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LEMON by Sweet T on 03/16/2005. Trim: 2000 Chevrolet Impala LS, Owned 5 years.
Pros: It's a very comfortable car and you can't beat how it handles, BUT there is ALWAYS something wrong with it. I am forever replacing this part or that part. I am going for the Honda Accord. It can't be as bad as this Impala has been.
Cons: Always replacing parts. Stays at dealer as much as with me
Overall review: Will not own another GM product
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Tried and True by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/23/2012. Trim: 2000 Chevrolet Impala, Owned more than 10 years.
Pros: Impala is one of Chevy's flagship brands for a reason. While my car might be getting on in years, she's still running strong at 187,000 miles and pulls in mileage most are jealous of. When the car is in running order, she's comfortable to drive and floats down the road nearly flawlessly with excellent precision in steering.
Cons: You pay for a bit of prestige with this one, and while the sticker shock wears off in comparison to what many pay for their newer, less reliable vehicles these days, as Impala ages, it does cost a small fortune to keep her healthy when things go wrong. The car is good about letting you know when it needs attention, but its almost never cheap when it does.
Overall review: Impala is and will likely remain one of Chevy's strongest sellers because, like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Cheaper, less reliable vehicles aren't going to cut it in a world that demands performance and milage at the same time, and in both of those respects, Impala certainly does well. While the problems that plauge this brand are frustrating at times, the overall experience of owning the car has been a good one, and I'm at a loss to find a more dependable vehicle that I've ever owned, the moderately expensive mechanical problems notwithstanding. This car is nearly always worth the money, no matter the year, and I'll drive this car into the ground before I'll give it up.
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The Durability Surprise. by Bill on 05/14/2011. Trim: 2000 Chevrolet Impala Base, Owned 10 years.
Pros: All around durability; wiring, air intake system, and the overall interior of the car. I the summer of 2009 my wife and I drove this car coast to coast three (3) times without a single problem. We still own it today as our second car. It would cost us much more money to replace it with an equally dependent car than we could sell this one for. We will only guess how long we will be driving it since the body style and paint job still look nice.
Cons: The cup holders that fit into the between seat console broke the first year and could not be replaced without buying the entire console. All these years we have been using hanging cup holders. I believe the problem has bben corrected in newer Impalas.
Overall review: I believe this car was superbly engineered. Notice how many of them from the early 2,000s are still on the road. Every thing electric or mechanical is still working after eleven years.
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Time to buy newer by An MSN Autos Consumer on 06/25/2010. Trim: 2000 Chevrolet Impala Base, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Somewhat roomy interior, good notification system
Cons: High maintenance, many recalls are issued on this model, costly repairs. EVERYONE HAS ONE!!!
Overall review: I believe I was the second owner of this vehicle, but I'm starting to realize now why the first owner traded it in. I put more into this car than I did into any of the Japanese cars that I owned. Maintanence was very much an issue. Everytime I took it to the shop, something needed to be done. I suspect the cheap parts that were used to manufacture it has something to do with the constant trips to the shop. Also the cooling system in GM cars is problamatic and expect to pay costly repairs when your gaskets blow (Don't believe me, then research Dex Cool and read the numerous complaints). If you have the money to throw away, then sure invest in this car. It was probably very good in its earlier years, but now it's a piece of junk. The Impala is also a VERY commonly owned car. I see one on the road almost everywhere I go.
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reliable by An MSN Autos Consumer on 10/12/2009. Trim: 2000 Chevrolet Impala Base, Owned 9 years.
Pros: It has been a very reliable car.. We are still getting 33mpg, with nothing ever being done to this car except normal maintence..
Cons: It is not a real good car for long trips, comfort wise. The seats are not high tec, and is not easy to get out of.
Overall review: will keep this car
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