2003 Chevrolet Impala from North America




Brakes 4 times, PC board, transmission, steering, security.

General Comments:

I am a Chevy Impala owner (2003); what a piece of crap. Never will I buy a Chevy or an American made car again. So many problems, so many issues, and no help from GM customer service. I had hoped that the company would have closed for good.

The kicker is my father worked for that crappy company for over 25 years.

Never again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th October, 2010

16th Oct 2010, 11:45

Yet another fine example of GM engineering... and people think Toyotas are so bad.

16th Oct 2010, 22:10

Yes I have to agree with you when you say "CRAPPY". I have also had problems with the steering with my 2003 Impala LS. I have had three rack and pinion steering gear units replaced in 30,000 miles. I also wished GM went under and was not bailed out. They used to build quality cars, but took their customers for a ride on anything they produced after 1990.

I also have a 2005 Impala. On the 2005, the intermediate steering shaft, front HUB bearings, ABS control module, and some engine seals have had to be replaced in 70,000 miles. I will never buy GM again ever.

I also own a FORD, and do not have these problems. GM's cars are poorly made, and I do not believe in what they are now saying when they tell you the quality has greatly improved.

17th Oct 2010, 13:01

My brother is a big Chevy fan, and has never had any of the issues I see in these comments with his Impalas.

Our 2003 GMC Envoy is now approaching 100,000 miles, and has never had so much as new brake pads (we seldom do brake jobs on any domestic before 100,000 miles because we know how to drive to prevent brake wear).

We also own 2 Fords, and have never had a single problem with them either. Our only car problems were with our Japanese and German imports.

2003 Chevrolet Impala LS from North America


I still love it, but Texas heat will kill you without A/C


I loved this car! Till I had a wreck on Christmas Eve 2009. Now the Message Center has gone nuts, flashing all kinds of messages, i.e. Low On Fuel and we just filled up.

The AC blower switch has gone out 3 times.

But, I still love the car and dread maybe having to trade it off. I now only have a little under 90,000 miles on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th May, 2010

2003 Chevrolet Impala Sedan 3.4L from North America


It's a nightmare


This car is a nightmare, the head gaskets blew at 50,000 miles, then the block cracked and has to be replaced 2 months later.

The radiator cracked and was replaced, along with every hose in this thing a week after the head gaskets were replaced.

All of this was done, and 4 months later here we sit with this car again overheating and no one can tell us why. We have replaced the whole engine just 4 months ago, and now it's over heating again.

We have replaced the thermostat, upper radiator, water pump and the tensor. Still over heating; I will never buy another Chevy again!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th December, 2009

6th Dec 2009, 09:36

"It's a nightmare"

- Well, I can tell you how to wake up from that nightmare very fast: Just get rid of that roach!!!

6th Dec 2009, 10:57

Yuck. I had similar issues with my Chevrolet around 50,000 miles too. Had a connecting rod failure in my Lumina at about 48,000. First and last Chevy I'll ever own!

2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L V6 from North America


Not bad with low mileage, but once the mileage gets up there, everything starts going wrong


Traction control and ABS engages in 'inappropriate' conditions.

Uses a lot of bearings.

General Comments:

Good performance for a family car.

Have had a few problems with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th November, 2009

2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 6 cyl 150-ish HP from North America


It's luxurious and sexy like none other!!!


Well when I bought the thing, it had no rear passenger side (not drivers side) exterior door handle, which sucks.

Also, the ABS system seems to be finicky... it works... then doesn't work... then works again... strange... but all around... that's about it... great car.

General Comments:

My first car was a 1995 Cougar XR7 4.7 Ltr. V8 --- fast, powerful, big block of solid metal. then I totaled it. And my dad bought me a 2002 Ford Focus hatchback for Xmas one year... I ran the air conditioning out of it in about 3 months, one of the engine mounts split in about 4 months... and on month 8, the 4th gear blew out the bottom of the car on the highway... so we gave it back to the dealer for 5,000...and traded it for my 2003 IMPALA like 3 days ago...

And OMG... I love that beast so much... so comfy... spacious, powerful, sparkly... everything is amazing except what I mentioned above. It's amazing, and now I feel like I'm driving an adult car LOL!!! Feels like I'm a business man in the big city or something... but I'm just a college kid... it's so awesome though!!! Very reliable and comfortable, cold A/C, CD player with IPOD option, electric seat movers, automatic windows and everything automatic, sunroof... it's awesome... OK I'm done...!!!

I love it sooo much!!! It is the WHITE SHARK -- in the footsteps of Hunter s. Thompson's RED SHARK -- 33 years ago <33.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2009