Did he say Direct Injection? I think not. Not yet, anyway.
Set of Konis and some anti-roll bars, good to go!
At $29K it is no bargain. At $23K it is still a good deal. So ready for the redesign to hit the dealerships.....
Current: 12 Buick Regal Turbo Premium I Group (Crystal Red/Cashmere with sunroof) and 09 Saturn Outlook XR
Previous: 09 Pontiac G8 GT (09-12), 06 Buick LaCrosse CXS (06-09), 05 Ford Freestyle SEL (05-09) 02 Hyundai Elantra GT (01-06), 00 VW Jetta (00-05), 85 Mercedes 350 SEL (99-01), 84 BMW 316 (98-99), 90 Mitsubishi Mirage(91-98), 79 Chrysler LeBaron (88-90), 73 Dodge Dart Swinger (87-88).
I'd buy one of these used if I were in the market for one. Their value drops like a rock.
Last edited by Neanderthal; 12-30-2011 at 08:33 PM.
What does the Impala excel at? It's the world's best rental car! Four businessmen just arrived at the airport and need a four seater with room for their luggage with decent mpg? Four golfers want to take a golf vacation to Myrtle Beach and need room for suitcases and four sets of clubs without the expense of renting an SUV? What could be better than the Impala? It's almost like Chevy focused grouped it with travelers. There should be a new category of car to add to economy sedan, family sedan, sports sedan, luxury sedan - how about rental sedan?
'04 Nocturne Blue Saab 9-3 2.0T, 1997 Catera (11/96 - 6/13)
'13 Black Diamond / Black Regal T
I still haven't found a 1/4 mile time. I suspect its faster than the Camry SE
'07 Subaru Forester 2.5X 5MT. Bought new. 164k miles. '05 Dodge Durango Limited Hemi AWD. Mom bought new. 90k miles. '74 Buick LeSabre Luxus convertible. 455/7.5L, Quadrajet, dual exhaust. '89 Buick Reatta. 3800 SII L67/F40 six speed swap to be completed someday.
'87 BMW K75. Pichler V1 fairing. '87 Kawasaki 650SX. '85 Bayliner Capri 1952. 3.0L OMC. Restored. '71 Chris Craft Coho 33'. Twin 327QA's. Basketcase but restoration in progress. '70? Amphicat 6x6 AATV. 13 hp Honda swap.
Pretty accurate and objective if you ask me.
In fairness to the '12 Impala the reviewer should have used a LTZ. It's Sport Suspension, Performance Tires, 18" Wheels and Leather Interior make a big difference. At 0-60 in 6.3 sec it may not compete with cars 3X more costly it sure comes close. It can actually be considered as an affordable Sport Sedan.
KBB has a more favorable review:
"However, if you do plan to do a bit of aggressive driving now and again, the top-level Impala LTZ offers a more solid feel and better handling, thanks to its 18-inch wheel-and-tire package."
http://www.chevrolet.com/impala-spor...eatures-specs/ . There is even a picture of the engine cover - 3.6 VVT Direct Injection.
2014 GMC Acadia
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