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You can get a new 2012 Charger with a 300 hp v-6 and an 8! speed automatic and rwd that gets 31 mpg for about $24,000 right now. This car seems like no improvement. I can't imagine them not having a basic v-6 version that couldn't be had for $25k after deals. You can get a 2012 Impala LS right now for $22,000, I don't see this new car being anywhere near twice that car.
I got my 2012 lt for 20,300 through my dad(who works at a Chevy dealership)
1st couple years of release, I doubt there's going to be many deals on them
I'm guessing an equivalent ls will sell for 5-7k more than what they cost now
Just look at the cost of the Malibu
 

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I agree. I can kinda understand them making it a FWD for the people that see snow and to make the tree huggers happy with the mpg's, but they can achieve the same goal with an AWD version and please everyone(especially those of us who never see snow).


For me it's safe to say that I won't own a 9th gen impala(unless I get it for free). I'll just put that money towards a b-body, and then a few of the 60's models.
FWD sucks in snows. Maybe with a lighter engine it's not so bad. But with a v8 it just buries itself in a few inches of snow. Also under steers when it's icy out, making it terrifying if you hit a patch of ice at the wrong moment.

I much prefer RWD with weight in the back. It makes it much more predictable in the snow, AWD would be better. But I liked driving my '83 grand prix a lot more than my Impala SS. And my GP doesn't even have positrac!
 

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My 09 SS was decent with snow tires on. Without, everything you said above X2. Interestingly, our FWD 01 Caddy with a V8 (275 HP) is dynamite in the snow, always has been. Wonder why? Even with 16" snow tires on the SS, the Caddy with 16s was always more competent in the snow, particularly at take offs. Maybe because the SS spins the front so easily, even on dry?
 

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No AWD is a no sale for me. It really looks good inside and out but GM needs to get with the times and option it like similar cars in the market. This means AWD, tiptronic or paddle shifters, some kind of turbo drivetrain, etc.
 

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i like it but they should have made it RWD or with AWD,no 4 cylinder engine should be offered and get rid of that ugly steering wheel,GM I LOVE yall,but please learn how to take advice and input from your customers for once
 

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I do like it and will consider one.

I think it will be priced nearly what an LTZ is now perhaps a bit more.
 

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I love it, its what I would expect to see in a Merc.

However, I hate the brown leather, sorry, just MHO. I'm sure they will come up with many trims by then though. I'm thinking the damage on this will be about $30k at least.
 

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This is a great car with a great design and tech/safety features. Unfortunately AWD is not an option because of "marketing objectives". That was VW's reply to my email re: the lack of xenon headlights on the new Passat while entry level Euro 1.0 liters get xenons. Honda does the same thing. If you want xenons, buy an Audi or an Acura. You want AWD? Step up to the Lacrosse or XTS.

This new Impala indeed has the world's ugliest steering wheel. I have already contacted GM on this one.

LED tails are a must as are Xenons or better yet LED headlights. It will be a few years before BMW's laser headlights are adopted by others and probably 15 years for GM.

AWD would be great but that decision has been made and the adequate FWD is going to have to do.

10 airbags, LDWS, BLIS, collision mitigation are superb features. Many cars do not have all of these features. The impressive new Fusion does but has collision warning (great) but not automatic full brake action like the Impala and it has only 8 airbags. The equally impressive Altima has similar safety features and gets 27/38 with a 2.5 CVT and no e assist battery pack. It has only 6 airbags which was OK 10 years agy but is entirely unacceptable today. The V6 is stellar but no AWD either.

I may wait for the Impala which is due early '13 if I don't move on something else sooner. Avalon btw, a major competitor to the Impala does not have AWD. How about a $55K Acura RL or a $45K MKZ with AWD or any Audi to get that feature???
 

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Oh My God.

I'll pray everyday hoping that GM sell the car in Mexico, if they don't of course I'll import one, i cant believe what my eyes are watching! This impala is beautiful! ! !
 

