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?
This is just about the most
comfortable driving sedan that I have
owned. As an industrial salesman, I'm
used to long stretches on the road and
after long hauls in the Impala I feel
far less fatigue and muscle pain.
The car handles tightly and worls well
in wet weather with low road noise.
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