Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

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    Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    Did he say Direct Injection? I think not. Not yet, anyway.

    Set of Konis and some anti-roll bars, good to go!

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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    At $29K it is no bargain. At $23K it is still a good deal. So ready for the redesign to hit the dealerships.....
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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Did he say Direct Injection? I think not. Not yet, anyway.

    Set of Konis and some anti-roll bars, good to go!
    Uhm, the volume was sketchy and I couldn't hear the review. Are you talking about the 3.6 being SIDI vs. port FI? The 3.6 is DI.

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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    I'd buy one of these used if I were in the market for one. Their value drops like a rock.
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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    I'd buy one of these used if I were in the market for one. Their value drops like a rock.
    LIKE A ROCK! You give the slogan new meaning. Nice.


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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    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?
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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    LIKE A ROCK! You give the slogan new meaning. Nice.


    Hey, what's with your FUELLY entries, Envoy? Are those a bunch of partials?

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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    I still haven't found a 1/4 mile time. I suspect its faster than the Camry SE
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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    Pretty accurate and objective if you ask me.

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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    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."

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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Did he say Direct Injection? I think not. Not yet, anyway.

    Set of Konis and some anti-roll bars, good to go!
    It is DI. What makes you think it isn't? The 3.6 has been DI for a few years now. http://www.chevrolet.com/impala-spor...eatures-specs/ . There is even a picture of the engine cover - 3.6 VVT Direct Injection.

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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    I still haven't found a 1/4 mile time. I suspect its faster than the Camry SE

    Doubt it. I test drove one and found it to be a little slower than my Malibu V6.
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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    Quote Originally Posted by All Star View Post
    Pretty accurate and objective if you ask me.
    I agree.

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    Re: Consumer Reports test the 2012 Chevrolet Impala 3.6

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    Doubt it. I test drove one and found it to be a little slower than my Malibu V6.
    Not based on 3rd party tests it isn't. The '12 Impala is quicker and with better mpg numbers than the '11 Malibu V6.

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