By Eric on
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Power steering hose came off and replaced, water pump went out at only 60,000. Left front wheel bearing going out. Rust behind the trunk metal trim line. Front brakes and rotors replaced at 54,000. Possibly a head gasket needs to be replaced in another 10,000 miles. To be short you get what you pay for. I'm sure an 08 or 09 model is reliable though. Don't purchase a 2006 3.5L. If you have extra cash and like to perform your own work on your vehicle you would love this model.
Enjoy the room, comfort and ride. Fuel economy.
Better tires, trim designs that reduce rust around the trunk. Spend just a little more on the small things such as rubber door trims, latches, and seat control levers.