2009 Chevrolet Impala User Reviews

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    2009 Chevrolet Impala LTReview
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    Buy One If You Can Afford One And Need A Car You Can Depend On. Period. — I love this car. Given I've only added 13,000 miles to the 23,000 it had when i bought it, it's performance has been nothing short of awesome. It's taken my family and I on 1 vacation, as well as several short trips(3-4 hour drives). I love the features. It performs well on dry and icy roads. It has a lot of space. It looks very classy. I almost forgot, it gets 32mpg on the freeway.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Overall a good working car for anyones needs.

    Cons: It's a Chevrolet. No other cons

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    They Are Alright. Just Another Mass Produced Soulless Sedan. — So far so good. It's got 38k miles. New Yokohama tires and a K&N air filter are the only changes from stock. Gets 28mpg @ 80mph on open freeway. It's a typical family sedan. No frills. Cheap plastic interior with no soul. It's comfortable. Quiet.

    Pros: Decent MPG, quiet, millions on the road so you blend right in.

    Cons: I am sure something will go catasrophic eventually.

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    Its Worth Having!!! — The performance on this car is outstanding. but is is an ss and bcuz of that it needs more horsepower coming out of the factory! so far it is still a good car, ever since i had i didn;t have to repair anything on it....

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: It call for attention and it has respect on the block.

    Cons: Not enough horsepower..Get a charger!

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    A Pleasure To Drive And Own — This car is the best car I have owned yet. Ten times better than my former 2005 Ford Taurus I traded in. Comfort and class in a great looking and riding automobile. If you don't own one you should drive and buy one you'll love it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Comfort, Style,  Power all in one

    Cons: None - I love this car!!!

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    Sharp Appearance, Great Features, And Excellent Ride. — Great features and ride for the price. It has power with a sporty appearance. Doesn't look like a Grandma car but driven by one. It's fun to drive - and being Victory Red, it's not easily missed.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: has power, appearance, and peformance I wanted

    Cons: Gas mileage isn't great but didn't buy it for that purpose.

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    Thumbs Up — Over all the quality of the car is great,It handles like a new car should very tight, acceleration could be better but its just about right if not above average for the engine/car size ratio. The price was very fair with the options added, Gas is great way better than the previous v8 i had. Fun car to drive, fits enough friends inside for a session.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its a chevy Impala

    Cons: needs upgraded stereo

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    Great Car At A Great Price For Families Looking For A Useful Sedan With Luxury And Sport Manners. —

    This is my fourth Impala and by far the best. I was happy with the 2000, impressed with the 2005 LS, satisfied with 2008 LS but totally impressed with my new 2009 LTZ! Performance: Acceleration of the 3.9 V6 is more than adequate for highway travel and passing. Braking is true and straight and the FE3 suspension while firmer than the FE1 ride is still very nicely mannered and matched well to the V6 powerplant. The build quality gets better all the time. While not as nice as Lexus or Cadillac the interior materials are very nice for a car of this price point (much nicer than Toyota Camry or Chrysler 300). With 6 airbags, ABS and traction control, stability control this car is as safe as it gets, and it sports a 5 star crash protection rating. The appearance, interior and exterior are pleasing and very modern. The car is pleasing to the eye yet has enough stlye so as not to get lost when compaired to cookie cutter Japanese compeditors. The sportiness and luxury mix of the LTZ is great. The flip and fold rear seating is unique to the Imapa in the full size class. Bluetooth connectivity and stability control two reasons we purchased this car. Fuel economy of this vehincle is great for the class, almost all the miles on this car are interstate miles averaging 31 MPG using E-10 fuel and 27 MPG using E-85. This is a very nice, contemporary American Family car that is sporty and fun to drive. It has ample room for a family of four adults and their gear for weekend trips.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Interior design, handling, safety and Bluetooth connectivity.

    Cons: OnStar Turn by Turn nice, but a navigation screen would be more useful and more cost efficient.

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    Great Car — I bought this car after looking for a pickup crew cab. nothing came close to riding near a nice as the car. The car will tow anything I need to haul with the trailer I own

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: rides nice

    Cons: goes faster than i realize in town driving

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    I Love My 2009 Chevrolet Impala — Since I purchased my 2009 Chevrolet Impala, no problems at all. The performance is better than I expected. Great acceleration on demand, and for a big car braking and overall handling is excellent. I would have to say the quality is superior to many and no rattle, squeeks or creaks at all. I paid a little more but in return will be happy to drive my impala till 2019. This car is a blast and fuel economy is about 25mpg's average.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Free Onstar for a Year, 5 years 100,000 Mile Warranty, XM Sat Radio

    Cons: I didnt get mine with a Sunroof, Would also would have liked the Heated Leather Seats

