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2005 Chevrolet Impala

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Excellent Automobile
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mariebl
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I really can't find anything about my Impala that I don't like. It is comfortable driving, I have good visibility, use my cruise control on highway and have only had the usual maintenance done and the history the maintenance was done when specified. I would recommend buying this car to anyone wanting a comfortable, safe car especially those who travel a lot. Had back problems with other cars, not with my Impala, has a Lumbar adjustment in drivers seat. Love driving my car.


Best Features

Adjustable seat for comfort, air bags for all riders, nice interior and exterior.


Worst Features

Can't think of any.


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No more chevy's for me
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By jjc_babs
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased my 2005 Impala used in 2006, with 20,000 miles. Since than I have had to replace the water heater, radiator, cost of 1300.00. Dealer did not volunteer any additional information about this issue. Since than my speedometer and RPM gauge cluster went out another 600.00. not to mention my traction issue that was another 700.00. Oh, and when they say they checked your fluids I think they just look at them because at my last oil change 2 months ago they never said I was low on anything. I found my coolant to be low.And I don't understand how they overlooked an interior light other than the miniscule lights built in the mirror I will never buy a Chevy again.


Best Features

The only thing I like about this car after owning it for the last 4 years is the interior.


Worst Features

Need to improve all mechanical issues with a better quality. Longer warranty. Honest dealerships. And a yearly rebate for its upkeep by GM.


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Be careful
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By OSCAR
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I recently got a 2005 impala with 118,000 miles for 7,300 dollars. At first it ran well but once i bought and i turned it on in the morning and tried to leave i couldn't i had to wait for it warm up. when its cold it wouldn't run so if you're planning to buy an impala make sure it runs when it's cold. other than that it's a great car to have and go out with.


Best Features

on stars and stereo


Worst Features

it has good sound system but i think it should be improve a little


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Great car - value and comfort
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By TCD
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I've always been a Toyota guy (celicas and camry) but this car changed my mind. As soon as I drove it, I loved it. The front bench seat is so comfy and roomy. No bucket seats that usually restrict my legs and you feel closer to the passenger with no divider (I guess that only matters if you like the passenger). The ride is smooth - soft without being too "floaty" like the big chevy boats of the past. I love the steering on this car, very responsive. The 3.4 base engine has enough power when you need it and gets surprisingly good mileage for a big car. You can see how safe the car is when you look under the hood. Major bracing and crumple features. I got the black with spoiler and sunroof


Best Features

Very comfortable smooth ride on long trips Huge trunk Superb sound system, crisp and powerful - well above the average factory stereo Great steering and brakes (4 wheel disc) In black, this car makes an older guy look respectable, yet almost cool Comfy front bench seat few repairs -reliable


Worst Features

Some issues featured in other reviews: Speedometer occasionally going to zero, and then works again (gauge unit is common problem in impala, but can be replaced) Very low front clearance, (but never any damage due to heavy steel cage under there) stronger headlights


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Electrical Nightmare-RUN-baby-RUN
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By ColoradoCyko
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2005 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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GM has, for years, been having electrical issues, primarily with the instrumentation and blower controls. Our Impala has suffered such a nasty fate. First the speedometer found 6 o'clock and never again moved. Then the Fuel gauge pegs out.($1500 to fix) Then blower motor becomes intermittent, then quits, then smokes. FIRE. The net is full of complaints just like ours. This all starts about 60K miles. Plenty of used for sale, no wonder, so steer clear. If you're an Electrical Engineer and have a fire fighters job, this car is for you.


Best Features

Roomy back seat, cargo room


Worst Features

Have Ford do your wiring, GM!


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