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06 Chevy Impala LTZ Rocks
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By philz94tt
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2006 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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This Impala LTZ is a very solid vehicle with only a couple issues. It will need a water pump and thermostat at about 8 years into service. There was also a recall on the power steering hose that was handled very well by the local dealer in the 2011 to 2012 time frame, 3.9 liter with 240 HP is responsive. The gas mileage is very good, ride comfort is great, no noises in my vehicle, interior is good for top of the line, the top of dash does seem a bit cheap and needs a good amount of detailing to look good, the sun will hammer that spot and the leather seat areas close to the windows need to be treated with leather conditioner. Bose sound system is very good.


Favorite Features

3.9 Liter V6 is good power option. Bose sound system


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Could be better but age has something to do with that.
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By markb873
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2006 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Purchased a 2006 Impala in December of 2012 at 67,000 miles. Pulled the service history from Chevy and found no major issues in the vehicle's past. Someone ripped the connector off the rear window defrost so that needed to be re-attached. This Impala had the factory fluid in the transmission causing the delayed shift issue common to these. Managed to eliminate that with a few transmission flushes, additives, and filter changes. Had to replace the lower intake gaskets as the engine was leaking coolant internally. Somebody tried to fix that with a few bottles of stop leak so the coolant looked like mud. Head gaskets have some external oil leaks but I haven't replaced them yet.


Favorite Features

Remote Start. Oil Life monitor. Compass.


Suggested Improvements

Holy Gaskets.....GM needs to improve gaskets. Transmission improvements need to be made as well. They destroy the fluid and turn it to sludge. Similar Toyota transmissions seem to get double the life from the fluid.


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Never again
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By emm4
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2006 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I made the biggest mistake ever in buying this car. I bought it from someone I didn't know well. He told me it might need brakes. Ok I accept that. I take the car to a delership. It neeed rotars, a tirod end and a new battery. But supposedly nothing serious. I get those issues fixed. I went on vacation with my family a couple hours away from home. Fine all the way up there and during my trip. On my way home. Right before we hit the E-way it starts acting funny. Then it died. I had it towed to a dealership. Turns out it has motor problems like it needs a new engine!!! Because of a crack or something deep inside the motor. I had to have it towed home. 180 miles!!!


Favorite Features

It was a comfortable car.


Suggested Improvements

My suggestion is have your motor checked inside and out before buying this new or used.


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Don/t buy it.
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By ellenmd
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2006 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car 2 years ago and I have had to replace the power steering pump twice. Now my transmission is going because it makes a noise and it jerks when I change it from reverse to drive. It is not worth the time, money, or effort. The next vehicle I get I will buy a foreign one. Because for some reason we Americans can't build a good dependable car that is affordable. It is all junk. I had an 01 Mitzsubishi Montero Sport for 4 years and never had problems out of it. the only reason I got rid of it was because it was costing me in gas. I wished I would have just paid for the gas.


Suggested Improvements

Make it more dependable and don't make it like a hot wheels car.


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Good but not great
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By jzinger34
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2006 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car brand new in 2006 and have been pleased. I now have 125,000 miles on the car but not without complaints. I have had a check engine light for months because of valve on the top of the gas tank. $300 in labor to fix $10 part. I had to have gasket on oil filter mount replaced. $5 gasket, $140 labor! The electrical system is much to be desired. I got the premium BOSE system in the car but only certain speakers work at certain times. Mostly just rear speakers, sometimes just fronts, sometimes speakers on right side. As of this morning, the transmission started shifting hard. I am pretty worried after reading all the tranny reviews on here.


Favorite Features

Reliable, good ride, pretty good gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Electrical, Transmission, Blind spots especially when backing.


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