Since this is the first new car I've
purchased in a while, I spent a lot of
time researching certain
makes/models. I chose the Impala
because of its sleek style, its
comfort, and its size. It's like
driving a large car, but it isn't too
large. It is like driving a dream -
easy to handle, hugs the road, feels
substantial with a very "fluid"
feeling (not tight), and gets
absolutely great gas mileage. I
typically get 30-32mpg on the highway
and 26-29 in town. When the salesman
told me it would do 32mpg, I really
didn't believe him at the time. Well,
believe me, it will get 32mpg on the
highway. And....the price was right.
Great style, easy handling,
comfortable, TERRIFIC gas mileage.
My only complaint about the Impala is
the little glove compartment, but I
realize it is little because of the
The Impala has been a very trouble free
car. I recieve favorable comments from
strangers in regard to the looks and
color. They also wish they owned an
Impala. I also own another black '02
Impala for my wife. She very much likes
to drive it in town and highway.
Traded a 94 Deville in for this and
lost only a little interior room (seats
5 instead of 6), gained LOTS at the
pump (87 octane vs. 91 and 28 mpg vs.
22 @75mph), trunk size about the same,
except the Chevys back seats fold down!
This is my first Chev. (except for a 69
vette back in my wilder days) and the
form, fit, and function is A1. Rides
and drives great although it does tend
to get a bit cramped on extended (6+
hours) trips for my 6'3" 250# build.
(It's my wife's car though, I'll stick
to the F350)All in all a great car with
a very decent sound sytem from GM. Buy
Sport appearance group look, 4 wheel
disc brakes, tight steering, great
mileage with plenty of power. Very
little road noise in cabin despite
aggressive tread on Goodyear tires.
A wind deflector for the sunroof.
Riding with it open and all the windows
up is deafening.
I'd rented these for years at National
Car Rental. I finally broke down and
bought a new car. I checked out the
Dodge 300m, Infiniti G35. Nothing
packed the punch, size and features as
the impala for the money.
Sport Appearance Package, OnStar, Side
Impact airbags, upgraded stereo,
sunroof/XM, traction control
Coin holder? Driver/Passenber side-
impacts or curtain airbag system. Add
a supercharger on the LS/SAP edition,
so maybe a LS/SSP?