2002 Chevrolet Malibu Ratings

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Chevrolet Malibu 2002
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    2002 Chevrolet Malibu - LS

    Pros: The size, sun roof and spoiler.

    Cons: Reliability

    Advice: Don't buy one

    I purchased my car new in June of 2002. I have had problems the last two years. The car will not start, the anti-theft light comes on and the car will not start for up to 20 min.'s. This happens on a daily basis. I have taken the car to the dealership three times and no problem is detected.

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    2002 Chevrolet Malibu - LS

    Pros: Comfortable driving, easy handling, auto volume on stereo.

    Cons: Can't see top of heat/A/C directional control without leaning over. Otherwise nothing.

    Advice: Buy. You won't regret it for a second.

    Bought it a year old, 8K miles on it. Power everything, leather, spoiler, beautiful! Plenty of room, very comfortable to drive. Love the power, sporty look. Stands out from all the other average sedans. Nicest car I've owned so far. Would buy one again in a heartbeat.

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    2002 Chevrolet Malibu - LS

    Pros: not to small not to big, just the right size

    Cons: the owners before me did not take care of the car, just a few repairs it runs like brand new.

    Advice: buy one

    ready for an 2004 malibu.

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    2002 Chevrolet Malibu - Base

    Pros: 3.1L V6

    Cons: nothing yet

    Advice: if you want to buy a reliable worry free car buy a malibu

    I was really surprised with the room inside the malibu. It doesn't look that big from the exterior. Drove nice and lots of power.

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    2002 Chevrolet Malibu - LS

    Pros: Power WITH good mileage

    Cons: Needs one more cup holder

    Advice: Upgrade to the LS trim - It's well worth it

    Gets over 30 mpg on highway, and thats cruising at over 75mph! Ls trim (in 2002) adds an awesome 100 watt subwoofer (a shocking suprise in this model line)

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    2002 Chevrolet Malibu - LS

    Pros: quality of this automobile

    Cons: i dodn't have a least

    Advice: go get one, you won't be sorry

    i love driving this car. it handles and rides like a dream. the six speaker stero system is fantastic. more than enough power for passing or merging with traffic. i have been getting about 29 mpg running around.it is very quiet and comfortable. considering the price, i believe it is one of the best values on the market. i highly recomend it. i paid 17,300 for mine. what a bargain.

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    2002 Chevrolet Malibu - Base

    Pros: Leg and hip room

    Cons: Odometer too low on dash

    Advice: Best in class

    Had to replace brakes every 30,000 miles, Slight vibration when slowing from high speeds, probably from brake rotors.