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    Would Not Buy It. —

    I happened to rent Impala LTZ for a week and wanted to share my experience. *** Room Impala has enough room in the front seats but back seat is not large for the car of that size. If you carry large adults in the back I would go with another car. Hyndai Sonata had more room in the back although front seats probably not as roomy. Trunk space is especially ample. We could fit large stroller and 2 suitcases in the trunk without any problems. Very happy with that, since that is why we rented a large car. *** Ergonomics Suck big time. Especially bad is placing all controls on one nob on the left side of steering column. It is not intuitive and hard to control. I prefer two knobs on both sides of steering column. Climate control is a joke. There are two small levers which move in very fine increments and are impossible to adjust in the moving car. Radio has convoluted controls. Hyndai radio for example has more functions and very easy to control. Fan output control has 2 steps for every picture and you are not sure if you selected the right output since the indicator is pointing to the same picture. One thing that I liked was on board computer. It has a lot of information and even tire pressure in each tire. I did not play with it too much but it had lots of options. Radio played MP3s but would take extra long time to read the content of CD. I had to power it down and up several times to get it to work. Keyless remote had engine start button but the feature was missing from the car. They should have remote without extra non working buttons. There are 3 outlets including one in the center console, this is good since most cars only have 2. *** Build quality Build quality is mediocre. The fake wood panels look out of place. Over all this is typical American car that lacks refinement of Camry or Accord. Black rectangular radio in the wood-like frame looks ugly, especially because frame is different shape from the radio. Ford had same problem with their radio. Leather on the seats is nice quality. Although seats are not that comfy. My 2009 Sonata has more comfortable seats but leather isn't so nice. Both front seats are powered which is nice. *** Peformance No complaints there. My car had 3.9L engine with plenty of power. Transmission was shifting smoothly and downshifting on time. If you are after performance car this may be the car for you. If you are willing to sacrifice in all other departments. *** Fuel Economy Fuel economy is bad. The car is rated to 27 MPG on highway. I do not know how they rated it. I think it will get 27 MPG if you drive it at 50 MPH on the flat road. We took it to LA from San Jose which is 360 miles ride on the flat road with some mountains at the start and at the end. Fuel economy was 23.8MPG according to on-board computer. I did not speed but went around 75MPH on flat area of HW 5 and around 60 in the mountains. I think the transmission needs another gear or two to improve fuel economy. The turning off cylinders does not help a lot and mileage drops to single digits as soon as you press on accelerator. The price of the gas for round trip was around $110. We have rented Ford Crown Victoria before that had better mileage with V8 on that same trip. I was expecting around 27MPG at least with my driving. My Sonata is rated at 32MPG and I get 35MPG out of it as a rule. Sometimes even 37 if I only drive on highway. *** Ride Ride is noisy for the car of that size. I could not hear our kid from the back seat. This is not a whisper quiet Camry or not even Hyndai Sonata, which is reasonably noisy. Maybe they wanted more sporty feeling, not sure. Handling is ok in my book, but I am not race driver. *** Over All There is not much to like about this car. I would not buy it or recommend it at all. GM definitely has a long way to go before they build a car that can compete with Camry or even Hyndai. I have not driven Avalon which would be in the same class as Impala but our V6 Camry is much better in all aspects although Toyota is starting to cut corners as well.

    Pros: Power, trunk room

    Cons: Ride quality, fuel economy

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    2014 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

    Overall I Love The Car. By chevyjones19

    Love the styling of it definitely one the sexiest cars on the road. Very comfortable cabin and massive trunk space. Also very pleased with the Mylink system pretty easily to figure out as well. This i... Read More

    2013 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

    Black Beauty By taekeyes95

    The Impala is very spacious, it's comfortable and when you have to put your foot down, it will most definitely run. I get many compliments on my car handling and it's speed. I love this car, it's addi... Read More

    2012 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

    Very Great Car But Hot... By Jerry

    I was very impressed with the overall of this car, I like to drive and she did act like I wanted her to. Very fast. Very good on handling. Like the curves lol....good view not much of a blind spot. Se... Read More

    Excellent Reliable Vehicle By chrisgrecia

    This car is more than what meets the eye. It looks professional and sleek. The 3.6L V6 is powerful but efficient. Rides very smooth and the interior is spacious with a cozy feel. It's not a Corvette i... Read More

    2011 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

    My Blacked Out Impala By mrdoom07

    The thing that i like about it is the room on the inside my being 6'5". Has alot of leg room and seat room. the cup holders in thefront are too small, You cant put too large coffees in there at same t... Read More

    Buy Almost New For A Huge Savings By mikescott

    i bought it for my girl friend, she wanted the leather bucket seats,if i would have new things wouldnt worked out,i would have bought the bench seats,and then had leather added to it.i pprefere bench ... Read More

    2010 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

    Tinted Out Impala By Sonflower

    This car is a 2010 Chevy impala it is fun to drive and looks quite good with timed windows all around the car gets great gas mileage and the inside is roomy the trunk space is deep and roomy also Read More

    Mostly Japanese, Chineese, Or Mexican Made. By kissmepam

    Right after the warrenty ran out the front drivers side and the rear drivers side window regulators broke. The piece that holds the cable was made with cheap plastic. All of the Heater/AC actuators br... Read More

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