Really?

by from Rockford Illinois on December 9, 2015

I have owned a 2002 Malibu since 2004 and put about 100000 miles on the vehicle myself. Problems are: Anti theft system, lower intake manifold gasket, front wheel bearing. Had the lower intake gasket ...
I have owned a 2002 Malibu since 2004 and put about 100000 miles on the vehicle myself. Problems are: Anti theft system, lower intake manifold gasket, front wheel bearing. Had the lower intake gasket replaced in 2008 currently needs replacing again. Beware the Malibu's produced in Lansing Michigan. Came from the factory with silicon nylon lower intake manifold gasket needs to be replaced every 50000 miles. OOPs did I forget to mention the key ignition probs. In all I do not see how anyone that has owned this car and put more than 20000 miles can give it high ratings.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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My malibu is a great car.

by from Minnesota on June 5, 2006

My chevrolet Malibu is a great car. The performance of this car is great for the cheap price. You could not ger a better vehicle for the price of a Malibu. I would recomend this vehicle to anybody.
My chevrolet Malibu is a great car. The performance of this car is great for the cheap price. You could not ger a better vehicle for the price of a Malibu. I would recomend this vehicle to anybody.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by from Spokane, Wa on November 2, 2007

THis car is the is the best car I ever had. I will always drive this car everywhere I go untill it falls apart.
THis car is the is the best car I ever had. I will always drive this car everywhere I go untill it falls apart.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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The most car for the money on the market

by from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on November 9, 2006

A modest car with surprising features for the price. Very economical to run, but factory brakes are inferior. A realiable car which will last for years. It depreciates fast, so buying one second ha...
A modest car with surprising features for the price. Very economical to run, but factory brakes are inferior. A realiable car which will last for years. It depreciates fast, so buying one second hand is a good idea.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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I like it!

by from Cannon Beach, OR on December 4, 2010

This car is great car to drive when you are in a hurry on the highway. When you are in a complete stop on a stoplight and it turns green, you are able to go to the speed limit pretty quickly. I love m...
This car is great car to drive when you are in a hurry on the highway. When you are in a complete stop on a stoplight and it turns green, you are able to go to the speed limit pretty quickly. I love my Malibu! Its a great car to have!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Good car but.......

by from Toronto Canada on June 13, 2006

This is an excellent car in all respects......except......the anti theft device occassionally prevents me from starting the car. On 2 occassions I have had to have it towed. If it was not for this ver...
This is an excellent car in all respects......except......the anti theft device occassionally prevents me from starting the car. On 2 occassions I have had to have it towed. If it was not for this very annoying problem I would not hesitate to recommend the car to others. It drives well and is quiet. There are many little features on this car that I miss when I drive other cars. It had decent power and good driving characteristics.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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