Used 2009 Chevrolet Impala LT for Sale
Reviews for 2009 Chevrolet Impala
It's a decent car. layout is fairly friendly to the driver. The cup holders are too close together and lids often get popped off when going in and out of the cup holder. The visors are oddly shaped and allow for blinding slivers of light when rounding corners. The seats are adequate for the average person. The very tall or the little wider than usual person may find long distance riding uncomfortable. The performance (mine is a flex fuel) is the same between fuels, only MPG change. Less MPG with the Ethanol option. It rides better than other smaller options, but not quite as smooth as the luxury sized sedan. Noise is minimal and handling is average.
We're proud of our '09 Impala
We found our car on the internet. We already knew "program" Impalas were the bargain of the decade in the family car category. These were usually owned by car rental companies for about a year. This is our third one in a row. We feel smart for getting a great price! It looks and smells new. Maroon is a beautiful color. We find metallic colors and white boring. This car is an "LT", which is the medium trim level. We had no idea we would love the sunroof so much! It gives you extra options in keeping the car temperature controlled, especially when parking it. We're old enough to miss wing windows, but this is MUCH better! We didn't realize the impact the leather seats have. They have a richness that is a joy to the senses...they smell wonderful, they have an almost imperceptible sound that pleases, and they feel great. The car drives like a dream, with the same gas mileage the smaller cars get. This is a champagne vehicle at a beer budget!
Good car for the budget-minded
We recently purchased an Impala after finding my 2001 Acura to no longer be reliable (after a $3500 rebuilt tranny and many brake issues). We found the Impala to be nicely appointed for the price which was our main concern as we don't have lots of money to throw around. Not only were we pleased with the cost we also liked the sleek exterior (especially for a family sedan) and the pep of the V6. We very pleased that we no longer had to gas up with premium gas and we still got better mileage than the Acura. The interior is very roomy and comfortable and the trunk space is phenominal! Overall I enjoy driving my Impala, but to be truthful there are some shortcomings. First and foremost are the brakes - under normal conditions they're fine, but driving through mountains or very hilly areas is downright scary. If you try to slow down coming downhill, prepare yourself for violent vibrations once the brakes get heated up. In addition, some genius at Chevy decided it would be a good idea not to cut power to the cigarette lighter/power outlets if a device is plugged in. So basically, you're draining your battery if you leave anything like your cell phone charger, GPS, etc. plugged in...NOT GOOD! Lastly, the door springs are set so tight, the doors slam shut with little effort. Yeah, that's a little nitpicky, but I'm afraid one day the door is going to take off a finger! Again, overall I still think it's a good vehicle (especially for what I paid!), but it would be a great one if Chevy would work on these design flaws.
This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.