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Chevrolet Impala Ratings

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    6/5/2002 7:18:12 AM

    2002 Chevrolet Impala - LS

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: rear tail lights--don't care for the round lights

    Advice: It is an excellent value--similar cars are $6,000 higher!

    I was a Bonneville owner and spent months trying to find a car comparable to it. I wasn't even interested in anything else, but a new Bonneville was out of my price range. A dealer friend contacted me with an LS Impala. Since it had the same engine as the Bonneville, we decided to give it a look. WOW! We are so glad we decided to take it for a drive. The only minus as compared to the Bonneville is that the catcher's glove seating in the Bonneville is slightly more comfortable. But for the overall value, you can't beat an Impala. I'm a believer!

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    5/17/2002 2:03:30 PM

    2002 Chevrolet Impala - Base

    Pros: The comfortable seats

    Cons: Haven't found it yet.

    Advice: I would buy the loaded package

    Drives smooth, handles the road well. Holds 5 people comfortably. Great stereo system. Great gas mileage since I drive all over the state of Indiana.

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    4/29/2002 5:52:02 AM

    2002 Chevrolet Impala - LS

    Pros: On star system and Dashboard with goodies

    Cons: some road noise

    Advice: go with ls package (full)

    Great GM engineering, found very few flaws if any, I buy American and I think that US & canadian workers are finally getting the idea that quality is important.

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    4/12/2002 9:06:17 AM

    2002 Chevrolet Impala - LS

    Pros: Programable features of the LS

    Cons: At this point power

    Advice: Get the LS it's worth the money

    Drove a 2001 rental Impala with 22K miles & 3.4L engine Great car but a little low on power. Bought a new 2002 Impala LS w/3.8L engine & all goddies. Great car but still a little low on power at highway speeds.Driver Info Center is a hoot.On-Star a great feature for us old folks

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    2/21/2002 10:30:27 PM

    2002 Chevrolet Impala - LS

    Pros: Perfect suspension, swift and precise steering, powerful and gas-merciful engine.

    Cons: The darn 'CHANGE ENGINE OIL' warning noone seems able to fix ...

    Advice: For the everyday, comfortable and relaxed life, this is the way to go. Fits a modest budget. :)

    We were car shopping for mom's b/day, and came across this Impala. Fell in love with it from moment 1. Runs and drives silky like a dream, corners like no other. Smooth gear shifting, sufficient stop-and-go horsepower. The only problem we had with it is a computer warning light 'CHANGE ENGINE OIL' that keeps coming on. We had the on-board computer reset once at 11,000 miles, and the problem was fixed. Then it recently started warning again, at 21,000 miles, even though the oil was just changed. The techs at dealership reset it again, but a day later the warning was back on. So far this is the only problem, and a minor and neglijible one. The rest of the car - a job well done by GM. We own 3 other Fords, and, besides being gasers for 4 and 6 cylinder cars, they truly and sadly live by their name: F(ix) O(r) R(epair) D(aily).

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    1/13/2002 5:12:09 PM

    2002 Chevrolet Impala - LS

    Pros: On Star

    Cons: Payments but 0% is pretty good

    Advice: Try it - you will like it.

    I have been looking for the right new car for several years. I finally saw the new Chevy Impala LS and fell in love with it. After driving it, I had to have it. I feel like I am driving a true luxury car. I love the heated leather seats, the programable driver center that show the direction I am traveling and the outside temperature. It also has 3 buttons that you can program for garage door openers. No more looking for the remote.

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    11/29/2001 11:08:23 AM

    2002 Chevrolet Impala - LS

    Pros: quiet, smooth, solid handling

    Cons: only the payments

    Advice: upgrade to the ls model

    just like the tv ad, after driving the impala ls about three feet, i had to have one!