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Great Car! Reliable. Best Value.
Pros: Great gas mileage - lots of room - runs great.
Cons: AppearanceAlthough cerainly not impressive, I can thnk of no other car that offers so much for so little. Great gas mileage (35 mpg on the road), spacious interior both front seat and back seat, huge trunk, and with back seats that fold down, enough room to carry almost anything an SUV can. And reliable American engineering that can be worked on at any shop in any town. This is my second used Impala, and I am getting another one - moving up in years and amenities. There is not a better value in the used car market!
Worry free car
Pros: Comfort and performance.
Cons: Haven't really had any dislikes in 7 years.Have had car for 7 years and only put 2 sets of brakes, 1 set of rotors, and changed the oil as scheduled. Impala was the right choice when all the hype was on buying Toyota. It would be hard to ever match this performance again on any vehicle.
Pros: power seatI would buy another one
Pros: Good appearance & room, gas mileage is decent, crash test results are very good.
Cons: Best have a healthy fund available for repairs after the warranty lets up and GM cuts you loose.
Advice: Look around for a better buy.Generally competent for what it is, but reliability is nowhere near what it should be. I'm thinking GM shares the parts bin with some toy company. Many, many failures initially covered under warranty but that's finished now. Too much nickel & diming on the end quality of the parts. How does a brand new vehicle need the tranny cooler hoses replaced twice? I won't get into the GM intake manifold gasket fiasco.
Pros: Room inside
Cons: No rear cup holders
Advice: RUN!!!! AWAY QUICKLY BUYER BE BEWARE! I Finished with GMAC,s JUNK!!!!!!!Totally fell in love with the Impala first time I saw it!
Pros: Roomy interior
Cons: Where is the trunk light?
Advice: Think twice. It looks nice, but be prepaired to make many repairs.I completely lost all headlights going down the interstate late at night. Many problems with the electrical system. Meaning keyless entry, sterio system, head lights. I contacted GM about the headlight problem and pretty much just blown off by them. I USED to be a die-hard Chevy fan. No more, I've learned my lesson.
Pros: Plenty of space inside and out
Cons: Automatic headlights/interior gauge dimming can be annoying
Advice: Great for the family or commuteGood space, decent comfort, acceptable performance, and good-to-very good fuel mileage for a V6 sedan. I've had a 3.4L V6 base model for 54000 miles so far with no real problems (turn signals stopped working properly around 34000 miles, then returned to normal after a couple days and stayed that way, passenger door handle also stopped working properly, but also returned to normal on its own). Average fuel economy of about 28 mpg, with over 35 mpg on several long highway trips. Mileage is notably worse in winter months. Power is adequate for merging onto highways, but this is not a hot rod so don't expect much more. Good snow/ice performance on factory uniroyal tires. Overall a good car for family/commuter purposes.