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Old 04-26-2013, 04:23 PM   #43
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Just got back from the test drive and I gotta say, it is one sweet ride.

Test drove a 2LT (I think, whichever LT comes with the V6, anyway, build quality is awesome, the interior is awesome. I moved the seat to where I was comfortable then got out and sat in the back seat directly behind the driver. I still had a lot of room and I'm almost 6 feet tall. If you leave the passenger side where it comes from the factory, you may as well be in a Lincoln town car in the back seat.

The test drive included some twisties and a couple good straights and some hills and dips. It didn't miss a beat. The steering wheel grew on me after a while and the wood is less noticeable the more you drive.

That being said, I would still prefer that they give a dark wood (ebony like the caddies) or simple black plastic or brushed aluminum options. They're going to start offering brushed aluminum and carbon fiber on the caddies they could at least drop the ebony wood option down to the Impala.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:37 PM   #44
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Just got back from the test drive and I gotta say, it is one sweet ride.

Test drove a 2LT (I think, whichever LT comes with the V6, anyway, build quality is awesome, the interior is awesome. I moved the seat to where I was comfortable then got out and sat in the back seat directly behind the driver. I still had a lot of room and I'm almost 6 feet tall. If you leave the passenger side where it comes from the factory, you may as well be in a Lincoln town car in the back seat.

The test drive included some twisties and a couple good straights and some hills and dips. It didn't miss a beat. The steering wheel grew on me after a while and the wood is less noticeable the more you drive.

That being said, I would still prefer that they give a dark wood (ebony like the caddies) or simple black plastic or brushed aluminum options. They're going to start offering brushed aluminum and carbon fiber on the caddies they could at least drop the ebony wood option down to the Impala.
I concur on most of your points, but the woodgrain didn't bother us. The Impala will more than likely be her next car barring anything bizzare.
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I saw one at the dealership, really nice looking. Feels almost like a caddy...almost.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:49 PM   #46
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I saw one at the dealership, really nice looking. Feels almost like a caddy...almost.
In a way it is a swoopier XTS
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:58 PM   #47
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I do like the new Impalas if I had a family I would prolly get this lots of space in it. Oh they look great in Blu Ray metallic.
another car with double tail lights on each side , all starting to look like a '10-13 Camaro along with the Vette and Malibu
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:06 PM   #48
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another car with double tail lights on each side , all starting to look like a '10-13 Camaro along with the Vette and Malibu
It along with the overall grill design seems to be a design element being carried through all models much like Audi's headlight design (eybrow) and grill design.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:14 PM   #49
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another car with double tail lights on each side , all starting to look like a '10-13 Camaro along with the Vette and Malibu
Since when do double taillight elements on either side = Camaro?

Last I checked that was a Corvette thing.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:37 PM   #50
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None here yet by me. My dad is looking to dump his 08 taurus with 12k. lol. He wants to drive one of these.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:40 PM   #51
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Fenwickhocky65 why don't you see that many impalas on the road if they sold so well?
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Well nevermind that question but a four door will always outsell a two door because its more practical for most
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Fenwickhocky65 why don't you see that many impalas on the road if they sold so well?
...have you been outside at all?
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...have you been outside at all?
They are freaking EVERYWHERE. I was nearly killed by one a couple of years ago while riding my bike. Yiou can't throw a rock and not hit one.
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A ton of them go to fleet but a few thousand people buy them every month because the W-body Impala is basically the bargain of the century. A 300 HP V6 powered full size sedan for around $20k with incentives.

And it basically prints money for GM at this point.
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Since when do double taillight elements on either side = Camaro?

Last I checked that was a Corvette thing.

Yeah sorry I wouldn't want to upset Corvette owners .... my bad
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