2004 Chevrolet Impala Reviews - Page 2 of 6

2004 Chevrolet Impala LS Series II from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Series II Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired51600 miles
Most recent distance66220 miles
Previous carFord Truck

Summary:

A traveler's car

Faults:

Changed the front brakes and rotors due to grinding, never had trouble with it except I have to reset the message control modules due to the messages still showing up but that's a very minor problem.

General Comments:

Very good car... Reliable for traveling, great gas mileage for that size of car, very comfortable, roomy and runs smooth... I do a lot of mileage and I believe I can reach at least 250,000 miles or 400,000 KS or more with the Chevy impala... Planning to hold on to my car as long as it lasts... I am a fan of big cars especially Impalas and I find them perfect for long road trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2008

2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

This car has been a solid package

Faults:

So far, the only thing that has let me down was the heated driver side seat stop heating.

General Comments:

I am very impressed with the car. At 94K miles it still runs strong, and feels very solid. No squeaks, rattles or anything loose.

Remarkably I get 30mpg on the highway!!!

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

Review Date: 7th March, 2008

2004 Chevrolet Impala Standard 3.4L from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.4L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105500 miles
Most recent distance111000 miles
Previous carMercury Topaz

Summary:

Impala can live up to its name!

Faults:

When I bought the car, I needed all the fluids replaced. I replaced the oil with synthetic, replaced the transmission oil, and all filters when I first bought it.

It's been 6 thousand miles and it started to overheat. I replaced the temperature sensor and thermostat. It worked great for 3 weeks, but overheated on me one day. Never got into the red range, but still ran very hot. When I opened up the hood, the engine did not feel hot and was not lacking in performance. My guess is either the temp sensor I installed was bad, the cluster gauges might be malfunctioning, but I doubt it, or the electric fans aren't working properly. The next day I ran the vehicle; it ran normal and has been running ever since.

All in all, I very much like the vehicle and do plan on buying another one in a few years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2007

2004 Chevrolet Impala LS from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

Lemon, I would never buy another Chevy product

Faults:

AC stopped working right out of warranty they want $1000 to repair.

Transmission has been back to shop 4 times for slipping problems, problems still exist.

The ac control burned out right out of warranty, no lights behind sliders, $400 to fix this.

General Comments:

They car is great when everything is working, but that doesn't happen very often.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th September, 2007

2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2800 miles
Most recent distance28450 miles
Previous carTotoya Corolla

Summary:

Looks good and performs well

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

The 2004 Impala performs well; the only thing is that the automatic transmission does not shift when it should. You have to push it a bit to make the car shift. But other than that, it is a good all round car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2007

2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

Terrible quality

Faults:

Front side Driver Tie Rod End gone out.

Electrical Problems. consistently getting a Traction needs serviced and Security light. But, when put on machine for error codes, none show up.

Hate the Pass lock system. Sometimes get in car and it will not start. Told by Dealer that you cannot disable.

General Comments:

I am trading this car soon. Potential to nickel and dime me to death. A 2004 model with only 60,000 miles should not be giving me any problems.

Cheap interior.

It is a nice looking car, but, quality is bad. GM has not improved much on quality over the years. They once built a good quality car, but, still skimping on quality for the almighty dollar. No wonder they are losing customers including me.

My gosh the repair costs at the dealer are outrageous.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd August, 2007

20th Sep 2008, 14:27

The 2002 3.8 Impala LS is one of the best and most reliable cars I've ever owned. I've had the car almost seven years, since brand new, and I have over 100,000 miles on it and the car still runs strong. I've had only minor problems, a few months ago my child broke the rear passenger door exterior handle, by pulling on it hard, while the door was locked. The car gets outstanding gas mileage. It's as good if not better than the much hyped commericals about 30 mpg cars "on the highway". With the highway caption in tiny letters on the bottom of the screen. In town, I average 29 mpg, and 34 to 36 mpg on the highway, when I make long road trips. The Impala is extremely comfortable and was our only family car, until recently buying a second car. I was almost going to buy a new Impala, but I'm not thrilled at all with the new body-style. I think the body-style should have evolved much like the Corvette or Camaro, rather than a drastic remake like was done recently. I've been very happy with the car over the years and wouldn't dream of ever getting rid of it.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 25 reviews