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#752 of 3636 Chevrolet Impala LS
Oct 24, 2005 (7:16 pm)
I just purchased my Impala a week ago. Sport Red Metallic with the neutral interior. Base LS with no options. I'm very pleased with the car -- I'm a big guy and GM always seems to have the knack to build cars for people like me (6' 4" and 240 lbs.).
At work we have a 2002 base Impala in our fleet and it's been a very good car for us, which is more impressive when you consider it has many different drivers and its care has been indifferent at best.
#753 of 3636 Re: Test drove the ss Impala [tujabro]
Oct 25, 2005 (12:26 pm)
I have an Altima 3.5 SE - V-6 which is a really nice care. Though its' 245 horse produces torque-steer issue. I have 86,000+ miles with no repair issues.
I am looking at the Impala SS when replacement time comes. 303 horse and DOD
is interesting. The Impala is plain looking.
I will also consider another Altima because I am pleased with almost everything
about it. The Altima SE-R with a little more horse and slightly better handling is
something to consider!
#754 of 3636 Delivery time
Oct 25, 2005 (2:18 pm)
I just ordered a 2006 Chevy Impala LTZ. The dealer said it should take about 6-8 weeks for it to get here. Is that about right ?
#755 of 3636 Re: Delivery time [tina5]
Oct 25, 2005 (4:01 pm)
That matches what a dealer told me today about ordering a Cobalt (he said HHR's are taking longer, so it varies according to popularity of the model).
Oct 25, 2005 (4:06 pm)
6 weeks is very typical. May come sooner, they usually under promise on these things.
#757 of 3636 premium gas
Oct 25, 2005 (4:09 pm)
Any of the SS owners using regular and if so, do you notice a difference in power / mileage going from premium to regular??
#758 of 3636 thanks
Oct 25, 2005 (4:16 pm)
Thanks for your replies. I can't wait for it to arrive.
#759 of 3636 Re: Unexpected interior trim issue [drat19]
Nov 01, 2005 (8:46 am)
I would suspect your dealer will take care of the problem, if for no other reason than goodwill.
How is your LTZ treating you on mileage? I recently drove an SS for a couple days, 18.7 mpg highway at 70 - 75, 19.6 60 - 65. Too low for my blood. My '03 LeSabre delivers low 20's in town and 30 - 31 mpg on the highway. Looking for similar mileage with next car.
#760 of 3636 Re: Unexpected interior trim issue [lakerunner4h]
Nov 02, 2005 (5:52 pm)
The 3.5L and 3.9L should do better. 3.9L is a tad worse than the 3.8 and the 3.5 a tad better. Depends on how much HP you want.
I'm surprised you got so little with the V8 on the highway. How did you measure the mileage?
#761 of 3636 Re: Test drove the ss Impala [sjay]
Nov 02, 2005 (6:23 pm)
If you are considering both the Altima and a car in the price range of the Impala SS, you should really consider the Maxima, too. We've had a 2000 Impala LS for over 4 years now and have been quite happy with the car. We've liked it's size, styling, power, and amenities. It now has 94,000 miles and we plan on keeping it as my work car. However, we recently decided to buy a new car and the first one we looked at was an 06 Impala SS. Unfortunately, the redesign just turned us off and left us cold. So we decided to look at other brands including the Toyota Avalon Limited, Infiniti G35x & M35x, Ford 500, and eventually opted for an 05 Nissan Maxima.