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Chevrolet Malibu, Sedan
Nov 16, 2000 (9:43 pm)
yurakm: Thanks for the tip on changing the wiper blades. I changed both of my wiper blades last weekend. They work perfectly now!
malibu99: I, too, was at the New England International Autoshow on Sunday and was disappointed in the base Malibu Chevrolet had over there. I wish they could have had at least a Malibu LS over there, which is really a competitive domestic car. Both Honda and Toyota had their top-of-the-line Accord's and Camry's over there......
As far as the coin holders are concerned, from what I've seen on my dealer's lot, none of the 2000 and 2001 Malibu's have coin holders. If I am not mistaken, the design of the glove compartment in the 2000 model is also the same as that of the 2001 model. Personally, I do not understand why Chevrolet would change it as I really like the design of mine, which is larger and has a lock.
#161 of 4972 Yurakm
Nov 16, 2000 (9:47 pm)
Since you seem to have a good deal of knowledge on the W and N body cars...here is my question:
The Impala LS has a somewhat stiff, rough ride specially over uneven or broken pavement. The tires, Goodyear Eagle GA's are stiff and tend to be noisy. GM's recommended pressure (As per trunk's placard) is around 31PSI COLD at all four corners. That's my current setting. Do you think it is too much air pressure to begin with? I never carry more than 2 people in the car and no heavy cargo or trailers. What would be a safe bet for ride/handling comfort/economy as far as air pressure goes?
These tires seem to last for a long, long time, but when the time comes to change I think I am going to put some Michelin Pilots in there.
Appreciate your opinion and always enjoy reading your posts from a fellow GM fan!
Nov 16, 2000 (10:01 pm)
I own a '99 and I had to change out the rotors at approx. the 8000 mile mark, again withing the 15,000 mark. Presently, it's marking just under 22,000 and I'm starting to pick up the vibration again. I'm so sick of this car it's not even funny. I've had to take it in for service at least 8 times. I live in TX and I'm looking into the lemon law, but I'm unsure if rotors is a "serious brake problem". Any suggestions?
#163 of 4972 jguerrero
Nov 16, 2000 (10:15 pm)
I think that the warped rotors are not a safety item. But, with the genuine GM parts, and at GM dealership, the service is expensive. I hope that your dealer did change them for free, under unpublished GM warranty.
For what reasons you had to service the car the other six times, excluding the two times with the rotors?
#164 of 4972 chevymalibu98
Nov 16, 2000 (10:31 pm)
Wasn't that car show a disgrace? I could not belive Chevy would put a boring plane jane Malibu on display. If they would have put a black, silver, or dark blue LS with the leather and sunroof they probably would have attracted a lot of people. I don't get it. They also changed the glovebox and I could not believe that. My design is nicer and it locks. Oh well. Let' s see what they do next year.
#165 of 4972 Coin holder
Nov 16, 2000 (11:09 pm)
Sorry guys, I would like to make a correction. In my 2001 LS there is a coin place but not like a coin holder where you put each type of coin in a separate shells or something. Coin place in under the arm rest where you have CDs holder. I was amazed to see I don't have lock in glove compartment ..but I never lock it anyway
Does 98/99 have this feature that lights won't turn on until you release the parking brakes when start the car? just curious...
Nov 16, 2000 (11:24 pm)
Don't the 1998/1999 Malibu's have such a place as aniazi described as well? and yes, the 1998/1999 Malibu's are equipped with automatic headlamps. Though it does not have a so-called "Automatic Light Control Dim-to-Park" that allows you to turn off headlamps at night when automatic lighting control mode is in effect--the headlamps stay on whenever the sensor senses the need to, whether you want it or not--which to my understanding is a new feature on the 2001 model.
malibu99: I agree that had Chevrolet put a nice, fairly-equipped LS at the autoshow, it would have attracted a lot of potential buyers. I don't get why Chevrolet would put a bare-to-bone Malibu over there, either. Did you get a chance to open the glove compartment in that Malibu at the show? Apart from the fact that it doesn't have a lock, it is also smaller and less convenient (comparing to the one in the 1998/1999 model) to use due to design.
#168 of 4972 chevymalibu98
Nov 17, 2000 (3:11 pm)
Yes I opened it and it's not as big or convenient as it used to be. Last night I opened mine and I think I figured out why they redesigned it. When you open the 97-99 glove box you can see the "guts" behind the dash like the fuse box and stuff. So I guess they covered that up and made a smaller glove box. But to be honest when I open my glove box I'm just throwing papers or something in there I couldn't care less if the fuse box is visible! Oh well. My arm rest doesn't have coin holders. Flip it open and tehre is nothing there but a storage compartment. Lift it up and there are CD holders.