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Chevrolet Impala, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#5 of 24 2006 Impala is "vanilla" looking
Jul 27, 2005 (8:43 am)
I was disappointed when I caught my first glimpse of the redesigned Impala for '06. While I wouldn't call the car ugly or anything, it has lost is subtle retro look, which is why I purchased my '02 Impala LS in the first place. As all you Impala owners know by heart, the 2000-05 had a very distinctive look to them---particularly the rear tail lights and front headlights and grill. You immediately knew the car in front or behind you was an Impala. To me, the newest generation of Impalas look like all the rest of the pack, at least with regard to the headlights and tailights. Very un-inspiring, in my opinion.
While I know that car manufacturers have to make changes every so many years---and after five years it was time for Chevy to make a change to their Impala line---it just seems to me that they should have continued to inculcate that retro look in the new models. I mean if I wanted a Toyota Camry or a Ford 500 I would have bought of those cars instead!
Ok, ok, enough of my whining and moaning over here. How do y'all feel about the Impala facelift for '06?
#6 of 24 2006 Impala
Aug 07, 2005 (6:27 pm)
Personally, I like it. I currently own a 2001 Impala LS and have been looking forward to the new facelift. When I saw it on the turntable at the LA Auto Show last January I was pleased with what I saw.
Now that th enew Implalas are hitting the showrooms, and having driven a '06 LTZ, I can honestly say it's a better car in most respects. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new '06 SS Impala. If I like it, I'll prbably buy it on the spot.
Over the last few months I have drvien everything, ie: Maxima's, the new Avalon, A Passat, an A4 and A6, a 3 Series BMW, a Lincoln LS, an X Type Jag, and others in this class. If the new SS has any punch, it will be (in my opinion) the best value in it's class.
Sure there are better cars out there, but the new Impala seems to be striking the balance I am looking for.
Aug 08, 2005 (2:46 pm)
What's the difference between this and the 2006 Impala thread? Why not freeze it?
#8 of 24 Geez! Saarrrreeeee!
Aug 08, 2005 (9:36 pm)
I'm looking for the section on the site that lists the Parlimentary By Laws of particpating in a public chat forum. I thought this chat thread was called: "Chevy Impala Owners - Future Models."
Since I own a 2001 Impala and have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new 2006 Impala, I thought my particpation was relevant.
#9 of 24 Re: Why??? [csandste]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Aug 14, 2005 (6:19 pm)
This is a permanent topic that resides in the owners clubs. Once the 2006 model is released, that topic in FV will either be moved or closed.
#10 of 24 impala ss 2006
Nov 16, 2005 (11:28 am)
I got the 2006 impala ss and i think this is the greatest car chevy has made. It is very powerful with a nice design inside and out. Everytime i drive this car i always get attention outside from people. The only thing i wish it had is a navigation system which i think it should have had since its a ss model. If you dont have one get one because it really is a different whole new animal.
#11 of 24 enuno5 nav system
Nov 19, 2005 (7:52 pm)
We should be able to get a nav system that can be attached (rubber cup) to the dash or other convenient location.ie portable. I think a built-in nav system is a waste of space and dollars. People I have seen using them don't watch the road. With a portable one can get familiar with them out side of the car.
Feb 25, 2006 (10:18 am)
Thinking about the Impala SS, how are folks liking it? Does it get close to EPA mileage estimates?
Thanks in advance,
#13 of 24 Heated Seats
Feb 18, 2007 (9:39 am)
Along with turning on the heater/defroster with the remote start, the car should also turn on the heated seats and rear defroster, in cold weather starts, of course.
Feb 18, 2007 (10:17 am)
Chevrolet needs to get its act together. The hundreds of potential if not thousands or tens of thousands potential SS buyers that will be buying a 2 door GT mustang, a 2 door challengers is mind boggling. Chevy labels the SS in a four door famil sedan. You can put a sideways hemi in it who cares...give us a 30-400 horsepower, 2 door FWD IMPALA, or keep the SS Monte Carlo depsite the pressure NASCAR has in utilizing the IMPALA name plate in 08...I wouildn't be caught driving a 4 door car with a SS lable if you bought me one. get with it chevy or my 30K will be in a GT Stang or Challenger next purchase.