Camry vs impala


i already have and love a 98 camry but i decided it is time for a new one, so i am torn between a 2005 chevy impala and a 2002 camry. consumer reports gave the impala good reviews but my friend who is a mechanic says he sees alot of issues with it, so if anyone can give some input about the impala it would be appreciated. also what are the differences between the camry CE and LE?