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2013 Chevrolet Impala

2013 Chevrolet Impala

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Left Brain Purchase

by from Charlotte, NC on January 5, 2014

Bought the 2013 LT Fleet as a CPO, 6 months old and 17k for around $16k. Yes all the boring parts are true, it is dated, but you would be hard pressed to find more car for your used car dollar. This c...
Bought the 2013 LT Fleet as a CPO, 6 months old and 17k for around $16k. Yes all the boring parts are true, it is dated, but you would be hard pressed to find more car for your used car dollar. This car has 300+ horsepower, a large trunk and gets good gas mileage (24.5 city and 31 highway in a 1000 mile trip) All the usual equipment (power seat, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, xm radio etc) makes this a great car for a family that doesn't break the bank. If you can get over the car reviews and just see the car for what it is, basic full size transportation, you won't be disappointed.
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Uses car for Transporting family

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by from Minnesota on December 18, 2013

I had this vehicle for a 5 day rental and put close to 600 miles on it, both city and freeway driving. The V6 is smooth and powerful but thirsty. I was able to get 27MPG between 55-65 but that drastic...
I had this vehicle for a 5 day rental and put close to 600 miles on it, both city and freeway driving. The V6 is smooth and powerful but thirsty. I was able to get 27MPG between 55-65 but that drastically changed when bumped up to 75 MPH on the freeway. Even though the engine was only turning 1700 RPM, it dipped below 24MPG (me and a passenger, no luggage). None the less when I needed to put the pedal down it got up and ran. The ride was decent, suspension seemed confident and tight for the most part but dips in the road surface ad higher speed would make it feel slushy. I am still on the fence regarding the interior. The fit and finish was great and controls were relatively intuitive. The drivers position was well thought out, and it was easy to access all of the controls except for the buttons for the information computer in the cluster, that requires reaching forward and around the steering wheel. As much as sitting and controlling the vehicle the positioning was excellent, the fabric seats seemed hard and comfortable (I am 5' 10" 180 lbs). The vision out the rear of the vehicle to back up or say make a lane change was miserable. As a vehicle, it will get an even 3. If you looked in the encyclopedia for the definition of a car, there would be a picture of the Impala. It is decent, not great and will get you where you need to go in a relative incognito sort of way. The styling is absolutely boring and I honestly think the design of this vehicle was based directly on the 2005 Ford Taurus.
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Consider A Chevrolet Impala

by from Easton, MA on October 1, 2015

2014 (but same body style of the 2013 model year) Chevrolet Impala LS Fleet 6 cyl sedan with 14k at time of purchase in June 2015. Purchased as a spare/extra family car. Although basic transportation ...
2014 (but same body style of the 2013 model year) Chevrolet Impala LS Fleet 6 cyl sedan with 14k at time of purchase in June 2015. Purchased as a spare/extra family car. Although basic transportation it does have some basic creature comforts; OnStar, power driver seat, PW,PB, CC, PW, AC, power trunk release (including a logically located driver-side interior manual trunk release), intermittent wipers, rear window defroster, basic AM/FM radio, tire pressure monitors, DIC read-outs for MPG, Average miles travelled etc. and a very large trunk with light. (Oddly, there is no light in glovebox which would have been helpful.). This car has been driven solely city driving with 22/23 MPG which is not bad for such a large car by today's standards. Ride is smooth, comfortable, quiet, solid. Car is responsive and moves when there is a need. Traditional "feel" steering which coincides with the traditional solid feel of the ride. So far no mechanical problems and it has been reliable. The interior is very basic with moderately comfortable cloth seats--nothing fancy yet pleasant The dash layout is logical and the controls are user friendly and within easy reach. Gear readout is on the dash--none on the console gear shifter. Exterior styling is pleasant but not head-turning but then reliability and dependability has its advantages if you are looking for good transportation without the need to make a fashion statement. I would recommend to anyone looking for a basic, dependable pre-owned family size car to consider the Chevrolet Impala. The price point is very reasonable for what you get. Once test-driven you may be pleasantly surprised as I was.
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A Great Car

