Purchased my 09' Implala new in February 2009.
At around 50,000 miles, the head gaskets started leaking (fixed under GM's 100,000 mile warranty - faulty gaskets used by GM).
Had to replace a transmission cooler line, I'm now on my third pair of front brake rotors, and even after a front-end allignment at the dealership, the front tires continue to wear out along the outer edge.
I thought GM was better than this.
Now at 66,000 miles, Check Engine light comes on due to a "gunked up" fuel injection system.
Why put the fuel filter inside the tank where it can't be serviced on a regular basis???
This is my second Impala (my 05' had intake manifold gasket issues).
I'm done with Impalas.
Car rides smooth and does great in Minnesota winter weather.
I have had no problems driving on snowy roads - traction and stability is good.
Very easy to do oil changes and I've faithfully changed my oil every 3,000 to 3,500 miles.
Oil filter is in a great location and easy to access.
I average 29 ~ 30 miles per gallon and my drive to work is about 40 miles, most of which is interstate driving.
Head gaskets at 50,000 miles???
If GM would have invested even $100 more on higher quality gaskets, it would have saved them around $2,000 in warranty repairs.
Higher performance gaskets are available . . . use them - the money saved on gaskets did not outweigh the cost of a top-end tear down!!!
Dealership told me head gasket issue was common for the 2009 model.
Front brake rotors - third set???
I drive almost all highway miles with limited braking.
And why is the front end allignment designed so that the tires ride on the outer edges causing premature tire wear???
GM - I thought you were better than this!!!