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2006 Chevrolet Impala Consumer Reviews

3.9
Average based on 52 reviews
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Still going strong

by from Green Bay, WI on September 29, 2011

This is a sequel to my first review. The Impala now has 160,000 miles on it, and is still performing well. The repairs needed so far: throttle body control, a new battery at the 150K mile mark when i...
This is a sequel to my first review. The Impala now has 160,000 miles on it, and is still performing well. The repairs needed so far: throttle body control, a new battery at the 150K mile mark when it started having trouble starting on hot days, headlight replacements, and a refill of the AC. Otherwise the costs have been just scheduled service and tires. I haven't had to do any brake work yet (mostly highway miles with little braking). The exterior condition is pretty good. A little rust is happening on the rear of the trunk cover, but this is Green Bay WI so that is not bad for 6 years of harsh winter driving. Overall, the most miles I've ever put on a car, and the most reliable car I have ever owned (5 Chevys, 1 Pontiac, 1 Ford, 1 Nissan).
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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First Car, Best Car!

by from Little Rock, Arkansas on January 24, 2012

This is my first car! Bought it at a Chevy dealer used with 30k miles & now it has 92k. They had all the records for it & the car only drove in for oil change, tires & other maintenance. It's a great ...
This is my first car! Bought it at a Chevy dealer used with 30k miles & now it has 92k. They had all the records for it & the car only drove in for oil change, tires & other maintenance. It's a great vehicle. If you take care of it like you should it'll run forever. The only issue I have encountered is having to replace the starter. Other than that I've driven to Miami & back & never any engine light on or leaks of any sort. The car has just been great! I do recommend this car! Take care of it & it will take care of you! I am Kevo & I Approve this message!
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just bought a 06 chevey inpala lt

by from flushing,queens ,ny on May 21, 2012

so far so good i just bought it today,and i like it so far.37k miles and 2006 for 7000.car had minor accidents in front and back got the machinace check it out its ok.and am just happy to have this ca...
so far so good i just bought it today,and i like it so far.37k miles and 2006 for 7000.car had minor accidents in front and back got the machinace check it out its ok.and am just happy to have this car but a little dissapointed with the 18 mpg.other that that its all ok.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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210k and still running

by from Pasadena, MD on January 2, 2014

I bought my '06 Impala in Sep '06 with 15k miles on it and I'm still running it with 210k miles now. The maintenance costs have been relatively low but are creeping up which I assume is due to the hig...
I bought my '06 Impala in Sep '06 with 15k miles on it and I'm still running it with 210k miles now. The maintenance costs have been relatively low but are creeping up which I assume is due to the high mileage and the fact that I can't always afford the crazy high prices of repair shops. I have the LT and it's a fairly vanilla car, but that's ok with me. It has done it's job and then some. I'll run it till the wheels fall off.
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CAR IN ONE WORD " JUNK"

by from ROANOKE VA on March 1, 2014

OWNED YEAR AND HALF AND HAVE SPENT A TON ON IT.REPLACED TRANMISSION, FRONT BEARINGS, OIL SENSOR UNIT, MISSES AND STILL HAVEN'T FOUND ANY WHO CAN FIND WHAT CAUSING IT, HEAT FAN MOTOR RATTLES, I LET LOO...
OWNED YEAR AND HALF AND HAVE SPENT A TON ON IT.REPLACED TRANMISSION, FRONT BEARINGS, OIL SENSOR UNIT, MISSES AND STILL HAVEN'T FOUND ANY WHO CAN FIND WHAT CAUSING IT, HEAT FAN MOTOR RATTLES, I LET LOOKS FOOL ME LOVE THE BODY STYLE, HATE THE CAR . INTERIOR CHEAP PLASTIC THAT RATTLES , VERY DISSAPPOINTED WITH GM, THE CAR BEFORE THIS A 98 LUMINA WITH 270,000 MILE BEST CAR EVER OWNED WAS TOTALLED.MY CHEY DEALERSHIP HAS TRIED TO GET ME TRADE IT ON A NEW 2014 IMPALA YOU COULDN'T GIVE THIS JUNK AND MAYBE NOT ANOTHER GM . SAVE YOUR MONEY AND BUY A 15 YEAR LUMIA WITH 300,000 MILE AND YOU'LL HAVE BETTER THAN A NEW IMPALA
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Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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Love the 3.9L V6

