I bought this impala about 5 months ago, its my first car. So far it has been a pretty good car, I have had minimal problems with it. I love how roomy and comfortable it is, I have had a full car with 6 ppl in it and we are all still comfortable. I have a dark blue impala with a spoiler and moon roof, performance wise I wish I had gotten the ss (I have the base with the 3.4 v6), the acceleration is decent. Handling is pretty good going 70-80 on the highway, I feel very safe in my impala. The only thing that I have noticed is that whenever I floor it, afterwords you can feel the transmission shifting whenever it changes gears, no idea what it is but it stops whenever I turn it off or on,
looks and space. i have a dark blue color, sun roof, spoiler. i added limo tints to the back, i get a lot of compliments on it. this thing is sooo roomy, you can have a full car and still be riding comfortably, and the trunk is massive.
give the base impala a 3.8 v6 instead of a 3.4 v6, other then that not much, normal wear and tear is expected to occur so as long as you keep up with it, it should be fine