Acceleration was good and top speed was up there with the rest of the traffic. General Comments: Sharp looking, for a mid size car. I took it to the draler where I bought the truck and they could find nothing wrong. Faults: My lower intake manifold went out. Some observers have complained about the lack of comfort in the seats. Yes Review Date: 14th March, 2009 Great little trucks, auto trannies seem to go forever even when starting to slip if you drive it easy, don't even think about putting a 5. Very comfortable seating, especially for back seat passengers, with the center armrest in the back seat.
Chevy lists it at 17. Model year 1999 Year of manufacture 1999 First year of ownership 2007 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission 4. After all the bad reviews I read on this car, I was expecting a nightmare. Under normal operation this engine is not obtrusive. I'm sure everything that went wrong with this truck is probably my fault for treating it so badly. Transmission downshifts into 3rd while driving like 65 to 70 mph. I bought it used, in 2012, as a 2nd car, just for me to go back and forth to work.
I guess the only real luxury that was missing was leather seats. Yes Review Date: 10th November, 2008 Faults: Nothing really has gone wrong with my truck, the only thing is the bad gas mileage, but I helped that with the tornado, and put on a cold air intake. Similarly, the trunk is a good size. It's a comfortable family sedan, albeit small. Units Affected 121680 It goes without saying that bidding a valued co-worker farewell can be difficult at best.
Braking in the Malibu was excellent with front discs and rear drums. As the subcompact entry-level sedan from Chevrolet, the Cavalier clearly demonstrates that the American automotive dollar extends far further than you might imagine for back-to-basics transportation. The Cavalier feels tight and drives responsively, proving that General Motors can build an import-busting economy car. At 51000 the water pump went out again. There's a lot of easier fixes on YouTube as well. Power comes from a 3. The Cavalier offers two optional automatic transmissions.
The only problem I do have is that when you start it up to let it warm up while it's cold outside, the engine for some reason is very loud. Hope it serves you well like the 3 I've had did. Anyone else having this problem? Far from the mushy baseline transportation offered in the older Cavaliers, the newest Chevrolet compact responds quickly to obey a driver's commands. Both door panels cracked, 3rd door handle shattered. And if you could close your eyes and drive at the same time, you might also misplace its precise handling attributes and comfortable interior fittings for those found in a nice import. Unless you get on it up a hill, the tranny will jerk and put the check engine light on.
In fact, I thought it was the twin cam until I checked the specs. At 16000 miles the alternator went out. See your dealer for details. And though there's only a modest engine aboard, it puts a spark in the pedal when commanded and still generates thrifty fuel-economy figures. The shaft sheared off, screw still in the handle.
It's not enough to carry your boss back there but it's fine for your children. Malibu, on the other hand, is a solid vehicle that reminded me a lot of the Saturn solidity. This engine had a good solid feel to it. I hope it stays that way in the years to come. This is a car for young families, and this is the market that Chevrolet is looking for.
Yes Review Date: 3rd October, 2011. It appears that some of this knowledge has finally filtered into the other divisions. It's small but sporty, with slick curves to its tidy proportions. What I can say about the car: 1 The interior is comfortable. And you will feel great doing so.
There's plenty of room for a pair of golf bags, which is a major requirement for a luxury car but not one in this class. At 34520 the water pump went out, at 41,000 the alternator went out again along with the drivers side recline handle breaking. I put some Stop Leak in, and it's been flawless since then. I don't even take it off road!! Seems to have remedied the problem, at least for me. But it also tended to growl a bit when you asked it to work. . In any case, Malibu is built on the old Corsica platform.