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#1 of 56 2009 Impala
Aug 26, 2008 (5:54 am)
Has anyone heard/seen what is in store for the 2009 Impala. I am particularly interested to know if it will have automatic climate control. The 08 Malibu has automatic climate control and it seems odd to me that the 08 Impala doesn't have that option. So I was wondering if it will become available on the 09 Impala.
Also, any new colors?
#2 of 56 Re: 2009 Impala [tboom13]
Aug 29, 2008 (9:13 am)
The 2009 Impalas started production on June 19th. Aside from some new exterior colors, Bluetooth, a new cupholder design, and new standard thorax side airbags it does not appear that automatic climate control is being offered.
#3 of 56 2009 3.9L vs 2008/2007 3.9L with AFM
May 17, 2009 (6:54 am)
Has anyone noticed a real difference between the new 3.9L engine in the 2009 Impala vs the previous 3.9L with the active fuel management feature as far as MPG goes? I currently have a 2007 Impala LTZ and on long trips on the highway I'm getting 29-30 MPG. I'm considering buying a 2009 Impala LTZ (that no longer has the AFM feature) and would like to know anyone's fuel economy experence. Thanks.
#4 of 56 Re: 2009 3.9L vs 2008/2007 3.9L with AFM [rjp92]
May 18, 2009 (5:06 pm)
I have a 2009 LT with 3.9L that has 4800 miles on it. Still not truly broken in yet. However, The one long trip it has had, four-lane highway but not controlled access, several small cities/towns in the Texas hill country, and average speed of 65 mph--it averaged 27 mpg. I anticipate getting some improvement as the miles get closer to 8-10k. I had a 2006 LT with 3.5L that was a little more fuel efficient, but only by 2-3 mpg. They're close enough for me; I consider the increased power of the 3.9 a good trade off.
#5 of 56 2009 Impala seats with "Lumbar"
Jul 10, 2009 (5:52 am)
I bought my wife a new '09 Impala (1LT) which is a wonderful car except the lumbar in the split bench seat hits her "intrusively"---she almost can't stand to sit in it. She's short, and our daughter, also short, came home yesterday and immediately noticed the same thing. I hate to get rid of it already, but wondering if anyone else has same problem. Other than that, it's fantastic. Great mileage and nice features. Wonderful price also.
Haven't posted in years---good to be back! Still have my '01 LT 4WD Suburban, and you couldn't pry it away from me with a crowbar!
#6 of 56 Re: 2009 3.9L vs 2008/2007 3.9L with AFM [cnw]
Aug 08, 2009 (7:47 pm)
I have a 2009 LTZ with about 9500 miles and still only get 26 mpg on hwy doing 60-65 with cruise on most of time. With my style of driving, I also have a 2000 3.4 Impala with 192000 miles and I still get 30-31 mpg on the hwy and 20-22 in all city driving. I was hoping the 3.9 would perform much better than this. Maybe 29-30.
#7 of 56 Wind draft noise in 2009 impala
Aug 19, 2009 (1:07 pm)
A month ago I purchased a new 2009 Impala LT1 a month ago. Since I brought it home I have endured what I describe as wind noise whenever I go 35-45 mph. If it's the least bit windy it's worse. There is a service bulletin with this issue. I had it in the body shop today. The body shop manager performed all the adjustments even pulled off the mirrors. The noise still exists. I would describe is more of a wind drafting issue
coming across the car. Has anyone else had this problem?? What did you do to fix it. This is my first new car at 52. I really want to be totally satisfied with the car. It's wonderful to drive just noisy,
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much,
#8 of 56 Re: Wind draft noise in 2009 impala [firstnewchevy1]
Aug 25, 2009 (4:05 pm)
I have had a 2006 and now have a 2009, neither of which have had any appreciable wind noise. They seem very quiet to me. A suggestion: ask the dealership if they will let you drive another 2009 Impala for comparison purposes. It will help establish a baseline for discussion with the service manager. I hope you get it resolved to your satisfaction. Obviously, I have been very satisfied with my Impalas. Clark
#9 of 56 Re: Wind draft noise in 2009 impala [firstnewchevy1]
Aug 26, 2009 (8:54 pm)
I own a 2006 Impala SS and it is one of the quietest cars I have ever owned. There is no road noise at 70 mph. It is one of the reasons I bought the car. You must have gotten a lemon.
Do you drive with your windows open or the sunroof open?
#10 of 56 Re: Wind draft noise in 2009 impala [priggly]
Aug 28, 2009 (8:22 am)
Thanks for your help. I would describe it as a wind rushing noise. Of course my husband says to turn up the radio or air conditioner. I'm pretty sure that the windows are sealed. It does not have a sunroof and I do not drive with the windows down for the most part.