2010 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5 from North America
Thermostat failed at 145,000 km.
One power window switch not working at 90,000 km.
Exhaust noise beginning at 160,000 km.
Air actuator is having a problem.
Not a bad car if you need a full size vehicle for freeway cruising. Fuel consumption is not terrible given the size of the car.
Reliability is average; don't expect it to be as good as Toyota or Honda. GM did a decent job putting the car together, but some of their parts aren't durable.
I am hoping to keep the car for a few more years to 230,000 km or so.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th September, 2018
17th Nov 2018, 22:57
An update, I had to unplug one of the air actuator to stop the "Clicking". Just a month after this air actuator problem, my Impala got another problem. The accelerator pedal position sensor is throwing out an error every now and then. Each time it happens, it causes the ECU to reduce engine power. GM made a special warranty on the item and sent me a letter couple years ago. But since the problem happens intermittently and the check engine light comes and goes, GM and the dealer REFUSE to fix the problem. Now I fear to take the car onto the freeways.
Thank you General Motors, my next car will be a Toyota.
18th Nov 2018, 15:20
So what Toyota sedan matches an Impala?
18th Nov 2018, 18:42
I could have picked up a Camry for 30% more money (used) for the same model year. Based on previous experience and from others, most Toyotas are trouble free for 200,000 km/10 years.
18th Nov 2018, 20:49
Maybe one with a sticking accelerator so you can fear the freeways.
20th Nov 2018, 00:32
They are not comparable vehicles. Too crammed to be squeezed in regardless if it sees less shop time. To me quality is something you greatly enjoy owning and driving. And that includes passengers on a long trip. It’s no bargain sacrificing these very important areas to pursue the cheap factor. I’d rather pay more and get far more.