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#160 of 179 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Jul 25, 2006 (5:20 am)
Good morning everyone, my name is Jason. I bought a used 2001 Chevrolet Malibu 2 years ago, as a car to get me to school... and other things too. I bought my car when I lived in the States at 32900 mi and my odometer flipped to 101000 mi yesterday. Did I mention I love to drive? Anyways, I have enjoyed my car, it has never let me down (knock on wood; it is getting old now). I am a new member here, because I wanted a place to come to learn about the inevitable repairs and any other advice.
#161 of 179 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Owners: Meet the Members [canam81]
Aug 11, 2006 (1:53 pm)
Welcome to the forum. I hope I get to 101K with as few issues from my black 2005 Maxx LS (BLKMAXX)... only 84.5K to go...
#162 of 179 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Owners: Meet the Members [cwesleyg]
Aug 15, 2006 (5:27 am)
04 Maxx LT here..and just flipped 75K yesterday...still going strong....hoping to get at least 125K and more
#163 of 179 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Owners: Meet the Members [pao]
Aug 15, 2006 (1:16 pm)
...enough trips to SC already!! I just turned over 29k
#164 of 179 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Owners: Meet the Members [maxx4me]
Aug 16, 2006 (7:21 am)
hey football starts on 1 Sept...so let the road trips begin..solstice goes down first as we are doing tailofthedragon over labor day in the sol.....318 curves in 11 miles.....
Aug 19, 2006 (2:29 pm)
I own 2 malibus, both well over 100k mi., only minor problems with either one, I purchased both with less than 50k mi. on them, I should probably mention one is a 74 2dr and the other a 78 2dr, I guess they dont build' em like they used to. Last year I went through the motor on the 78 out of boredom, 4bbl intake, edelbrock carb, headers, Ill bet I spent less on these items than gm is spending on each one of these steering column repairs, and I can actually see, and feel improvement in my vehicle
I may not have the mpg the newer models have, but if i break down, i can usually fix it in a few minutes, or most small town parts stores even usually carry what i would need. Hasn't happened yet, but I still have that sense of security.
The 74 starts restoration this winter, weekend cruiser/hot rod toy, cant afford to put gas in it as a daily driver Guess I just want to fancy it up some.
Not the cutest or coolest lookin thing gm ever hatched, probably why it was the last year Malibus were still Chevelles. It would not be the first automotive line ugly ever killed.
found this discussion looking for chevy malibu, guess i need to specify years in my next search.
#166 of 179 Current Chevy Owner in a Dilemma
Aug 26, 2006 (4:36 pm)
Hello to all. I'm in a quandry here and will listen to any thoughts that anybody might have. I have a good quote on a used '06 Malibu Maxx LT from a dealer. It is silver, has about 16k on it, and is in really great shape. Asking price is $15,995 and I was offered $1000 for my '98 Chevy Prizm Lsi with 136k and a rusty hood.
My heart is out to a Mazda6 i Hatchback that is equivalent to the Malibu Maxx in body style, and is also a used '06 that was a rental agency car. It has 14k on it, and is priced at $18,990. Dealer will thus far only go down to $18,500 and $1,500 on my Prizm trade. This car has the premium sound system (6-disc changer, 7 speaker Bose sound, power sun roof) and is the same color as the Maxx.
Which to go with? Any thoughts out there? I've owned both Mazdas and Chevy Prizms (2 of them now - with not a single engine problem on either.....thank you Toyota!), and the only real advantage to the Maxx for me is that I can get service close to home. The Mazda I have to drive 15 miles into Erie to get service. This shouldn't be my sole criteria, but it's out there with gas prices like they are.
#167 of 179 New Malibu owner
Sep 10, 2006 (4:11 pm)
Just purchased an 05 Malibu LS over the weekend. Charcoal gray with remote start and heated seat package. One owner with 19K on it. Picked it up for $13,500. First impressions are smooth ride and very pleasing gas mileage. Couple of questions though. The mpg reading on the highway last night was 38.3. Just how accurate are these readings? Also I noticed that sometimes when I turn the steering wheel I will hear what sounds like a thump under my feet on the drivers side area. Is that some kind of quirk with the electronic steering or does anyone smell some kind of problem showing up? Any comments would be appreciated. Till next time,
#168 of 179 Re: New Malibu owner [deckdog]
Sep 11, 2006 (5:39 am)
assume you have a 4 cylinder....the mileage is usually off 1.5-2.0 mpg in my experience....the thump you hear is inherent to the front suspension and steering on the 04-06 malibus.....there is a recently released TSB addressing it with a fix...if your malibu has a warranty left....go look at the TSB from the dealer....and see if they will apply the fix....
#169 of 179 Re: New Malibu owner [pao]
Sep 11, 2006 (2:07 pm)
Thanks for your response pao. Actually I have the LS V-6. Does this fix apply to the 6 cylinder as well as the 4? Does anyone happen to know the TSB number. I could probably search for it on Alldata. Thanks.