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By Joyce Bronk
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2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Fleet 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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This car has blind spots. If you are shorter and need to move the seat forward for driving the headrest on the both the passenger and driver make it difficult for lane changes. The mirrors out need to be redesigned because you can't see when a car is in the lane next you when it is between the rear of your car and the back door. I have purchased addition mirrors to help with these problems because I nearly caused two accidents because of poor visibility. Other than that I love the car.


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my baby :)
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By angelstarr1
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2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I had a 2000 impala which was flawless and now I bought me a 2012 white ls fleet..and I must say it is the most comfortable car I have driven in my LIFE..and iv always loved the impala no matter what other pplz opinions may be about them..the exterior and interior are fine with me no complaints hear..I enjoy the 2012 impala and if you have never tooken one on a test drive..i suggest you do that..and you will see why most of us Chevy owner's love em so much..


Best Features

Interior, body Space comfortable seats 300 HP engine duel-zone sound system...just about everything!!


Worst Features

None!!


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Good Cruiser But Disappointed With Chevy's Gearing
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By kobiewan
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2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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The interior is cheap yes. But so are other cars. I can look past that due to the car being reliable. One thing I did notice is the transmission. I like that it cruises at 2k at 80. But for one, it hesitates and gear hunts. I also believe the gears to be too tall. Of course it is a huge improvement over the old impala with the 4 speed. But usually in a v6 you should not have to even cross 2.5 rpms on the tachometer before going to second gear. This car takes off like a four cylinder on an incline, and it is not lively until higher speeds are achieved. It is not bad but not good. Hopefully the newer ones are better


Best Features

Comfort Reliability Cruising is its specialty Engine noise is quiet


Worst Features

The transmission is gear hunting excessively, and it really needs shorter gearing with a tall 6th gear. Interior and mirrors need updating. Cheap and visibility is difficult with small side mirrors. Feels like driving a boat. tighter suspension preferred


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bad trans
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By William Bandy
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2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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car is very unresponsive when you take off, hesitates to move. I thought it was just the trans but even the electronics such as fan controls are sluggish. took it in, they say its ok . if all impalas are like this & it keeps getting good reviews what does it say about buyer revues. The car would be car of the year if it wasn't for the 6 speed trans & heating controls, who ever passed that should be fired


Best Features

comfort although the power seat is already loose


Worst Features

hold car engineers accountable for new designs. why through out a proven design. I can't be the only one who thinks GM dropped the ball on these tremendously bad features. Make GM head's drive their cars for more than 1 year so they can see the reliability after the warrantee expires


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Love my Impala!
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By retire2018
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2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Fleet 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Not sure what the complaints are about. This car is a pleasure to drive. I drive a combination of driving and get 24 mpg. The 300hp is amazing! Smooth acceleration and great braking. I don't know about others but I have no problems with parking, good turning radius. The car rides and handles well. As for pricing, I bought the car with 21.4k miles and paid $11900. It is a LT model and was a rental out of Montana. It has tinted windows and a sunroof. As far as handling, I find it to handle quite well for the size of car that it is. My personal opinion is that it's a great car and a great value.


Best Features

The acceleration and styling.


Worst Features

I have noticed a little lag in acceleration at times especially when in stop and go traffic. Since mine has tinted windows if you are to look at one, it is a little difficult to see out of when it is dark out.


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