2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Chevrolet Malibu
2002 Malibu lasts forever
Well, for starters, the car has really lasted forever. It has over 150k miles and is still going strong. If has been in 3-5 moderate accidents/crashes and still holds up. Of course, various parts have needed replacing over the years but all in all it has been a great investment. The interior is comfortable, not quite luxury comfortable, but the seats are amazing for long drives. It comes with standard features. Unfortunately it is too old to have a line in or aux but an FM transmitter works just as well! There haven't been too many problems and I hope it lasts for another 150k
Good performance, great gas mileage, and a low tax base.
The vehicle gets low gas mileage. There is pretty good performance. The state and county taxes are relatively tax. I bought it used from a person who was looking at a different kind of vehicle. I have had problems with it because of possibly age, but the performance has been great. I have changed the fuel pump, the water pump, the radiator reservoir, the wheel bearings in the front, and had to put a bearing in the balance. It gets good gas mileage (about twenty six miles to the gallon). It is light weight.
The most important thing others should know about my car is that I am proud of it and keep it up as well as possible. It is the first one I ever decided upon myself.
I have liked my Chevy Malibu pretty well, however it is getting older now. I like the size in general, but there is very little space to hold things in the front seat. This becomes a problem with the amount I would like to have in reach when I am in the car. The gas mileage used to be better than it is now. I prefer mileage I used to get. Perhaps it is a tire issue, as I believe I need new ones. It could use a paint job, as well. I like the ease of driving with this model.
Reliability in Design Means Cash Savings. By owning a vehicle designed to last a long time, even with a lot of driving, the potential savings to a car's owner is potentially high.
While I've owned other brands of cars, I keep coming back to the Chevy products due to their reliability and possible longevity. This Malibu is now 16 years old and while it is showing its age it is still reliable provided we do our part in paying attention to it's idiosyncrasies, rather like an elderly person who has a bummed up leg and poor vision. I feel safe in assuming that this car has at least four more years of service in it as other of my Chevy products have had.
It has to many unreliable plastic brackets and connectors.
A/c problems constantly. Comfortable ride. Have had intermittent starting problems. Mileage is good and it has a good amount of power, it handles good on windy roads. Have had problems with power window motor failure. We also have had problems with the mud flaps coming off. The headliner is deteriorating. We have had various failures with electrical fixtures: tail light brackets and head light sockets.
Chevy: where reliability wins.
The 2002 Chevy Malibu is a very reliable car. To be it is age, it has no major issues and still gets good mileage. The features would probably seem a little old, but are still very usable. Heat, air, defog, auto light control, etc. are great. It has a radio, CD player, and cassette deck. I think I just missed the model that had an AUX connection, but that was nothing that an adapter couldn't fix.
You have to jiggle the shifter to get the key out.
I really like my car because it is small so it is easy to drive. It still has enough room for three kids in the back and a passenger. It has several cup holders which I like. It gets really good gas mileage. The tire size is common so I do not have a problem finding one fast if I get a flat. I can't think of any complaints except I would like it to be a navy blue instead of silver.
Budget friendly, dependable, comfortable.
My 4 door Malibu is easy to park, handles well and has a open trunk button on remote. It rides very smooth. The maintenance on it is very price fair. The vision is good all front side and rear windows. There is plenty of passenger room in the back seat for 3 people. The seat belts are comfortable and all the dash components are easy to adjust.
UNDERCARRIAGE IS BADLY BUILT AND RUSTS OUT TOO QUICKLY. EVEN WHEN UNDERCOATED AND KEPT IN GARAGE
AS FAR AS MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION WORKS GREAT. THE UNDERCARRIAGE IS TERRIBLE. HAVE REPLACED THE WHOLE FRONT UNDERCARRIAGE WITH BRAND NEW WHEN BOUGHT 2 YRS AGO. NOW HAVING TO REPLACE UNDERCARRIAGE AGAIN PART BY PART. INTERIOR IS AWESOME. BODY AND PAINT NO RUST. JUST THE UNDERCARRIAGE IS GETTING TO BE A PAIN AND EXPENSIVE
I have a tan 2002 Chevy Malibu it is a 4 door and has been super reliable.
I own a 2002 Chevy Malibu, beside the minor issues I had like fixing the back driver window, and replacing the fuel pump. My car has been an amazing reliable source of transportation. I am able to get the my kids doctor appointments that are a few hours away from where I live. I love my car wouldn't want to trade in.