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2001 Impala

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.5

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Lovely Lemon

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Jun 29, 2012 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: Wonderful look
Cons: Engine died 
ABS Light was on
Message center went nuts 
VERY expensive repairs
The Bottom Line: Beautiful on the outside but horrible under the hood

I loved the look of my Impala but it came with so many complications. It first started with the ABS light coming on (which was covered with black tape) that shouldve been my first red flag. Along with the low coolant light coming on which i also got ... read more

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Rock steady at 298,000 miles

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Nov 11, 2009 - Updated Sep 30, 2010 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Roomy, 3.8L, dual A/C controls, great fuel economy, nice ride and handling,  huge trunk, On-Star
Cons: My wife says the front bucket seats need more padding.
Window embedded radio antenna is inferior
The Bottom Line: This model has proved itself in fleet use as well as by consumers.  It is reliable, powerful, comfortable, safe and has great fuel economy.

I bought my 2001 Impala LS 3.8L used after researching numerous vehicles.   The LS was one of the few at the time with a driver's side side air bag in addition to the steering wheel airbag.  The Imp replaced an 89 Suburban with 300,000 ... read more

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It is everything I expected in a car

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Dec 7, 2007 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: This car has lots of power, it is very comfortable and has classy looks.
Cons: The aluminum wheels take a lot of care.
The Bottom Line: An excellent car. My next car will also be an Impala

I bought my Impala LS at the end of November of 2001 as a new car. From the word go, it has been a very pleasing vehicle to own. I have the 3.8 litre engine, and it provides plenty of power for driving mountainous roads where passing distances can be ... read more

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My wife bought a lemon????????

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Oct 25, 2005 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 

Pros: Roomy, solid, good mileage
Cons: Very weak front end
The Bottom Line: If this was one of a kind, then we had bad luck. If they are all the same, do not buy it. Otherwise, the car is pretty good.

Back in 2001, my wife decided to buy a new car. We decided on the 2001 Impala because she needed the trunk space for the type of work she does. Since I have never liked Fords and having a very good experience with a 1994 Lumina, we decided on this car. ... read more

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The 2001 Impala LS has been a great car to own and to drive

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Nov 10, 2004 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: great power, great breaks, quiet interior, big trunk, good looks and great suspension on LS
Cons: the sound sustem is very strong but the AM reception could be better
The Bottom Line: This has turned out to be a great car. It goes like hell, handles well and never breaks down when properly maintained.

Before the 01 Impala LS 3.8 I had a 99 Taurus and before that a Toyota. The Impala completely beats the hell out of both of them. It is now 3 years old with 58K on it and it still has had only minor problems and still runs just like new. I have ... read more

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I Love My Chevy Impala!

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Oct 18, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Superb Drive, Great Fuel Economy, Wonderful Interior and exterior design
Cons: Weird place for the cup holders!
The Bottom Line: Great Price, Cheap to run, very fun to drive

Intro Oh man, it has been a long, long time since i have written a review on Epinions, and boy does it feel good to be back! Lots been going on these last 7 months or so and lot of new products to be written about, but to start off with, a review abo ... read more

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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS

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Jun 22, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Leg Room, Head Room, Great Steering, Good Value(if you buy used). Good Gas Mileage.
Cons: Head rest to low if you are tall, reliability may be an issue.
The Bottom Line: Good all around except reliability might be a concern.

My wife and I bought a 2001 Chevrolet Impala LS new in Feb. 2001. We love the car. It drives good, ... read more

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LOVER

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May 1, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Stylish, LS has unlimited options in onstar alone, powerful, great for the cost
Cons: underestimated
The Bottom Line: If you haven't looked at this car you haven't seen what your options are!!!

I purchased the 2001 Impala LS in November of 00'. Since then I have been nothing short of impressed on a daily basis. All amenities are offered that can possibly be offered in it's class, save climate control. An option well compensated for with the ... read more

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I Love My '01 Impala LS

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Feb 24, 2003 - Updated Feb 26, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great gas mileage, good pick up and comfort.
Cons: A/C vents don't adjust enough , uncomfortable front head rests.
The Bottom Line: I fully recommend the '01 Impala to anyone looking for a car with a great ride, good handling and pick up and fantastic gas mileage...and it looks great too!!!

The year before we bought our Impala, we rented one for our family vacation and drove it across the country. We were impressed, to say the least. Since owning our Impala, our opinion of the vehicle has not changed. The car handles well and ... read more

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Imapla is a winner for Chevy

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Dec 28, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great room, nice power, comfortable interior.
Cons: Base sedan lacks "tighter" suspension
The Bottom Line: If you want the space of a mini-van, and the fuel economy of 4 cylinder, the power of sports sedan, then the Impala is for you.

As a previous Honda Civic owner, I was real reluctant to buy an American car. I had my share of woes to tell. However, when my mother-in-law bought this car, she loved it and never complained about any quality issues. So with a great financing rate, I ... read more

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Almost satisfied with my 01 LS

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Oct 13, 2002 - Updated Oct 24, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Used car bargain, large trunk, great city MPG.
Cons: Known defects such as ISS, poor dealer support, lacking radio/antenna
The Bottom Line: As a used car bargain, I recommend it.

