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2006 Chevrolet Impala



  • quietproquietpro Posts: 702
    Unless I'm mistaken, you can't get an LTZ without leather. All three LTs have various base levels to build upon but all just have the LT label on the back of the car. So, I don't think it adds any cost to the product line to have the various LT levels but it does allow the buyer the freedom to get a car spec'd exactly how they want it. An average citizen only sees four variations, LS, LT, LTZ, and SS. Only those of us hanging out in the forums and real car geeks (which I would consider myself) bother to be bothered by the minutia. :) Just my humble opinion.
  • dispencer1dispencer1 Posts: 489
    This hasn't happened to me but I was speaking with a friend who sells Buicks at the local dealership and he said that you should only clean the new dashes (LaCrosse, Impala, etc) with a damp cloth. Someone in his service department laid a solvent soaked rag on the dash and it bubbled up. I don't know what the solvent was but I am not going to wipe off my dash with anything but water from now on and I'd advise you all to do the same.
  • mfletou1mfletou1 Posts: 508
    As I was peppering this thread with my Accord comparisons, I figured I'd update...Honda put $750 manufactuer to dealer cash on Honda's...buyers are now reporting prices in the low 23's on Accord EX V6's equipped with leather, heated seats, XM, moonroof, dual climate, etc.

    That's 2k lower than Impala 3LT and Impala LTZ. Good for Chevy if they can keep those Impala prices that high, but...for somebody like me...if I decide to buy, I think I'm headed to Honda at that price.
  • gened1gened1 Posts: 256
    My wife's 06 Imala had the driver side widow screech until I took it to the car wash. The water and soap must have lubricated whatever was rubbing. It probably will be back but so far so good. Also I can't open the trunk with the dash button. I've read the manual about only when in park but only the remote opens it. Does anyone else have this problem?
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,048
    There probably is a cutout switch somewhere (glovebox?)for the trunk button to keep valets from opening it without the key.

    The windows on my Buicks seemed to move smoothest when I run them up and down a couple of times when it's raining out.
  • spencer327spencer327 Posts: 106
    Thank you for reminding me why I didnt buy this car.
    In the showroom I felt like i was sitting on a board.
    This is not the seat you want if you any lower back problems. I am looking for a car with the most comfortable seats.
  • steve333steve333 Posts: 200
    Thats my only complaint with the Impala. Funny thing is the previous version was known to have very comfy seats. Try the malibu, I like those seats-very conforming to the lower back and easy to find a good position with the tilt/telescope steering wheel and adjustable pedals.
  • micwebmicweb Posts: 1,617
    We are looking very seriously at a 2006 Impala; I recall a long time ago a GM employee offering to mail discount coupons (which employees were receiving and being urged to share). I also remember hearing about getting a "top off" on the GM Card. Any information about either appreciated.
  • balichbalich Posts: 62
    Honda or Toyota

    The Impala has a measly $500 rebate - both Honda and Toyota
    is higher .. why would anyone but a Impala when they can get a Honda or Toyota for close or less money

    Look at post 1564 for examples.

    GM is getting greedy trying to get better margins .. that is why their market share is dropping fast so far this year .. now close to 23 percent share.
  • charts2charts2 Posts: 618
    Why not wait for the 2007 Impala. Production starts in 5 weeks. I am sure many of the problem issues with the 2006 will be corrected on the 07.
  • jntjnt Posts: 316
    Impala is a "relatively" new vehicle compared to the "end of design cycle" for the Honda Accord. GM pricing reflects what they can get in the market for the Impala. If the sales number goes down, they'll put rebate on it. It is just the function of Demand vs. Rebate. Right now, Impala is a relative sucess for any new GM cars (Malibu, G6, La Cross, DTS). So they do not want to give the car away yet unless they want to buy market share again.

    There are those who like Impala, and there are those who like Camry and Accord. BTW, Impala has been among the best built vehicles in the US market. It compares very well against all mid size vehicles.

  • bubbaman999bubbaman999 Posts: 54
    I used the top off rebate on my O6 Grand Prix GXP, it expired end of march. I couldn't use it with my GM supplier pricing, the would let you combine them. I said fine don't use the supplier price and sell me the car at invoice, which was lower than the supplier price. They said no, so I left. They called me back a week later and said lets do it. I got the 2K top off, plus a auto show $500 rebate and got the car before trade in at $26,640. Sticker was $31 something. I had another GM card and they would let you combine them with the top off amount. I traded in a civic and they were very hungry because a I got a pretty good amount on it as well. They had 2.9%
    financing for 36 months.

    Good luck with your car.

  • dispencer1dispencer1 Posts: 489
    I don't have any problem with the cloth seats in my 2LT but the seats could be an inch or so wider. The LaCrosse cloth seats are (I compared the two today) and it makes a difference on a 6 hour trip to Dallas. My Cadillac also has wider seats. An inch doesn't seem like much but it is on a long trip. The LaCrosse and Impala are built in the same factory and are the same size, platform, etc. You would think that they would use the same seats.
  • dispencer1dispencer1 Posts: 489
    I guarantee it will be back unless you live in a rain forest. Get the dealer to replace the plastic/rubber piece that doesn't fold back when the window goes down. As far as the dash button goes, mine works even when the key is off and in Park. That's two things under warranty that need to be fixed.
  • dispencer1dispencer1 Posts: 489
    By the way, if you can get into the car and you have the flip and fold rear seats anyone can access the trunk by simply pulling on the little strap to pull down a seat. Apparentely it was too expensive for GM to have the pull straps in the trunk like they had in my 2001 Malibu. Security is non existent.
  • quietproquietpro Posts: 702
    If they are able to get into the passenger compartment, they wouldn't need to flip the seat to gain access to the trunk; they could just push the trunk release. If you haven't secured the passenger compartment, you've got bigger issues than trunk access. ;)
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    To each is own but I understand what you are saying. I have also read some people don't like to go into the trunk to pull the strap on some cars because its too inconvenient.
  • dispencer1dispencer1 Posts: 489
    Well, that's true. This could happen on any car with a trunk release.
  • charts2charts2 Posts: 618
    Same set up on the 00-05 Impalas. Pull the back seat straps or push the trunk release button. YOUR IN THE TRUNK!
  • quigquig Posts: 16
    Does anyone know when the new Impala is going to be in production, and is there a 5 speed in there future.

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