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#11893 of 13621 2003 impala LS ndmike88
May 10, 2003 (9:28 am)
I've got a 201 LS.......Bought it new almost 2 years ago.......I have driven only CHEVYS for 35 years.....best one I have ever owned....
If you purchase the car don't both with the extended warranty yet when the time comes after 30 months or so of ownership you decide to keep the car for years..you can negotiate an extended warranty up until the 36 months or 36000 miles are up. If before you sold the car or it was written off in an accident you are out that money you paid for that warranty..
May 10, 2003 (5:05 pm)
I just returned from a 2500 mile trip in my new 03 LS. I averaged ~28 MPG with the cruise, averaging 75-80 MPH. The trip was great. Smooth comfortable ride and the XM radio was excellent. If you buy a car with the intent of keeping it 5-8 years, I don't think you can go wrong with the Impala.
May 10, 2003 (8:09 pm)
Just rolled 10,000 miles on my 01.No problems so far. Need to check air filter & change cabin filter.
May 11, 2003 (9:19 am)
I purchased an '03 Impala the end of January, the only thing I've noticed is that it has tire/road noise but you can live with it OK. I plan on different tires and some undercoating for it.
Statistically the extended warranty is not a good deal but I would buy it. I had a Mountaineer and nothing but transmission trouble and wished I'd had the insurance. The more I drive the Imp the better I like it. You can get them equipped any way you want, either model. Can't go wrong.
#11898 of 13621 Dealer lying about AG1 option?
May 11, 2003 (6:26 pm)
I was at a Chevrolet dealer yesterday, trying to order a base Impala with the 3.4 V6, along with the 1SB and AG1 option packages. Those are the only options I wanted.
The salesmen insisted I had to order the more expensive 1SC package in order to get the AG1 electric seat adjuster option. Based on the printout I had with me (and two others I'd left home) I was sure I could order the AG1 with the 1SB. So I walked out.
Can anyone throw some light on this? Was the dealer lying?
#11899 of 13621 2003 Base Impala for $17,000
May 12, 2003 (4:13 am)
Dear CQA, I recently purchased a 2003 base Impala, with the 1SB pkg and Traction Control for my wife. The invoice was $21,000 before tax. I had a $1,000 on my GM card and combined with the $3,000 rebate, purchased the car for $17,000 (please note, I insisted that the dealer find me a car that was delivered last fall before the price increas). I had to pay the advertising fee and agreed to a $150 fee to have the dealer pick up the car at another dealership (my dealer had to locate my car). I am very pleased with the Impala and I enjoy it as much as my 2000 Deville.
May 12, 2003 (8:03 am)
mdm4: Thanks for information.
The dealer offered to sell me a base 2003 Impala for $17,300 with the 1SB package. That's after the $3k rebate, plus licensing and taxes, and very important to me--*does not* include any GM card or other discounts (I don't have any).
I know this is an excellent deal, but it applies only to a green car (36 miles) that has been sitting on their lot for months. I'm not too keen on the color, however.
I'm also still wondering if the AG1 seat option can be added to the 1SB package since I don't want the more expensive 1SC options.
May 12, 2003 (9:32 am)
I can now answer my own question about the AG1 option. According to GM, the AG1 seat option can be ordered with the 1SB or 1SA package. It is not necessary to go with the 1SC option package in order to add the AG1.
May 12, 2003 (12:03 pm)
When I looked at the 03's there was no green, are you sure it wasn't an 02?