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Just a newbie saying hello to all

Hey everyone I’ve scoured this forum many times in the past out of curiosity, and have found it to be very informative especially to the current model impala.

I have owned my 17 Impala LT for almost 2 years now and it has been a wonderful car in all respects. I am a big fan of the old school GM and Chevies from the 50’s-60’s and some 70’s, but have been turned off by GM products up until this last gen Impala came out back in 14. I mean it was a complete turnaround for the brand and the model compared to the 2013 Impalas on down. It’s like a completely different car company built the new ones and not GM.

Anyhow, I am very impressed by my 17 Impala, and even to this day I love driving it. What I cannot fathom is how little these cars sold compared to the Malibu. I mean it’s like you never knew or heard about the Impalas existence unless you asked someone at the dealer about it since no local Chevy dealer of mine had any new Impalas in stock to drive and buy. Only used ones were around and even those were far and few in between. How is it that a wonderful nice feeling and well built sedan not be advertised better and basically ignored by Chevy when it’s a way way better car than the Malibu!!!! This boggles my mind, the Malibu has gotten all the advertising dollars and focus among GM, but it’s honestly a cheaper feeling, crappy driving car than the Impala, as the Impala feels very upscale and premium.

Enough ranting, I just wanted to share my thoughts and love for the last gen Impalas and say how underrated, undervalued and under appreciated they are. These are much better sedans than most others on the road by a long shot, especially when it comes to NVH and a smooth ride

I’ve test drove many other midsize sedans before I purchased my Impala and no other midsizer came close to matching the interior space, ride comfort, features, and ride smoothness than the Impala especially when it came to price and value.

The Impala simply looks and feels like a semi luxury car, while everything else I drove seemed cheap and bland.
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Welcome, those are some good questions
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how is it in snow?
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how is it in snow?
Since the OP has one post in 3 weeks I will answer your question. With the O.E. tires not so good! That means any size have been reported as terrible in the snow.

I replaced mine after 39000 miles due to not wanting to go through a 4th winter with bad traction/handling. The Generals were much better in the snow, but noticed that the gas mileage had gone down, despite running the same tire pressures.

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Welcome to the forum. I was impressed when the 2014 Impala (Current body, 9th Gen in this site) was introduced but I knew I could not afford the price at the time. I finally got one in Feb of this year and could not agree with you more about the feel and the roominess of this car. I have the LTZ with virtually every bell and whistle available and love it.

Made a few slight changes to personalize and make it mine.

Post pics of yours if you can!



Anything worth doing is worth doing right!

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Absolutely love my 2015 LTZ. It has every option available at the time. That said, the structure is based on same Cadillac structure as the XTS. I owned two XTS's. One standard front wheel drive, and an XTS-Vsport AWD twin turbo.

The impala inherits much of the engineering of these Caddy's without all the Caddy cost. Strong structure, quiet, and full sized for an awesome price.

As far as winter. I don't drive her in snow. I have an SUV that does that duty.

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