Time to see the USA in a another new Chevrolet!
After eleven years of faithful service and over 121,000 worry free miles I traded in my 2001 Chevrolet Impala Sedan. I would have to say aside of the head gasket on the 3400 it has been one of the best cars I have ever had the pleasure of owning. But after thinking about a new 2012 Impala for several months and a family member having good luck with a 2008 LTZ I finally pulled the trigger. My dealer was excellent! They found the exact car I wanted a 2012 Impala LTZ in Summit White with the Neutral/Ebony interior and no sunroof. I must say I very impressed with what GM has done with the W-platform. The work the GM Racing team did to the ride/handling is impressive and it shows! The new LFX and six speed automatic are smooth, and drives like a much more expensive car than a Chevrolet. The overall driving experience proves it is certainly no sports sedan but with the FE3 suspension it proves to be a very responsive family sedan. The car doesn't jump off the line like my two 3800 powered G/W-Platform cars do, but it is willing to rev up quickly unlike my 3400 and 3800 powered cars. The trunk space in phenomenal! The interior is roomy overall although the rear seat feels tighter than my 2005, which is a little bit of a bummer. With the exception of the rear seats it is a much improved car from the 2000-2005 models and even 2006-2011 models. I am looking forward to many worry free happy miles. If it treats me as well as my 1990 Grand Prix and my 2001 Impala did I will be very pleased.
I promise I will get a couple photographs posted when I have some free time!
I do however have a few things that I am wondering about...
1.) Why do the gauges sweep down and back up after a door opens/closes? Is that because the odometer displays just like in the Torrent? (The gauges do not move however...)
2.) When I turn the vehicle to ON or ACC and do not turn the vehicle over (start the engine) I hear a silent high pitched ringing or buzzing noise... Is that something with all the new electrical gadgets or the security system and is it suppose to happen?
Any feedback or comments on those two issues would be helpful! Thanks in advance and to everyone who gave me advise late last fall!