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#301 of 3634 Re: Available models [nosirrahg]
Jun 27, 2005 (9:49 am)
“Any thoughts on the 2006 Impala being available right off the bat in FOUR trim levels? Seems like typically a manufacturer introduces a car with a couple of levels, then in a couple of years when the new has worn off, they introduce higher-end variant(s) with more power and features”
The Impala SS drivetrain hardware components were produced in some numbers in a limited & late run of 2005 Grand Prix GXPs. (I bought one – of something less than 1,000 2005s produced, according to some reports.) Aside from a slight restriction due to insertion of the V8 into the rather tight quarters under the hood, I am not aware of any issues that would affect SS availability at startup.
As of 15 June, according to Arifleet the ONLY restrictions for the Impala are:
2006 Chevy Impala
The following colors and/or options are restricted at startup:
(22U) Superior Blue paint
(68U) Glacier Blue paint
(42U) Dark Tarnish Silver paint
(21U) Laser Blue paint
(53U) Antique Bronze paint
(AM3) Leather bench seat
“what are they going to do when these cars have been out a couple of years to revive interest in them?”
An excellent question. I am very curious about this myself. The 303 HP / 323 TQ in these cars appears to be right at the limit for street manageability & live-ability in any FWD car. More power would not seem likely. I can think of many additional options that GM might add, but without the major (** MAJOR **) change to a RWD or AWD platform, I’d be surprised if they continued to add significant HP / TQ anytime soon.
5.3L V8 FWD Beta Tester . .
#302 of 3634 Re: US Pricing (LS not given) [vanman1]
Jun 27, 2005 (10:36 am)
An earlier posting (not by me) said:
I found the LS is 21330 + dest. LT is 21860 + dest. 3.9LT is 24760 +dest. LTZ is 26870 + dest. SS is 27130 + dest.
But you said, part:
) LT 3.9 MSRP = $25,420
What you get: The LT will be standard with the 3.5, but apparently the 3.9 is available too. Standards include 17" alloy wheels, ABS, a spoiler, fog lights, remote start, all power goodies including drivers seat. Option prices include heated leather with a power passenger seat for $1,095, a 6 CD for $295 and a moonroof for $900.
2) LTZ 3.9 = $27,530
Is there any consistency between these two reports? Did you report pricing on the LT 3.9 with some options?
I am really hoping for something more economical than the 300/Charger/Five Hundred.
Jun 27, 2005 (11:53 am)
I would pick a Charger just on horsepower to price ratio. 23k gets you 250 horses. Yay. My wife is also looking for a full size sedan and she's waiting until the latest round of GM's and the Azera get out.
Jun 27, 2005 (1:52 pm)
Is foreign now, and I just hate the way they were bought, tricked and decieved. Most of the Auto press didn't care.
For this reason, I will never buy a dodge/chrysler product.
Also, for about the price you could get the 250hp charger, you could get the 303hp V8 Impala (base after a light discount). If the V8's start at 27K like people on this board are saying, then isn't it better to have a V8?
Jun 27, 2005 (6:39 pm)
I have no idea, what you see is what I do. There is no more info.
SS mileage is estimated at 17/27 which is nothing to sneeze at with 303 hp.
#306 of 3634 Re: US Pricing (LS not given) [micweb]
Jun 28, 2005 (6:54 am)
The difference is the $660 destination price.
#307 of 3634 Hey, it's all about preference
Jun 28, 2005 (12:19 pm)
Some people would be willing to pay a couple thousand more for a RWD 340hp V8 in the Charger, but I agree that the Impala does indeed present an exceptional value.
Jun 28, 2005 (5:45 pm)
The Charger is a 4 door so it certainly will be a direct competitor. It will be interesting to see how they will compare on refinement, quality of materials and handling.
I have seen a couple of Chargers now, pretty nice looking car.
#309 of 3634 SS a winner
Jun 29, 2005 (1:13 pm)
I saw the Impala SS article in Motor Trend last night and I think the car is growing
on me. When I first saw the pictures on the net, I didn't like them much but looking
again, I think the car looks pretty good, though understated for sure. I can't see how this car would not sell 20,000 + units projected with ease. A lower than expected MSRP, Displacement on Demand economy and a gorgeous interior make this a sure win for Chevy. Well done!
#310 of 3634 Re: SS a winner [dan165]
Jun 29, 2005 (1:40 pm)
The interior sure is gorgeous, especially when you compare it to the current Impala. IMO I think the current Impala's styling is better than the new one's. However looking at pictures on the Chevrolet website, the Impala's interior is drab and downright ugly. In fact the interiors of most Chevrolets look ugly, except the Equinox, SSR and Corvette.
But I'm glad to see the 2006 model has a great interior, worthy of competing with anything in it's class. The best part is the new steering wheel, which looks a lot better than the Cavalier like wheel on the old model.