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Chevrolet Impala: Meet the Owners

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  • Thank you Cookie, I love the Blue too!
    Where would I find that Impala chat you mentioned?

    thanks.
  • cookie01cookie01 Posts: 369
    It's listed under the Impala Owners club as Impala Sedan Board
  • bdimebdime Posts: 130
    Mine is also Navy with the leather- no sunroof but I still love it. Lots of comments can be
    found on that Sedans board- some listing the few complaints/problems but most just
    happy owners like me! ;)
  • I just bought my Impala S. Need to know if the passenger side air bag can be disabled if I need to seat my small children in front. I have a pickup that I can turn the air on and off. Does anyone know if I can enable and disable the air bag if I need to. I called my dealer and they were clue less. So far I love the car.
  • nosirrahgnosirrahg Posts: 870
    I've been around the Impala forums for a little over a year now, having custom ordered my '00 loaded Galaxy Silver base model Impala in January '00, and taking posession in late March '00 (all options except leather/heated seats - even sprang for the engine block heater!). I'm among the lucky folks that got included in the '01 Impala brochure as a result of my involvement with the Edmunds boards (I'm on page 28 BTW; I only got a quote printed, but I did get to sit through a photo shoot).

    Anyway, I've had the car for 13 months at this point, turned over 19,000 miles this week. May have a warped front rotor, and have the proverbial "clicking" from the front end (which has apparently been resolved in later models). Had the intermediate steering shaft "clunking" for awhile, but it seems to have gone away.

    Despite these minor problems (none of which have proven serious enough to convince me to quit driving the car long enough to get it checked out), I would replace it with another Impala in a heartbeat should something happen to this one (although I'd be certain to get one built as recently as possible).

    I got a loaded base model because I wanted to be able to seat six, but also wanted the 3.8 liter engine. Since I tend to drive my cars for 10+ years before I give them up, and since I had a $3K+ GM Card rebate to spend at the time, I went a little crazy and optioned this one out exactly like I wanted it. As I said in the brochure, I got exactly the car I wanted, and a year later, I still don't think I'd have done anything differently (other than MAYBE getting one in the medium regal blue that was discontinued when the '01 line came out).
  • Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,024
    This week's topic:


    My vehicle is better than yours because....


    Brag about your ride on Tuesday, May 8, 5-6pm PT/8-9pm ET in the new News & Views Weekly Chat

    KarenS
    Host
    Owner's Clubs

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • bbrowne74bbrowne74 Posts: 58
    Picked up my Dark Blue '01 LS model today, build date of 5/01. Has everything minus the moonroof and the leather, plus I didn't splurge on the heated seats/passenger electonic seat option.

    Put about 100 miles on it today travelling around showing it off. Drives like a dream compared to my previous Saturn and Altima. I'm happy!
  • bh0001bh0001 Posts: 340
    Sounds like you have my car's identical twin! Mine was built in 4/01. Hope you love yours as much as I love mine!
    Brad
  • bbrowne74bbrowne74 Posts: 58
    wow - same type of car and same first name! How wierd is that!:>

    I drove mine quite a bit yesterday, put on another 90 miles trying to break it in and it drives like a DREAM.
  • bh0001bh0001 Posts: 340
    Very wierd! But did you name your car Hooloo? (short for Hooloovoo, a superintelligent shade of the colour blue - from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
  • bbrowne74bbrowne74 Posts: 58
    No didnt' name it that - we haven't named the car yet! Did order the Perfect Fit bra from Carbras.com.


    I did finally get some pictures up though:


    http://www.bradbrowne.com/impala/

  • bh0001bh0001 Posts: 340
    Oh, not quite identical. I don't have OnStar.

    However, it looks like we're listening to the same CD. Is the second-from-the-right CD in the last picture the Matrix soundtrack? Very wierd!!
  • bbrowne74bbrowne74 Posts: 58
    Yep! Of course that's a GREAT CD to test the system. I must have one of the new AMPS (Apparently the old one was subpar) because the system in my car is quite nice. Wife doens't care for the high decibels!
  • kenbuzzkenbuzz Posts: 99
    You guys crack me up. Are you certain you're not just two versions of the same person? :)
  • bh0001bh0001 Posts: 340
    I was also very pleasantly surprised with the qualtiy of the stereo after reading about all the problems. I still might drop in some aftermarket speakers at some point in the future, but with the current quality of sound it's not a pressing issue.

    Kenbuzz - Although I do talk to myself frequently, I try not to "chat" or e-mail myself too often! However, my neighbours do think I'm nuts because I wash my car so often and ride my mountain bike over 2x4s on my driveway!
  • dsw7311dsw7311 Posts: 15
    I have a complete set of manuals for the 2000 Impala/Monte Carlo for sale $100 plus UPS.
    They cost me over 150. They are also on ebay Item #591908677
    Dont need them since I am trading in LS for an Avalanche. Hate to, but want to. I love my LS so much.
  • 1st time to this site/1st time Impala owner. I bought a Carmine Red '01 Impala loaded with gray leather and all the bells & whistles last Monday (Memorial Day) in Virginia. I got a fantastic deal paying $500 LESS THAN the dealer invoice. I took his $750 dealer cash incentive and his $753 holdback. My wife and I love the car; it's so roomy inside and the OnStar system is something else! My step-dad had an Impala in 1973 and he put over 200,000 miles on it! Now I know that a lot has changed in almost 20 years, but I hope that's an indication that I won't have a lick of trouble with my new one. Today, I had the "Auto Armor" upgrade applied to the paint. It is a paint sealer and is like a tephlon coating. Has anyone ever had this sealant applied? How is it holding up? What are your views on after market extended warranties via the internet at 1SourceWarranty.com? (I think this is the address.) Any and all info that you can provide me on the Impala (tips/recalls/what to expect) would be greatly appreciated! Thanks & God Bless!
  • sherri11sherri11 Posts: 2
    This is my first visit. I just bought T0DAY a 2001 Impala LS Med. Bronze Mist Metallic, Leather, Sunroof, EVERYTHING. I LOVE THIS CAR. I did a lot of research and don't think there is another car on the road that gives you more bang for the buck. I pick up the car in the morning at 10am. Sleepless night ahead.
  • bbrowne74bbrowne74 Posts: 58
    COngrats on your 2k1! I got mine on 5/28 - Memorial Day. I just cracked 2600 miles after doing some heavy work driving that was sort of out of whack, and it drove like a dream!

    Was a little cautious and had my first oil change today. I love this car!
  • joed56joed56 Posts: 27
    I just joined this site. My name is Joe. I bought my Impala in March of this year. Had bad experiences with three chevrolet dealerships. They really jerked me around. Finally bought the car from Royal Chevrolet in Bridgewater, N.J. Am taking it for the first service June 28,2001. Really enjoy my car. Prior to this car, I had a 1992 Caprice Classic, LTZ model. This car was a dream! I put 145,000 miles on it before the trans went on it. I decided to get rid of it rather than go for a trans. Never added a quart of oil in 145,000 miles. Was the most powerful car I ever owned.I will truly miss this monster.
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