I own a 2000 silver Impala LS w/a lot of problems. Just spent almost $900 on her, probably another $2000--2500, mechanical, tires, and cosmetic.
Over 150,000 miles. Still cheaper though,
than buying this body style and package.
Should I stay or should I go?
OK, here's my answer, you've got a car with 150,000 miles on it. Normally, I would advise fixing your car as it's less than car payments of $300 to $400 per month for 60 months. However, your car has some problems and is not well regarded on this website for its durability. It really depends on how much you can put up with. http://www.carcomplaints.com/Chevrolet/Impala/2000/
Time to move on. If you have the 3.8 the intake manifold gaskets will fail, unless they've already been done. If you have the 3.4 the head gaskets will blow. Unless, they've been done. The transmissions in these cars are troublesome and not cheap to fix. Solenoids fail, 4th gear and torque converter clutch lock in will be lost. Etc, etc, etc. As I said, time to move on to something newer with less mileage and expected problems. HTH. -Jim
I agree with JS08016 completely. Cut your losses and find a later model, preferably an Asian car, they age more gracefully.
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