by from Columbus, OH on June 28, 2013

Great passing power, and the rumble from the big v6 with dual exhaust is awesome. Great comfort for just cruising down the highway..
Great passing power, and the rumble from the big v6 with dual exhaust is awesome. Great comfort for just cruising down the highway..
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it's got it all

by from monticello , mn on March 28, 2012

The vechile has most of the goodies with up graded wheels and it's been one of the most if not the most reliable cars i've owned.
The vechile has most of the goodies with up graded wheels and it's been one of the most if not the most reliable cars i've owned.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Long term ownership costs too high

by from Saint Joseph, MI on April 19, 2010

Have had 2006-LT3 Impala 3.5yrs now. Mileage is 108K. In short, the front end of this car is too delicate and not reliable. Have sunk my money into the following. Intermediate steering column Rack an...
Have had 2006-LT3 Impala 3.5yrs now. Mileage is 108K. In short, the front end of this car is too delicate and not reliable. Have sunk my money into the following. Intermediate steering column Rack and Pinion All rotars Front wheel hub assembly These are all expensive fixes. A vacuum problem (in fuel line) comes and goes; find a caring mechanic who will clear errors at no charge. Here's my other comments. Seats are too uncomfortable for long trips. Side support sloppy; electric seat adjustment not suitable for taller people; interior trim is just average; too much interior noise(wind) at high speed on highway; standard radio/cd player is very average in sound No loose interior finish parts...thats good. Trunk space and carrying capacity are hard to beat. It needs more interior refinements and must be quieter. Even talk radio is drowned out by road wind noise. By the way..am riding on a top rated set of Cooper tires..they've improved the ride some..and reduced some noise...but not enough. Gas mileage is very good with the 3.9liter engine. Suggest using synthetic oil for even better performance. Body styling and dash layout are good. Many convenience features (eg folding rear seats) are great for hauling projects. This car is acceptable for around town. I drive 30K miles a year and its not comfortable for that much time in the seat.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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WOW!!

by from Inman, KS on May 18, 2012

This is a great car! Driven several just bought one and love it!! Way better than any comparing car.
This is a great car! Driven several just bought one and love it!! Way better than any comparing car.
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Impala is an enjoyable car

by from Green Bay, WI on June 11, 2007

Pros: Good gas milage -- The last 200 mile trip @ 55mph, I got 38.6 mpg on 87 octane gas from Shell. Typically @ 65 mph, I will get 32-35 mpg. Better than advertised. Gas milage seems to have improved...
Pros: Good gas milage -- The last 200 mile trip @ 55mph, I got 38.6 mpg on 87 octane gas from Shell. Typically @ 65 mph, I will get 32-35 mpg. Better than advertised. Gas milage seems to have improved over time -- currently the car is at 44,000 miles. Quiet ride with good amount of power. Comfortable seats with a lot of legroom. Trunk has a lot of room. Cons: Cornering is not as nice as a Grand Prix GT. The temp controls are not driver friendly at all. While wearing gloves, you can't feel the position of the temp control, so you have to LOOK at it with your eyes. A simple knob would have been much better -- left is cold, right is hot. The windshield wiper speed control has virtually no difference between OFF and the 1st setting, so if you want to turn it down to position 1, you have no way of telling if it is at 1 or OFF, unless you LOOK at it. I end up turning it all the way to off, then back up one notch to 1. Once again, this control needs a way to tell without eyeballing it. The OnStar button on the rearview mirror is very easy to press accidently when you are adjusting the mirror. No I don't want more phone minutes, I just want to see behind me! I can't tell if this was clever marketing or a design mistake.
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