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i've had great luck with the route 66 extended warranty as well (doesn't tie you to a gm dealer for repairs). stay with the v6, you won't be disapointed.
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you might want to hold out for a deal if the thing might need a couple of bills of work on it


oil doesn't have to perfectly clean but at 40,000 the newness should still 'be there'
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https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=241470348

Might want to check this out, more options, similar price, a few more miles bit still has a power train warranty
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Might want to check this out, more options, similar price, a few more miles bit still has a power train warranty
Sorry I linked the wrong vehicle. I mean this one.

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That car is a 2014, it's warranty will be up this year if it has not already expired.
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That car is a 2014, it's warranty will be up this year if it has not already expired.
The one you're looking will have an expired warranty by the end of the year as well. 2014 had a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty. 2015 was only 60,000 miles. If anything is going to go wrong with these cars after you buy them, it'll most likely be in that time frame.
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The year before we bought our 2012 new, we looked at several advertised as "certified pre owned" low mile 10 and 11 impala's on a very large(for this area) chevy dealer. From what I could get out of the used sales manager the cars were not actually certified until after the buyer committed and that fee was tacked on for having their mechanics go through the car to actually certify it. Seemed a shady practice to me and the prices on some of those 2 model year old cars took them to near new price. We walked out the door after being misled. Be careful with looking at used and some of the warranties as well as what fees they are charging.

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The one you're looking will have an expired warranty by the end of the year as well. 2014 had a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty. 2015 was only 60,000 miles. If anything is going to go wrong with these cars after you buy them, it'll most likely be in that time frame.
Actually 2014 & 2015 are 5 Year/100,000 Miles, 2016 on up is 5 Year/60,000 Miles.
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Hi Everyone.
Thanks for the help and suggestions. I really appreciate it. You guys have a nice community here and that's good to see.

So I test drove the 2015 V6 I listed a few posts back.
It's got more power and its great for passing another car.
Comparing to the 4cyl it does have more juice but the 4 cyl wasn't to doggy. This car wasn't to well kept inside (photos look decent but in person I got a different vibe)....made me leery of the maintenance. The sticker on the window said "as is" but the sales manager said it had 1 1/2 years of manufacture warranety or till 52k miles (47k on it now). Seems better than nothing. Strange to have it at 52k... maybe they figured i'll pass the mileage first before the time frame.

One thing that is confusing to me is that I checked the oil again and there was tiny microscopic metal in it again. No flakes this time like the 4cyl but microscopic metal bits (like if you had a metal file and filed metal). You can't see it on the dipstick but when you grab the dipstick at the end and drag your index finger and thumb across to get a sample and rub it between your fingers you see metal glints (not air bubbles). I test drove 2 Ford's this evening and none had any metal in the oil neither does my current car. Is this normal? Shouldn't the oil filter be picking this stuff up? For a leased vehicle I thought it would have frequent oil changes.

I'm going to start watching GM certified listing for more cars to checkout. I really do prefer some warranty.
VladThe: Thanks for the tip on the limited 2014-2016 fleet Impalas....i'll check for them.
Joes74: I'll keep the route 66 warranty in mind. Nice to know.

RobHazmat: I like that Impala and the color but I'm trying to stay under 50k miles but around that price. Maybe thats a long shoot though. I don't know the longevity of these cars but that's why I picked 50k, still young enough to properly maintain and halfway to 100k miles.
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2014 had a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty. 2015 was only 60,000 miles.
Wrong. Our 2015 Impala has a 100,000 mile powertrain warranty but it is up in October of this year. My 2015 Sierra also has a 100,000 mile powertrain warranty which is up in July next year
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2014 had a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty. 2015 was only 60,000 miles.
Wrong. Our 2015 Impala has a 100,000 mile powertrain warranty but it is up in October of this year. My 2015 Sierra also has a 100,000 mile powertrain warranty which is up in July next year
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Cool, I was off by a year. Have a cookie.
No thank you, I would rather have correct information given.
The 5 years was correct for 2014 and 2015. Where you went wrong was thinking the 2015 was only warranted for 60,000 miles, it is actually 100,000 miles.



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When you're looking at a used car, have the dealer show you the carfax report on it. It will show any service work done on it. It's amazing to see rental fleet cars that get their 1st oil change whenever a dealership buys them at auction and offers them for sale on their lot. Usually with 20 to 30 thousand miles on them.
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No thank you, I would rather have correct information given.
The 5 years was correct for 2014 and 2015. Where you went wrong was thinking the 2015 was only warranted for 60,000 miles, it is actually 100,000 miles.

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Alright guys can we call a truce. I appreciate everyone's help. We all contribute different stuff.
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