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As promised... The 2005 LS... UPDATE 2 with Motor Bay Photos!

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Well it was D-day for me today as I picked up my newest edition to my fleet, my son and I went to pick it up around 1:00 today and he has been detailing it and waxing it up until now. Well he took it down to the park and shot a few for everyone on C&G, aside of being louder than the 3400 in my 2001 and having tighter steering and firmer ride it is a very similar car. It is sportier though and my son agrees, Monday I have to get new plates for it, I have only put three miles on it. My son can't wait to get a crack at it on the open road, he really likes it way more than the 2001 and frankly so do I. It is amazing what a few small things can do to a good car a great car. Anyways aside of a few small small things on the exterior need to be taken care off but that is for another day.

Jump to the second page for 1st update of additional photographs and for the second update two new shots of the 3800 all cleaned up!

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Looks really good, gm4life. In some ways, I like that style of Impala better than the new one. Good luck with it.
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Very nice car. I was never a fan of that gen Impala in many ways, BUT when you get the right trim/wheel/color combo, my view completely changes. Your new one is one of the "good" ones, for sure. Amazing how different a fully painted LS with attractive wheels can be from a base with terrible hubcaps and the flat black rub strips all around which...well...never made one ounce of sense.

Purty gold car :AH-HA_wink:

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A real beauty. Impossible, judging from the photos, to tell it from new. A solid and attractive way to get around. Great color too. Many happy miles. Very exciting.

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That is a REALLY nice car man. Good purchase!

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Very nice car. I was never a fan of that gen Impala in many ways, BUT when you get the right trim/wheel/color combo, my view completely changes. Your new one is one of the "good" ones, for sure. Amazing how different a fully painted LS with attractive wheels can be from a base with terrible hubcaps and the flat black rub strips all around which...well...never made one ounce of sense.

Purty gold car :AH-HA_wink:

I agree, my base without the painted trim is a MUCH less attractive car. Well the color combo on it is sharp and growing on my son with the beige interior. Thanks again for the kind words.

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A real beauty. Impossible, judging from the photos, to tell it from new. A solid and attractive way to get around. Great color too. Many happy miles. Very exciting.

Let me be honest it is far from new, clean it is indeed, and with 60,000 miles on the odo it is starting to show its age. The car just photographs well, and the interior is AS nice as my 2005 SLE which amazes me someone keeps them that nice. The exterior is clean save for a few scraps, marks, very small dings and chips, and a little of cracked paint on the front bumper have to be within a foot to see it though. So perfect it is not, and I am NOT showing anyone the motor bay until it gets cleaned, that really doesn't look new. Thanks longtooth that is the highest compliment you could have paid me. I really too like the color and as most of her miles are highway I hope to get a little more out of her. It is exciting for me, but uhhh my son who will be driving it is THRILLED, and already has two coats of wax on it, I couldn't believe it. A third is soon coming... We also agree the sound system in it is great.

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Looks really good, gm4life. In some ways, I like that style of Impala better than the new one. Good luck with it.

As do I. I really like the 2006-2007 Monte and the 2004-2005 LS/SS Impalas with the painted over trim and updated climate controls and interior. The 2006 and up are very nice cars, but honestly I like alot of the styling on the 2000-2005 years alot better, making it a more attractive car. Also it must have been one of the last 2005's off the line its tag says May of 2005. I really like it, and the spoiler is growing on me. Thanks for the good wishes.

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That is a REALLY nice car man. Good purchase!

Well we seem to think so, and for eight grand it was a hell of alot of car for the money and ONLY was four years old.

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Impressively clean. I don't like those fabric inserts though. In photos they make that part of the seat look dirty. Good luck with it!

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Impressively clean. I don't like those fabric inserts though. In photos they make that part of the seat look dirty. Good luck with it!

Hey thanks DF, I actually love the inserts, I'll get a closer photo to show you why I like them so much. My son and wife agree they are much better than the standard seats in my 2001. Thanks again.

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It's all I thought it would be and more...I agree about the tail light thing.

Nice ride. Should eat up the midwest interstate with no problems.

Chris

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I remember our old neighbor bought one of those new to replace her old Legacy. It had the body color rear fascia, which I think looks better. If I remember right, they eventually traded it in for a Town and Country so her disabled father could get in and out more easily.

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Congo-rats GM4Life for your wonderbar ride. Enjoy long happy miles on that W-body.

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It's all I thought it would be and more...I agree about the tail light thing.

Nice ride. Should eat up the midwest interstate with no problems.

Chris

Thanks for the kind words, I have no doubt it will either. It gets its plates today, and will be driven provided it doesn't keep raining.

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Congo-rats GM4Life for your wonderbar ride. Enjoy long happy miles on that W-body.

Thanks I think we will have many happy miles in it.

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:metal: Rock on to you and your son. The car is very nice and to me does look new. My 94 GMC Suburban always amazes people as I keep it waxed and cleaned on the inside. Your son will really get some great years and long life out of the car by keeping it waxed, vacumed and degreased. It is amazing how these cars can keep going with a bit of maintenance.

Congrates to your family on the new addition. :D

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:metal: Rock on to you and your son. The car is very nice and to me does look new. My 94 GMC Suburban always amazes people as I keep it waxed and cleaned on the inside. Your son will really get some great years and long life out of the car by keeping it waxed, vacumed and degreased. It is amazing how these cars can keep going with a bit of maintenance.

Congrates to your family on the new addition. :D

Thank you very much sir. My son I and try to keep the cars up the best we can. They tend to suffer a little during the non-summer months as we both have less time to take care of them and the weather in Iowa sucks. Well I hope we can keep it clean and spiffy looking for many years to come, and yes regular maintance and care make a HUGE difference. You might as well or they just go to grass if you don't and they are way to EXPENSIVE to do that with them.

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And some more...

*And yes I did pull my car in like that to take these photographs, and didn't run over the lawn. I am sure the neighbors thought I had lost it.*

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The last of them...

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For the record it has two full coats of wax, wheels have been polished/detailed once along with the rest of the car. Engine bay needs to be cleaned up good and I would like to see a final coat of wax go on her as well. Feedback is always welcome and enjoy the photos as always.

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Ah, see like I figured, it looks fine close up.

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