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2006 Chevrolet Impala



  • charts2charts2 Posts: 618
    If they offered you $15,000 for your Impala, what deal were they going to make for you on the 06 Cherokee. Most dealers will inflate the offer on a trade in and give you less off on the new vehicle you buy. Did you ask what the best deal was on the Jeep if you didn't have a trade in?
  • quietproquietpro Posts: 702
    Oops...that was a guess earlier and I was off. I just checked and the recommended pressure is 32 psi.

    I will try to confirm what you're hearing about the front struts. I'm hoping you were told wrong because otherwise, I may be stuck with a soft front suspension.

    With the new wheels, does your car seem to ride higher than with the stock wheels? My sister's 3LT seems lower than mine.
  • axle52axle52 Posts: 36
    I know that when I traded in my 05 impala with 35,000 miles on it for a new 06 LTZ the dealer only gave me 18,500 for a trade in on the new impala. I had the 05 for 11 months. I paid 30,000 on the 05 LS( canadian dollars btw )brand new. Dealer told me because there is so many used impalas out there for the reason being the value at trade in. So there ya go. Funny thing is though the dealer listed my 05 impala for 24,500 on the used car lot. Money to be made if your a used car dealer.
  • Many thanks for the info (32 PSI), I'll change the label
    on the inside of my door panel. I just heard from GM and indeed the front struts across the board for all 2006 and 2007 models(LS,LT,LTZ,SS) show the same part number...only the rears are different..Well, I guess it must be the springs and/or sway bar that really firms things up front for the SS. Please pass on if you hear what the actual reason is...!! The 18" wheels are/look great, they are about 1/2" wider and only about 3/4" higher for overall diameter compared to the stock 225/60-16 wheels.I got a great deal on EBAY.They give you a totally different ride i.e. slighty higher, alittle heavier feel, better handleing.I think your sister's comes with 17" wheels and they are also a nice size..
    Thanks again and talk to you soon...
  • You are absolutely right.
  • I paid $22,800 for the car. I bought it back in March when GM had reduced the MSRP and offered no rebate.
  • Thanks for all the comments. I should have mentioned that when I attempted the trade I was also offering a 54,000 miles '03 Deville (Certified) that they offered me $11,000 for. I wanted to get down to one car. I agree that I should have bought a program '06 Impala instead of a new one. I'll never buy another new GM car unless I plan to keep it at least 4 or 5 years. It is virtually impossible to sell a year old Impala privately because a dealer can finance one on his lot and everyone suspects that yours might be a lemon. I'll eventually sell it to someone I know in the next few months but it has been a good lesson. I'll look for a program '06 DTS next summer in the Dallas area where I have lots of selection and sell my '03 to a realtor.
  • charts2charts2 Posts: 618
    I am not knocking the Impala, I have been driving only chevys from day one but the fact of the matter is most american made cars have very poor resale value once driven off the lot.

    There is a nice 2006 Impala LS on ebay BUY IT NOW $13,100. has hundreds of 2006 Impalas listed make your best deal. Great deals for the used Impala purchasers. If you are buying a NEW Impala and you know that you are going to keep the car for many years it might also be the car for you.

