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#2102 of 3636 Re: What do you love about your '06+ Impala? [suse]
Oct 03, 2006 (1:27 pm)
The current (Nov. 06) issue of Motor Trend has info on the upcoming RWD 2010 Impala (based on the same platform as the Camaro). I wasn't particularly wowed by the renderings in the magazine (not nearly as many retro cues as I was led to believe there would be), but if you like the notion of the Camaro but need the practicality of a sedan, the 2010 Impala might be worth waiting for. Apparently Chevy is enlarging the Malibu to the size of the current Impala, so it will become the large FWD option, and the Impala will provide a RWD alternative. I think the new Malibu is to be a 2009 model (available in 2008), which it right around the corner.
#2103 of 3636 Re: What do you love about your '06+ Impala? [nosirrahg]
Oct 05, 2006 (8:28 pm)
i guess this forum would not be complete without my 2 cents either. I have had every single problem known to man in this car and it was one of the first off the line. and as i have posted in earlier posts i am happy to say that all issues that i have had in the past have been fixed including the key fob range. the ac is fantastic, the fobs and tpms are wonderful, the tranny is great, the heater hoses were done, every piece of software has been updated to match current tis software and i love my car. i hated it at first but after going to the dealership many times i now have a very special bond with them. the same guy works on my car and does what i tell him to do per the bullitins regardlesss if it duplicates or not, it still was an issue! for those of you that are still having fob and tires issues etc, please tell your sealerships to replace the dang rcdlr and program the latest software per tis, i swear it works! i love starting my car from a 3rd flor friends house and still be 200 feet away, it is much better than the 2 feet i got before!
Oct 05, 2006 (9:31 pm)
I took my remotes to the Dealer they said they reset them or reprogramed them but i am still having range issues is there something else i should be telling them?
#2105 of 3636 Re: What do you love about your '06+ Impala? [quietpro]
Oct 06, 2006 (8:12 am)
I really love my ’06 LTZ (black with ebony cloth interior and “brushed steel” trim). I'm up to 25,000 km with only the key fob issue being a problem.
Things that stand out the most? Engine (loads of power), Transmission (soooo smooth!), Clean lines of the dash, Headlight system (one touch to turn on everything including the fog lights, and they turn off automatically), Lane change signals (one quick push up or down gives you 3 blinks), Flash to pass (wasn’t on the previous Impala), Steering wheel controls (nice improvements over previous Impala), OnStar (used it while tailing a seriously impared driver last week), Seats (very comfortable for my 6’1”, 280lb frame), lots of power outlets, HUGE trunk, the flip and fold back seats, airbags all around, sliding sun visors, tire monitoring system (with real tire pressures!), drivers’ information centre (nice improvements over previous Impala).
Not so great things? Hate the new hazard light switch (have to reach through the steering wheel – the previous Impala was much better), lots of drinks fall out of the cup holders, no hooks for dry cleaning in the back seat (have to use the roof handles – not the best solution), hard to hold the steering wheel at 9 and 3 (my preferred driving position), no good place for coins (they slide out of the small flat part on the driver’s door map pocket, and it’s too small anyway), headrests don’t tilt forward. Mostly just little nit-picky things! As I said before, my fob range sucks too, but I haven’t given them a chance to fix it yet (hopefully they don’t just blame my tinted windows).
The only thing I liked better about my ’01 Impala is that more people moved out of my way on the highway because the Ontario Provincial Police had LOTS of that model. They haven’t embraced the new Impala, so far fewer people move over when I come bombing along in the left lane. Poor me
I agree with quietpro. The car isn't perfect, but it's getting really close!
#2106 of 3636 Re: What do you love about your '06+ Impala? [06fasst]
Oct 06, 2006 (9:59 am)
Are you referring to the "tire issue" as the actual tires or the tire monitor system? I've dealt with both, but the tires have been the problem that worries me the most. It is impossible to know whether to trust the monitor or not. As I said earlier, a few weeks ago the light was on because of a bad tire. Last week, it was not really an issue---just reset and go. If there is a solution that would reassure me, I will travel into the winter months much less concerned. Snow and bad tires is a scary thought. Fortunately, the service writer I deal with is very willing to get the car in quickly to resolve any issue, but that doesn't lessen the apprehension on the road.
#2107 of 3636 Re: Remote [bugley1]
Oct 06, 2006 (7:45 pm)
have them replace and reprogram the reciever with the new software in tis update
Oct 07, 2006 (7:42 pm)
Does the 3.9L run on premium gas?
#2109 of 3636 Re: Premium gas [trucker50]
Oct 08, 2006 (4:00 am)
The 3.9L will run just fine on regular grade (87 octane) gas. It does not require premium.
Chevy only "recommends" premium for the V8 Impalas.
Oct 08, 2006 (4:59 am)
A few days ago I posted message number 2099, in which I basically said my Impala is an okay car that I would probably keep for 2 years and then move on.
Well, I think this car is giving me a nervous breakdown. Between the creaks in the dash and the clunk in the door, I am not sure how much longer I can tolerate this car. I have a shim in one section of the dash to quiet one of the creaks. I attempted to put a shim in another section of the dash, but that shim proceeded to disappear into the dash somewhere?! I have all but given up on yet another severe creak that has formed. The door clunk is very annoying. It almost sounds like the door is loose or something. These types of issues should not be happening on a 2006 model year car and I shouldn't have to be shimming the dash to keep it quiet.
For a car with only 3,000 miles on it, it sounds more like a 75,000 mile vehicle. Very disappointing and frustrating. The build quality on this vehicle is probably the worst I have seen in the past 14 years (and I have owned many cars in that time). I seem to be getting a new noise every 3 or 4 days. I may just take the depreciation hit and get rid of this thing as soon as possible.
Thanks for letting me vent. Sorry to bring the discussion down as I know it has been going in a positive direction recently.
Oct 09, 2006 (9:53 pm)
Where can you find free TSB's? i had the tire monitor issue in 1 tire now another one is doin it and the remotes were "reprogramed" but still acting up