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Chevrolet Impala, Sedan
#9416 of 13621 Chevy Owners
May 08, 2002 (4:58 pm)
Hi, my son-in -law owns a Nissan Altima. He had a problem so I went over to the Altima site. I presented the problem asking for any help from owners who might have experienced a similar problem on a 1995 Altima. No response. I looked at a couple hundred of their notes and had many laughs. All they talk about is where to get the best trade in values and prices on new ones and accessories. From their generic notes I found out I get better gas mileage than they get with our 2000 Venture Van totally loaded on vacation and with air conditioning running. And all they are riding in is a little tin can! My Dad owned Chevy's all his life since 1939 and so have I since 1962. First car a 57 Chevy. We also own a 2000 Impala LS since new. Chevy owners are in general very loyal to their make. Probably more so than General Motors, since they only think profit! This group is very technical oriented and helpful. I want to compliment all loyal Chevy owners. bye
May 08, 2002 (4:59 pm)
Well at least my Coyotes beat your Sharks! <Bleah>! Wait a minute.. I guess they didn't did they? Dang, wrong again...Well my seat doesn't rock anymore so there! Whoo hooo!
May 08, 2002 (5:33 pm)
Excellent! I wonder why KYB's own website doesn't any for the 2002 Regal?
It sounds to me like you might actually prefer the ride of the KYB Gas a Just. If they carry those for your car, you may want to try them instead of the GR2. They're dirt cheap, like $40 each.
May 08, 2002 (5:40 pm)
Thank you so much!
May 08, 2002 (5:42 pm)
The Coyotes can feel very proud of what they accomplished this year.
You know what? Ever since I started driving the XJS, I've gotten used to a low seat. So, I lowered the seat in the Impala as far as it will go. It's perfect now. (Just like Teo's)
It didn't make the glove box any bigger, though.
May 08, 2002 (5:49 pm)
That's an excellent idea! Even the horn bleep from the lock button would do it.
After coming out of the movies on Sunday, we forgot where we parked the CL. It makes this timy little beep, like a laptop computer does, when you hit the lock button. You can't hear it at all from even a few feet away. I was PO'd.
Next time, I'll hit the panic button! Thanks!
For what it's worth, I've never misplaced the "popular" Impala in a lot, only the "unique" CL. So that's what crow tastes like. Tastes like chicken.
#9424 of 13621 shocks
May 08, 2002 (6:05 pm)
They may ride firmer, but probably have more control. I would guess that they soak up the small bumps, but are firm on the big ones.
It is my opinion that the European sourced cars have a better ride/handling compromise than American cars.
#9425 of 13621 Scan Tools and Acura CLs
May 08, 2002 (6:34 pm)
I drove a Acura CL type S today. Hmmm. Interesting. It was a tight, zippy little car. But I didn't like it. The engine was not 260HP worth of zippy (not even close) and the interior was no better quality than an Impala. Interior styling was the SAME as any Honda/Acura/Toyota/VW sedan I've seen that has been built since '95 or before. Granted, I haven't seen many but they sure have their trademark features like the sweeping square/boxy center console with only buttons sticking out, no separation between the radio/HVAC controls/etc. The seat hugged me nicely but I couldn't get comfortable in the thing. Armrests nowhere close to the right place, steering wheel too far away for a long legged person, ...... For $32,000, I can't imagine what folks are raving about. That's a lotta money for a car that thin.
As for scan tools, pending codes are potential DTCs that haven't recurred enough times to trip a true code and MIL. Pending codes go away when you shut off the car. DTCs stay around (without tripping the MIL after the condition clears or you shut off the car). Current sensor conditions out of range will trip a pending code but only a true DTC will cause freeze-frame data and sensor history values to be stored for later diagnostics.