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2002 Chevrolet Malibu Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by ***evers.23

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Reviewed: 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 3.1L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Why Not the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu?

Reliability & durability

Lots of small problems with the electrical system common to the Malibu/Grand AM/Alero class. 3 HVAC control units failed. Turn signal switch. DEXcool + Intake manifold gasket issues.


Lots of Body roll; mushy shocks and poor ride quality with all things considered. handling only a camry driver would be proud of even with a decent set of tires. Definate issues getting the car to feel like it was properly aligned.

Driving position & visibility

Without 4 way power seat; felt like I was sitting on the floor

Materials & workmanship

Generally poor build quality in the interior. Steering wheel showed signs of aging after 40k miles; button label worn off.

This review was originally a two-car comparison review. Read the other half here.

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