2003 Chevrolet Impala
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Very solid first car

by from Indianapolis, IN on April 2, 2010

I got my Impala in December of 09 and it had 124,000 mi on it. Its a 3.8 litre V6 LS. I thought it was a lot of miles for an 03, even if they are mostly highway miles. It rides smooth and still has a ...
I got my Impala in December of 09 and it had 124,000 mi on it. Its a 3.8 litre V6 LS. I thought it was a lot of miles for an 03, even if they are mostly highway miles. It rides smooth and still has a little pep in the step. And other than changing the fluids, replacing a window motor, and changing the brake pads it hasnt given me much hastle. 129,000 mi and still running as if it were 29,000 miles in. Great car.
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this is a good non luxury car

by from OH on May 14, 2010

I have been driving my 2003 impala for 5 years now. I bought it used and it had warranty for 100000 miles. Overall I am happy with it, but if you want something more stylish or luxury, this car is not...
I have been driving my 2003 impala for 5 years now. I bought it used and it had warranty for 100000 miles. Overall I am happy with it, but if you want something more stylish or luxury, this car is not for you. I has good gas milage, I think. I drive it to work and back ( altogether 64 mi 5 days a week. I have to fill it up once a week, but if I were to drive it on the weekend I will have to fill it up more. It is very spaceous inside, I have compared it to VW Passat. Goood value for the money, definetely
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There's More!

by from Baltimore MD on June 25, 2012

Retired the car from work detail two years ago. Now has 256K on ODO. When asked if I have ever had the engine pulled, shocks or struts or AC replaced, the answer is no. Yes, it burns about one quart o...
Retired the car from work detail two years ago. Now has 256K on ODO. When asked if I have ever had the engine pulled, shocks or struts or AC replaced, the answer is no. Yes, it burns about one quart of oil between changes, but what do expect from the 3.8 liter engine? Still has more torque than a newer Mercury and a CVPI in my "fleet". Highly recommend with 3.8 powerplant only!
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A really good vehicle

by from Cincinnati, OH on March 20, 2007

Our 2003 Impala LS is going on 4 years of service and has around 70k miles on it. I have changed the oil on it every 5k miles. We have had no problems with it. The salesman told us before we bought it...
Our 2003 Impala LS is going on 4 years of service and has around 70k miles on it. I have changed the oil on it every 5k miles. We have had no problems with it. The salesman told us before we bought it we would we get 30 MPG on the highway. I didn't really believe him, until we drove to Florida and did get 30 MPG. It also does pretty good around the city. The only problem we have is that there is no child safety locks on the back doors--they are controlled through the radio...which makes no sense to this parent of two. The original sticker was high, but because of a variety of discounts, the vehicle became a very good value compared to a comparably equipped import. I wish GM built more vehicles like this one...but in the USA.
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by from Fairfield,IL on May 16, 2011

we have been told that the brakes were designed too small for this vehicle. we had problems wtih rotors and pads!!! other then this the car is a real winner. Excellent gas mileage. best car I have eve...
we have been told that the brakes were designed too small for this vehicle. we had problems wtih rotors and pads!!! other then this the car is a real winner. Excellent gas mileage. best car I have ever owned.
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Impala is a good car

by from on April 13, 2013

My Impala has been a good car. It has several thoughtful features that I didn't expect to find on a Chevy. It is comfortable. It rides and drives fine. The paint has held up. The weak spot on the car ...
My Impala has been a good car. It has several thoughtful features that I didn't expect to find on a Chevy. It is comfortable. It rides and drives fine. The paint has held up. The weak spot on the car are the quality of the engine seals GM built built the car with. I've had two expensive repairs because the factory seals were bargain brand quality. I would buy another one.
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I love it!

by from Saginaw, MI on April 28, 2011

I just bought another Impala after mine was in an accident. It had over 160,000 miles on it & it ran great! I was so upset when it was towed. My new Impala is 2008 & I love that one so far too.
I just bought another Impala after mine was in an accident. It had over 160,000 miles on it & it ran great! I was so upset when it was towed. My new Impala is 2008 & I love that one so far too.
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2003 Impala

by from NE Kansas on March 7, 2014

I bought a 2003 Impala with 60,000 miles on it. I loved this car. I sold it to my son when it had 199,000 miles on it. He still drives it and loves it also. I've never owned a better car. I do take go...
I bought a 2003 Impala with 60,000 miles on it. I loved this car. I sold it to my son when it had 199,000 miles on it. He still drives it and loves it also. I've never owned a better car. I do take good care of my vehicles and keep them maintained. It is well worth the time to do this on all cars.
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A really good car Part 2

by from Cincinnati, OH on August 24, 2009

Our 2003 Impala LS now has around 115k miles on it. It continues to be very reliable for us. Still getting good gas mileage. We did have to have some work done on one of the front wheels last year--ma...
Our 2003 Impala LS now has around 115k miles on it. It continues to be very reliable for us. Still getting good gas mileage. We did have to have some work done on one of the front wheels last year--maybe something to do with the bearings--but the repairs were not that expensive. Our 3.8L has, to date, had no engine issues that some of the others reviewers have mentioned. I would buy this car again in a heart beat--and so would my wife. Definitely prefer it to my '06 Grand Prix. Much more comfortable riding and it gets better MPG.
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Replaced our Honda CR-V with this Impala.

by from Champaign, IL on January 16, 2010

We bought our LS model used in May 08 to replace our CR-V which had developed engine problems. So far it has been extremely good to us--good gas mileage, very smooth ride, and comfortable. My wife lik...
We bought our LS model used in May 08 to replace our CR-V which had developed engine problems. So far it has been extremely good to us--good gas mileage, very smooth ride, and comfortable. My wife likes the heated leather seats and I like the performance of the 3.8 V-6. The only issues we have had is that the ABS went out at 75,000 and it goes through tires pretty good. My minor complaint: no light in the spacious trunk!
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