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Impala SS Dead, Models Lose some Uniqueness.

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I was reading on the New Vehicle information thing for GM that 2010 will see the discontinuation of the Impala SS and the removal of the gazelle logos from the C-Pillar. Ugh...

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W will live on forever. After the nuclear annihilation of the human race, the only things left moving will be cockroaches and 3800-powered Impalas.

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W will live on forever. After the nuclear annihilation of the human race, the only things left moving will be cockroaches and 3800-powered Impalas.

Certainly seems that way.

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Off topic they also canned Rainsense Wipers from the DTS and Lucerne

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it would be mostly a waste of money, but to bad they didn't stick the 6speeds in this thing. say goodbye to the best quality of work in a car with some flair... right, Oshawa has the best...hours/car....? hopefully great things are just around the corner...but not likely.

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Off topic they also canned Rainsense Wipers from the DTS and Lucerne

renaming or truely no more? or maybe just a decontenting for ...the last year?

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renaming or truely no more? or maybe just a decontenting for ...the last year?

Gone completely. I enjoyed this feature in a rental Lucerne and they have been offered on the Deville/DTS since 1996... doesn't make sense to suddenly can a popular option.

Additionally all Lucernes have the "Super" Fascia right now

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My mom has an Impala SS. It's a nice car. I'm glad she got one before the got rid of it.

Rainsense wipers are really nice. My Av had them and they worked great. Too bad that option has gone away. Must be a supplier issue.

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I was reading on the New Vehicle information thing for GM that 2010 will see the discontinuation of the Impala SS and the removal of the gazelle logos from the C-Pillar. Ugh...

It looks like GM is trying to make this thing look more and more like a fleet sales queen. Job well done, idiots! This is supposed to be the flagship sedan of your high profile, high volume, mainstream brand, GM! It should set the standard for the brand's future, not remind everyone why you need government bailout money.

Why GM is not diligently working on a LWB Eps II sedan to replace this relic is beyond me. Eps II looks to be a wider platform than Eps I; this would allow GM to make the Impala larger and roomier than the current LWB Eps I Malibu. There is no reason GM should wait for the next gen Malibu to come out before replacing the current W-body Impala. Actually, Chevrolet should resurrect the "Caprice" name for this large LWB Eps II sedan. The "Impala" name and badges could then be applied to a rebadged Commodore as a low volume performance sedan.

I don't mind giving GM bailout money to help them survive the current economic crisis. However, I would like to see some coherent and exciting future product plans that would ensure me that this money is being spent in a manner that would prevent this situation from happening in the future.

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hmmm... i thought they quit making REAL impalas in 96 :scratchchin:

at least now when the badges are off it wont be false advertising...

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the SS was not a true SS. It was not a major factor in sales since most Impala sales are fleet and lesser models.

This is no loss as was the GXP GP.

I would watch for a FWD replacment here in the near future as it is needed and I would watch for a limited number od RWD V8 Caprices from Holden after the present supply of G8 sedans are finally gone.

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I would watch for a FWD replacment here in the near future as it is needed and I would watch for a limited number od RWD V8 Caprices from Holden after the present supply of G8 sedans are finally gone.

That would be a good strategy.

Epsilon II Impala and Zeta Caprice.

A volume seller, and an upmarket full size.

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Stupid Stupid Stupid!!! GM management are the biggest dumbasses Ive ever seen! They keep this $h! up and Im just gonna give up, and buy something else.

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So does this mean that in NASCAR they are going to race the Malibu?

They will probably just change the decals to say 'Chevrolet', since the COT turd in NASCAR doesn't resemble anything real.

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They will probably just change the decals to say 'Chevrolet', since the COT turd in NASCAR doesn't resemble anything real.

I think NASCAR rules still require it to be a make and model. Those darn rules!

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Sounds more and more like a fleet queen. Call it a classic and be done with it already. Only offer LS and 1LT trim. The logo on the c-pillar is one of the best parts about the car my '01 even has it. Remind me why are they bothering to do this to it? As for the SS trim that REALLY sucks, big time. At least it had the right number or cylinders in it.