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30k easy. The new Malibu is 30+
They have a 2013 Malibu in the dealership, I think its there to advertise the Xzilon has its spray Painted with that word. That Malibu looks sweet as $h1t, its a damn nice car, but they have changed it too much, it has not passed on the Malibu trend, its kinda like calling the 2011 Cruze a 2011 Cobalt, people would not know it was a Cobalt. What does this have to do with this tread? Well, the 2014 Impala is kinda doing the same thing, its a sweet looking ride from inside and out, but, it has changed the Impala original look, of course over the years things will change, but up until 2014, the Impala will take on a completely different look, as the 2013 Malibu has.
 

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How about a $55K Acura RL or a $45K MKZ with AWD or any Audi to get that feature???
I did not know the new MKZs were going to be that much...wow! Thats FWD MKS starting territory.
 

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I did not know the new MKZs were going to be that much...wow! Thats FWD MKS starting territory.
The current model with AWD is right at $41K with the top line pkg. It can be bought for mid to upper 30s. The '13 with more features as an option and a higher base price is expected to top out $43-45K.
 

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They have a 2013 Malibu in the dealership, I think its there to advertise the Xzilon has its spray Painted with that word. That Malibu looks sweet as $h1t, its a damn nice car, but they have changed it too much, it has not passed on the Malibu trend, its kinda like calling the 2011 Cruze a 2011 Cobalt, people would not know it was a Cobalt. What does this have to do with this tread? Well, the 2014 Impala is kinda doing the same thing, its a sweet looking ride from inside and out, but, it has changed the Impala original look, of course over the years things will change, but up until 2014, the Impala will take on a completely different look, as the 2013 Malibu has.
Mayhap they should call it Caprice? I would love it if they called it Bel Air.
 

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What's with the fuel fill on the passenger side of all the new GM cars? This has to be the single dumbest design error for an american vehicle.
 

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The tank in modern cars is usually under the seat so it can be filled from either side.

Actually the Europeans have been doing it for many years as a safety measure. Every MB, BMW, Saab, etc that I have owned even my '72 Capri had the filler on the passenger side.

If you are side swiped or hit broadside, statistically the odds are much higher that your driver's side will be hit based on traffic flow. Having the filler neck located on the passenger side of the car, reduces the risk of it being yanked off and causing a fuel spill in a crash. This is a very normal location for those of us who have owned many European cars.

Many newer GM and Fords are based on thier European designs (which are better)- I say BRAVO.
 

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I really very much like the 2014 Impala.:eek:k3:
One day I will have one.
Customer feed back? Here you go.
May 1984 I bought my wife a new 1984 Celebrity station wagon V6. Since than if it is not front wheel drive, the wife will not consider it.
Some of this may disagree with some prior posts.
All wheel drive, keep it in your SUV's. I don't want to buy the gas. If there is a market for an AWD Impala, satisfy your market, but don't make them all AWD.
Cruse control. Leave it the heck alone. I do not want it slowing my speed when I don't expect it. If you change it, make it shut off when engine shuts off. So that one has to turn the cruse back on to set it. ( The only thing my wife does not like about her 2011 Cruze LT.)
Interior.
Loose that camel butt brown interior. In a blue car, come on? You are building an Impala not a Sonota.
Love that Indigo Blue, just like my 1994 K1500. Sigh, I miss that truck.
Touch screen.
Gimmick, toy. Maybe even say, distraction. Loose it.
Wheels pictured above.
Love them. Look like they may be hard to keep clean, but still love them.
Mine.
Make mine black or Indigo Blue with gray leather interior.
V6, automatic, cruse, please include that hands free gab on phone while driving.
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I want to add here, cause I don't find an edit button.
Since 1994 I average 20,000 miles a year, my wife averages 25,000 miles per year. Highest mileage at trade in 185,000, 2000 Z71, putting son through college put dent in truck buying dollars. Lowest miles at lost, 108,000 1992 Euro Sport, wifes favorite, lost in tornado 1998.
2014 is my year to trade.
Edit button must have time limit.
 
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