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#30479 of 35313 Re: The Impala [corvette]
Feb 22, 2013 (7:42 am)
The reason I asked for a link was that I couldn't find one! I looked at reveiws for my car and the Enclave/Acadia and most had nothing but good things to say about it.
I wonder if in the Impala the air intake/exhaust setup is significantly different from the other (newer) platforms that would change the character of the engine.
#30480 of 35313 Re: The Impala [tjc78]
Feb 22, 2013 (9:16 am)
The two Impala's I rented sounded exactly the same. It must be related to the exhaust set-up.
#30481 of 35313 Re: The Impala [tjc78]
Feb 22, 2013 (9:19 am)
My LaCrosse is very quiet as well -- could be somewhat related to the extra insulation and quiet ride technology which is a Buick priority.
#30482 of 35313 Re: The Impala [mark156]
Feb 22, 2013 (9:32 am)
On the topic of rentals, I drove and rode in the back seat (not at the same time!) of a 2012 Fusion. I found the seats of that car incredibly comfortable, and overall it was quiet and compliant (when driving). It wasn't the handler my Fiesta is, but a nice family sedan nonetheless.
#30483 of 35313 Re: The Impala [mark156]
Feb 22, 2013 (10:20 am)
The Impala always surfaces over on TTAC, most recently as one of the best used car deals today. It has a lot of engine, that's for sure. I had a 2011 as a rental a few weeks ago and it was meh, but I haven't driven the newer engine.
#30484 of 35313 Re: Tampa Run [steine13]
Feb 22, 2013 (10:26 am)
I'd have to agree with Mathias here. I've had a number of Cruzes as rentals this year, most recently a 13 LTZ. I thought it was pretty nice. The 1.4T has usable torque, quiet, mileage was acceptable, good sized trunk, and the ride/handling compromise was okay. New touchscreen is responsive, no issues with it locking up, etc. All in all, pretty good and definitely not crap.
#30485 of 35313 Re: The Impala [tifighter]
Feb 22, 2013 (10:55 am)
It's a little too big and lacks features like a backup camera or parking sensors, but it rides well and I agree it's a lot of car for the money.
#30486 of 35313 Re: The Impala [corvette]
Feb 22, 2013 (11:01 am)
There's actually another article they did that compares the Cruze 1.8 and the Impala that's an interesting read. Year old examples of each are probably around the same price, I guess.
#30487 of 35313 Re: The Impala [tifighter]
Feb 22, 2013 (5:12 pm)
I've read that (and usually read TTAC every day), but that's probably worth a reread. Baruth's articles on the GLI and GTI planted the seed for my getting one.
Edited to add: Aha! Baruth says the GM 3.6 liter V6 "feels somewhat coarse" in the CTS.