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#11826 of 13621 First Post in this Forum
Apr 24, 2003 (4:32 pm)
Hello Everyone !
Today, I purchased a 2003 Impala LS in Berry Red with all option's except XM Radio, Sport Package, and Sunroof. With various rebates I paid about $24,200 for it. I am looking forward to driving this car and participating in this forum. I have read some of the posts and find you very knowledgeable about the car. I will be a frequent contributor to the forum. The last Chevy I had was a 1978 Caprice Classic Coupe that I used in college. It was just amazing how many snacks you could fit in that trunk. I also have a 2000 Buick LeSabre Limited which I love to death, (42,000) trouble free miles on it. I have been posting on the LeSabre forum since I bought the car. I bought the Chevy from the same dealer. Hoping to get to know some of you as time progresses.
#11827 of 13621 '96 SS Wheels Don't fit
Apr 24, 2003 (5:39 pm)
Also, mrpoetryman go to www.clubgp.com and register over there too... alot of us participate on both forums.
#11828 of 13621 drivinisfun
Apr 25, 2003 (5:19 am)
Enough of the bashing of the minivans. Some of us have them and are very happy and don't have all the issues you seem to indicate. Besides, this is for Impala posts. And the fact that you expect someone to get a refund based on your post (#11815) is just ridiculous. Are you so full of yourself that your opinion means that much to someone else?
#11829 of 13621 Happy Birthday, Impala!!!
Apr 25, 2003 (5:24 am)
Today, exactly 2 years ago, I took delivery of my '01 Impala LS (4/2001 build date).
Car still looks pristine showroom condition and it is still tight and solid as a drum.
car has 20,300+ troublefree miles, still has original brakes and tires. It has been obessively maintained with 3K mile interval oil changes and 6K mile interval tire rotations. Engine air filter, PCV filter and air cabin filter all were replaced by the 15K mile service interval.
Car has been extremely reliable and dependable. Only problem I have experienced is the warped upper plastic manifold intake, replaced under warranty, by the 18K mile mark.
Really nice car all around. paint job, fit and finish are excellent. Zero rattles or squeaks...this car feels like a bank vault on the road.
I am selling it in a few months as I already have a new 2004 MINI Cooper 'S' on order for October delivery.
Whomever gets this car next will be buying an absolute "cream-puff" and one of a kind '01 Impala LS.
I have 1 year left on the basic 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.
Great car all around and highly recommended.
Apr 25, 2003 (5:28 am)
I am not bashing Minivans in general. I personally don't like them but I can see why so many families prefer them for various reasons. At one point in my life I owned a 1987 Ford Aerostar XL minivan, so I am not stranger to them.
I do have a problem with the substandard build quality and safety of the Ubody GM minivans. There are so many choices when it comes to Minivans and the GM triplets while practical and relatively decent looking come at the bottom of the pack.
But to each his/her own.
Apr 26, 2003 (3:05 pm)
Where's the power steering resevoir on the 3.8 engine? Heard popping noise from under the front end once when turning the wheel at low speed--is this a concern? Thanks.
#11832 of 13621 steering fluid
Apr 26, 2003 (6:54 pm)
Behind the engine on the passenger side. It's kind of low and hard to get to. Use a flashlight and you'll see the cap.
Apr 27, 2003 (11:54 am)
Where is it in relation to the alternator? I looked with a flashlight and still didn't see it. Thanks.
Apr 27, 2003 (3:56 pm)
Practically underneath it.
Apr 27, 2003 (4:45 pm)
Thnaks, I never thought of looking underneath the alternator. At least changing the oil is easy.