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Can anyone tell me whether or not a 2012 Impala LS is compatible to have a manual transmission rather than an automatic?
 

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In short, no.
 

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too soon to tell but like king said right now NO
 

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It has been done ONCE that I know of with a 7th gen, never that I know of with an 8th, let alone a 2012. It takes lot of fab work, god only knows how much with that new of engine design...
 

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the getrag would never hold up to the power of the lfx v6
and idk if it possible to bolt it up

You would have to use a f40 trans out of a g6 which is luckily front wheel drive but has the ly7 in it
but i think the ly7 and lfx should be the same as far as bolting up a transmission goes
 

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'Manual' and 'Impala' are two words that don't really go well together anymore.
 

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There were not many W-body vehicles produced with manual transmissions to begin with. I remember seeing a couple of Luminas around the early 90s with them, but they were almost always paired with the horrible 3.4 Twin Dual Cam V6. I have driven one of those Luminas which was about 1-2 years old when I worked at a Chevy dealership, and personally thought the shift linkage was sloppy and not very well-designed. If manual transmissions were more widely available it would be a simple matter of swapping parts from a donor car, but the W-body has changed considerably over the years, subframes are even different. I always thought the Impala would be a fun car with a manual, but manual transmissions are becoming rarer as time goes on. Honestly, if you want a manual transmission that badly, it would be cheaper in the long run to sell the Impala and buy something that came with a manual. Unless you have a LOT of money to burn and are not at all concerned about resale value.
 
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