by from Portland,OR on August 20, 2013

I just bought the Impala. I am very happy about the V6 engine, and the very nice drive and handling it has. The 6 speed on the floor allows for easy movement. The one small criticism is the vision thr...
I just bought the Impala. I am very happy about the V6 engine, and the very nice drive and handling it has. The 6 speed on the floor allows for easy movement. The one small criticism is the vision through the windows and mirrors. There are a couple of blind spots where you have to turn to check for movement. The interior is simple yet practical . There are some interior features that I think are great, especially the back folding seats for carrying extra cargo. The trim is beautiful both interior and exterior. It is sleek, and eye candy to all who see it. It is American made which I like, and just an overall good buy. I couldn't be happier, and plan to keep it for many years to come.
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Excellent value in a nearly new car

by from Syracuse NY on March 20, 2014

In my search for a nearly new sedan the 2013 Impala was the winner! During my search I checked out several 2013 GM sedansalong with a couple foreign cars. Buicks were nice and Caddys were both $pendy....
In my search for a nearly new sedan the 2013 Impala was the winner! During my search I checked out several 2013 GM sedansalong with a couple foreign cars. Buicks were nice and Caddys were both $pendy. The Impala was the best value at $16k. Solid car inside and out and the v-6 has plenty of power and gets almost 30 mpg hiway. The camry and hondas I looked at ran and drove like tin cans and their buzzy 4 cyl. engines were quite noisy. Not to mention they were almost $4000 MORE than the Impala. You can't miss buying a Impala for your next family sedan.
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Best Deal

by from Yuma, AZ on June 1, 2013

We did our research; we owned a 2009 Chevy, but was ready for an upgrade. Our local dealer wouldn't make us a good enough deal, so we found one on Cars.com. It was wonderful! The dealer even delivered...
We did our research; we owned a 2009 Chevy, but was ready for an upgrade. Our local dealer wouldn't make us a good enough deal, so we found one on Cars.com. It was wonderful! The dealer even delivered it! Cudos to Cars.com and Liberty GMC in Peoria, AZ
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Fun!

by from Bryan, Ohio on September 3, 2013

My 2nd Impala. Had a 2003-great vehicle. Wanted a v6--more and more are 4 cyl-wanted the power. Will get up and run. And it is fun to drive--downside--don't like Goodyear Eagle GT tires--but will wait...
My 2nd Impala. Had a 2003-great vehicle. Wanted a v6--more and more are 4 cyl-wanted the power. Will get up and run. And it is fun to drive--downside--don't like Goodyear Eagle GT tires--but will wait for tread to wear out. Satisfied -- so far.
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A very nice car

by from Loveland, CO on August 13, 2013

I bought mine during the 2013 closeout sale, and got a nice $4000 rebate. Other reviewers complain that this is a dull rental car. While it is true that the 2014 Impala is a nicer car, I would have s...
I bought mine during the 2013 closeout sale, and got a nice $4000 rebate. Other reviewers complain that this is a dull rental car. While it is true that the 2014 Impala is a nicer car, I would have spent about $8,000 more had I bought a comparably equipped 2014. What do I like about this car? The power train! The 300 HP V6 paired with the 6 speed automatic is a pleasure to drive. We took it on a road trip, through the Colorado mountains and we averaged just over 30 mpg. I found the handling to be satisfying. Are there sportier handling cars with nicer interiors? The answer of course, is yes, but you will pay much more for them. But for my daily commute I find the Impala to be comfortable, quiet and with buckets of power wen you need it. The standard stereo on the LT trim model could use some more punch, but otherwise it was satisfactory. So in a nutshell I got a 300 HP large sedan for the price of a well equipped four cylinder compact car.
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2012 2013 impalas

by from njnj on March 8, 2014

Super performance for money..All service parts cheap great on gas 300hp for half price. awsome........
Super performance for money..All service parts cheap great on gas 300hp for half price. awsome........
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Love this car

by from Lewis Center, OH on March 12, 2016

Bought this car from a Chevy dealer, it was a GM rep vehicle, only had 9k on the odometer, leather seats looked new. I know these cars are used a lot as police cars & rentals, but I love this car, as ...
Bought this car from a Chevy dealer, it was a GM rep vehicle, only had 9k on the odometer, leather seats looked new. I know these cars are used a lot as police cars & rentals, but I love this car, as much or more than the maybe 20 cars I've owned in the past. This is an LTZ, very responsive (but expensive) tires. The V6 has more than enough power & the fuel economy is good for a larger car (averaging 23.8, mixed driving). Not a particularly handsome car, but I like the looks. Just turned 3 years old & not one issue.
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