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2008 Chevrolet Impala SS FWDReview
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Love It — I can not get behind the wheel of this car without grining ear to ear. I pray for every light I approach to turn red just in case the car next to me might thing that he's faster. I've never lost.

Pros: Unheard of acceleration from a family sedan in this price range.

Cons: I fell bad for my tires :) and wish it had auto. climate control.

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 1LT FWDReview
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A Pretty Sweet Ride — This one of the oly cars I like. Its very roomy, has good performance and fuel economy. Im not a huge fan f the color (white) but hey its still a good looking car. The interior is nice and spacious and the trim is classy, but kinda lacking in the cup holders area, it only has 2... all in all a great car

Pros: good fuel economy, handles well, roomy interior

Cons: missing cup holders, base stereo kinda lacks...

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 1LT FWDReview
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2008 Impala — One of the best cars I have ever owned. It is big, luxurious, looks great, and lots of power + good gas mileage for a full size car. We got the LT2 for a few more options, the leather is a must!! The active fuel management system allows you to choose the 3.9L engine and still get good MPG.

Pros: See the review

Cons: None

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2008 Chevrolet Impala LS FWDReview
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Best Car I've Ever Owned!! — I loveeeee my new car. I've had it about a month, and I just love it so much!! It rides well, has a great stereo system with XM radiio and On Star. I picked Silver Metallic color and Black for the Interior. This car has the "Flex Fuel" option. You can put that E-84 or whatever that Ethanol fuel is called, but I've not tried that yet. I've not had any problems with it yet, and I'm hoping that I don't for a long time!

Pros: XM Radio, ON Star, and it also has side door airbags..for extra safety

Cons: none

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2008 Chevrolet Impala SS FWDReview
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Its Black — good radio system and i decnet acceleration the car is a very well built machine and has good appearance but it would be nice if it had more room

Pros: appearance

Cons: not much room

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 2LT FWDReview
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Very Impressive Performance For A Family Sedan! — A very solid domestic family sedan in the $20,000 range that can either be a hopped-up runner or road-warrior.handling and brakes are great and the acceleration is extremely responsive, especially in town! I would highly recommend this car to anyone in need of a reliable vehicle for any circumstances.

Pros: engine, transmission, interior, materials, economy, creature comforts, overall appearance,
affordability

Cons: hard to see out of back window when backing up (high seat-backs), accelerator break-in
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2008 Chevrolet Impala 1LT FWDReview
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Fairly Decent Car, But Hardly An Inspiring Performer. — There are better choices out there, as the Impala feels dated compared to just about every other midsize and fullsized sedans offered by the competition. While there is nothing terribly bad about this sedan, there is nothing exceptional about this sedan. The interior packaging is lousy, while the drivability is decent overall. The ride is good, but far from the best in class. The handling is mushy, as well as the braking performance. The engine sounds quiet at cruise and idle, but is very thrashy during acceleration.

Pros: Styling doesn't offend, quietness at idle and cruising, Optional 3.9L engine

Cons: Lackluster handling, braking, acceleration, rear seat room, seat contouring, Good for rental fleets, but hardly awe inspiring for the consumer.

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2008 Chevrolet Impala 1LT FWDReview
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Great Car With Larger Motor! — I love the sun/moon roof and the leather light-colored interior. It has been a great car since I bought it in 2010. The back seat is roomy and comfortable, and the sound system is great! This is the second Impala I've had - the first one was a 2003 that I bought brand new and then handed it down to my daughter!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: This 2008 Impala has the bigger 3.9 L motor and handles beautifully.

Cons: None

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2008 Chevrolet Impala SS FWDReview
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Not Exactly The Total Package, But A Competitive One! —

