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  1. KENCO

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    #2 energy88, Apr 15, 2016
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    In my opinion, the '65 is the cleanest and best looking of the fastback series. Every year after 1965, the styling became more and more busy and convoluted. The 2016 is also a vast styling improvement over earlier 2000's Impalas. Congratulations!
     
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    Agree for sure.
    Nice tribute, Door Man. Does your black Chev have the V-8?
     
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    Thanks,

    No V8 but it was such an incredible deal I could not turn it down.
     
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    Cool! I had a '65 2dr...I really like the styling of the new cars as well...
     
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    Interested to hear your review of the new Chevy.

    What are the options and so forth?? AWD??
     
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    The new Impala is exactly what it is supposed to be- a big American car. The ride on them is superb. The seats are super comfortable. I just wish they made them RWD, like the old school Impalas. I once spoke to an engineer at GM and he said that is what they wanted to do, but couldn't because of CAFE regulations.

    Nice ride mate.
     
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    The ride is very good and plenty of power from the V6, over 300hp. Handles well for a commuter car and has everything you could ever want or need, also nice lines nice interior comfy and giant trunk.

    I wish it was RWD also but it does not have that FWD feel that I remember from older FWD cars.

    I do not like the Good Year tires, they seem a bit road noisy.
    There is no nav standard, it comes with the WiFi package, but my wife and i use a phone for that so no problem.

    I like the 3 usb ports that can be used for charging or playing mp3s on a flash drive.
    I like the ergonomics, just get in and go no getting used to it.
    I do not like the squarish rear view mirrors, I am used to rounded type, but I will get used to it.

    I like that it is about 20-30k less than a comparable Cadillac.

    Great car at a great price.

    I have some long trips coming up so I will put it to a real test for comfort.
     
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    Nice ad-hoc review KENCO. You don't often see real world comments like yours in reviews by Consumer Reports, R&T, C&D, etc.
     
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    It's a shame the Chevrolet SS didn't sell better and stay in production.
     
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    Wasn't that a Holden?
     
  12. KENCO

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    The entire Holden based GM cars are like artists, nobody appreciates them until there gone.

    Everyone wants a 2004-06 GTO now. And the G8 was a great car, now it's the Caprice Police car, if they are still making that.

    I will be like Mad Max soon "last of the V8's":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpDLeo4lcCg
     

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