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Chevrolet Impala Wind Noise
It also drove smoothly, was comfortable and the instant fuel economy gauge showed great mileage on the highway of easily over 30 mpg most of the time except on inclines. Almost the ideal car for what I was looking for for long distance commuting (good highway fuel economy, comfort and very low maintenance).
The biggest, glaring problem was very high wind noise coming form the driver's side windows/doors at normal highway speeds (60-75MPH).
I thought the car was a great highway cruiser until I took it on the highway. I actually opened and closed the windows a couple times on the test drive to make sure they were shut properly because it was so shocking to hear this noise in a new car, when my older car didn't have the same problem.
I read the other, now closed forums on the 2006+ Impala and there were several complaint posts concerning unusually high wind noise.
The car has been around long enough that they shouldn't still be having quality control issues.
I wonder why they can't fix this and how common is this?
I also had a few other minor complaints about the car (Rear seat is just OK in room and rear foot room under the front seats is tight for a car this big. Lack of seat-mounted side airbags to protect your torso, lack of stability control etc..), but I could probably overlook those smaller issues if the car didn't have that annoying wind noise.