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a few people off...
As someone before said. This is a FREE service they're offering and giving us a chance to chat without the usual
"two-drink" minimum... That's pretty cool.
This weekend a gas jockey during a fill-up informed me that my Impala would make an AWESOME funny car...
I don't know if that's a compliment or not.. but he seemed pretty pumped about it.
Glad you're enjoying the new sound.
You know before we came to the bypass solution, I had several audio
"specialists" who did not have a clue how to fix it. One guy at a
Circuit City gave me a bid of $1000 to redo the whole system with a new
amp, an EQ and 4 new speakers. What a waste that would have been.
That trunk amp really spoiled my first four months of ownership.
What a mistake on GM's part.
Last week, the shop foreman at a Chevy dealer was so impressed that
he asked to see what I had done. He also asked for a copy of the jumps
which I later mailed him.
PS: Yo Teo - It's been a few weeks but I'm back !
I made my last oil change this summer with Mobil Synthetic oil, and reset the "change oil" light with the goal of not changing again until the light said it was time. The light finally went off last week, almost exactly at 6,000 miles - not what I'd consider a confortable change interval for dino oil, but about right for synthetics.
2000 model and not the 2001? The Fellow from Hawaii says they do not. I checked with the dealer and
the only difference seems to be that the 2000 rocker cover is body coloured and the 2001 is black. I
have not tried a trial run because of extreme cold but I would appreciate opinions/experiences. Thank you.
Yes! I am back with EDIT function. Much appreciated, Edmunds!!
2k's message board (IT WORKS TOO)
hahahah *rolling on ground*
'82(new) and a '88 Caprice(new). My favorite was the '77 wagon in canary yellow no less, it was the first year for the downsized b-body. It had a 305-2V with 145 hp, i think it did 0-60 in about 14 seconds. It was a hoot to drive.
In regards to the "Hood Piece" fitting, here is what you need to do:
According to the installation sheet, the elastic hooks on each side must be attached on the two front 'holes'(There are 2 front and 2 rear plastic snaps) that currently hold the underhood heat shield material. Don't do this as the hood piece will not fit tightly as it is intended to be. Replace the 2 front plastic snaps back into place. Then stretch (Carefully but still applying equal amount of pressure)all the way back the side hooks to the second hole indentation right next to the hydraulic hood props assemblies. Don't worry, the elastic band is not going to break or weaken at all. You'll notice how nice and tight the hood piece is going to fit. You'll have to work the material a few times over and over so it conforms to the hood's shape. If the weather is cold, it can be more diffcult as the material will not stretch as good on cold weather vs hot weather.
After this, it will be a snap whenever you need to remove/replace the hood piece for regular cleaning.
Hope this helps.
My only personal "Hangup" or "Grudge" with Edmunds is the very biased and lousy review they performed on the Impala back at the beginning of the year. They hated the car and up to a point insulted the owners of these vehicles. True they are 20 something kids trying their best shot at objective and balanced journalism, but they are biased to anything with a "H" or "T" or "VW" on the hood...they grew up on an environment were domestic cars are viewed and perceived as garbage and politically incorrect where as imported cars are 'Hip', 'Cool' and the type of vehicle to drive and be seen. Yes Edmunds is free acess for all, but why do we have to continue promoting a car website that has made clear time and time again that the Impala is nothing but crap?
Food for tought.
#383 of 732: Splash Guards - 2001 (jeffreyw1) Mon 02 Oct '00 (05:23 AM)
I installed my splash guards yesterday, but
encountered some problems. The bottom screw hole
that has to be drilled required me to jack up the
front because clearance between the ground and car
was too low. The front splash guards that were made
for the 2000 Chevrolet Impala match up correctly
to the 2001 Impala, but the rear splash guards do
not because the plastic wheel wells are now flush
with body panel at the rear of the rear tire. This
new design caused me to have to cut the angled tab
off in order to install the rear splash guard on my
2001 Impala LS. I just thought I would let other
2001 Impala owners know about this before they
install splash guards based off of the 2000 Impala
part number splash guards.
Hope that helps.
Without this board would I be featured in the 2001 brochure??? I think NOT! So I have a lot to be grateful for and a lot to be loyal to. If you all feel like leaving. I understand. But beside a few software glitches this board runs like a top every day. They hardly bug us at all and everyone from Complaining Boy (remember, with the two Impalas, then bought a FORD!!!) to Teo, King of all Things Impala, to Chester the Jester are welcome here. And that's a very cool thing.
For you all still around, Merry Christmas, or Happy Hanukkah or whatever, and hope that car holds up for another 100,000 miles.
Perhaps an impala site could be broken down to model years such as 2000 and later,1977-1990,94-96SS, etc.
I give credit where credit is due. Edmunds is a great source of info for car buying, selling, town hall message boards, etc. Unfortunately, the so called "Editors" have soured my perception of Edmunds as a reputable, unbiased and objective source of all car related info. I'll continue here as well as in Joe's website for the time to come....
it. That tab should be flat for the 2001 rear. So, the part I have is basically useless. If I cut the tab off to fit, it will not be secure on the bottom. I do hope GM catches up with this one.....
Can anyone tell me why Impala would be the better buy. I like the look of the new Impala better then its japanese competitors. My main concern is reliability.
hole that is on the other side of the gas cylinder prop toward the rear of the hood (toward the windshield)? Thanks for your response.
I tried to post yesterday, but I never was able to post any messages. I hope they get this fixed because it is annoying. May all
have an extremely good day!
Malibu99::: Point taken!
McDill::: Not leaving yet but still believe we can't be so dependent on the Edmunds boards....
hole that is on the other side of the gas cylinder prop toward the rear of the hood (toward the windshield)? Thanks for your response."
Yes that's the correct location...a bit of a stretch but it is the only way you can ensure a tight fit of the hood piece.
I went down to my Chevy dealer but they only have 2001 models now. If some kind soul could take a photo of the rear wheelwell of their 2000 Impala so you can see the rear interior part and send it to me, I would be grateful.
What happened to all the other older posts with all the vital information on the Impala? Will we have access to those posts?
Also I would recommend renting any car your thinking of buying (if it's available) for entire weekend. It gives GREAT value for the $150 you shell out. Nothing like driving to know what you're getting.
Also, I tested a Maxima and felt too that the car was just fine... but WAY overpriced for what you get.
I already posted this question to the "New Software! Your Questions Answered..." discussion group. Anyone wanna bet on what their answer is gonna be?
It's something I have gotten used to. I am afraid that now when I drive another car, I will forget to turn off the headlights, thinking it will do it automatically.
#303 of 306 old messages by Sylvia HOST Dec 21, 2000 (03:13 pm)
All of the archived discussions were moved over. The only items missing from the old system to the new are any posts made between Dec. 13 (late night) - Dec. 15 (early afternoon). Everything else was moved over. All discussions since Dec. 15 are here. To access the Archived Discussions of any area (Sedans, Hatchbacks, etc.) just go to that board and above the Discussions List you will see a folder "Sedans - Archived Discussions". Click on it and you will see the list of that board's archived discussions.
That said, here is a link to the Sedans archive:
Hope it works. Unfortunately, like here, you cannot see all of the posts at once. This means reading it 20 messages at a time. Sometime this weekend (or later, depending on Christmas issues) I will d/l all the old messages and convert it into a txt file.