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2001 Chevrolet Impala - Consumer Reviews

2001 Chevrolet Impala

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Original Owner 2001-2009
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By Arizonan
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Owned car from 2001 to current (2009). Been a good car. Comfortable for long trips, reliable, attractive enough. Decent gas mileage per age of car now. Currently over 105,000 miles. Normal repairs and regular oil changes, and car has continued to be a good car. Large enough for family comfort too.


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Terrible Car
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By Nancy
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought the car about 5 months ago. Totally disappointed in vehicle. Gas gauge quit working, won't start half the time, gas mileage isn't near as good as they say it should be. All in all the car is terrible. I would love to get rid of it. Had a Chrysler before this and loved it, but had to get new car because Chrysler was wrecked. I won't advise anyone in buying this Chevy. It is a piece of JUNK!!!!!!!


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Good ride but you will pay for it $$$$
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By GregS
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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To be fair i bought it used and was an x security car. Anyway had the head gasket, lifters, tie rods, and the air stopped working. I do have 184,000 so that part is good. Key lock problem a huge pain but can be reset by leaving the key in on position for 11 minutes exactly as it resets! Stinks if you are in a hurry because it happens at the worst times!


Best Features

Comfortable, decent stereo


Worst Features

Key lock problem, better guts


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WAS an Impala kid
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By WAS an Impala kid
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I had loved the car. I wanted to buy another. THEN all the issues built up over the years. Do highway driving, garaged. The electrical system is very messed up in these cars. My temp gauge has not worked in years in the winter. Now it does not work when air temp is under 80 degrees.had wiring and sensors replaced and it still does not work. gas gauge now floats, directionals go out (mostly when humid), have a $900 oil leak. Under $100 for parts but $800 in labor to lift engine to get to. I also have the traction control and ABS issue. They go on when not needed and disble on their own. We like the new malibu (car of the year) but am so soured on Chevy.


Best Features

comfortable wide seats sunroof.


Worst Features

stand up an be ethical. Do a recall. There are way to many cars out there with the same issues from 2000-2007. Shame on corporate greed.


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1st 165k were troublefree
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Eric
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought new as a company car, drove the 1st 165k no trouble except for 1 check engine for bad gas. Bought the car from my employer at ~80k; still driving it daily at 248k. It does eat front rotors; you get one turn, then replace 'em. I'm on the 3rd set on front. Most of what has gone wrong was mostly due to my failure to do maintenance, and due to operator abuse like overcranking the steering wheel or driving over a cinder brick on the interstate while clipping along at 80 mph (Yeah, I did that; not recommended). Problems coming fast now at 248k, but I'm not amazed. Time to get another Impala. Advice - Change transaxle fluid every 30,000 miles if you want max life on the trans


Best Features

Comfort. Great for long rides. Have driven 1,200 miles in a day and not have a sore back. Decent gas mileage considering this is a full size car. I still get about 28 mpg hwy, at 70 mph avg. Big trunk.


Worst Features

GM: Beef up the brake rotors! Bring back the 3.4L, 180 hp engine or similar to improve economy. I'm looking at another Impala, but looks like I'd get worse economy than I'm getting.


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