Since the Impala SS was reintroduced in 2006, it has since gone under the radar. The mighty Impala SS impact on the market was minimal but mainly due to the failing Impala lineup. Chevorlet did make some good honest changes for the SS model which was only produced from 2006 through 2009, making them a diamond in the rough. First we start with the real money maker, what the SS badging is all about; the all aluminum LS4 V8 with Active Fuel Management. Basically this is a factory tuned Generation 4 Vortech 5300 small block V8, usually found in their truck models. With 303hp and 323 ft-lbs of torque, the Impala SS shines in straight line performance with a 0-60 sprint of 5.5 seconds and a 1/4 mile leap in14.0 seconds @ 100mph. When you've had your fill of the Impala's exhilarating performance, Active Fuel Management kicks in as you cruise on the highway or through town. Essentially AFM cuts off half the cylinders for the added fuel mileage, but will instantly engage them when its time to "overtake" one of those pesky 3.6L LTZs. I should make it absolutely clear, the SS is TWO seconds quicker to 60mph and MORE THAN a full second quicker in the 1/4 mile than the 305hp LTZ. Not to mention, there is quite a catalog of aftermarket modifications available for the SS. So there is a performance difference between these two models, despite similar power output. One of the more negative critiques for this car is the wrong wheel drive layout. Like the last generation Impala SS, this one is Front Wheel Drive and is probably the most powerful front wheel drive car on the market today. There are some side effects due to its overpowered V8 and front wheel drive layout. The SS suffers from tremendous torque steer. Make sure the wheels are straight before you hammer down the accelerator! The very first time I slammed the accelerator, I mistakenly did it on a curved on-ramp to the highway and the torque steer nearly threw me into the wall. Make no mistake, this car can handle but be mindful of the power. Chevrolet did implement some key driver aids like Traction Control (which can be disabled) and Stabilitrak, because after all the SS is still a family sedan. The onboard computer does a great job managing the power and stability of the car at all times. This has brought great comfort and easy driving during adverse weather like rain, snow, and ice. Stabilitrak is an electronic driver aid that keeps the car straight if it believes you're out of control as if you were sliding on ice or hydroplaning in rain. Basically it will strategically apply breaks and supplement over-corrections with steering assist. In the two years I've so far owned my SS, I had only one real negative experience with Stabilitrak. It was during a snowstorm in Colorado, where I had to make a sudden sharp turn onto the street that takes me to work. Sensing that I was out of control (because the car is aware of potentially icy weather conditions), Stabilitrak kicked in and forced my car into a straight line in mid-turn. I ended up having to miss my street into work, and I had to make an embarrassing U-turn to get back on track. In other front wheel drive cars I've driven, I would've made that turn easily... so it was surprising to have control taken away from me due to some misinterpretation of the car's stability control system. Braking leaves much to be desired and only after a couple shopping errands the brakes do become slightly spongy. Speaking of shopping, this car has the biggest trunk I've ever seen and if that's not enough, you can fold down the backseats and have almost as much cargo space as a station wagon! No complaints here, except that I can't help but feel the extra trunk space cuts the back seating a little short of on par with the Charger and Taurus. Now we come to my biggest concern with this car... while we can all compromise a little space here and there and 300hp with FWD layout, one thing that haunts this car is the transmission. There has been outcry in many of the Impala's online communities about the reliability of the transmission. GM has been using the Impala's W-body chassis since the '80s and typically a V6 is fitted into the engine bay and mated to a 4 speed transmission called the 4T65. In some cases, like the previous generation Impala SS, the V6 may be supercharged with 240hp and 280 ft-lbs of torque (GM considers this the maximum load the transmission can handle reliably). This time around, GM shoves the LS4 V8 into the engine bay and mates it to the same 4 speed transmission meant for the V6, claiming they made additional modifications to help it cope with the 63 extra horsepower and renamed the transmission "4T65-HD," the added HD designation means "heavy duty." Unfortunately, the reliability of this transmission seems to be hit and miss. If you're in the market for an '06 to '09 Impala SS, it is highly reccomended you get at least a powertrain warranty before signing the dotted line. It is also highly recommended you install a transmission radiator if you're looking to modify the SS. The online community I'm apart of suggests you either install a shift kit for minor upgrades or have the entire thing rebuilt with reinforced parts for more extensive modding. Overall, I'm happy to own this car. It lives up to the SS badges, being the quickest and fastest Impala SS to date. The 18" polished aluminum wheels (rated at $200 a peice) are absolutely beautiful and the car is very subtle and mature. It can blow the doors off many coupes and sport sedans but still offer an adult experience at an affordable price. It has a quiet, smooth ride and many options and features that keep it current and convenient. The Impala was never meant to be a track car, it has no business with Brembo brakes and bodykits. Its a great family car that offers a very mature driving experience, but also can be as fun and as quick as a Cobalt SS when it needs to be. Its a cruiser at heart and this car was designed around that very premise and it doesn't really disappoint.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Tons of cargo space, LS4 V8 with Displacement on Demand, 303hp and 323 ft-lbs of torque, 18" polished aluminum wheels and stealthy SS badging, Stabilitrak and Traction Control, Remote Start, and Battery Rundown Protection.

Cons: LS4 V8 mated to a problematic 4T65-HD Automatic Transmission, Nose Heavy with torque steer, and Back Seats could've had more space.

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2008 Chevrolet Impala LS FWDReview
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2008 Chevy Impala, Gold — I have no "dislikes" about this vehicle. It drives great, it looks great, it's very dependable. I have driven out of state and was never worried about break downs, etc. Good gas mileage. Very roomy inside and in the trunk.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Looks and drives great.

Cons: I have no "cons" about this vehicle.

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Besides it being in Maine. I need a v6, huge sunroof, low mileage. All this criteria must be met. No exceptions. Read More

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I think this car would be a great buy and I feel like it would last a long time. Read More

2017 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

Review By Shawn

I love the car but the only complaint I have is its a bit hard to see out of the rear window because of how small it is. Very minor thing and otherwise the car is great. Read More

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The Premier is a very well equipped model. Leather everything, tons of safety features, plenty of room for adults in the back even with my 6 foot frame. Huge trunk. There are only two things i wish it... Read More

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Im very Speechless it was a very beautiful car red Read More

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too expensive on the resale market. Engine 2.4 cylinder is very underpowered for this size vehicle. Read More

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