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#3776 of 13621 2002 IMPALA CHANGES
Jun 09, 2001 (4:05 am)
The information regarding the 2002 Impala that I posted recently is available by phoning GM. 1-800-GMDRIVE. When phoning Follow the sequence of options and then push your touch tone phone where it gives information to speak to a representative about product information. The woman I talked to informed me that this is the same dealer package of changes that they receive. I phone every year at this time.
Just a point about an IMPALA SS. I doubt one will be offered with this current platform. My understanding is that 7/10 impalas made now are base models. I know many of you would like to see an SS model, but with the expense of 17" wheels, V8 engine and other insignia would probably ad $4000 to $7000 to the cost. Chevrolet being the entry model for GM is probably not interested in makeing maybe 1 SS for every 100 Impalas sold. Even the 1994-1996 Impalas that everyone was excited about only sold 55000 units in 3 years. Now that Chevrolet has Bryan Nesbitt on board (PT CRUISER DESIGNER) It will probably be the next generation Impala that he is working on, that might offer more excitement to the Impala line. I believe Chevrolet might offer a higher output engine for the Police in the near future to keep competetive now that Dodge Intrepid is probably entering the Police car market with a high 240-300 hp package. Time will tell.......
#3777 of 13621 Mediumfry
Jun 09, 2001 (5:11 am)
Thanks for your detailed report. The one item of great concern is your front end noise issues. Going by your past descriptions I think you still need to have the ISS replaced. I just don't understand why some dealers are so reluctant to change this part. ISS problems don't go away with time, they just get increasingly worse. Even if you get a new cradle next week, may be the 'looseness' feeling will persist until the dealer gets its act together and replaces the ISS with a new one.
Why are you having Cradle problems? What is the build date of your 2001? Was the engine cradle malady a problem of the 2000 model year Impalas only?
Does your cradle has welding all around the two rear frame brackets or are they welded just in the bottom?
Please keep us posted.
#3778 of 13621 UHHHHHHHHHH.......Yesterdays Experience
Jun 09, 2001 (5:43 am)
See my Lengthy post on the Radio Board.....UHHHHHHHHHH Thanks Don
#3779 of 13621 DRIVER COURTESY
Jun 09, 2001 (10:18 am)
Up in northern Mich. courteous drivers are the rule. No one is in a hurry. In our town (1100) pop. most people don' use turn signals because everyone knows where you are going anyway. When I travel down state I notice a big difference in aggressiveness. The big cities are more competitive which is reflected in driving patterns. I found the same in most metro areas like Atlanta, Chicago, Miami,St Louis. The big problem we have is wild animals on the roads. If they would be more courteous and stay of the road!!!!! My 2000 LS past 18000 miles with no problems. Never been back to dealer. Probably the best ride I have ever owned. I think the turn signal is too loud. A few years back you could change out the flasher unit and change the tone. Not sure you can do this any more. Any one know?
#3780 of 13621 loud blinkers
Jun 09, 2001 (10:24 am)
I agree they're pretty loud. I wonder if it's because they're a heavy duty type. I'm a bit surprised that it would be so loud. If it's there to remind us that we've left the signal on, then the fact that the car tells us it's been left on after 1.2km seems redundant. Although maybe since the interior is fairly quiet (subjective)it could be louder than it seems.
#3781 of 13621 Ontario drivers
Jun 09, 2001 (10:43 am)
A few weeks ago, the Ontario Provincial Police did a blitz pulling people over for everything from speeding to talking on cell phones to eating/reading and even someone feeding their dog in their lap while driving. These tickets were (except for speeding) given as careless driving and included 6 demerit points to your licence. This was due to guy that killed himself and daughter running into a train while talking on the phone. The problem is that too many people now don't focus their attention on actually driving due to sitting in traffic for so long. This, of course, causes more frustration since those now doing 'other' things behind the wheel make others impatient with them which perpetuates the problem. Add to this, summer construction, weekend/nightly road closures, people gawking at accidents on the opposite side and increasing traffic with fewer infrastructure increases (Toronto and the Greater Toronto area totals about 6 million people)and it's easy to see tempers flaring. Too bad we just can't all be courteous to each other especially since we're all in the same boat or should I say on the same road :o)
Jun 09, 2001 (11:44 am)
Our cars are just so quiet, that the blinkers only seem loud!
My friends, family and co-workers still can't believe that someone like myself purchased an Impala LS (fully loaded). Since I am only 25 years old and no kids, they think it's odd that I didn't purchase a sports car type vehicle or a lame SUV.
Sure me and finance could of afforded pretty much anything under $40,000 (CDN) I swayed her towards GM vehicles and then the Impala, she immediately fell in love with it.
Before the Impala we looked at the Grand Prix GTP, nice looking car but way too many on the road. Plus the interior looks so out dated, same old dials and stereo of a 96 Lumina (this is 2001, Pontiac get with it) Then we checked out the Intrigue, nice car but really poor headlight design. (Looks like it's a sad car)
So then we swung over to the Impala, and the rest is recent history. Fully loaded (everything possible) Navy Blue with grey leather, 2700KM (1677 miles, for Impala drivers in the US)
I absolutely love my car, I plan on driving through the Canadian Rockies this summer all the way from Calgary to Nanaimo BC, which is on Vancouver Island. We plan on taking our time and making it an enjoyable cruise, not a rush rush kind of thing.
I really respect many people and their views on this board. And I appreciate everyone's input and I will continue to read and post anything in in this room.
Later, I'm off to wash my baby.
#3783 of 13621 Has anyone tried Carbargains for Impala LS?
Jun 09, 2001 (1:19 pm)
I'm considering purchasing a 2001 Impala LS in a month or so. Has anybody tried using Carbargains to purchase the car? I'm very interested in getting the best price I can get without a lot of hassle.
Jun 09, 2001 (2:12 pm)
there's a section on page 3-46 of the owners manuel, on how to adjust the volume of the 'chimes'. Seems there may just be 2 settings. Loud & louder. I'm a bit hard hearing and they are just right for me. My wife has 'super' hearing. She says they are a bit too loud.
#3785 of 13621 new amp,"not available"
Jun 09, 2001 (3:10 pm)
Don't except that as an answer to your bad amp problem, my service manager was able to order the part necessary from the manufacturer and not thru GM parts, try that approach and see if they will do that for you.