2005 Chevrolet Impala Base 3.4 V6 from North America
Not bad, but wouldn't own another one!
Head gasket blew at around 60000 miles.
Water pump started leaking around 110000 miles.
Instrument cluster would on occasion shut off and back on! So would the headlights. The only way to get them to come back on was to click between bright and dim.
The Impala handles well in dry weather, but on snow and wet roads it was a slippery nightmare. Hit two guard rails and went into the ditch more than once in the winter. My model didn't have anti-lock brakes, so I'm sure that had a hand in it. After you get stuck 4-5 times each winter, you start to yearn for something better handling.
The interior was pretty blah! GM didn't do a lot to make it fancy, that's for sure.
The car got wonderful mileage, especially on the highway when I could get almost 30MPG out of it. That's probably the best thing I can say about it. Save the head gasket blowing, it was a very reliable vehicle for traveling long distances.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th February, 2012