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#2717 of 3636 Re: Impala SS 2007 [colchester47]
Mar 08, 2007 (5:13 pm)
Thanks for your war service from a recently retired (20 1/2yrs) zoomie (that's air force for you non-mil types).
I only wish I was old enough to enjoy some of those older cars. I used to lust for a Chevelle and my best friend's older brother had one with a 396. Legend was he would put a $100 bill on the dash and if you could reach up and grab it while he accelerated it was yours. Although he never lost the $100, he did lose an engine or two. I also heard the 396 was powerful but not all that durable. But...wow, what a beautiful car. Wouldn't it be nice if Chevy brought that back to replace the Monte Carlo...maybe?
#2718 of 3636 2006 Impala Remote Start
Mar 08, 2007 (5:54 pm)
I recently purchased a used 2006 Impala, it did not come with the remote start feature. Which I couldn't understand because it was a $30 option when ordered new. Because it is so inexpensive as an option I think the only difference between the models with and without is the kob or is there a modification that has to be made? If it is just changing the kob can anyone tell me what the sequence is to program it.
#2719 of 3636 Re: 2007 Impala LTZ Paint problems [axle52]
Mar 08, 2007 (6:34 pm)
I have a 2007 Impala SS and I have 70 paint chips on my hood! The dealer won't fix them!
#2720 of 3636 Re: The '58 that got away [colchester47]
Mar 08, 2007 (6:47 pm)
I know it wasn't a 283, because the '59 Bel-Air I grew up with had a 283 (3-speed w/overdrive), and I know it was a bigger engine than that. I think my dad said the best gas mileage he got in the '59 was 18 on the highway. Of course it didn't have air either, so a '58 w/the 348, air and a 2-speed probably wouldn't have been very economical.
I've got a 1980 El Camino sitting in my garage now...how long do you think I'll have to hold onto it for it to appreciate to $75k?
#2721 of 3636 Re: 2007 Impala LTZ Paint problems [susanm5]
Mar 09, 2007 (1:38 am)
Unless you've put 50,000 miles on the car with all of them being while driving directly behind a gravel truck, there's no way you should have anything close to that number of chips. My 06 SS is 14 months old and I have 3 or 4 small ones, which I consider normal. The best thing to do would be to call Chevy customer service. It's amazing how things change when the service department gets a boot in the ass from corporate.
#2722 of 3636 Re: 2007 Impala LTZ Paint problems [susanm5]
Mar 09, 2007 (2:21 am)
I gave you my 2 cents ( post #7 )on your other pge.
Hope it helps......
#2723 of 3636 Re: Impala SS 2007 [garsarno]
Mar 09, 2007 (6:46 am)
Off topic: There are a lot of us out there that remember Nickey (backwards K) high performance chevrolets. Also at the time I am sure you remember the Yenkos/Baldwin Motion/Berger/Fred Gibb/Dana chevrolet dealerships that put together high performance chevys in the late 60s early 70s. and up in Ontario Canada we had the Black Panther 427 Camaros sold and raced through Gorries Chevrolet and Golden Mile Chevrolet in Toronto. My two rides. red/red loaded 64 Impala SS 327, & 1963 Impala SS black/black 409.
Great memories! great times! those 60s!!
#2724 of 3636 Re: Impala SS 2007 [garsarno]
Mar 09, 2007 (7:14 am)
I've got a dealer sticker from Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, N.C. I had one on my truck to cover up a minor dent and scratch on the tailgate. Since his passing, these stickers have become somewhat rare and hard to find. If you can find one the price is very expensive. Not sure if I want to put it on my Impala or hold on to it for posterity.
#2725 of 3636 How long did it take ?
Mar 09, 2007 (7:20 am)
How long were you without your Impala while it was in the shop for warranty repairs, FOB, Dash, Etc? While it was in, did you get a loaner car? Mine is coming due an oil change, and I may have the dealer do the warranty work then. I don't want to be without the car for too long. And, I don't want to end up driving some "hooptie" for a loaner. My dealer uses Enterprise Rent a Wreck.
#2726 of 3636 Re: How long did it take ? [topcop1]
Mar 09, 2007 (7:32 am)
I got a rental when they replaced a squeaky seat rail on mine. That service manager has been replaced since then, probably for being too nice to customers, but he set me up with a "hooptie" Aveo. Don't knock it...it sure makes you appreciate what you have all that much more. I was concerned about surviving the experience, though. The Aveo doesn't instill confidence on the interstate.