General Motors - The chevy impala is a piece of ***. The engineers design this mess cutting corners everywhere.
I bought a chevy impala in 2004 and it has been nothing but problems. I lost all guages just after the warrenty ran out.
The wipers constantly need repair as screws come loose. I just had the car breatdown due to overheating. I decided to repair it myself as the dealers kill you on repair costs and this car always has something wrong. Big mistake trying to fix this piece of ***.
I replaced the thermostat, and went to replace the water pump. The water pump cannot be replaced without the power steering pulley removed. Some genious decided to put one of the bolts to the water pump behind the pulley. So I went to get a wheel puller to take the pulley off.
Guess what, you need a special pulling tool (another $50 one time use GM tool). Now I find the puller won't really fit very well between the pulley and the wheel well. My god a simple repair turned into a nightmare by really lousy engineering. I going to also need to replace the radiator in this car also as it is plugged up.
This car is a classic example as to why people do not buy GM or American cars. they are a product of very poor design compared toe working on foreign cars especially made in asia.
Folks, I have bought american all my life but I am done trying to figure out how to get around constant design flaws.
GM clean up your act! you have our tax dollar and you should stop suckering us in with multimillion dollar ad campaigns and higher some engineers that know what the *** they are doing.