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#2958 of 3636 Re: No Supersports.... [colchester47]
Apr 10, 2007 (9:05 am)
According to GM, Chevrolet sold 289,868 Impalas for 2006. There is another site that says 290,432. A few months back I was on a GM website and Ed Peper Chevrolets general manager said 2006 Impala SS sales were 18% of the total impala sales for the calendar year 2006. Higher then expected. 2005 Impala SS sold about 10% of total Impala sales.
Autotrader has several used LOADED 2006 Impala SS cars asking price $21-$22,000, even a few under $20,000. Could probably make a deal for $18,000- $19,000. 2008 Impala production starts in 2 months.
I have been driving only chevys since 1969. Proud owner of a 2001 LS, 1964 red/red Impala SS loaded 327, and a 1963 black/black Impala SS 409/425hp. Will purchase a 1 year old 2007 SS in a few months, hopefully for around $20K. The bargains are out there.
#2959 of 3636 Re: No Supersports.... [charts2]
Apr 10, 2007 (9:33 am)
there weren't any Impala Super Sports in 2005....
#2960 of 3636 Re: No Supersports.... [charts2]
Apr 10, 2007 (10:37 am)
Hey Charts...Real nice collection you have there..!!
Obviously, you love your Chevies... An SS Impala 409/425 hp ...Wow..!!!!!
Ya, I've said it before, I know... I'm still kicking myself for getting rid of my '69 chevelle 427/425 hp
#2961 of 3636 Re: No Supersports.... [colchester47]
Apr 10, 2007 (10:40 am)
The first FWD Impala SS came out in 2004. It was a supercharged 3.8 V6, same as the 05 SS. Style changed for 2006 with 5.3 V8. Check out Ebay or Google. I took out a 2004 Impala SS when they first arrived. Black was the only color you could get.
GMs Bob Lutz just announced today April 10th that the RWD large Impala replacement is now on hold. Lutz also indicated that they have not confirmed that the name Impala would go on a RWD sedan as previously stated. GM states that with government higher CAFE numbers and much more stringent emissions coming for 2010 GM would not be able to comply with a heavier RWD full sized car at this time and meet the new laws for emissions reductions. High performance cars for 2010/11 could be hit with up to a $5,000 emissions tax he says, and most purchasers would not be willing to pay for that. Lutz indicated it was too late to put the Camaro on hold. It will arrive in dealerships in eary 2009. Thats big news!
#2962 of 3636 Re: No Supersports.... [mymitties]
Apr 10, 2007 (10:46 am)
I have driven the 2006 SS. Nice car! I am sure my 63 would equal or better 1/4 mile times/speed of the FWD SS. It has 4:11 gears. Probably runs low/mid 13s.
The 63 SS is very primitive to todays SS cars. It goes great in a straight line but cornering is terrible. Brutal on gas. Sunoco 94 only. 8-10 miles to the gallon (OUCH!) but great memories for me.
#2963 of 3636 Re: No Supersports.... [charts2]
Apr 10, 2007 (11:10 am)
So your saying there was an SS in 2005? A production model Super sport in 2005?...we're not talking a concept, were talking production.....if so , how many were made?
Apr 10, 2007 (11:27 am)
Yeah, they had them...but they were equal to the SS packages you bought back in the 60's to make anything an SS....The 04-05 SS's weren't "true" Super Sports...of course then again , the only True ones were in the 60's.......the 94-96"s were "beefed up' Caprices.....
#2965 of 3636 Re: No Supersports.... [colchester47]
Apr 10, 2007 (12:02 pm)
Off topic. Production cars, 2004 Impala SS 2005 Impala SS. 3.8 supercharged V6. The SS cars came with monochrome black paint with the name Impala SS in vinyl letters along the front doors. Please google 2004 or 2005 Impala SS and you will see them. They came in black only. 17" wheels. They all had a special gauge package as well. You can see them on ebay and in every used auto trader magazine. Production was about 20,000 for each year. Three Impala models in 2004 & 05.....base model, LS, and SS.
#2966 of 3636 Re: No Supersports.... [charts2]
Apr 10, 2007 (12:21 pm)
I guess were going to have to start calling the the new Cobalts .."Super Sports" now too!! GM is using the term "SuperSport ' to loosely...
#2967 of 3636 Re: No Supersports.... [charts2]
Apr 10, 2007 (12:24 pm)
Charts, that is big news.....I had my doubts that GM would come out with a full size RWD.....Looks like the 06-09 Impala Supersports might be the last.....last of the"Impala Super Sports"