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Chevy don't FAIL me now!!
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By iluvchevys
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned my 2008 for a little over 2 years and at first I loved it but now I'm starting to have problems.
Feels like my transmission is slipping, if I'm at a dead stop when I press on the gas it is kinda hesitant (seems to only do this in the hot weather) When I run my ac it has less power, my back locks don't work. A year ago I had the reduce engine power show up but I let me car sit for the weekend and haven't had the message again (knock on wood)
I still have 3 years left on my lease and I'm starting to get worried. My first car I bought was a complete lemon thought I was doing the smart thing going to a "major dealership" but the warranty that you buy seems to not cover anything.


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I love my Impala but if this keeps up I will straight go to FORD!!!


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Solid, Safe & Reliable
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By c_ram
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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After 3 years, I have followed the recommended maintenance schedule and had a great experience. We bought it for the safety (side airbag curtains standard & crash test results) & reliability and have not been disappointed.

In response to the previos post, GM was bailed out by the government in March 2009 well after the 2008 Impala was designed, built and most likely sold. It is not responsible for your experience. Nor are the dealers, which are independently owned and operated.


Best Features

Safety, drive comfort & reliability.


Worst Features

Road noise & cabin design.


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Worst Car, Absolute Junk
6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By rmk711
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is absolutely the worst car I have ever owned, or known anybody to have ever owned, worst mistake of my car buying life letting myself be sold into buying this car. Everything on the car breaks! This car company is paid for in part by my tax dollars and at this point I feel like I have not only been ripped off by GM, but also by the American government. GM needs to take responsibility for its poor product designs whether part of the NEW GM or the OLD GM, recall these cars and give me a refund of absurd amount of money I have had to pay for a poor excuse of a way to get to work and pay my tax dollars to support this country.


Best Features

At least it looks good, at least it moves, I guess!


Worst Features

I have been stuck in a supermarket parking lot unable to move because the shifter was locked up. I have been listening and feeling the car shake like an earthquake going downhill due to constantly warped brakes even after changing out all 4 rotors and pads, I have had my accelerator changed out by the dealership, a defective leaking Fuel Valve replaced, random battery corrosion, one door lock no longer works, premature tire wear, two wheel hubs replaced and the ride on the car is still extremely noisy, I feel/hear every bump in the road, the shifter torque locks every time I park on a hill. Had the car serviced at 3 different Chevy/GM dealerships, same poor attitude each time.


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** Very Reliable ***
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By chat55904
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car used with higher miles 160,000 miles to be exact and i bought it in another state and had it shipped to me i figured i better order a Engine &
Transmission just in case so i did and when i got the car it was nice needed nothing! I now have 204,000 miles on this car with the original Engine & Transmission I love to drive and this car is One i can not down talk it does have its flaws but then again what car don't! Gas milage is not the best but for the comfort and drive ability it is worth it plus its flex fuel which is 60 cent less a gallon!


Best Features

Xm Radio is a great deal for me i spend $26.00 for 6 months to have it i use it everyday love it! Remote start is a plus & I have to say I live in the cold weather and my car warms up very fast and i have hot heat! I love that!


Worst Features

It does wear through tires faster then normal in the rear & gm is in a law suit over that right now but to be honest if you rotate them as needed its not that bad at least not for me! My rear defrost does not work but that's all mint other wize!


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I was involved in a accident that was not my fault, 25 days after I purchased my vehicle
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By mlwoolum
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2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased a 2008 chevy impala, I bought the vehicle on December 20, 2011 and on Jan 14 2012 a guy ran a stop sign and I couldn't stop and I t-boned his truck. My son was in the car. We walked away from the accident, the only thing that happened to me was that the dash hit my knee and it is a little banged up. We were traveling at 55 mph when the other vehicle pulled out in front of us. The other guy didn't walk away he was in critical condition, he was taken to the hospital. For the impact that my car took, and we didn't get hurt. I HIGHLY recommend a impala to anyone. Look at the review's, i have since then purchased another impala, this is probably the only car I will ever purchase.


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My favorite feature was that it has a excellent crash rating, it saved me and my son from being hurt in a accident that someone else caused. For the speed we were going, we probably should have been hurt. But we walked away and he didn't. I would tell anyone I know to buy a impala. Excellent car!!!!


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