2011 Chevrolet Impala LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
You'll be getting rotors every 6 months. Definitely not designed for a hilly state. This big cars has 190 horsepower. That's a joke. Transmission went out at 45k but it was under warranty. That's my selling point. It's in excellent condition with a new transmission. This car is for senior citizens.
2011 Chevrolet Impala LT Fleet 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
@28,000miles, brake problems,power windows replace and every 8,000miles replace front rotors and pads. @50,000mi.transmission replace. @70.000 power steering pump replace. Constance road noise thru bottom of rear doors. Popping noise when turn right on gravel roads. Price too high for this car.
2011 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my 2011 Impala used in the beginning of 2012. I got the LTZ which has all the features you could want in a car. It drives great, gas mileage is good, its comfortable for long trips. While the Camaro is still my dream car I feel that the Impala is more practical and comfortable. Back seat has a lot of space for passengers as well. Great trunk space too!
We chose this 2011 Impala over the new designed Taurus. Yes, that is right! Why? Taurus - sit low, can NOT see out back window due to rear seat headrests (similar in Impala), too many buttons and too much electronic gizmo stuff. We liked the simple, easy to use instruments, console. Very comfortable for long trips (drove from IL to FL, AR, MO, KY, TN, more in first month owned). Now have 15,000 miles and has not missed a tick. We purchased new the base model...it had more features than our previous car, and not need to pay more for things you don't use. Paid $19,500 before tax...NEW. Excellent value for the money.
Comfort, interior (though plastic is cheap in all cars, not just impala).
Simple styling and LOW COST to maintain, drive, own.
It's a family car in the truest sense of the word.
Trunk opening and depth could use improvement, LESS electronic gizmo's such as ONstar and XM radio.
We unplugged both as we have no use for them.
2 months with a new 2011. It is practical, functional, a screaming good value with rebates, pleasant looking, but a bit boring to drive. For the price I paid, I could hardy buy a small import sedan with the same trim level. If you want the maximum passenger and cargo space you can get in any sedan around 20K, then the Impala LT is your car.
With room like this, you wont need an SUV. On the rare occasion you actually *do* need to transport sheets of plywood, pop the rear seats down and load up. The other 364 days of the year you'll enjoy cheaper payments and 10 or more extra MPG.
It does most things great, a few things good, and nothing poorly. Best large sedan value, period.
Value, room, good looks.
Perhaps a bit more refined five or even six speed automatic.
I wouldnt complain about a bit more power, either.