I purchased this car in July of 2007 brand new. I had only one minor electrical issue that was repaired quickly under warranty (Service bulletin). I replaced the cabin air filter at 45,000 mi. and new tires at 48,000 mi. other than oil and filter changes and one alignment I've not had any problems in 72,000 miles.
Good power and braking. Styling and paint quality are excellent. Smooth ride.
Controls on dash need to be a bit more convenient and interior material could be of higher quality.
Bought the car in 2010 with 32,000 miles on it. GM Certified, in great shape. I was worried about the rear tire camber issue that is all over the net. This car has the original Goodyear Integrity tires on it. With 32,000 miles on them, they are only about half worn. So, I can conclude that not every 2007 Impala had that issue. Perhaps it's only on the 3.9L models, as those were the ones that were used for Police vehicles. Very pleased with the car. Mine is black and looks like a very masculine sedan. Being a truck guy, it's one of the very few sedans that I actually enjoy the looks. Handles very well, is quick, and very comfortable to drive.
Wide, comfortable front seats. Plenty of room for a bigger guy. I was able to find an LS model with bucket seats and center console shifter. Definitely didn't want the bench seat. I like the wood trim and simple controls. Even my 3.5L LS has plenty of power, feels fast.
Larger backseat leg room. The front seats are huge, but the backseat lacks good leg room. This is Chevy's bigger sedan, yet it has less rear leg room than my wife's Malibu. Front seats are bigger than the Malibu though. The LS doesn't have ABS. It's a 2007! ABS should be standard! Come on Chevy?
I have had my Impala for about 1 1/2 years. About 2 months ago I noticed the car sounded louder. Well turns out there is a major flaw in the muffler a lot of police vehicles have had the same issue. For the part alone it's $800+ dealer only part. You have to get the entire system not just the muffler. Needless to say I have been driving with a loud car since. Should be a recall but GM doesn't want to pay for it. Otherwise I like my Impala a lot- the size is good and the ride is nice.
Remote start, control buttons on steering and size
Exhaust system! A little bit more class, it seems very basic.
Bought the 2007 Impala with less than 12,000 miles. Right after the 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty expired the AC Compressor burns out. This is a $1400 repair. Why would something this major break down within 3 years of owning the vehicle? I called Chevrolet customer care for advice and hopefully cost assistance since this is obviously a manufacturer defect but they were UNWILLING to consider the problem might be because of the poor quality of their vehicle. Bottom line: I would not recommend this vehicle or any Chevrolet because of their poor quality and pathetic customer service.
Bought the Impala with 32,000 miles on it have had to replace the tires which is normal with any car with currently now in Oct. of 2010 78,000 miles on it. Runs pretty smooth I am about to get the brakes replaced so that will be the first costly maintenance. Other than that no real complaints.
Real good snow driving, very few repairs to date, running strong at 78,000 miles currently.
When parked on a slight incline it is really hard to shift from park to drive have to put a lot of strength into shifting. Also not a very fun car to drive could use a more edgy look and feel.