It might be called the Impala, but this dreadful, front wheel drive family sedan has little in common with the V8-powered, rear wheel drive models of the past. Skip it in favor of the more refined offerings from Ford, Chrysler and Toyota.
by pacman401 on Nov 5, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I bought this car from my grandmother with 127,000 miles on it. So far, it has been a solid car. A few issues though. Transmission had to be rebuilt (those GM transaxles were already known to be crap) and I had to fix a wheel hub. But other than that, it has been a solid car. The sensors go bad all the time, but the car runs great and starts smooth everytime. Handles good, very comfortable for a long trip. The 3.8L is a fantastic motor so far, very torque enriched and shows no signs of quitting soon. I expect to put another 100,000 miles on it before its time for a new one, due to rust problems starting (its Michigan, so all cars are like that). Overall, a very solid car.
by kaytebug22 on Aug 19, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
the passlock security system on this car has caused me nothing but trouble!!
while edmunds review refers to the "float" like handling of this car as a bad thing, it's one of my favorite features.
i love the way my impala rides! and i travel across the country for a 900 mile each direction trip 1-2 times per year and a few 300 mile ea way trips too... and its a comfortable a ride over any other vehicle i have traveled in.
by simplyme on Apr 13, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
1st was an 03 Impala LS Hit 300.XXX
time for a trade in lol. got an 02 Had it for a while now, and its absolutely amazing just as well as my 03.
comfort A+, he's quick, comfortable. and has never left me stranded, Haven't had the security issue. gets 27MPG constantly, Homelink is amazing... traction control does wonders. my only issue is the heated seats go out frequently.. but I'm cool with it, pardon the pun xD Pretty sure my next one will be a SS =) Def recommend this car.
Now into its third year of production, the Impala soldiers on as Chevrolet's bread-and-butter family sedan. Minor upgrades this year include standard dual-zone air conditioning, an AM/FM stereo and LATCH child seat tether anchors. A leather-accented 60/40 split bench seat will be available later this year on LS models, and two new exterior colors have been added.