2011 Chevrolet Impala Review

2011 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5 VVT from North America

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.5 VVT Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired29035 miles
Most recent distance31585 miles
Previous carDodge Durango

Summary:

Rough idle? And not even 2 years old?

Faults:

Rough idling issue, very prevalent.

General Comments:

Nice, comfortable car.

Handles well for a "larger" car.

Gets good MPG for a 3500lb car with a V6.

Not very happy with the car though. It's been in the shop three times for a rough idling issue. And on the 3rd time (Today, 2-23-12) they claim it's an inherent thing, and to ignore it. Sorry, but I can't ignore it when it shakes the car and my passengers say "What is that?".

Unfortunately, I will probably not be buying another GM. In fact, this will probably be traded in on a Ford Fusion. This isn't the only GM car I've had with problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd February, 2012

26th Feb 2012, 23:58

Try using premium gas, and see if the idling improves.

27th Feb 2012, 08:23

Have them clean the throttle body. Run some Techtron through it with a full tank of fuel.

27th Feb 2012, 08:38

So they should put gas that costs 30 cents more per gallon in, just to make it run better? I surely hope that isn't the fix. The car is rated for 87 octane, and should run perfectly on it. They need to try a different dealer and get it fixed properly. No new car should run that rough, so something obviously is wrong with it, and the dealer doesn't want to help out with it. Those darn rip off GM dealers...

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review