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#12648 of 13618 Check Your Air Filter! / Impala
Jul 13, 2004 (8:35 am)
I have a Impala 2001 LS bought brand new...several occasions in the past 3 years gone for an oil change includes 20 point inspection have gone to 2 local Chevy Dealerships...during these visits not once has the air filter been checked...and its part of the 20 point inspection....why? because its difficult to remove and its time consuming.....brought this to the attention of the service managers, who seemed to care less.....my son recently bought a 2003 Impala LS with 20,000 miles (32000 km)on it at another chevy dealership.....150 point GM inspection the salesperson bragged about, that includes checking the air filter...My son drove the car for two weeks, informed me it seemed sluggish/hesitated going up hills.....we checked the air filter...it was plugged and appeared to have never been changed......went back to the GM dealership informed them of this they gave us a new filter.
If you are handy at all, check your own air filter most GM cars with the air box can be a knuckle scraping task.....and I believe most mechanics hate wasting the time checking these.....a very important maintenance item thats often being overlooked...
#12649 of 13618 2004 Base
Jul 14, 2004 (12:57 pm)
You can buy a brand new 2004 Impala base in CA. for $15,900 with MSRP of $22K. No joking.
Jul 16, 2004 (9:04 pm)
Hello I am currently a truck owner looking at buying a work car. I found a 2002 impala with 81K miles (seems high to me). They are asking $6995. Does this seem high? I ran a report on nada and it is in the ballpark (it was like from 6400-8500). What should I be aware of (problems). How many miles do you think I could get out of the car?
Jul 17, 2004 (11:13 am)
Well, I have 160,000+ on my 2000, live in WV and am getting ready to drive it to Wisconsin via Pittsburgh.
Does that help?
No major problems since I have had it, other than an air bag sensor and a headlight switch!
#12652 of 13618 Re: Good price for a 2004 Base Impala? [rb4580]
Jul 17, 2004 (12:25 pm)
That's a great price. But if you can stand being a second owner, in Kansas city, 2004 LS's with the 3.8 are being offered at between 14 - 16K. Whether they are still there when you turn up is another thing i suppose.... Also the LS has the better handling package if that's important to you of course.. All I would respectfully say is to look at how much you will loose in 2 years in residual value.
Jul 18, 2004 (7:46 am)
Sup, dude? Ain't heard from you in ages.
I'm an Impala owner now. Bought a brand new 04 LS back on December 23rd. LOVE IT! Still have my Jeep (my 01 Wrangler Sport), and the little S-10 is still going strong at 174,4xx miles, but the Impala is now our family vehicle.
Jul 18, 2004 (9:39 am)
Long time yea I am still around. Still have my truck (48K miles)
I went and looked at the car. For having 82K miles (2002) it looked pretty good. It was black (rather have a light color). Had some scratches. Interior was clean. Someone already put a deposit down on it oh well ill keep looking
Id rather buy a brand new one (gm supplier plan, gm card points, incentives) however next winter/spring I am building a home so I am trying to keep the expenditures low
#12655 of 13618 2001/2004
Jul 18, 2004 (7:28 pm)
We have 2 Impalas - a burgundy 2001 base with the 3.8L and a blue 2004 LS.
The 2001 we got in Oct-2001 and has 75,000 miles on it and the 2004 is 8 months old and has 16,000 miles.
I drive 500 miles a week round-trip to work and I drove the 2001 for 3 years and 70,000 miles and now I drive the LS.
I ordered the 2001 because we wanted 3 comfortable seats in the back for the kids and in the LS the middle rear seat isn't comfortable.
The 3.8L has performed flawlessly in both cars.
The 04 feels a little quicker with less pressure on the gas pedal.
It does seem like Chevy has softened the suspension since 2001.
I drove the 2001 last week to work and it definitely feels firmer than the 04 LS.
Firmer on the highway and firmer cornering.
The 04 has more lean. It can't take the corners as fast and it doesn't feel quite as secure as the 01 at high speed when riding close to the lane divider, but the 04 is still damn good.
Overall handling is still about the same.
My 2004 LS was built last summer and it does have the trunk strap.
If they don't come with that now how cheap can GM get ?
The 2001 came with a coin holder and a black muffler, but not the 04.
The base seats in the 2001 are more comfortable both front and rear and look like they will last longer than the sport cloth in the LS.
The bucket seats in the LS are too short and I'm not tall.
I've had no problems with the Goodyear GA's on either car.
They still had tread on them at 60,000 when I got new tires for the 01.
Everything still works fine in both cars, including Onstar.
For us the Impala has been a good and dependable car.
We got the 04 because of our experience with the 01.
Both cars look great and run great.
#12656 of 13618 Any concerns with getting an 04 Impala built in 03?
Jul 19, 2004 (10:03 am)
Wondering if there are any issues that have been resolved in Impalas built 40 days agao rather than 260 days in inventory...let's say a May 04 build vs a 10/03 build
#12657 of 13618 Any suggestion on Pricing my 2000 LS?
Jul 20, 2004 (9:37 am)
Big news....my wife is due with #4! Bad News....2 car seats and 2 kids can't fit in the backseat of the Impala.
I am hoping to unload it to a buyer and not deal with the stealer. I have read KBB, NADA and another one that I dont recall....it is dang hard to guess what I should put it up for.
2000 Impala LS with the 3800
Loaded / Leather / Remote starter
103,000 miles...almost entirely on highway.
What I like about this car over the Mazda (which I will have to get rid of as well...here comes minivan) is the gas mileage...I got 397 miles on 1 tank 2 weeks ago!!
Car is freshly detailed, good tires, no major problems..homelink button broke off for one of the garage door openers.
Oh well...I was thinking maybe aroubd $7k though I still $8.5 on it.