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$14,990 Canadian is $11,500 USD... so in my opinion they can come down some in price, don't know about the few thousand you were thinking, but I think at least 1500 to 2000 lower would be good. I know this much... the 8th gen Impalas don't sit long on dealer lots around here. I would say go for it if you like the color combo and it is mechanically sound. I would offer 3000 less and negotiate accordingly.



I was thinking about starting at $10000 CAD and meet in the middle maybe $13000 CAD taxes in. I find around here with 2012 or 2013 LTZs sit either for a few months or a few weeks. I do like the color. I can understand the demand for them is anyone does their research and is looking for a large car despite sedans being phased out.
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Looks pretty clean. It does say that it was a rental, so you can always you that to negoiate the price down a little. Also, I would ask to see a Carfax - just to make sure that it wasn't in any major accidents or a flood car or someting like that. You never know.

I purchased my 2012 as a previous rental - I purchased it with 19k miles and paid $12,995, if I remember correctly. I now have about 65k on it and it still runs as good as the day I got it.
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I was thinking about starting at $10000 CAD and meet in the middle maybe $13000 CAD taxes in. I find around here with 2012 or 2013 LTZs sit either for a few months or a few weeks. I do like the color. I can understand the demand for them is anyone does their research and is looking for a large car despite sedans being phased out.
Go for it! You never know what they might say.

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I just got a Carfax report from the dealer, It only reports the Canadian history of the vehicle and not from when it was a rental. I remember the dealership saying that it was a "Executive Rental" from Oklahoma, I was hoping the Carfax would list that but it does not. Looks like the car came back to Canada in December of 2012 with about 13,000 KMs on it.
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I would test drive the car and give it a good look-over and if all seems well, go for it! I always said that I'd never buy a rental car - then I bought my previous-rental 2012 Impala and haven't had any major issues with it. I would still probably avoid rental sports cars, but for a daily-driver like the Impala, I wouldn't let the rental thing be a show-stopper. Lots of business folks use cars like this when they are on trips - and most don't beat on them. But, I would still use the previous-rental thing as a bargaining tool. :-)

Let us know what you decide and how everything goes if you do buy it! The 2012+ Impalas have a fantastic drivetrain with the 300hp V6 and 6-speed trans.
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So i have heard which is one of the reasons I am going for it, the car was a rental fro about a year with some more paperwork the dealer sent me it looks like the car started its life in California. When is came back to Canada it looks like it exchanged hands twice. The dealer told me that it was brought in by an elderly gentleman who was a car detailer. I am going to see if i can get the dealer to sell me it for 13k including tax if all else fails i don't want to pay 15k for it, I can put 7k down but i am going to hide that fact until I think i need leverage.


Did i tell you guy that when i test drove an impala at a KIA dealership they attempted to steer me toward a 2013 Chrysler 200, I had to hold it in, I can see these impalas being so much more reliable. Not a fan of FCA vehicles.

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Update: I purchased the Gold Impala LTZ with 56000 ish KMs on it for just above $16k CAD all in. I am excited but I have to wait until Monday to pick it up. Ill keep you guys posted.
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Drive the wheels off of it, lol!
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At around 35,000 miles the car is barely broken in. Good luck with it.

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She seems like a new car to me I just can't wait to pick it up on Monday, the first think i might do is check the air filters because i already have new ones for these cars and do my H9 conversion for the headlights and add my LED reverse lights, upgrading the fixtures will come later when I have funds to do so. I am a bit afraid to give her full power, when test driving the car half throttle was a bit hard to keep in a straight line from about 20 KMPH.
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Not a fan of the exterior color but to each their own. How well it drives and how mechanically sound it is will be much more important.

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I like the color. Hides dirt/dust better than most.
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Well I drove her home yesterday. Beautiful car. I noticed that the tinted windows become a bit annoying at night. I have started adding some of my LED interior and exterior lights and i will be doing the H9 mod shortly. I noticed that my passenger fog lamp shines a bit lower then the driver side, is this normal?
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Well so far so good with the Impala. Coming form the Aurora the Impala feels a lot stiffer but it feels more sporty. I just order a CF186 to replace the one in my impala does not look to bad but where the water drains over the filter looks disgusting, also when i checked the cabin air filter in there it was changed by the dealer but there was loose leafs in there which the horizontal filter was suppose to prevent so I read. Also i just purchased my LED Spyder taillights for $366.06 CAD all in after taking $36 CAD off with a coupon but since I purchased them through a Canadian retailer I can utilize the factory warranty. So far I love the look of the car but the window tint sucks at night....ah well.
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You'll get used to the tint. I have 5% on mine and I will admit it was a bear for the first couple of weeks but now I am used to it. I do more double checking at intersections when people are nearby, but I should probably be doing that anyway. If all else fails, I put the window down and look.

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