2006 Chevrolet Impala User Reviews

2006 Chevrolet Impala Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 19 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"interior" 7 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"steering" 4 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews
"fwd" 2 reviews

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Matt1683 writes:
2006 Chevrolet Impala SS Review
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Tons of power and torque. Even though it's a FWD automatic, it is still a lot of fun on on-ramps. The interior is very nice and spacious. The trunk is huge and there is a plastic cargo area under the back seats when you fold them down. This car is practical as well as fast, and it looks good whether it's parked next to a Silverado or a 7-Series. The gadgets are cool, such as the fuel economy readouts, remote start, and heated seats.

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There's torque steer, but that's not necessarily a bad thing if you pay attention to what you are doing. At least it tends to hurl the car toward the shoulder rather than the oncoming lane. The gas mileage is what you expect from a 5.3 L V8. I am averaging 19.2 mpg. Long term reliability remains to be seen, as the LS4 engine is a new development.

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Torque. — This car has a massive amount of power for a front wheel drive car. It follows in the footsteps of a traditional 60s muscle car in terms of being a fairly standard sedan with a large engine transplanted into it. Mine is black with black heated leather seats, woodgrain trim on the dashboard, Bose speakers, and an aftermarket Flowmaster exhaust kit that the previous owner had installed. The build quality makes it hard to believe this is actually a Chevy. GM has vastly improved in the last couple of years. The styling is understated and elegant, with no cheap plastic glued to the sides. The interior has a lot of hard plastic, but it is contoured in a way that does not look cheap. The new gauges and stereo controls look like they belong in a Cadillac. I bought it with 25k miles, and I had to get the steering unit replaced at 30k miles (under warranty) because it was leaking. Other than that, I have enjoyed owning this car.

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Chad writes:
2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Review
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good sound system

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white interir

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This Is A Great Car Its Just Amazing — this is a great car its just amazing its just fast easy on gas nice inside and out its jsut an overall nice carr we have had it for 2 years and we got over 100 000 miles on it now so its been aood car and would tell anyone to buy one

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DrAwesome writes:
2006 Chevrolet Impala SS Review
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The car is larger (I am 6'3") so taller people fit in it easily.  There is a TON of trunk space and the seats fold down, very helpful when I needed to get a small amount of lumber and my friends with trucks weren't around.

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If people don't wear their seat belt the leather in seats in the back allow them to slide around.  The fuel economy could be better, but it does shut down 4 cylinders while cruising.  I generally see 18-19 city, 24-25 hwy.

DrAwesome
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Fun And Practical — I really like this car, it has treated me well with no issues on the road (except a flat tire once). It is unique in that it is a V8 automatic FWD car, this is not very common, but makes it a decent vehicle in the winter in MN. It is fun to drive while maintaining practicality, not to mention it looks beautiful! The controls are intuitive and the blinker (tap it for 3 blinks) is something that I never thought I would care about, but I love it. Being a music lover the 6-disc MP3 CD player and Bose sound system helps out with the experience too.

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Afrodite writes:
2006 Chevrolet Impala SS Review
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High performance beauty,great drive,smoothe,fast.

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Nothing.

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Mom's Ride — This is my baby..taxis kids around gets me where I have to go and is plain gorgeous!Excellent performance on the road and surprisingly fuel efficient.D.O.D. system allows for the ecomomical highway driving, and also is very low risk as far as insurance.I love it,quite the looker!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Christian writes:
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT Review
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its hot great gas millage, plus it can run on E85

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its not for racing but at least i doest attract attention from th 5-0

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Great For Trips, Family Time, And Even The Sunday Drive To Church — its a nice car just to cruise around in. its not for racing but its got power under the hood.i keep it clean. and my stock rims are the only ones that will shine, no other magnesium alloy rims shine only mine do cause its how i do. i wnt to put some H.I.D. lights(8,000K) hopefully when i get the money, i also want to put some nice 20's on it. and put in a wider side skirt that makes it into a mudflap form to protect the paint. when i graduate my brother is gonna give me a system but i dont know about details so thats pretty much my plans!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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skienuff writes:
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS Review
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4

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Simple design. Clean and simple interior is purposeful, and uncluttered. Interior materials appear to be built for durability over beauty (but they still look pretty good!)

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The steering column shifter obscures a small part of the center control stack when the car is in gear. The cloth upholstry is cheap looking.

skienuff
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Good Car, Great Value. — We just purchased a 2006 Impala LS for just under $11k. We weren't looking for Americas answer to BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, etc. We just wanted a solid sedan with good fuel economy. This vehicle has exceeded our expectations. The fit and finish is good. The styling, while not dramatic, is pleasant and understated. The car has more-than-adequate power, and the fuel mileage is outstanding. When price is considered I don't think this car can be beat!

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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april1105 writes:
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT Review
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5

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Full size car with sporty look.

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Back seat could be bigger.

april1105
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Sharp! — This car has a lot of miles but still looks and runs great. Tire monitor sensors were the only thing I was unhappy with. Gas mileage was pretty good considering full size car. Added a lot of extras before leaving the lot so windows, wheels, rear spoiler, etc. are all Chevrolet installed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JuanAngelTorres writes:
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT Review
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Good size

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It's a Chevy!

JuanAngelTorres
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Transporter — Never wanted a Chevy I am an avid Ford Fan. I am not narrow minded but have had bad experience with previous Chevys I have owned. I have owned this car for 15 months and did get an after market warranty, however I still wound up spending out of pocket for not covered repairs and deductibles to the tune of over $450.00. Its a great looking car I like the way it drives but I also liked the way my Celebrity which cost me even more over the two and a half years I owned it. That one I purchased new.

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cbickel writes:
2006 Chevrolet Impala SS Review
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4

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Fog lights, Automatic light turn-off when it is daytime, Remote starter, looks like a cop car at night but without the spotlight of course.

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Road noise (but this is a V8 and is not meant to be a very quiet car). It's meant to have horsepower rumbling through the engine.

cbickel
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Overall, A Great Running Car — I like the 300+ horsepower to get up and go. It is not excellent on Gas but a V8 sucks a lot of gas no matter what kind of car you have. I just replaced all 4 tires so it will be good in the snow this year. Good tread on them.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rwp1984 writes:
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS Review
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good gas mileage, good acceleration and handling

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front wheel drive. transmission has bugs. my 5 year old cant fit behind me driving.

rwp1984
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All Around Good Vehicle For The Price — I don't like the size of the interior , especially the back seats. everyone I know, including myself has had problems with the transmission slipping. quick throttle response, quick braking, could be better in wet weather. impressive handling considering the lack of upgrades on suspension.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

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2010 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

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2009 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

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