Well, I'm not selling MINE for dirt. This might be the case for 2000-2005 models; mine's a 2008 LT, of a generation that was produced from 2006 to 2013, and for fleet sales only from 2014 to 2016. Plenty are available, but the cheapest ones have lots of miles; an LTZ or SS in good condition with fewer miles can command higher prices. The subsequent (and at this point, last) generation is supposedly a nice car, but it looks common and cheaper, and didn't sell as well. I wouldn't say that about any Impala produced after 1996. The 2000-2005 models were essentially face-lifted Luminas, which were mid-sized models. The subsequent models were slightly larger, but mine feels mid-sized. It's maneuverable enough, and returns better than 30 mpg on the freeway. I hope he likes it, and that it reliably provides the use he wants of it. Kia had terrible resale value in the 1990's; their quality has since improved, but perception often lags, so he shouldn't expect much for it when he's ready to sell or trade in. But only small hatchbacks. When GM tried that design on their mid-sized cars during the 1978 model year, it was a sales flop, and was ended after only 2 model years. Ford earlier than GM; the look of the '49 Ford, without wider fenders, wasn't fully copied by Chevy until their 1955 model year. I'd add the Kaiser/Frazer and the step-down Hudson to the Ford, along with Packard starting with the '51 model year, and Studebaker starting with their '53 models. Nash somewhat for 1951. But yes, Mopar didn't catch up until the '55 model year. Also, most makes offered an optional fully automatic transmission earlier than Mopar did.