2005 Chevrolet Impala Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Chevrolet Impala
I named my car Rhonda because she has the attitude of a black grandma.
My car is comfortable and spacious. I can comfortably fit five people. The trunk is also big enough that moving for college was no hassle. The gas mileage is great. The only difficulties I have with it would be the fact that it shakes when accelerating up to interstate speeds due to me needing to get the tires balanced, and it sputters when going up hills. The interior has cloth seats, which works better for me and my lifestyle. It also has automatic seats and mirrors. There is dual air-conditioning that still works. My CD drive does not work, but my Bluetooth has never shown any problems. The sound system is better than what I have heard in other cars, past ones I have owned or any of my friends'. The windows will not go down unless the driver's door is closed, but there is a sunroof that is pretty cool. The engine stalls when starting and sometimes will shut itself off. However, the ignition is designed to be when you turn the key, the car automatically starts without you having to hold it. The car runs smooth down highways and backroads alike. I have drove it down gravel for most of the time that I have had it and it is done great. Quick turns are not a problem either, though I do not suggest them because they are dangerous. Brakes work great since the brake lines were just recently replaced. Great for any type of drive or if you just need to go somewhere to sit alone for a while.
2005 Chevy impala a great family vehicle or a great traveling vehicle.
I have a 2005 Chevy impala and I absolutely love it. I haven't had any issues with my vehicle since I got it. The previous owner did routine maintenance on it and I have continued to do so as it is new owner. It performs excellent and it is the perfect car for a small family. It does not have heated seats or anything fancy, but I am not really about luxury vehicles. The only time it goes to a garage is to be inspected. It is great in the winter. It is definitely a spacious car, it has six seats, and a very spacious trunk. I would recommend this vehicle for anyone with a small family looking for a spacious vehicle and a good vehicle to travel in. It is great on gas and does very well with long distance trips.
2005 Impala is generally reliable.
Generally reliable car with very few repairs beyond general maintenance. Only problem has been the intake manifold gasket that leaked. The problem stemmed from the coolant that Chevrolet used that wasn't compatible with the gasket material. Company was sued but no recall. After complaint dealer fixed at no cost. Found out later that company policy required use of same materials. An immediate visit to another mechanic to swap fluids resolve the problem, but this could be an issue for used vehicles. The car mechanical design is otherwise simple and can be easily worked on by backyard mechanics. This car has over 200k miles and maybe $1000 in repairs thus far.
The Impala boasts an impressive sound system that rivals cars 10 years newer.
Overall, the Chevy Impala is a sturdy yet refined car that is easy to maintain and cheap to repair. A quiet ride with an awesome sound system, my 2005 has lasted me thru 170, 000+ miles. Besides routine maintenance it has recurring issues regarding the solenoid in the transmission. Perhaps that is a model wide issue, but other than that it has stood up well against city driving, long trips and the occasional aggressive outburst. You cannot go to wrong with it though, with such a buttery, smooth shift through the gears, this car makes you sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Reliable and roomy, but be sure that you know how to maneuver a wider car.
My vehicle has been reliable over the years and has had very few mechanical issues for its age. Some people might appreciate the moonroof, although I haven't used it in years and forget that it's there. The trunk is pretty roomy and has a net for holding groceries. An annoying thing about my car is that warning lights keep getting stuck on, such as low tire pressure and change engine oil, after the issue has been resolved (or in some cases, when there wasn't an issue to begin with). This seems to be a common problem in Chevrolets, as it happened in my Malibu too.
It sometimes drips oil so I keep an extra quart in the trunk. One feature I really like is being able to check the temperature outside while driving.
My car is used for basic, everyday activities. Visiting my Mom or in-laws, going to the grocery store, appointments, meeting a friend for lunch or a movie. Round trips of 10 miles or less. It's a 4-door, roomy inside, and has a very good sized trunk. Very easy to help parents get in and out, and to put their walkers in the trunk. Even though it's mostly used around town, I average 30 mpg. The furthest I drive it is to visit my son in East Lansing, which is a 3 hour round trip. I average 33 mpg on these trips. It only has 135,000 miles on it.
Reliable car, lasts a long time.
I bought this car when I moved to Jacksonville for school. This was around 2011. It is a 2005 Chevy impala, so this thing has been around for a while. I drive it everyday for work, so after having it for a little over 7 years, this thing has gotten me through a lot and has been very reliable. Now I am having some issues with the transmission and oil leaking, but I think that has to do with how old the car is. I just have to make sure to stay on top of it, and that is really the only thing that has been kind of a troublesome thing.
It is a very reliable and dependable car. It is spacious, roomy and comfortable.
Love the comfortable size of four door impala, has plenty of room. A great roomy family car. Good performance, mileage and reliable for long trips. Always dependable for daily commute to work, errands or long interstate trips. After one hundred and twenty thousand miles had problems with fuel pump which is probably not uncommon with that amount of mileage on any vehicle. We have owned 4 impalas over the years and would highly recommended them to anyone. A great car you can depend on for all aspects of life.
Mediocre car at best. It has comfort and space going for it.
The 2005 Chevy Impala is an okay car. It has great gas mileage and is very comfortable. Has lots of leg and head room. Seats recline fully. Power windows, power brakes, and a moonroof. The ride is smooth and quiet. The issues I have with this car are the mechanics on it are difficult to follow if you are at all inclined to do any of your own repairs. The cost for repairs on this car are a lot more than I have been used to in the past. It seems as one thing then another will break or not work constantly.
There's plenty of legroom for growing teenagers to stretch out in the back.
My car is over 10 years old and running smoothly. At under 200, 000 miles I am confident with regular maintenance it will last many more years. I have never found myself stranded, and always know I have a dependable car with my Impala. It is showing some wear on the buttons on the steering wheel cruise buttons rubbing the black paint off, but they still function properly. I feel at ease passing it to my children as a first car knowing they will be safe. I plan to invest in another Impala at that time.