    For those contemplating buying a new or used Impala in the near future I would opt for the 2007. Some of the bugs will have been worked out and they also come with a 5 year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty that isn't standard of the 06s.
  • rysterryster Posts: 476
    The 06 Grand Cherokee was a brand new Laredo (6cylinder, 4wheel drive) They were offering the Jeep for $200 over invoice minus all then-current incentives (or 0% financing, whichever I preferred).
  • Actually the reason I didn't buy a program car was because of the totally new '06. I ordered it in January and could have bought an '05 program Impala but wanted the new model. I got quite a bit of use out of it while moving this year and the flip and fold rear seat is worth every penny it costs. The Bose radio is ok but I could have lived without it -ditto the 6 cd changer. If the '06 had just been a freshened '05 I would have gotten a program '05. I agree about the '07. The powertrain warranty is a good deal. It will be interesting to see if the GM Protection Plan cost is less because of it.
  • bh0001bh0001 Posts: 340
    Any update on the new coax antenna for the remote problem? I'm waiting with baited breath for this fix. Fortunately it's been a warm winter here in Ontario so I haven't been swearing at the zero distance I get from my remote starter!
  • axle52axle52 Posts: 36
    Just had my car in and had the clicking and popping noises from the dash fix. Also having problems with my reception on the keyless remote but still not solved. Still waiting for the TSB that is suppose to come out this month. If someone hears of a solution, drop a line in this forum
  • mymittiesmymitties Posts: 242
    Hey guys..... Anyone out there fairly close to the Gm brass that can find out where the heck they are with the Coax Antenna fix for the remote and Tire message problems..?? Here it's almost mid January and I am impatient.. It almost seems like it's a dead issue.. However, I know better, there are too many of us with this problem for it to be of no intersest at this point !! Maybe the January fix date will really be around mid-year '07....
  • axle52axle52 Posts: 36
    Hi. Had my car in again with my usual complaints about the TPM and KRE problems. My dealership has yet to solve these annoying issues. I have mentioned to the service advisor about this forum and the problems that we are having with our vehicles but they have no answers. I told him that there would be a new TSB out on these issues and they told me that they would notify me if they hear anything. I am not holding my breathe, but I will keep after them. Hope someone on this forum hears something and passes it on.
  • mymittiesmymitties Posts: 242
    Just thought I would pass along some of my recent experience and a little tad of information to some of you '06/'07 Impala LT (FE1 suspension) owners out there...
    Of course, you SS model (FE3 suspension) owners alredy know this....
    After changing my rear struts to the SS versions because of installing the bigger SS 235/50-18 wheels/tires, I decided to make one more change. Well, I changed the stock 30 mm front stabilizer bar to the SS 34 mm bar and oh boy..what a noticable difference. The Feel and cornering now is greatly improved !!! Much firmer ,but not unreasonable.. I think i will stop here.....
  • quietproquietpro Posts: 702
    I'll bet it is nice. Now, you just need to add a few hundred pounds to the front of your car to get the full SS effect. Just kidding...except for power, you've probably got a much better handling vehicle. :)
  • mymittiesmymitties Posts: 242
    Thanks quietpro...yes, it's nice and much better(firmer)
    handeling !! I would have liked the SS power like yours but
    where I am, they go for about $10,000 more than the LT.
    I'm happy at this point...

  • Just purchased my new 2006 SS.....a leftover that had a great price tag.....Red (burgundy) with neutral cloth interior....the 5.3 is awesome!! Will be looking here for any far everything seems ok!!........bryan
  • mymittiesmymitties Posts: 242
    Hey Bryan... well done, you must be really excited !! You certainly have one heck of a fine car there, and i'm sure that the 5.3 will give you an awesome time.
    Just curious though ...a fully loaded SS where I am goes for around $ 38,100 to $ 39,995 depending on option choices.
    I'd be interesed to hear what you picked-up your '06 for....??
    Have fun.....!!
  • Hi, Frank....I'm here in New Jersey, the sticker price was $26,990.00..they wanted it off the lot because as I mentioned it is a 2006 and I bought it Dec. 30th ....The dealer came down to $21,500.00, plus they had the year end Red Tag rebate sale going on til Jan.2nd...which was another $1500.00 off....I said I'd think about it, went home to think it over the meantime the dealer called me and said if I took the car before Jan 2nd , he'd double the red tag rebate to $3000.00!!!So, now I was down to $18,500!!!...My wife reminded me that I had a GM card with $2000.00 credit points on now I was down to $16,500.00!!! I traded my 2001 Jeep ....they offered me $7000.00 for that. I said no. A few hours later they called said they'd give me $8500 for it (it was the stripped down SE model), now I'm down to $ 8000.00 for the Impala.....Once I heard the duals fire was gone!!!....Jan 2nd , I took ownership. talk soon...
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