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Chevrolet Impala, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#53 of 120 Re: 3.5L engine 2008 Impala [ryster]
Oct 13, 2008 (8:08 pm)
Well----my tires will just have to last--like I said--it's a lease vehicle and I thought the tires were guaranteed for my lease mileage---maybe not---my Trailblazer had 37k when I turned it in for this one and the tires were very good. I have just learned a lesson and know why GM is suffering---the way they make the cars---no wonder why. I will never buy another GM product. Thanx 4 your reply though--I appreciate it---but no buying tires--I will turn it in early if I must !!!!
#54 of 120 Re: Thanks guys [trucker49]
Oct 14, 2008 (3:20 am)
My '06 became history for me in May after nothing but headaches. I was convinced that my car was the exception rather than the rule from what most of the posts here had mentioned. I had about every problem that ever came up. The car was in the shop the first time around 350 miles. When I traded I was sure that something else was wrong, but my sales guy (also a great friend that I call when there are problems of any kind) thought tires needed replaced. I told him it wasn't happening. (It ended up being a tie rod problem.) Anyway....
I opted to stay with the Impala line. I have an '08 LT (had an LTZ) and now remember why I loved the model when I bought the first one in '02. I have not had the first problem with it. (Knock on wood here.) It rides wonderfully and is an all around great car.
#55 of 120 Re: Thanks guys [trucker49]
Oct 15, 2008 (7:03 am)
The new Mazda6 is very nice. The Altimas are nice looking, but I have read that Nissans have their fair share of small nagging problems as well.
The dealer just called me about my '06 Impala. At 32K miles, I will be paying a nice $450 bill for what needs to be fixed. Four-wheel alignment, tire rotation, and all four brake rotors need to be turned. The Intermediate Steering Shaft is also bad, but that is being covered under warranty (thank goodness). I have a copy of a Technical Service Bulletin where GM says that brake rotors are covered under the standard vehicle warranty, so I may have to take that with me when I pick up the car tomorrow and see what the dealer says.
The dealer also tried to sell me over $400 in additional "recommended" services, which I promptly refused. MAF cleaning, Fuel Injection system cleaning, and transmission flush and refill. Thanks, but that can wait until 50K miles like the manual says. Besides, I probably won't keep the car much past 36K miles as it is.
Aug 28, 2009 (6:37 pm)
I have an "08 Impala LT. It, however, has the 3.9L V6. I do agree that the tire noise was bad, but I took it in at 35000 miles I did not replace the tires.They are Goodyear, I instead, had the wheels realigned. It cost me $88.00 and the noise was resolved. As for other noises, I have not experienced any such problem. The repair shop said that normal suspension wear will cause slight alignment problems, but a realignment to adjust for the wear helps the problem.
#57 of 120 Problems with car holding on hills?
Oct 18, 2009 (8:11 am)
My parents just purchased a 2008 LS with 1300 miles. While they are happy with the car, they have noticed that it does not hold at all on steep hills. So if at a light, it will go backwards when switching from the brake to gas pedal.
The dealer told them that this is due to the car idling at a lower rate to save on gas mileage??
Has anyone had this problem or is it normal?
#58 of 120 Re: Problems with car holding on hills? [cheryl59]
Oct 18, 2009 (12:31 pm)
#59 of 120 Re: Problems with car holding on hills? [cheryl59]
Oct 19, 2009 (3:16 am)
This is normal.
#60 of 120 Re: Problems with car holding on hills?
Oct 19, 2009 (3:39 pm)
#61 of 120 Any Options for me?
Nov 04, 2009 (6:57 am)
I purchased my 2008 Chevy Impala LT in May of 2008.
Within a couple of months, the Check Engine light came on due to an emissions sensor. I figured cars aren't perfect, so I had it serviced.
It have been to the deal 7 times within 17 months of owning this car.
I have had it. It happened 4 times in the first year, and I would have qualified for a lemon law claim except that I didn't file in time.
Now Chevy refuses to buy it back and keeps giving me excuses.
My only remaining option is to let people know that I have been treated poorly by WOODFIELD CHEVY in Schaumburg, Illinois and the the District Manager has also done nothing for me but give me the run around.
Several times I was put into sub compact econo-boxes while they tried to figure it out, and I keep hearing the same excuses and fixes. I am just waiting for light to come on again.
It's too bad because I tried to buy American to do the right thing and help the economy, but this has cost me so much lost time that I don't know that I could afford to buy another Chevy.
I tried contacting a lawyer, but they aren't really interested in the case, and they would probably want to charge me a ton of money for a car that only has a sticker price of $23,000 and is already a year and a half old.
Anyone have any suggestions? I would sell it, but I would feel guilty about selling it to anyone because I don't want anyone else to go through what I have had to deal with.
#62 of 120 Re: Any Options for me? [fscarz]
Nov 06, 2009 (6:42 pm)
Have you tried another dealer? If the car is throwing a Check Engine light, it should be very simple for the dealer to resolve the issue. There is really no excuse for a dealer that cannot permanently fix a problem that throws a code...it should have been fixed right after the first visit.
At sounds as though the light is currently not on. In the event the light does come back on, I would suggest calling the Chevrolet 1-800 number and explain your dilemma to them. I called them once to ask a simple question about a recall notice I received, and they were very responsive and followed up several times. They may be able to intervene on your behalf and talk to the servicing dealer to help resolve the problem.