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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada View Post
    We LOVE our SS. 19 mpg isn't bad for a 303 hp near 2 ton car.
    that's true. For that kind of performance, those are very impressive MPG numbers, much like the new vette and other performance cars.

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    Thumbs up Impala

    I bought a new 2000 model when they first re-designed them. My wife really liked it. Ran great and got good mileage! They have changed them again, but not drastically.

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    Get the 8/6 option for the engine. lots of pep and 33 mpg on a trip in florida..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kknobl View Post
    The Impala rides really nicely, feels well-constructed to a point where it belies the fact that its platform is getting close to 20 years old.

    We had a 1964 Impala 4 door when I was young. I remember when we to pick it up a cement truck backed into the trunk.. and they still drive smooth..

  5. #15


    Just had my Wifes 07 Impala in for service...13,000 miles and the fuel sending sensor went bad. She ran out of gas twice with the needle reading 1/4 fuel left!!!

    Very strange!
    No matter where you go...there you are!!

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    After I bought my '05 Silverado, My wife decided she was tired of driving a rusty '93 Jimmy so we went out and found an '06 Impala LT [3.5] w/ only 24K on it for a good price...she loves it!
    Still Loyal to GM after all these years...:shocked:
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    1988 S-10 small cab/longbed HT3.4L Crate Engine
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    1968 Chevelle 'Nomad' Wagon 250 I-6 w/ 3 on da' tree.

  7. #17


    We looked at a 2008 Impala but once we saw the 2008 Malibu we were sold.

    My wife loves her Malibu. And it gets 27.5mpg in the city and 33 on the highway.
    Pavement sucks... :grrrrrr:

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    the malibu is a hot looking ride for sure, i was looking at a used caddy for my kid, when my wife announced were not caddy people,

    what do caddy people look like?????????????????????????

  9. #19


    we decided against the malibu for the fact that the blind spots are so bad, went with a 09 impala LT and love it so far

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    Bought an 09 Impala SS about a year ago, fantastic car. It does'nt play well with others however. Feels like a predator.
    Last edited by Phooey; 04-08-2011 at 10:31 PM.
    2007 C-1500 LT RC/SB (294 SS)

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