2003 Chevrolet Impala Consumer Review: Excellent fuel economy, value

2003 Chevrolet Impala - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

212 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (3.4L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Excellent fuel economy, value
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Bought used with 60,000 miles over a month ago. Agree with previous reviewers about head gasket problems. Car has excellent fuel economy for its size - I average 25 mpg in the city, but then I try not to hit the gas too hard. Very spacious but outdated interior design. Good insurance rates compared to similar models. Yet to find out handling in snow with winter tires. Engine noise is pronounced, not as quiet as Taurus but not too bad either. Car feels stable and safe, in fact has very good safity ratings. Steering a bit funny though. Definitely excellent used-car buy even with today's gas prices - highly recommend if OK'd by the mechanic you know well.

Best Features

Fuel efficiency, exterior design, interior space, factory stereo, exceptional value if used

Worst Features

Steering, head gasket, engine noise
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