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My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Edmunds.com Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.
Also, if you are interested in a live club chat, I can arrange that for you. All Club chats are set up on
Tuesdays: 4:00-5:00 pm PT/7:00-8:00pm ET
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(The latter may be rather late for East Coasters, but is available if you want.)
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Thanks Karen.... (what happened to L8Pex, or whatever???)
I've been posting and lurking here for more than a year. I leased my 2000 Impala in Jan, 2000. It's a base model option package II, Navy, blue interior with all the bells and whistles,3.8 lt engine, even the sunroof. Love that car.
An idea for a sub-topic might be a discussion on various repairs. Some owners have engine cradle weld problems and a few other things.
My car has run smoothly and perfectly for nearly 15,000 miles now.
I'm the same old "hggray" that's been hanging around the Chevrolet Impala I-XI boards for the past eighteen months or so. I have a 2000 Torch Red Base Model (3400 engine) and live in Prescott, Arizona.
I think this will be a much better format for addressing specific maintenance issues as they arise and, what the heck, it's only one more place we'll have to check while we're here...
Hello everyone. I have been a read only member for about 1 year. I have a 2000 Impala lS Jade Green with about 16,000 miles on it. I do have the
dreaded cradle pops and have the shims on order.
One thing I have been reading on the forum is other owners have stated the popping stopped. I have found this to be temperature related. The colder it is the less the popping becomes. I have also found out that weight also is an influence.
Now that I have joined up I will be reporting more often.
I've been around awhile as well. I have a 2000 Medium Regal Blue LS Impala, fully loaded, including leather seats and sunroof, purchased in Jan. 2000. I'm up to 16,000 plus miles, I live in Los Angeles and really love driving my Impala around town. I think it's wonderful having a forum we can discuss, compare, vent or just correspond, in general. I believe it's important for us to keep each other informed on what's happening with our cars and how we work to resolve problems when they arise.
I've been checking several cars and topics for the last month and bought a
2001 Impala LS in Navy blue on Sat. The CD player and radio controls/cruise
on the steering wheel were big pluses that helped me with my decision (I was
looking at a Grand Prix GT or a small SUV) So far I'm very pleased and hope
my build date of 8/00 means I avoided the engine cradle problems. Hey- I
found a Sheet in my trunk with different size prints and code #'s with a bar code
on the top and the title Marriage plant #1 anyone know what it's for and if I
should hold onto it?
bdime! Don't tell anyone about that paper! It was mistakenly put in your car instead of the Silver '01 LS belonging to X-Files FBI agents investigating the conspiracy to get more pay and jobs for welders in the United Auto Workers to fix the aluminum engine cradles! Actually, probably just some misplaced routine assembly plant paper work. Shouldn't be important unless you noticed men in business suits and dark sunglasses following you! Just kidding! Sorry!
I am a 40yr. old male from Honolulu, HI. I have a fully loaded '00 LS, galaxy silver metallic, grey leather seats, build date 01/00. Bought the one in the new car show at the local Convention Center on my 40th B-day. Got a 401K loan from my work and bought it cash! I really wanted a navy blue metallic LS w/o the sunroof, but wanted the car right away! Now I like the silver, I think it shows the car's details better, hence, use in most of the TV/print ads. Besides, it doesn't get as hot as the darker colors. Runs real good, and everything about it meets my likes and needs. May be developing slight symptoms of the engine cradle/steering shaft problems, but I know it can be fixed, now. I really wanted an SS, but it wasn't available, and now cancelled, though with the soon to be released 300+ HP Mercury Maurader, GM/Chevy may be forced to resurrect the SS to be competitive. I love the 3800II engine, but want the perks of the SS. If it is not available in a year or so, I may still order a new LS, equipt like mine w/o the sunroof(less to go wrong, leaking over time, etc.) with the police package for the extra durability, and tweak it with available aftermarket parts. That would make it almost an "SS". Other than that, it's a great car! The front end got crashed last August from an elderly male that passed out while reversing into the street with his car, but everything still worked! The car is fine now, except for the minor problems noted above, and someone scuffing my front bumper and slightly denting my right rear wheel well lip, which I will soon get fixed.
It's great to here all the valuable input and information exchange by all these other awesome fellow Impala owners, or message board visitors! JACOB --------O~o VROOOM!!!!
Actually this sheet kinda looks like a checklist- quality control or something.
Under each appropriate category there is a corresponding 3 digit (mixed letters and #'s
or all letters) code. It's kindof weird but maybe reasuring that somebody tags stuff-
Like finding the checked by inspector 13 in your fruit of the looms(or am I dating myself).
I'm in the Chicago area and can let folks know of the response in all weather!
I'm also over 40 and won't admit this is a midlife crisis car! (I think that was my Explorer
9 years ago). Hoping for lots of great info and fun stories on this site- Like the salesman
who called me back on Monday saying the owner said they'd come down to my price
-and I responded too late!- bought my car somewhere else!