2007 Chevrolet Impala Reviews - Page 4 of 5

2007 Chevrolet Impala from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Ford Crown Vic

Summary:

Certainly NOT built for police service

Faults:

Tire wear excessive: replaced tires at 8000 miles had front end aligned at 12000 miles, replaced tires at 15000 due to excessive wear.

Brakes: pads and rotors replaced at 12000 miles.

General Comments:

Although this vehicle is a police car it is supposed to be built for police service according to General Motors yet is is not holding up like the Ford Crown Vics.

Attempts to talk to GM customer service have failed with excuse after excuse, but no help in rectifying these problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th February, 2008

15th Apr 2008, 18:57

I suppose you're right, but a police package car is built for that usage. But I would never compare a new 06 up 9C1 to the 94-96 police Caprice, even the 00-05; they aren't the same cars anymore. Caprice was Chevy's last real police car like Crown Victoria PI body on frame. They can take a beating like a pickup truck ram, and tow highway patrol 260hp 330tq low down more than these new FWD Impalas for police use.

2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9 from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.9 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired22 miles
Most recent distance5800 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

Great car and options for the price!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car gives you a lot for you money. I wanted a large comfortable car with the features that I liked such as steering wheel radio controls, moonroof, leather, premium sound etc. and I got this and much more. The remote start, XM radio, tire pressure monitors, fuel management system are all extra fetures that I was not necessarily looking for, but is a nice touch. The performance is great and fuel economy is reasonable for its size and the 3.9L. When compared to my old Altima, it is not as fast nor responsive, but then again this is not I what I was looking for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2007

2007 Chevrolet Impala from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 kilometres
Most recent distance18600 kilometres
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

Stereotypically American

General Comments:

I haven't owned this car, but I had it as a rental car and I was truly disappointed with it. Last time I rented a car, I got the Pontiac G6, and I was surprised about how well it drive for an American car. The Impala however drove like a stereotypical North American car; it was big, but the interior didn't seem to gain from this, and my knee was pressed against the door when driving, and the seats might as well have been Lazy Boys.

I had an automatic that was good on the highway, but getting it to go from a stop was an exercise in patience; I really had to stomp on the accelerator to make it realize what I wanted it to do, and even then it took it a while to register.

My biggest gripe however was the looseness of everything; the steering was very unresponsive, and when I took a corner I was thrown about because the seat belt didn't tighten soon enough, and the seats had no support worth mentioning.

All in all, it might be decent for as a taxi or rental car, but I would never buy it for myself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th August, 2007

14th Sep 2007, 16:45

I totally agree with you. It's no wonder people buy imports when cars like the Impala are still in production. Granted it is a smooth drive, but when buying a car, you really should have more to look forward to.

24th Feb 2008, 22:44

I've driven the new Impala, and members of my family have owned several since 1998. I don't agree with a single word of this review. I've found the 3.5 V-6 Impala to be much faster than the pre-2007 Camry (of course, what wasn't??) and found the fit, finish and handling to be excellent.

Styling is a matter of individual taste, but I find the latest generation of Impala to be one of the best yet.

I'd take a smooth and reliable GM car over any import any day. It's a far better buy, and no import has the confidence in their cars to offer a 100,000 mile warranty.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 13 reviews