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#12624 of 13618 Octane ? LS 2800
by s60 2.4
Jun 25, 2004 (2:59 pm)
Strongly considering purchasing a 2004 LS with in one month. I was advised when I test drove the LS that Chevy recommends 87 for both the base and LS models. I was wondering if it would be a problem if once I get the LS if I run 89 in it. I know performance may be better but I do not want to lesson overall fuel economy. All I want is what is best for my new Impala since I plan on keeping it for a long time. Thank you!!!!!!
#12625 of 13618 Spoiler removal LS model
by s60 2.4
Jun 25, 2004 (3:06 pm)
I was wondering about having the rear spoiler removed if I purchase the LS model. I saw that some LS models do not come with a spoiler. However, if I find the options I am looking for I was wondering the cost and what process takes place to get it removed. Thank you!!!!
Jun 25, 2004 (3:44 pm)
89 octane has been proven a waste of money. Either get 87 or 91 octane. In the case of Impala, the engine is made to drive on 87 octane. Thus, do what the manufacturer says.
As for the removal of the spoiler, doing so will leave four small screw holes on top of your trunk lid. Can you say....RUST?
#12627 of 13618 Re: [hvan #12626]
by s60 2.4
Jun 26, 2004 (10:21 am)
The sales man advised 87 for both the base and LS model. He said the SS does require 91. As for the spoiler removing it will not be a good idea. I am going to purchase the 04 LS in about 8 weeks. Just wanted to ask your opinion on the 04 LS and how you have liked your Impala. Thanks!!!!
#12628 of 13618 2004 Impala LS
Jun 26, 2004 (12:26 pm)
Just picked up my Impala Wednesday night. While driving it to work Thursday and Friday, I noticed that the ride seemed a little bouncy and the car tended to drift to the right.
Took it to Goodyear this morning and it had a bad tire on it (Goodyear GA's). These tires are crap, I had them on my 01 Impala LS and had the exact same thing happen. Goodyear had to replace one of those too because a tire was bad. Of course I did not get charged anything because the car only has 100 miles on it.
I did have to pay $70.00 for an alignment though (which fixed the drifting problem). Now the car drives great. I have not contacted the dealer yet, but I would expect them to reimburse me for the alignment since it came from the factory like that. I know I probably should have taken it back to the dealer, but then I would have to leave it for a day and find other means of transportation. Goodyear fixed everything in an hour and a half.
Other than that, I love the car. The XM radio seems to fade out every now and then, but I can live with that. Its really a great car and very sharp looking. I got white with grey leather. Every available option including the heated seats.
Jun 26, 2004 (10:44 pm)
I noriced the ride being a bit bouncy also on the test drives I have taken in them
#12630 of 13618 bouncy rides & spoiler
Jun 27, 2004 (9:30 am)
could it be that you were test driving an base instead of an LS? my LS came with the sport suspension package and i thought it was standard on the LS.
also about the spoiler...i really dont like it either and was thinking about replacing the deck lid so you dont have the hole...but i bet its expensive.
#12631 of 13618 RE: bouncy rides & spoiler
by s60 2.4
Jun 27, 2004 (10:47 am)
I test drove both the 04 base and 04 LS. My test driving experience with the 04 LS felt very firm and the suspension was much better then the base. The base suspension seemed soggier but it was smoother then the firmer LS sport tuning suspension. I was advised that you could order an LS with out the rear spoiler. On the LS the spoiler is pretty much standard. They advised the spoiler can be removed but you are going to have holes and it is going to cost a lot.
#12632 of 13618 Keep the spoiler
Jun 27, 2004 (11:44 am)
I didn't like the spoilers either at first, but it wasn't a real big issue with me. I have come to actually like the looks of the spoiler now.
#12633 of 13618 2004 LS bouncy
Jun 27, 2004 (12:04 pm)
I have a 2001 LS and the front of my car is definetly firmer then my sons 2003 LS... I suspect they softened the touring suspension a bit from 2003 onward...