I was hoping someone could tell me a little bit about both cars. I currently have a 2008 impala LT and am looking to upgrade soon. I'm currently stuck between deciding between these two models. I really want a V8. I was thinking of getting a charger R/T. But I love my impala. I know people complain about the tranny on the SS failing. I've done a little research and people have been complaining about the tranny on the Impala since the 2005 models. My LT is currently at about 234,000 miles and I've never had any transmission issues and I ride it hard (for what it is). I figure though since the SS has the V8 people have probably beat the piss out of them. I dont want to risk buying one just to have the tranny fail 10,000 miles later. The SS currently has 84,000 miles for an asking price of $10,900. Meanwhile I've been looking at newer impala models and I really like the outside and inside style. I worry about upgrading audio in the newer models but other than that I personally love them. I've found a really nice matte black LTZ with only 30,000 miles on it for $23,000. So Id appreciate anyone who could tell me personal experience with either. SS reliability or lack there of. Also a little bit about how powerful the new V6 Impalas are. Thanks for reading.