i was wanting to know if there was anything bad about the new 2006 or 2007 impalas where it changes over from?

8 cylinder to a 4 cylinder. i was told that in others cars before that it didnt go over very well in other brands and years. thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN. That cylinder de-activation was a horror story for them in the past and I wouldn't touch it until it was proven in the long run. Besides they don't save all that much, larger motors with overdrive generally are at their best on freeways anyways when it comes to fuel mileage. They need the help in city traffic and this motor only does it's cutting out on freeway. Ask yourself this, how well have GM motors done this past decade, would you want a radical design like that motor built by them? NOT

  • 1 decade ago

    The Impala's in general are fairly reliable, that is a plus for a GM product. You have a choice of 2 V6's and of course the V8. As this is a front wheel drive car, the V8 has a lot of torque steer. It is also pretty front heavy, so it is not a handler. They are roomy enough, and competent enough, but still do not compare well to the best in their segments.

    Good:

    -price

    -roomy

    -V8 (good in a straight line)

    -recent redesign

    -improved interior quality

    -incentives

    Bad:

    -depreciation is steep

    -V6's old school

    -typically rate low/mid pack on most comparisons

    -not really handlers, don't feel very sporty

    -ride never really feels settled

    -rental cars

    -still not as good as Honda/Toyota/VW

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