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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan

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loan only not for keeps
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By chema
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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well i decided to test the car at dealer had a very good deal and the fact that i needed to loan to rebuilt my credit.
what i like is the car is remote start great for winnter
its fast and smooth ride ===== for long trips but seats are not comfortable enough.
GAS! in city is poor im guessing 17mpg ? i just drove 125 miles and its already half tank yeah thats cause its a big engine with large trunk so i havent hit
the high way much
my saab with turbo 200 miles to half a tank in city or high way

anyways i do like a car with lots of interior room trunk is large enough for luggages or groceries some like it for subwoofers
radio not the best it has pioneer speakers? cant find that info anywhere...moving on you cant customize almost anything billet grills,headlights,tail lights,instrument cluster,rims.

i do recommend the car to anyone


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Stay away from this vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jason
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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A nice looking vehicle, very comfortable, lots of storage space, rear seats will not fold down all the way making that feature almost useless. Spent over $5,000 in repair work, Including transmission work, before the car had 60 thousand miles on it. I am extremely disappointed with this vehicle having now dumped over $23,000 in a car that I bought used with 17000 miles on it. I shudder to think what is next. Two other GM vehicles in the past had their motors go bad not due to anything I did. Will not be buying another GM vehicle.


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Run, run, run....away from buying this car.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Debi
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Our 2008 Impala has less than 80,000 miles on it, for a seven year old car that is low mileage........right now it's undergoing almost $3,000 of repairs. Our mechanic said that he's never seen a vehicle with so few miles have such problems. And of course, one of the problems seems to be another infamous GM defect........an anti-freeze leak. I Googled it and there are A LOT of complaints about that problem. Also has severe paint "crazing" on the black trim/paint by the windows. Started very shortly after purchase. I complained to GM, was told that "it's not a safety issue" so basically they were saying "tough &%*$". Won't EVER buy another GM.


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Regret buying this car!!!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By alsaims123
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought my impala used from carmax. Bought it with 29k on it in 2011 since buying it i have had to replace transmission with 42k then front and rear head gaskets before the 50k manufacturer warranty was up. Since then used the carmax warranty to get the rear window defrost wiring replaced. The warranty's are all up, scared to see what is next. Granted i feel lucky compared to some of the issues people have had to done to their impala. Still have issues with the cd player, driver seat doesn't go up and down like it should. Won't buy another chevy car again.


Best Features

XM satellite radio.


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mixed feelings
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ifyousayso
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought the car certified used with 28,000 miles
2 mos after warped rotors. dealership w/ plenty of "warranty" says rotors aren't covered (bumper to bumper??). After market rotors hadn't come out yet so I had them turned. 1500 miles later warped again. I also noticed uneven tire wear. Took it in to have alignment checked dealer told me it was to GM spec. Took it to a local tire shop which informed me GM spec (at that time) was very broad. ie. Properly aligned didn't mean it was optimized for tire life. I had them align and put on a set of tires. 65000 miles later no uneven wear. clear coat started peeling from spoiler 2000 miles after warranty on paint was up. see Fav Features.


Best Features

Gets me where I need to go when it starts 2 yrs ago had 1 incident where I turned key & it didn't crank. waited a few mins then it started. 8-9 mos later it happened again. Since it started after a few mins and didn't happen again I thought maybe a fluke. Until recently. I get the same symptoms only might start in 10 mins might be 3 hrs. Dealer says starter is bad. During 1 incident the dic said "SVC Theft detterent sys" Dealer: Its the starter. Me going bad for 2 yrs? getting it replaced. But have a feeling they aren't telling me the truth. Will see if it happens again


Worst Features

Tighten up Alignment Specs if they haven't yet so consumer gets more life from tire. Allow owner to override theft detterent system in event of malfunction, as this strands the owner when parts of this system go bad, & it usually happens after warranty is out.


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