We were looking to trade up our faithful family car, a 1992 Crown Vic. I wanted a full size car, with a large trunk, and less than 2 years old used. After searching and searching for another Crown Vic, my wife suggested an Impala test drive. This car is ... read more

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GREAT CAR FOR MONEY

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Jun 23, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: EXCELLENT FUEL MILEAGE, COMFORTABLE, NICE LOOKING.
Cons: Trunk lid shocks give out.
The Bottom Line: Simply purchase an Impala, if you want a very nice, reliable car.

In May of 2001, I bought my wife a new (left over) Impala. I was skeptical in buying this car. Chevrolet went from a magnificant rear wheel drive V-8 machine (Impala), to a V-6 front wheel drive Impala. My wife had bothered me, since October of 2000 to ... read more

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Dignified Muscle Car

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Jun 20, 2002 - Updated Jun 24, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Roomy, fast, agile, comfortable, good-looking, cheap.
Cons: Not available as a 4/5-speed.
The Bottom Line: Recommended as the optimal combination of performance, comfort, appearance and price.

I hate buying cars. Last time I did so was in 1988 –a Chevy Caprice. It served me well, but, after 220K miles, had reached the end of its useful life. Time for another car. I decided to try the internet. I don’t think there even WAS an internet in 1988. ... read more

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Competitive choice

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Feb 25, 2002 - Updated Mar 1, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Power with the 3.8, handling, room, safety.
Cons: Soft paint, lack of passenger side air bag.
The Bottom Line: Take a test drive. A long one. You might not want to come back.

The new Impala was my first new car ever; after extensive research I ended up getting the 2001 Impala LS; other choices I took a closer look at were the Ford Taurus, Pontiac Grand Prix, Dodge Intrepid and the smaller Olds Alero. Criteria boiled down to ... read more

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A car for the family, and fun for the driver!!!

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Jan 29, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Roomy, fast, great looks
Cons: None
The Bottom Line: Looking for a family car? Looking for a car to impress your friends? Like driving? GET THE IMPALA!!!

The Chevy Impala. When shopping for a new car last year my family and I were looking at cost, safety, reliability and ride, in that order. We looked at Honda's, Toyota's, Ford's and Oldsmobile's. Then we saw the Chevy Impala. This is a ... read more

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The LS - Great!

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Jan 15, 2002 - Updated Dec 26, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Roomy interior, excellent power, good MPG.
Cons: So-so stereo, Fuel warning is a little early on the draw
The Bottom Line: The Impala LS is an all-around good car to own. This is the kind of car you will enjoy putting 200,000 miles on.

Wanted: Economical car with room for a future family, a good engine, and a comfortable ride. This is what I was looking for, but I didn't start with the Impala. Instead, I test drove and researched the Pontiac Grand Prix, Bonneville or ... read more

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This Impala was meant to run

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Sep 17, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great gas mileage, smooth ride and handling, brakes.
Cons: Lack of seat comfort in base models, under powered 3.4-liter engine.
The Bottom Line: If you are looking for a quality car at a reasonable price, check out the Chevrolet Impala, and I think you will be happy.

Background I have taken two trips with the 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The first trip that I took was out to Des Moines, Iowa from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was roughly a trip of 760 miles. The second trip, which I will draw the majority of ... read more

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Love my car. BUT.

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Sep 6, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Comfort, Sharp look, Handling, Big trunk, Smooth ride, Good stock stereo, Lots of space.
Cons: If your a young person this is not a sports car.
The Bottom Line: Bottom line is if you want a car for family, work, long trips this car's for you. But if you are interested in racing than forget this car.

OK, Heres the deal. I have had my impala from 6/2001. Its a great car. I looks sporty it has a powerful 200 horse power engine, Lots and lots of room inside car all around, huge trunk, great suspension, I have taken off ramps at 50mph+ and the car just ... read more

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A Police Car in Disguise?

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Aug 12, 2001 - Updated Oct 10, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Lots of room, awesome headroom, gargantuan trunk, powerful, nice quiet ride, good seats
Cons: High trunk lid makes it hard to back up, strange wipers
The Bottom Line: If you need a mid-to-full size car, look no further. The Impala is here. Especially if you are TALL

First, a bit of history about this car: The creation of the Chevrolet Impala was designed to do two things: replace the aging design of the Lumina, and replace the long since discontinued Caprice. The Caprice was Chevy's big four door ... read more

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Excellent Car

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Aug 10, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: roomy interior, excellent handling, huge trunk space, comfortable
Cons: wierd interior design
The Bottom Line: The Impala is an excellent car that provides a lot of roominess, with powerful handling at a great price.

My mother bought this car some time ago and she loves it. I was allowed a test drive and found it to be very sensitive to steering and brakes, but aside from that, the car was great. The interior of the car is what surprised me. The ... read more

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