Comfy, Roomy, Cool, but not Sexy
By W. Moreno on
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
People who ride in this car say things like, "I like riding in this. It's not a very good looking car, but it's comfortable". The A/C here in LA is great. The ride is smooth, but not as quiet as I've had it other cars this large. At 30,500 miles, after a 40 mile drive, the engine temp gauge went all the way to the top! It caught me off guard. I turned the heater on, but to no avail. I quickly pulled into a parking lot to check the radiator, and it was fine. Turns out the water pump went out. Thankfully, it was covered under warranty.
Automatic exterior lights go on even if you forget to turn them on. It really helps if you're suddenly in a tunnel. It also goes off if you forget to turn it off. The trunk is huge. The interior will sit 5 large adults comfortably. The A/C is excellent.
Inside lights turn on automatically. I hate that. Let interior lights to be - manual or automatic. Put soft elbow pads on the driver's side. Have the auto tire pressue gauge tell you which tire is low. Improve engine reliability - water pump out at 30K. Needs newer exterior styling.