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Old 06-23-2016, 11:52 PM   #1
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hey guys,

may have opp to purchase 98 malibu..50k miles

it was my dads

only thing i know about it, it mostly sit in garage
it had gaskets changed, 10 yrs ago, and still seeps coolant
the ac hose block broke? needs replaced, recharged

would this be a good car?

what are the common issues on these?


my current car/97 olds 88, has 105k and was florida car, thinking i'm better off with keeping current car that i've replaced pretty much everything


thoughts?
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Well, for one thing, your current vehicle has a better ride than the Malibu.....

Surprisingly, not much difference in gas mileage on highway(1 mpg)....

Your A/C works.....

How long has the system been open? If a long time, it will need a new accumulator, as well as fixing the broken part, and then pulling a vacuum and replacing refrigerant/oil.....

Your Olds is a better built vehicle...
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Have to agree with Tech II about the Olds, however since the Malibu is a family car with very low miles, if you can pick it up for a love and appreciation price meaning next to nothing I'd snap it up and address it'* issues as time and money permits.
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