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Chevrolet Impala Ratings

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    11/11/2002 6:59:03 AM

    2003 Chevrolet Impala - Base

    Pros: The smooth-running 3400 V-6.

    Cons: Instrumentation incomplete. There is only a speedo and temp guage. The car needs oil pressure and voltage meters, too. A tach would be a nice addition.

    Advice: You can't go wrong with the Impala

    This is our sixth Chevrolet. Tedford Chevrolet, in Farmersville, TX, is just about the best place in the state to buy and service a Chevy. The car, an Impala Sedan, is excellent. It rides, drives, and handles extremely well. It is miserly on gas, to boot. It has enough room for 5-6 adults and plenty of trunk space.

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    10/14/2002 4:48:16 PM

    2003 Chevrolet Impala - LS

    Pros: alot of car for the value.

    Cons: no fan control on the steering wheel

    Advice: If you want a great car for the money go with the LS

    This vehicle is very comfortable with the leather heated bucket seats. There is plenty of room inside so you do not feel cramped. The powertrain is great alot of pep. The engine is quiet. I like the sport appearence package. It makes the vehicle sporty, but it rides like a luxury car.

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    10/11/2002 12:26:48 PM

    2003 Chevrolet Impala - Base

    Pros: handling, acceleration, front seat room

    Cons: rear end is a little high when backing, needs a leather option

    Advice: drive it then drive a ford taurus or a toyota corolla you will be sold

    I have drove this car for police work and personel use the impala has great take off power handles on a dime and is very attractive. As far as the interior i am 6'2 and it fits me well. We have an employee that is 6'7 and between the chevy and the ford crown vic the chevy is the only one that he can comfortably fit in. I think GM has finally hit the jackpot.

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    9/6/2002 11:30:42 AM

    2003 Chevrolet Impala - LS

    Pros: Sound system

    Cons: Hard backing up judgement due to head restraint and high trunk.

    Advice: Get as many features as you can afford.

    Short trips are fine. Just came back from 4500 mile vacation car-trip and comfort continued. I use a back support in Cavlier but not needed during the long car trip. Acclerates good, smooth ride. Great sound system.

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    8/21/2002 8:38:50 AM

    2003 Chevrolet Impala - Base

    Pros: ROOMINESS

    Cons: PLASTIC ON DASH, A PET PEAVE OF MINE.

    Advice: GET ONE, YOU'LL LOVE IT

    JUST PURCHASED THE BASE IMPALA WITH MOST COMFORT OPTIONS AND MY WIFE AND I JUST LOVE IT SO FAR. LOOKS NICE AND FEELS GREAT, A JOY TO RIDE AND DRIVE.

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    8/2/2002 12:18:51 PM

    2002 Chevrolet Impala - Base

    Pros: inside comfort

    Cons: noise

    Advice: don't keep it more than 3 years

    Although big and comfortable, the handling and noise leaves a lot to be desired. The car has a tendency to drift backwards when stopped on an incline, between brake and accelerator. The rear spoiler essentially renders the automatic rear view mirror night dimming useless. Gasoline bumps and rumples around the tank when stopping. Turning at low speeds caused 'popping' in the front suspension, until my dealer told me that was a 'service advisory'. The AC fan is noisy and the sun roof wind noise tremendous. Plenty of power and safety...good for protecting your family and a good price

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    7/8/2002 4:32:37 PM

    2002 Chevrolet Impala - LS

    Pros: Smooth ride and 3.8L power

    Cons: drink holders - rather small

    Advice: Impala was best car for us! Looked at VW, Volvo, Toyota and Nissan and Chevy Impala LS won!

    We looked for a family car with great handing and comfort and found it in the 2002 Chevy Impala LS. We own a 1996 Camero and have driven the in-laws 2000 Buick Century and wanted a car that featured both of these cars characteristics. We checked out the Japanese standards (Camry and Maxima) but they seemed “tinny” compared to the beefy Impala LS. Great car so far (first 400 miles)…liked all the added features (On-Star, great sound system, 4 wheel disc brakes, dual air controls, etc.). Awesome car for the price (26k). Happy to add another Chevy to the family…