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They probably save like 7$ per car by not putting those badges on.

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They probably save like 7$ per car by not putting those badges on.

They can save money also by eliminating the chrome Impala badges. Just have the gold bowtie.

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Stupid Stupid Stupid!!! GM management are the biggest dumbasses Ive ever seen! They keep this $h! up and Im just gonna give up, and buy something else.

I assume you own a new Impala SS or plan on buying one soon? Didn't think so!

This is a very old car with a FWD V8 that has to have a computer control the power to keep from blowing the 4 speed tranny out at low speeds.

The present car is not anything special. It does not stop very well. It does not turn all that great compard to well tuned cars. It does not go really fast and is just a little quicker than average. The fact is this car does not meet the standards of the SS badge as Lutz sent down with the GMPD division 2 years ago. It is not sold in great numbers and will not be missed by Chevy.

If anyone had half a brain and needed 4 doors the Malibu 3.6 V6 Six Speed is a much better car if you need a back seat and for not much more if you want a V8 the Camaro SS is a much wiser buy.

We are all here because we are GM fans but very very few of use would ever consider buying this car let alone even go out and really buying one. So then how do we expect people who are not GM fans to think about spending this kind of money for a car that is really old and not that great of a performance car in the first place. And if you want to say you just do not have the money to buy own would you really do it as there are much better options out there at this price point.

The LS and LT are 95% of the Impalas they sell to the gray hairs, rental/police fleets and familys looking for a bargin priced car. The loss of this SS is not anything dissapointing.

The fact is the loss of the low selling Cobalt SS sedan is a greater loss but few will lose sleep over that too.

I would rather see them put a 304 HP 3.6 DI into a Malibu with the Six speed than go throught the motions of a lame Impala SS W body for another year.

Just wait I expect GM has better plans for Chevy soon. Note even with the money crunch they are not cutting back too much at GM on Marketing etc. I aausme the lack of product talk is due to the fact till the money problem is handled they will not show their cards.

Expect a lot of marketing for Chevy this summer for the Camaro.

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I think NASCAR rules still require it to be a make and model. Those darn rules!

Yea to many rules...

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I assume you own a new Impala SS or plan on buying one soon? Didn't think so!

This is a very old car with a FWD V8 that has to have a computer control the power to keep from blowing the 4 speed tranny out at low speeds.

The present car is not anything special. It does not stop very well. It does not turn all that great compard to well tuned cars. It does not go really fast and is just a little quicker than average. The fact is this car does not meet the standards of the SS badge as Lutz sent down with the GMPD division 2 years ago. It is not sold in great numbers and will not be missed by Chevy.

If anyone had half a brain and needed 4 doors the Malibu 3.6 V6 Six Speed is a much better car if you need a back seat and for not much more if you want a V8 the Camaro SS is a much wiser buy.

We are all here because we are GM fans but very very few of use would ever consider buying this car let alone even go out and really buying one. So then how do we expect people who are not GM fans to think about spending this kind of money for a car that is really old and not that great of a performance car in the first place. And if you want to say you just do not have the money to buy own would you really do it as there are much better options out there at this price point.

The LS and LT are 95% of the Impalas they sell to the gray hairs, rental/police fleets and familys looking for a bargin priced car. The loss of this SS is not anything dissapointing.

The fact is the loss of the low selling Cobalt SS sedan is a greater loss but few will lose sleep over that too.

I would rather see them put a 304 HP 3.6 DI into a Malibu with the Six speed than go throught the motions of a lame Impala SS W body for another year.

Just wait I expect GM has better plans for Chevy soon. Note even with the money crunch they are not cutting back too much at GM on Marketing etc. I aausme the lack of product talk is due to the fact till the money problem is handled they will not show their cards.

Expect a lot of marketing for Chevy this summer for the Camaro.

No I don't own one, but my mom has a Monte Carlo SS and I would be as mad if they did this stupid crap to it (even though they just killed it). GM is killing everything unique including this, and it's getting old really fast. I think it's a nice car, and if its anything like the Monte I don't find all that crap you just said to be true. If you have so much to complain about just go buy something else cry baby.

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