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Great Car. So far so good
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By chevalltheway
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Purchased used certified from a Chev dealer only 5 months ago with 135,000 km. Was in near perfect condition inside and out. Very fun to drive. Lots of power, no loss of oil or coolant leaks. Recently drove on a long trip and the car performed great! Tons of power through the mountains. Getting about 9.5 liters per 100K. Respectable. I replaced the factory audio system, because it sucked. Performed well but the audio was bad. Replaced with an aftermarket Pioneer deck and the system came to life. Now sounds ok with the factory 6 speaker system. I find better automatic shifting using "3rd" instead of "D" Not a 4 speed. 3 speed with overdrive.


Best Features

Looks, power, spacious interior, large trunk. Reliable. Handles great in the city and solid feel on the highway.


Worst Features

Could use a power seat or manual height adjustment on the passenger seat.


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Great value.
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By stirfry1
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought the car with 20,000 on it, and now have 50,000 with no significant repair issues.


Best Features

Smooth Ride.


Worst Features

Better suspension system.


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Value car
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By desoto3
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought 2008 impala in 2011 with 59k on the speedometer. Besides a few issues I like the car. In 2013, the car now is at 92k.


Best Features

Powerful engine in a light frame.


Worst Features

I replaced the following: 2 rear door latches at $140 each (parts only), front rotors($39.95 each, parts) and ceramic pads($54.00, parts). They warped when I bought the car. Problem with the traction control and engine limit power lights due to improper tire pressures. The car should instead raise improper tire pressures, but it chooses to raise the other two alerts instead. The cruise control doesn't work when I bought the car.


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By piercebmng
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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locks, heater, fresh air, design, when back windows are down forget about it. bearings, tire wear, oil consumption, spudders, probably when the cylinders cut off the oil flows out filling the converter.


Best Features

paid 4


Worst Features

locks, heater, fresh air, design, when back windows are down forget about it. bearings, tire wear, oil consumption, spudders, probably when the cylinders cut off the oil flows out filling the converter.


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mixed feelings
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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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