2002 Chevrolet Impala Consumer Review: Gasket Trouble

2002 Chevrolet Impala - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.4L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Gasket Trouble
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2002 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Tons of interior and trunk space, especially rear seat "leg room" which is perfect for child seats. Replaced head gasket at 72,000 miles and cat-converter at 82,000. The clogged cat was a symptom of the prior gasket failure. This is the 3rd GM 3.4L V6 I have owned, head gasket went in all 3, poor engine design. Get the LS with the 3.8L and you'll be just fine. Crossing fingers that repairs over $1,200 are done with for a while.

Best Features

Rear seat "leg room" great for child seats, and huge trunk.

Worst Features

Bad gaskets and engine design in 3.4L, front seat contour does not promote good posture, go with bucket seats and 3.8L engine.
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