leased it new and was so pleased I bought it still driving and still very pleased.I have hit mid 30 hyw at 64 mph still org battery tires last wich means good steering
geo never faild to start it looks great and ON Star is a safty feature that saves lives
I have a 2005 base model Impala with 210k miles on it. Ive only had 3problems with it. A fuel pressure regulator ($50), Catalytic Converter ($250) and my cruise control hasn't worked in approx 3 weeks.
I own 2 other vehicles a expedition and a 2011 convertible Camaro SS with all the bells and whistles imaginable. This may sound a bit nuts, but I prefer the Impala, the ride is so much more comfortable not to mention 29mpg. I drive it everyday it hasn't given me any problems (its well maintained) and i expect to last at least another 130k.
If you had problems with this vehicle, you probably didn't care for it as well as you could have.
2005 Chevrolet Impala SS Supercharged 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl S/C 4A)
I purchased the extended warranty which gave me coverage to 60,000 miles.
I loved this car until the problems began. I have replaced tie rods which failed just out of warranty.
My biggest problem has been whenever there is a hard, fast rain, the front floor passenger floor fills with water. It happened at least half a dozen times. My dealer said they could do nothing since there was no water when they looked at it.
After my warranty expired, my speakers stopped working.
The radio is fine, but no sound.
There is also no dinging sound for low fuel...
Now, at 95,000 miles, my transmission is slipping. I've been told it could be just clogged fuel line.
Don't know what to buy next.
I love the size of the car.
Fits a big family comfortably.
Split rear folding seat is very convenient for loading the very large trunk. I get about 22 mpg city and 29mpg highway.
GM should take care of problems when they occur instead of saying they can't find anything until warranty runs out.
Maybe that was just my dealer, but they represent GM.
I bought this car in 2011 with 54k miles on it. I now have ~78k and it has just been one problem after another since day one. Huge lack of power, stopping on a slight incline on the road would cause me to roll backward when releasing the brake. Transmission jumps and skips. Can't get it to start 85% of the time. Fuel regulator began spitting out gasoline at 60k ($180 fix). Tie rods are crap. Wiper motor is seized. Heat randomly shuts on and off.
I bought my 2005 Impala, 2011, Its a good car But the gas miles suck, Its a good family car cause I have 3kids, The car was 10,000 But it had low miles to that why I got it. Im almost done payin for it Only owe abot 32hun So thats good I would buy another Impala, But now im lookin for an Truck by GM, So I have my eye on an Chevy Treverse, Good luck to me.