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Question Are The New Gen (2014-2017+) Impalas Reliable At All?

I'm thinking of buying one.

Wondering if the new Chevy Impala (2014-2016) are reliable at all? I know they are new, just want to hear real users experiences from owning them. First time buying an American car, my previous cars are from Mitsubishi, Hyundai, and Mazda. So I'm not sure how this new Chevy car would compare to Japanese/Korean made cars?

Also based on wikipedia this should be the 10th Gen already or is this wiki entry wrong?

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Resale value is horrific. I would suggest not buying new. V6 or bust. The 4 bangers are gutless for the size of this car. Reliable? Eh. I don't know. Have not owned it long enough. But, have certainly had a few issues with ours. The worst so far was when the emergency brake would not fully disengage and was getting stuck. Happened with in the first few miles. It was bought brand new. Some of them also exhibit front end shaking. Not all do it as reported by members on here not having the issue. Its been well documented on here though. Chevrolet continues to ignore it. I have the problem myself along with others. Just crossed barely over the 15k mark. Overall. A big meh for me. If Chevrolet acknowledged and fixed the shaking problems for the front end that some people have. I might suggest it. I love the interior of this thing. Rides smooth and V6 has decent power for such a big car. If I could do it over again. This is going way off the rails. I would have got the SS. Chevrolet also cut back on the warrantys with 16+ on. 14's and 15's had the longer warranty if you cared about that. Might be able to find a new 15 still on the cheap with longer warranty.

In all honesty. Reliability as a whole. Its a bit to early to tell. If judging by the last gen. I heard those happened to be complete junkers. Then again. I really don't know how true it is. The Impala continues to have the rental car stigma attached. Even with this latest model.

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Haven't had any problems with our 2015. Great car but yea you can get them much cheaper used. Try and find a certified pre owned one.


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No problems with my '15 2LTZ, either. Love the car.

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I'm thinking of buying one.

Wondering if the new Chevy Impala (2014-2016) are reliable at all? I know they are new, just want to hear real users experiences from owning them. First time buying an American car, my previous cars are from Mitsubishi, Hyundai, and Mazda. So I'm not sure how this new Chevy car would compare to Japanese/Korean made cars?

Also based on wikipedia this should be the 10th Gen already or is this wiki entry wrong?
Bandai, technically the current Generation is 10th according to GM and Wiki. Only the Impala Forum snobs refuse to call it the 10th. I have a 2015 and I haven't had any issues. Every car maker will have issues. GM has better reliability than most and is on par with others.
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My biggest concern with a 9th gen is that some of the 3.6L V6 versions have an engine vibration problem - at idle and/or at about 1500 RPMs - and GM/Chevy refuses to do anything about it.

It's enough of a concern that I personally would probably not risk buying one. The problem is that it may not be there when you buy it - but *may* show up 5k, 10k, 15k miles down the road. And if it does, you're SOL. You'd either have to put up with it or sell it for a significant loss.

There is a poll somewhere on the forum - and there was a significant percentage of 9th gen owners that had this issue. Make sure you review the issue (there are many posts about it on this forum) and consider it before purchasing. Its up to you whether or not it's worth the risk. If you get a "good" one, you'll be happy with it - if you get a "bad" one, you'll most likely regret your purchase.

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No problems so far with my 2015 Impala V6. If you buy this car at least get the V6. I had the 2.5 in my malibu before this, it wasn't a bad engine but i can only imagine how much slower it would be with that same four banger in this big car. All in all though i love it.
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Vetted this car thru various sites.
But as someone mentioned, it's a "crap shoot"...
Get one with no problems....you'll love it...
I loved mine for the first week.
Then every week for 2 months straight it was in for something. Drove loaners cars each week than my car.
Then at 5000 miles, car started to have the idle vibration problem. And stated GM/Chevy refuses to
acknowledge the problem. ... Read thru the various threads for yourself.
Then roll the dice..maybe you'll be lucky, but if you're
not you're SOL with a car that vibrates...then what?

p.s. Note a member of this forum test drove a 2017
midnight edition and could feel the idle vibration...
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I have the 14 1lt 4 cylinder purchased late 13.Except for the initial tailight fiasco it's been a great car pushing 36k a little early to tell. But I had some others that were in out of the shop with less miles.

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I have a 2016 Impala 2LT and very happy with it so far at 3600 miles since May. As for the horrible resale value, it is what it is, but hopefully the changes made since the last generation will have bettered the resale, which was at 38% of new value after 3 years for the last gen. Guess we will find out in 3 years eh?
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15 LTZ 12000 mi an no problems other than crappy Bridgestone tires that I changed. So far I love it.
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15 ltz here. Bought 4 months ago at 25k. Now at 45k.... litterly zero problems.
Still on original tires. I run the car WOT on long trips. Tons of power. Pulls to 200km ez. Only problem I have is my in channel rain guards are starting to get stuck/caught when rolling up window.
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Had my 2014 for almost 2 years great vehicle one 2 issues (MyLink screen when blank 3-4 times always seemed to come back on after a little bit, and had a bad noise when backing up dealership looked at it found no issues, lubed up some parts and it was fine for about 3k then it came back).


Buy used resale value really sucks $36k car (sticker), got $19k w/ 24k miles.

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46K+ on my '14 2LT. Only problem so far has been the woman who backed into the left rear quarter panel. Goes in next month for those repairs.

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