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UNSTOPABLE!!!!
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By joey47
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2000 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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bought my 2000 impala ls 3.8 with 75,000, car now has 243,000 i did not expect to still be driving it daily today with virtually no problems. rear strut plates at 210,000 one front wheel baring 175,000, most cars are in the junkyard by now!! HAHA!!!unlike some people i drive the car with the respect of knowing the more its beat on the more its worked on!!! so for oil changes cheep ass oil changed every 3k or so. never touched the trans fluid, last tires got 101,000 out of BUT rotated every 3k or so, goodyear viva 2. i have towed a 3500 lb boat (not very far) class 2 hitch, but very steep hill for short time. and not leaving 1st or 2nd gear, and not hitting the gas like an idiot!!!!


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most people have been through 3-4 cars in the miles i have put on my impala. and most of them probable dont understand the more you beat on the car the more you work on it.


Suggested Improvements

maby a 300,000 mile club!!


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By 3800beast
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2000 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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I bought my Impala from my fathers friend last summer after I received my permit. He was selling this car for $1,500 and i talked him down to $300 in the end. The car had a blown intake manifold (Of course) but that's why it was so cheap. I fixed the problem for only a $75. The car runs great and just added K&N CAI on it and these engines LOVE air. The car has 2 new front quarter panels, needs new resonator and manifold (Has exhaust leak), and resonantly the power steering pump is squealing. I'm only 17 but once i get the money to fix it all she will be great. The car is in 100% great condition and looks new. Illegally I took it down my street, it burns tires real good. Has originally 195k.


Favorite Features

The heated leather, Optional taillight cover, dual zone air, 3800 Series II motor, gauges, rear seat drop down arm rest, Styling, Trunk size, Rims.


Suggested Improvements

Upper intake manifold, exhaust, transmission, A/C, needs switch to turn off interior lights.


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Long Lasting
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Suzette
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2000 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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We've owned our 2000 Impala since it was 8 miles old. Now at 291,000 miles, she's been the most reliable vehicle we've every owned. The transmission was rebuilt at 193,000 miles when 1st gear went out from 6 years of stop & go traffic. She's endured 5 car accidents and has kept me safe. We've proudly replaced the radiator, water pump, cv joints and power steering pump. All expected maintenance on a car with high mileage and with the ORIGINAL engine. We'll drive her till the wheels fall off. The Impala is a great car if you care enough to maintain it.


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The pick up and go performance of the 3.8l engine has put many other cars to shame over the years. Solid car, plenty of space, comfortable seats. Love the heated seats, sun roof, homelink technology, autodimming mirrors, RDS stereo, huge trunk.


Suggested Improvements

Wish Onstar was available in 2000.


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10 years, 150k miles still going strong
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By jkp
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2000 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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Bought this used from a dealer in 2003. My dad is still driving it with over 150k miles. Had to replace intermediate steering shaft, and a couple of wheel bearings, otherwise just regular maintenance. I was worried about buying a 1st-model-year car, but this Chevy hasn't let us down.


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Never again
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By Amalia
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2000 Chevrolet Impala Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I have owned it from the start, 9 years now. I've kept up with maintenance and read the owner's manual. Despite this, I've been having problems over the past 3 years that in the past month have come to a head. The problems include a broken water pump, coolant leaks, radiator problems, temperature gauge braking, the window motor failing, a transmission problem that often makes it hard to pull out at green lights, an engine that doesn't like going over mountains, and the blinker wiring's loose. I've brought it to two places that have been trustworthy for family and they can't figure it out. Far too many problems for 65k - was it made on a mon/fri?! Will not buy Chevy EVER again.


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It's size, feels very safe...as long as it's actually running. I hear the engine for this year and this model was made of another synthetic material, which eventually leads to many problems, but when I call to discuss this they give me the runaround. I'd sue if I didn't think it was bad karma.


Suggested Improvements

Don't skimp - give your workers incentive to work hard, instead of all the money from good sales going to the company heads! I get now why people buy foreign. Patriotism and supporting domestic product is one thing - breaking down frequently on my own at night as a young female is quite another.


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My first chevy
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By leslieann56
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2000 Chevrolet Impala Sedan 4dr Sedan


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My family always drove Fords, I had owned 2 myself before I got my Impala. I love driving it. Handles well, very reliable, great gas mileage(over 29 mpg on highway at 70-75 mph). Large trunk for trips. Best car I have ever owned, and intend to stick with them. Only problem I had, was the radio died, and had to be replaced. Unfortunately, the new radio does not have the auto volumn adjust feature, I really liked it.


Favorite Features

Smooth ride, great gas milage, large trunk.


Suggested Improvements

Make the trunks larger on the new Impalas. The newer cars also look cheaper than my 2000.


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Transmission problems
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By Morteen
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2000 Chevrolet Impala Sedan 4dr Sedan


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From day one we have had transmission problems. Dealer said need new transmission but when we appealed to GM headquarter miraculously we found that it was electrical or computer generated problem. We were told this by someone other than the GM dealer. At a stop light when we give it gas the veh feels like we ran over a railroad track. Still having problems. 6/23/2009


Favorite Features

Style. Good gas mileage. Comfortable.


Suggested Improvements

Improve transmission so that it does not cause so much trouble.


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To the moon
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By john
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2000 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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I've driven this car to the moon and back. The car has 255,000 miles now. Transmission was replaced at 180000. Never had any major repairs since. The car is just great. Still drives straight, and still has plenty of power. The car has had mobil 1 oil regularly since its first oil change, and that's the difference right there.


Favorite Features

More options then my wife's Mercedes. Heated leather seats a plus


Suggested Improvements

Front end strength. Found that the sway bar broke. Heard from another owner that her front end felt weak as well. Could be beefier. I know my 86 Caprice was beefy when I hit a guardrail at 70 mph and the car still drove, but those days are over. Just make the parts fatter I guess


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Mom told me so
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By Specter
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2000 Chevrolet Impala Sedan 4dr Sedan


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i bought this car against my mother's better judgment. Since I've had the car I have replaced the thermostat, water pump, hoses. and now the radiator. I think the person that had the vehicle before me did not take care of it at all. I love how the car rides and feels when driving down the road. But it is costing me to fix every little thing that breaks one after another.


Favorite Features

Like the looks!


Suggested Improvements

ABS should be standard, could have used it a few times when raining!


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Solid car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By pgh1
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2000 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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Got the Impala when it was 3 years old with 24k miles off a lease. It has been a solid performer ever since. No major repair work necessary, just regular maintenance. Decent fuel economy for its size/weight. No regrets on this one.


Favorite Features

V6 torque -- and handling after the GM police/sport suspension was installed.


Suggested Improvements

Interior styling is very bland.


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