All in all, a good car for a good price
Nothing yet, it only has 45k miles on it so far... I did have a bad alignment issue in the rear of the car a while back though. The car chewed up the inner edge of the rear tires, but I got it fixed at a non GM shop for about $70 plus tires.
This is a good all-around car. The newer Chevy Impalas are not the big RWD boats of the past, but they still boast nearly 20 cubic feet of trunk space and optional seating for 6, although 4-5 adults is more realistic. This car has 211 HP and I don't know the torque rating, but it feels like it has a lot for a V6. My car gets 24 to 26 MPG mixed city/country driving, about 30 MPG highway unloaded and 27-28MPG fully loaded on a long trip.
Comfort - the LS is the base model. It comes with AC, CD player with AUX-in, drivers power seat, On-Star, cruise control and power everything.
People that drive my car or ride in it complement me often for its comfort and the way it drives. The car is very smooth on the open road or in the city. Great ride for sure.
Dislikes - I'm not a big fan of the plastic used on the dash. My car has console shifter and I don't like console shifters in 4 door cars... I would like a normal shifter up near the steering wheel better because it would free up room in the front seats.
The cup holders in this car are a joke, but they are better than some 90s cars I've been in. The cup holder holds things well, it's just in an odd place because large cups get in the way of the shifter.
Likes - I love the front end of the car, it looks sharp and the way the turn lights are integrated into the head lamps is cool. The comfort and quietness of the cabin is great. GM full sized cars have always been the best riding cars in their class and the Impala is no exception - GREAT RIDING CAR for the price.
One last thing... 5 year 100k mile coverage for the motor, trans, drive axles and wheel hubs! Beat that Toyota!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th August, 2009