2005 Chev. Impala, enginge life?

bowzer108
0

Asked by Mar 16, 2013 at 12:23 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Impala

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I found a nice looking and driving 2005 Impala. It has 150,000 miles on it. 3.4 engine V6.
I have read mixed reviews that its engine life is over, and also that it can go another 150,000 miles.
I know it depends upon how well taken care of it is. But is there any other issue? Should I just pass it up?
Its for $4,000.00. Thanks!

3 Answers

tenspeed
87,095

Keep changing the oil and watching out for the lower intake manifold leak. The engine should last the life of the car. The Grand Am folks use a larger oil filter but I don't remember the size.

mrmoony
2,940

The simplest test to do is stick your finger in the tail pipe and rub it. If it is all sooty it means engine not so healthy. If it is clean or a gray ashy kind of look the engine is probably healthy.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Js08016
53,075

My Niece bought her '05 Impala new. Same engine. No issues. She only has about 60,000 miles on it though. The 3.4s tend to blow head gaskets. So be mindful of that. Run a vehicle history report like carfax or auto check. If it's been a company car, or rental car be careful! These tend to not be taken care of as well. When you test drive it pay close attention to the transmission. The shift solenoids tend to be troublesome & aren't cheap to fix if one fails!! Good luck! HTH. -Jim

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • I am tryign to get a 2006-2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 1 answer

    Is this car reliable and easy to maintain?? I am more so getting like a 2007 LT. I also want to know about the Remote starter on the key fob.. Is it good to use and so forth? And also how is OnStar fo...

    Chevrolet Impala

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • What is the best tire for a 2007 Impala ltz? 4 answers

    I am buying 4 new tires and I want to know the size and best tire I need for this car. I have been told the impala needs to have the tires rotated every time I have the oil changed (every 3000 miles) ...

    2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • My son has a 1997 Chevy Blazer with 95000 miles on it. 5 answers

    He wants to trade it with his friend for a 2000 Chevy Impala with 180,000 miles. The Dad bought the car new and kept up with all maintenance. Is this a good idea?

    2000 Chevrolet Impala

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • How Much are they worth today? 6 answers

    I'm looking at buying a 1970 Chevy Impala, 2 door, 82,000 original miles, hardtop and the asking price is $5,000. Is this a good deal?

    1970 Chevrolet Impala

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • can you put a 350 in a 2005 impala ls 4 answers

    My 3.8 keeps overheating so I plan to do a engine swap. I like to go fast so I kind of want to put a 350 in it if its possible. My unkle is a mechanic and likes to joke around alot. He told me I kud...

    2005 Chevrolet Impala LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Impala

Looking for a Used Impala in your area?

CarGurus has 32,768 nationwide Impala listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Impala Questions

Chevrolet Impala Experts

#1 Danny Wang
Danny Wang
Reputation 1,460
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,360
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,310
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,077 Great Deals out of 65,435 listings starting at $695
Used Dodge Charger"
574 Great Deals out of 30,944 listings starting at $2,343
Used Honda Accord"
1,229 Great Deals out of 74,260 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Maxima"
402 Great Deals out of 22,566 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler 300"
560 Great Deals out of 21,826 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima"
1,452 Great Deals out of 80,949 listings starting at $695
Used Toyota Camry"
1,489 Great Deals out of 93,642 listings starting at $895
Used Ford Mustang"
728 Great Deals out of 39,889 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
964 Great Deals out of 36,236 listings starting at $1,500
Used Buick LaCrosse"
331 Great Deals out of 15,323 listings starting at $990
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
16 Great Deals out of 2,050 listings starting at $2,792
Used Ford Fusion"
1,240 Great Deals out of 75,437 listings starting at $588

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
4,699 listings starting at $18,766
2016 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
112 Great Deals out of 4,515 listings starting at $16,000
2015 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
100 Great Deals out of 2,904 listings starting at $14,539
2014 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
122 Great Deals out of 2,441 listings starting at $10,998
2013 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
84 Great Deals out of 1,797 listings starting at $5,700