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don't buy unless you have a good job
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By Lisa Reese
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2006 Chevrolet Impala SS 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Had my 2006 impala as for 3 years, every time I take it to the dealer, they want 200 to 300 dollars for Senors, I don't understand what these people want from us. It seem as though I'm rebuilding a car that's not even paid for yet. Please Chevrolet manufacturer, or Vice president , check into this, I'm about to have a breakdown.


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The worse decision I ever made.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By officernate
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2006 Chevrolet Impala SS 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I bought this car brand new and spent the first 12 months in and out of dealerships to fix, repair, replace, or other wise upgrade something that has broken or been recalled. Since then, I have found out that the brake rotors are smaller then they should be for a car this size, the A/C unit has several issues dealing with the compressor clutch, and blend door actuators (keep a stock of those if you have this car.) The steering is horrible and I've had multiple issues with the power steering (hoses, rack and pinion, etc.) The transmission will live only to its warrenty and no longer. Be prepared to get a new one after 75,000 miles. It leaks oil like no other car I've ever driven.


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I had some good things to say about this car a while ago, but since then I'm pretty fed up and have absolutely nothing good to advise.


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Scrap all plans on this vehicle and and start over!


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Never again...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By aorunes
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2006 Chevrolet Impala SS 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I bought this car with 32k mi now at 65k: Came with a clean carfax/auto check (not 100% accurate I know). At first I loved this car it only needed the TPMS sensors replaced which I could live without. We here I am a year and a half later and wish I hadn't purchased this lemon... Lets see: So far I have had to replace: Rotors,Pads (normal), Front engine motor mount, power steering pump return line, HVAC blender solenoid (i think its going out again). It needs a fuel pump sending unit(got to buy the whole pump), now has a #1 Cylinder misfire (which is way to common to not recall), Shifts hard so transmission work is in my future. All with daily commuting.. no real rough driving


Favorite Features

The 325hp V8 ... thats about it...


Suggested Improvements

Stand behind your vehicle.... I expect little things here and there... but all these problems and just at 65,000 miles... seems to me GM was in a rush to push this car out and now refuses to recall anything because it takes someone dieing or being badly hurt to initiate a recall for some of the stuff...


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06 Chevy Impala LTZ Rocks
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By philz94tt
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2006 Chevrolet Impala 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.


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3.9 Liter V6 is good power option. Bose sound system


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Nice to drive - when it works
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By waldo57
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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I just (thankfully) traded in my 2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ that I had for 3 years. It was a complete nightmare. I replaced the power steering pump twice, and had the power steering service four or five times on top of that. When the weather got cold, the power steering pump would "pressurize" and blow the hose right off, leaking power steering fluid all over the ground. The dealership charged me several hundred dollars to "fix" it, but by the time I traded it in several months later, the power steering pump was making a grinding noise again. Other than these problems, the car was very nice. It handled well, and has plenty of power for passing or moving in traffic.


Favorite Features

-3.9L V6 (LTZ model) provided lots of power. -Bose sound system was phenomenal, even with factory head unit.


Suggested Improvements

Refine the dash by removing fake wood finish.


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