I don't understand Edmunds' beration of
this vehicle. My Impala has been an
absolute pleasure to own. We owned a
1990 Linc. Town Car prior to our 2002
Impala and had nothing but trouble with
it. NO domestic can rival the Linc's
air-ride, but the Impala comes very
close. A more sporty ride, the Impala
has better handling & does not "float"
at speed as the Linc. does. We've had
only one problem, the sealed headlamp
module on the driver's side failed &
moisture got into the unit. Other than
that the car has performed flawlessly.
If you are looking for a solid, 6
passenger vehicle, with luxury car ride
and feel, at a reasonable price, buy
Great gas mileage & loves 87 octane;
excellent ride & front/side visibility;
controls layout is sensible; the
vehicle is easy to enter & exit, & is
very roomy. A pleasure on trips with
the family as you can load the big
trunk for a week & have room to spare.
Rear vision could be better; std. 6
seems underpowered(on the low-end)but
may be trans. gearing; front air-
dam drags the ground far too often;
steering is a bit stiff at cruise; rear
tail lights are reminiscent of earlier
Impalas & date the 2002's styling;
trunk opening is too high.