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Short lived value
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By 29karma13
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2009 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is one of those "seems to good to be true" kind of deals. When you purchase the deal just seems to be really good for what you get. But as soon as that warranty runs out... that is when you start paying for the car. At 36,000 miles it only has a 7.000 trade in value even if in mint condition. At 37,000 miles it is broke down in the middle of nowhere and even the onstar is unable to work to call for help. ( yes just 1000 miles after the warranty is out). I have put several sets of tires on this and had it aligned countless times because there is a problem that GM will not recognize with the suspension system. The people at goodyear told me that the impala is their best customers!


Favorite Features

The ability to seat three in the front if need be, fuel efficiency for the size of the vehicle... I have to say I got great gas mileage both in and out of the city. Trunk space... loved it, as my daughter is a cheer leader and we must travel a lot for her games, especially when they take us out of state...loved that large trunk!


Suggested Improvements

All the blind spots ... passenger seat created blind spot... visors as well and they were not movable... who creates cars with non movable visors? Big no no Gm.... very big no no in my book! Seating very uncomfortable, especially if traveling and had to sit in for any length of time. realiability and last but not least... trade in value... really... 7 grand at 36,000 miles? Wait one more thing.... If you can't make them more reliable then make the warranty longer because I am about through with buying chevy's. This is the second time I have bought a brand new Chevy and it has failed on me either before the warranty ran out or directly after. I live on disability... I can't afford this


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No issuse until now
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By nickstjl
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2009 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I was given my 09 impala as a graduation gift from my grandmother just a few months ago and it was a perfectly fine car until last week, i'm not sure if other people have these problems but I do and i makes me wanna sell the car at this point. First sometimes the key won't turn i have to physically move the steering wheel and push up in the shifter thing behind the steering wheel and then it will start, and the other problem i experience is that if I am waiting at a light or a stop sign for more then 10 seconds and i go to press the gas the break pedal sticks and the car revs up and burns gas. And when it dooes this the check engine light comes on for a split second, anyone else like this?


Favorite Features

Style and space inside of the car


Suggested Improvements

Nothing so far i like the features of the car.


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great value
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By jtaft
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2009 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Got this car because it was roomy (I'm 6'4") and a solid price - I've owned since new, now have 42xxx miles on it - did have one warranty repair, had to replace the pass. side airbag, but other than that...no issues - the in car computer said I was averaging 26.5 mpg, I thought that was a little high, so I tracked it for a month myself and did the math, and I came up with 26.3, great milage with decent power...look, it doesn't handle the best, but it's not a sports car, it's not the most attractive car, but it's not a caddy - this is just simply good, solid, reliable transportation at a great price - love this car and would buy again in a heartbeat.


Favorite Features

flip and fold rear seats (need lux. package on 1LT, standard above that trim)


Suggested Improvements

Would like to see a little more resistance on the temp. control levers, you just touch them and they move too far beyond where you were intending to move them


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Don't learn the hard way
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mcollins19
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2009 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I would like to think of myself as an educated consumer, and after reading a lot about the Impala, I decided that it was a good mid-price sedan that would suite my needs. The interior is cheaply made, but functional, and the driving experience is less than impressive, but the car feels safe. The problem is with the reliablilty and support from GM. Since I have limited space to write this, I'll sum it up. The car is currently at 25k miles and has had a new torque converter, turbine shaft and valve body in the transmission, a new water pump, and the A/C is beginning to put out warm air. GM support (located overseas) has offered no warranty incentives and has been very dismissive. Buyer Beware


Favorite Features

The car has plenty of interior space and get good gas mileage for a sedan.


Suggested Improvements

GM should learn a lesson from their foreign competition and focus more on building a reliable vehicle. In addition, a company that boasts that they support America should move their support to the U.S. to reinforce this.


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Worlds nicest piece of junk!
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By ljohnson0102
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2009 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I have an 09 Impala LT with 78xxx miles on it. Very dissapointed with this car. it has been in the shop for NUMEROUS electrical actuators including two airbag actuators! Bought an extended warranty that even with the 100.00 deductible it has paid for itself probably two or three times over. The car currently has more issues but I just dont have the time. It is very comfortable to drive and has an excellent ride quality. But for a 27,000 dollar car it was poorly made and poorly trimmed. I mean not even a rear cup holder!?! Plus I looked into trading it in on a new car and only offered 8,000 for it and this thing is CLEAN. That is AWEFUL RESALE value!!! Highly do not recommend, sorry


Favorite Features

Ride comfort, stereo is decent without upgrade, good cab space


Suggested Improvements

more standard features for the car you "pay" for. quality "issues"


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