2006 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet improves its version of the stealth fighter.

Few who saw Chevy's new Impala at the Detroit North American International Auto Show realized how new it really was. The car it replaces has been quietly competent and successful -- outselling Chrysler's hot 300 by more than 50,000 units during the first half of this year - but bland in looks, moderate in performance and about as exciting as yesterday's beer. All it did was offer good build quality and interior room and terrific value for dollar and sell in substantial numbers year after year.

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