Hey 1954Chevy and Nick. Did your 2015 Impalas come in yet..??
Well Iceman, it's a long funny story with a happy ending. We took the whole family on vacation to a Florida beach house Sept. 5th. I had called the dealership before we left to see what my status was on the car. He called back on Saturday while we were still on the road. Says he really messed up the order & somehow got the wrong color, champagne silver. Actually did it twice, on the first order that I had him change the wheels on, & the 2nd.
He said he knew I didn't want the car that was built 09-2 with that color, but now there's a constraint on silver topaz. But, there were 4 or 5 cars already on other lots with everything I ordered in silver topaz, except they all had 20" wheels. He had another car on his lot w/19" wheels they could switch out. All this would be at no extra cost.
I asked where the closest one was. Noblesville, IN. I said I'd had a bad experience with a dealer trade in the past, & ended up with a car with hail damage. He told me I could totally check it over, & if it wasn't perfect, they'd go get another one. I finally agreed for them to get it, but quoted the country song line "my toes in the water, ass in the sand" for a week & a half, before I can check it out.
I went to check it out on 09-15. I test drove the 20" car back-to-back with the 19" car. Dealer man said if it was him, he would keep the 20's, because it really made the car. He also said no extra charge for the 20's. I think he was worried about taking the 19's off a brand new car, and possibly having to come up with another set to sell it. I agreed they really made the car look awesome, & I couldn't really tell a lot of difference in the ride over a rough road. I took the 20" wheels.
I took delivery 09-16. The price was all the same as before, even though I'd say it was a loss for them on the new car. He'd told me before when he gets a car from another dealer, the original dealer gets the holdback. I guess it works out ok if they trade vehicles, but sometimes the other dealer won't trade, but will sell it outright for the wholesale price.
I couldn't be happier with this car. The paint is perfect and beautiful. The body doesn't have an ugly spot on it! Everywhere I go, I notice people turning there heads to watch. From the side view it doesn't look like any GM car I know of. The interior is gorgeous, even the small amount of fake wood grain is a dark gray/black. At night, the lights that run along the inside of all four doors are the same color as the outside of the car. The wheels make the car look longer and like it's flying down the highway although sitting still.
The only thing I would change if I could, would be the chrome mirror covers. If anyone wants to put some chrome mirror covers on their LT in silver topaz, I'd gladly pay them what it cost for their painted mirror covers.
I've only put about 200 miles on it myself. It had 241 on it from the trip from IN. We took some pictures last weekend, and I'm going to post them soon.