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Best Quality Car I ever owned
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By David Howland
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Not one repair,not one warranty claim.Ordinary maintenance only. My family uses it for all trips even though we have a newer second car. I average 30 MPG suburban driving to work and shopping. It has 127,000 miles on it and it still runs and looks like new. It has never even been tuned up.Only tires, brakes, wiper blades and oil changes.


Best Features

Visability all areas. No blind spots.


Worst Features

Softer seat cushions


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Very Angry at Chevy
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By boinjax
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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As a long time domestic car fan, especially GM, this has sealed the deal for me... NEVER AGAIN, in addition to 3 thermostats, a water pump, radiator and 5 sets of brakes, not to mention a common electrical problem linked to the pass key, now the transmission went out.. the car only has 105k, other INTERNET sources found identical problems from 100-130k miles, the car was bought new, female driven and meticulously maintained, but this car isn't reliable, just decides to run hot and arbitrarily wont start, dealers want a fortune to fix even though they are aware of these problems as common, no wonder the police wont drive them, used to love GM, now, HATE THEM wont even rent a GM car...too bad


Best Features

used to LOVE the ride and fuel economy,and excellent stereo, but now it does me no good as a $20k lawn ornament


Worst Features

perhaps the designers should actually own these cars used to see what REALLY is wrong with them once the new car smell wears off, btw GM, if it is a common problem FIX IT!!! otherwise your cars are recyclable after 50k miles, stand behind your product! at least reduce costs to fix YOUR rolling scrap


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Impala
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By Mason
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased this vehicle new. Comfortable- fuel efficient for the size. My car burned half a quart of oil to 1600 miles since new. I use Luca Oil stabilizer- reduced to half quart to 2400 miles. Lucas fuel treatment really made a difference on performance during heavy acceleration. Currently I have a drive train issue that is being diagnosed by GM Dealer. My maintenance on this car is excellent. Nice car..I prey for new intake gasket repair but sense it will come. Brake rotors seem to be an issue on this car.


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Best car I've owned
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By goiser
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2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I love my Impala, I get near 30MPG highway and 25 or so freeway, which with last summer's $4+ per gallon I was the envy of my friends. Comfortable- the driver's seat can be tweaked just right w/ fully elec adjustment and lumbar crank. Passenger seat doesn't have all that and seems a little squishier. The 3.8 gives an impressive get-up-and-go, and EXCELLENT passing acceleration when you've been following a slow poke and you've had it. Heated seat on driver's side went out twice, still out since it's $$$ to fix it. Get higher speed-rated tires (like a "T" rating instead of stock "S") and the response will be amazing, like a corvette. Gives great view of the road from inside. Very happy.


Best Features

Great view of road & mirrors from inside, comfortable "cockpit", great mileage, great acceleration, great sound system, HUGE trunk, nice looks, great handling (with proper tires, that is...not w/ stock Goodyears)


Worst Features

Sturdier exterior door handles (had one break off like another review did, when it was cold outside), child seat anchors are wedged up inside and are a pain to access, hate auto-dimming rearview mirrors they are never sensitive enough and very annoying


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Just an mazing car 9C1
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By impala fan
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2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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This car is just amazing. We bought our first impala in 2007. it is a 9C1 impala (police package) with 3.8 L engine and it had 80k m. on it. it is fast, good, reliable, rugged. Now it has about 100 and it still going thank God.


Best Features

3.8L engine (fun)/ 4 Disk ABS (safe)/ style


Worst Features

none.


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