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Love this car
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By A Cossick
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2008 Chevrolet Impala SS 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I have owned this car for 2 yrs, put 24k on it so far. Love this car, the power, torque steer. Averaging 21.7 mpg on 15 mile ea way commute to work and all my other driving, including some passes on the 1/4 mile. I think this is excellent for a 300 HP full size car. It corners and stops pretty good, though it has quite a bit of understeer when you push it to the limit - overall not bad for a full size car. Also needs to side support in the seats like the Grand Prix GXP has - these seats are too bench like. The drive by wire has some limitations as it will cut the throttle at times when I don't want it to - sharp movements that it thinks the car is out of control. I plan to own 10 yrs+


Best Features

300 HP V8, good cornering for full size, XM radio, displacement on demand, lumbar support for lower back, plenty of head room, hook to keep floor mat in place, instant economy meter in dash, tire pressure and oil life monitoring systems


Worst Features

More power (always want more power!), beefier transmission to firm up shift, side support in seats, better storage area in center console, SS emblem on the front


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NASCAR IMPALA
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Nascar Impala
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2008 Chevrolet Impala SS 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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While the few car magazine reviews of this car give it less than stellar reviews, this car is a great cruiser and can be driven as fast as a car needs to be driven! Passing is a blast. While some reviews call the suspension tuning "boat" like, I'd strongly disagree. I believe it handles very flat and also takes road bumps well. Very good mix. I have yet to cause the front end to push taking corners way to fast. The seats do limit your cornering as they have no side bolsters. Since most seat time is cruising, this is an acceptable trade off. Gas mileage is good also....except if you are using it for the V-8...which is why I bought it!


Best Features

Excessive engine power...even though it is front wheel drive. In winter, a rear wheel drive power sedan would not be worth it.


Worst Features

Seats with more side support. Longer remote start range.


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Fast speed, faster break downs
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Mixed Emotions
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2008 Chevrolet Impala SS 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Bought used with 34000 miles, lots of wheel spin, 21mpg mixed 27 highway. can keep up with newer mustang gt's and eat up 5.7 hemi chargers, BUT 4 fuel injectors replaced, bad onstar unit and a paranoia when driving more than 100 miles at a time. every time I've been on a road trip a fuel injector goes bad. i should have learned my lesson after my 05 cts's water pump and transmission went out at 4 yrs and 33000 miles on the clock. no wonder GM went bankrupt so so so much fun to drive...until it breaks down. dealership would blame a flat tire with a nail in it on "unknown causes with no sure fix"


Best Features

acceleration, gas mileage for the power


Worst Features

a corvette derived engine that runs 10x's worse than my 92 lebaron's is a travesty.


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American Pride
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By Gary
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2008 Chevrolet Impala SS 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Bought this 08 SS from a dealer, it was a demo model with 588 miles on it. Got a great deal on it. The car is excellent, fully loaded, extreme amounts of power, smooth, and handles good for a large car. I can easily get 29-30mpg on a smooth flat highway going 70. The car is built well and very solid and surefooted. Great car at a great price.


Best Features

303hp! Comfortable ride


Worst Features

I'd like a more aggressive sounding exhaust from the factory, even though it does have a nice rumble to it. Impossible to not spin the tires, I need more HP :)


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Reliably Rapid
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Dave
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2008 Chevrolet Impala SS 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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My car was a rental for its first 20k miles. After 1 year and 17k more miles, all I've done is keep the oil changed. The cylinder deactivation gives highway economy of 27mpg with the cruise set on 70. It drops to about 17 in town. A friend with a Bentley Arnage commented on how nice the interior is! All that and outstanding acceleration to boot. The look of despair and surprise on a Honda "tuner" face in the rearview when the light turns green is priceless :) This car is a keeper.


Best Features

1) V8 power and torque 2) Remote starter 3) XM radio 4) flip and fold rear seats 5) SS specific styling


Worst Features

1) Illuminate the entire inside of the tail lights. The red dot in an integrated housing may be fine for foreigners, but it looks awful. 2) More power - I can't beat a hemi Challenger! (and I never tried) 3) How about a retractable hard top?


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