2006 Chevrolet Impala Consumer Review: Very cheaply built car - very

2006 Chevrolet Impala - Consumer Review

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LTZ Sedan (3.9L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Very cheaply built car - very poor quality.
By swannee1948 on


2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


I bought the 2006 Chevy Impala Ltz recently from a dealership in Iowa.
The car had only 33,500 miles on it -- thus I thought that it would be an excellent buy & value for the money.
Mechanically the car is fine - the 3.9 L - 6 cylinder engine performs very well.

The heater does not work properly .
The heater takes forever to kick in & generate warm / hot air -- the heater works fine when driving.
The heater does not work when sitting idling in traffic - blows cold air.
The rear window defroster does not work at all.

The quality of the interior
is horrendous --
very cheap.
Squeaks, creaks & rattles all over - especially in the dash panel. Very poor craftsmanship

Best Features

Engine performance - very good. 3.9 L - 6 cylinder. Highway handling is very good. Gas mileage reasonable - 20 MPG around town - high 20s highway. The car had 33, 500 miles on it when I purchased it a few weeks ago. Exterior styling is very good - nice size. The interior offers very generous space & the trunk is huge.

Worst Features

Quality - especially the interior - very poor - very cheap. Numerous creaks, rattles & squeaks inside the car - especially in the front dash panel. Overall, I am very disappointed in the craftsmanship & quality of this car & would not recommend this brand & model. I am likely to trade the car in very soon for another brand - most likely for a Honda or Toyota.
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By shilosdad
on 04/19/14 08:30 AM (PDT)

I am not judging you please understand ,as not all are car people so to speak , but do you keep an eye on things under the hood ? ...I bet the heater woes are due to low coolant level, and if you don't check the coolant on occasion you likely have overheated the car at some point or 2 and have a head gasket or intake gasket(both known sore spots on gm engines) leaking .low coolant level will cause intermittant heat and cold air from heater and eventually all cold air,..also if you left the coolant go too low , and if that is the reason for the heater trouble as I suspect , you would overheat the engine without knowing it as the level would be too low to turn on the dummy light or register hot on the gauge because the sensor needs the coolant to send a signal , in turn precipitating gasket issues.---maintenance may well be a factor here.

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