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2006 Chevrolet Impala

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 28/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V6, Flex Fuel, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Canada

2006 Chevrolet Impala Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 884 Ratings for the 2006 - 2013 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.4/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.4/10

GM's Best Kept Secret

By on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Phenomenal value. Design is straightforward."

Cons: "Low quality Goodyear bulk tires."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Bought my 2012 Impala for $13,000 with 30k miles in Feb. 2013. Now 3 1/2 years later and a set of tires, brakes and routine maintenance, the car is humming right along just like the day I bought it. No squeeks or rattles, no major problems. The acceleration from the 3.6l is still exhilerating and gets 33 mpg on the highway. The car was voted most reliable large car by Edmunds."

I wanted to like this car.

By on Sunday, June 12, 2016

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Too many problems

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Looks, comfort, hwy mileage"

Cons: "Build quality, mechanical, city mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I have had a 2010 LT for three years now. I wanted to like this car, and did when I bought it as a CPO with about 28k on it. It has been three years and I am just under 45k on it. The good: - I like how it looks. - Good power unless the A/C is on - Happy with the leather and layout; comfortable interior. - Good highway mileage. The bad and ugly: Three power steering pumps replaced by dealer, wheel bearings, all kinds of suspension and bushing noise, water leaks into the passenger-side cabin with A/C on (even though it is draining out to the ground as it should be), Bose system is fatiguing and impossible to upgrade, horrible heater/ac control (it tries to be automatic but isn't? Hard to explain until you have had to live with it. It really is a terrible setup...either blowing hot or cold with no way to get anything in-between), very bad blind spots both front and rear and the most dismal exterior rearview mirror shape ever designed, major mold issues with the HVAC (TSB issued, problem not solved after repeated attempts by dealer), horrendous panel-gaps and wind noise, scary-weak power window motors, transaxle starting to grind now at low temps under load, cooling fans now make a noise like a bearing is worn... I could probably list more but it is getting depressing to sit here and think about it. I wanted to love or even just like this car but it is the only car I have ever owned that I have wound up simply hating. It is a frustrating and boring car that looks nice. I still have bumper-to-bumper warranty on this car, but I have had it. I need to be able to drive my car, not let it sit at the dealership with the mechanics practicing on it. Just took a hit to trade out of it. I hated it that much."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

08 Chevy Impala Police car

By on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 162,300

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Runs great and gets me to work everyday"

Cons: "Windshield is cracked, passenger speaker broken"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Old US border patrol car, runs great, reliable, no rust but one small scratch on the back bumper. windshield is cracked and the passanger side door speaker doesn't work. This car gets me to and from work everyday and has never really given me issues!"

high maintenance vehicle

By on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 173,500

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great car to drive, fun, powerful, smooth,"

Cons: "poor drive line design, high mantanence"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Car has lots of power and runs very smooth. Handling is tight and precise. Engine had a dod lifter fail at 105K and another one fail at 165K. Harmonic balance failed at 173K. The front seat heater failed at 120K. The under dash solenoids failed at 125K. I replaced the oil pickup o ring at 173K as preventative maintenance, but it was square and melted to the tube. The transmission has 173K miles and needs a new torque converter and rebuild. It operates in 2nd and 3rd gear but not 1st and 4th. For a 4T65E HD trans, I would say it has inferior design features causing failures that could be avoided. disappointed in the drive train reliability. Such a fun car to drive........"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

2007 Chevrolet Impala LS

By on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 58,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Rides very comfortable. Great gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this car new in 2007, so I've had it quite some time. About the only thing I've had to is oil changes and new set of tires. I've never had any other problems with engine, etc."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

WORST CAR EVER! I ADVISE YOU NOT TO BUY!!

By on Monday, May 9, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
1/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
2/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "Good Bose system, looks nice"

Cons: "Horrible seats, horrible gas mileage, money pit"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I bought the car back in 2014 with 46,000 miles. Ever since buying this car i put 3 torque converters into the car, 2 transmissions. The 4 speed auto transmission is garbage. the leather cracks easily, SEATS ARE SO UNCOMFORTABLE, the brakes are trash. Feels like a boat on the road. Recently bought 4 BRAND NEW tires and they are already worn and the wheel alignment is perfect. The turning radius is also horrible. I WOULD NEVER BUY ANOTHER AMERICAN MADE CAR AGAIN. Ill stick with a HONDA, TOYOTA, OR AN INFINITI. i would rather take public transportation before buying another gm car."

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