2003 Chevrolet Impala Consumer Review: Now 11 years later, and still

2003 Chevrolet Impala - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (3.4L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Now 11 years later, and still running strong!
By v_nick on


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



Edmunds has asked for another update today, 1/28/2017, a year after a voluntary update, five years since my 2012 review, and eleven years since my original review. Well, the car is still running perfectly! It stills has its original exhaust system, and continues to run well with regular oil changes and tire rotations. We did just have to have the original oil switch replaced ($137) last week, and today I purchased a new set of wipers. Otherwise, the dang car just keeps going!

I originally wrote a review in 9/2006 shortly after purchasing the car pre-owned.
As we approach the sixth anniversary of purchase, we are delighted to report that this has been the best sedan we have owned!
In our entire ownership, we have replaced a relay fuse ($50), a manifold gasket ($300) and a wheel bearing ($225).
We finally replaced the original tires and breaks a little more than a year ago.
Speaking of tires, my earlier review spoke of front end road noise.
This disappeared with new tires.
The car was originally equipped with cheap Uniroyals.
The car still looks great, and runs and runs and runs!
It replaced a Nissan which we purchased new & was totally unreliable.

1/25/2016 UPDATE:

I just had to update my review to say it's STILL GOING STRONG! We have done nothing but routine maintenance since 2012, and we still love it!

Best Features

  • Outward visibility
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights
  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance cost

Worst Features

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