Never buy a 2000 Malibu…
Replaced (on just the cooling system):
|Pressurized Coolant Tank||1|
|Leaky Coolant Tank Cap||1|
|Coolant Hoses||3 sets + 2 individual|
|Gallons of Coolant||>30 over 5 years?|
|Intake Manifold Gasket||yeah, like I can afford that now|
And this doesn’t count the 8 or 9 mis-diagnosed problems, the alternator that was blown by a tech replacing a radiator, or all of the diagnostic tests over the past 5 years.