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bladerunner



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PostSubject: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:05 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/impala-tops-sedans-consumer-reports-tests-222901591.html

Just read this. Pretty impressive I'd say. CR is usually really hard on American car makers and I believe it said this is the first time in over 20 years an American car topped this segment.

Recently, GM has been putting out some impressive products. Make me wish I could afford one!
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:32 pm

Ya Matt just told me about that...he thinks GM is bringing its A game

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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:54 pm

sdstick wrote:
Ya Matt just told me about that...he thinks GM is bringing its A game

Yeah....not overly impressed yet, and as far as GM bringing it's A game.......no comment (don't buy anything with a 3.6 in it)  Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:57 pm

V8Killer wrote:
sdstick wrote:
Ya Matt just told me about that...he thinks GM is bringing its A game

Yeah....not overly impressed yet, and as far as GM bringing it's A game.......no comment (don't buy anything with a 3.6 in it)  Surprised

What makes you say that?
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:17 pm

V8Killer wrote:
sdstick wrote:
Ya Matt just told me about that...he thinks GM is bringing its A game

Yeah....not overly impressed yet, and as far as GM bringing it's A game.......no comment (don't buy anything with a 3.6 in it)  Surprised

Been hearing that recently... Didn't Cadillac just dump a ton of R&D into that engine?
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:22 pm

bladerunner wrote:
V8Killer wrote:
sdstick wrote:
Ya Matt just told me about that...he thinks GM is bringing its A game

Yeah....not overly impressed yet, and as far as GM bringing it's A game.......no comment (don't buy anything with a 3.6 in it)  Surprised

What makes you say that?

Driving and working on them everyday. I'd say I'm a pretty good judge. study 
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:33 pm

V8Killer wrote:
bladerunner wrote:
V8Killer wrote:
sdstick wrote:
Ya Matt just told me about that...he thinks GM is bringing its A game

Yeah....not overly impressed yet, and as far as GM bringing it's A game.......no comment (don't buy anything with a 3.6 in it)  Surprised

What makes you say that?

Driving and working on them everyday. I'd say I'm a pretty good judge. study 

I guess I meant to ask what specifically is bad about them in your experience? Not being a smart ass just genuinely curious. Smile 

Google shows some people complaining about timing chains.
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:38 pm

bladerunner wrote:
V8Killer wrote:
bladerunner wrote:
V8Killer wrote:
sdstick wrote:
Ya Matt just told me about that...he thinks GM is bringing its A game

Yeah....not overly impressed yet, and as far as GM bringing it's A game.......no comment (don't buy anything with a 3.6 in it)  Surprised

What makes you say that?

Driving and working on them everyday. I'd say I'm a pretty good judge. study 

I guess I meant to ask what specifically is bad about them in your experience? Not being a smart ass just genuinely curious. Smile 

Google shows some people complaining about timing chains.

Yup, timing chains, valves sticking causing misfires, oil leaks, coolant leaks......FAIL

Every week the shop looks like this, taken today:

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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:43 pm

Seems to be an issue with an overly optimistic OLM causing folks to go too long between oil changes. Wouldn't a software fix be in order?
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:05 pm

bladerunner wrote:
Seems to be an issue with an overly optimistic OLM causing folks to go too long between oil changes. Wouldn't a software fix be in order?

Yeah they tried that already (actually a recall on a lot of them for a reflash), it hasn't helped anything.

That's ok because the newer Eco-tec's are doing it also. Pretty sure you can't make a timing chain that's 4 feet long, smaller than a bicycle chain, and expect it to survive.

That, and GM feels it's ok to have oil change intervals @ 5k plus miles
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:34 pm

5k mile oil change intervals? Thats it?

Hondas have had 7500 mile oil change intervals going back 20 years. I take it easy on my 1992 Accord and change the oil every 5k, it does have 246k miles. lol. I think Honda recommends 10k on their new models.
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:51 pm

MalibuSSwagon wrote:
5k mile oil change intervals? Thats it?

Hondas have had 7500 mile oil change intervals going back 20 years. I take it easy on my 1992 Accord and change the oil every 5k, it does have 246k miles. lol. I think Honda recommends 10k on their new models.

Yes 7,500 on most. This I can tell you, a Honda engine is NOT a GM engine. GM engines have more blow-by, and crappier PCV systems. They WILL goop up if you push them to those high intervals.  No

My Toyota powered "turd" has 237k on it, still squeaky clean inside. It is what it is......
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:23 pm

How is it that you have all this time to post on teh interwebs with all those sick 3.6's around? Suspect 

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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:30 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
How is it that you have all this time to post on teh interwebs with all those sick 3.6's around? Suspect 

I make time, cuz this shiz is important. Razz 

I've been dodging the 3.6 Russian-roulette wheel since I got back from vacation. cherry 
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:54 pm

MalibuSSwagon wrote:
5k mile oil change intervals? Thats it?

Hondas have had 7500 mile oil change intervals going back 20 years. I take it easy on my 1992 Accord and change the oil every 5k, it does have 246k miles. lol. I think Honda recommends 10k on their new models.

pssh Beamers go 10K lol.
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:27 pm

Way to make a come back GM. The very reason I stay away from ford, and nissan. Piss poor timing chain design. Now GM is on that band wagon.

And when you say "New eco-techs" I assume mine is considered older, and is ok. Should I start looking at something besides GM? I really am not impressed with any other manufacturer.

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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:50 pm

V8Killer wrote:
sdstick wrote:
Ya Matt just told me about that...he thinks GM is bringing its A game

Yeah....not overly impressed yet, and as far as GM bringing it's A game.......no comment (don't buy anything with a 3.6 in it)  Surprised

Your just the Happy face of the BADASS forum, aren't you?Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:16 pm

I read this a few days ago and was very, very surprised considering the history of that magazine, along with Car and Driver, etc.

I'm still surprised that in some comparos, they rated the Avalon as high as they did because it, and the Camry, are honestly not very good looking vehicles. I don't think a Camry has actually been a good looking car since the early 1990s.  

I love the new Impala as a car.  I just like the styling overall, it's a "car"...I don't know how to put it. Probably like when I took my old one through the car wash in 2002 or so and some older guy was like "Yah, this cah...this cah's a cah..."
I do worry about the 3.6 hearing what I have though. Time will tell. The good thing is, the reputation of the Impala name is damaged ever since the Wimpala came out.  They depreciate like mad and it's going to take some time for the car to build a new rep if this one is any good.  So, it's likely that in a few years, after knowing what the deal is with the '14 Impala as far as reliability is concerned, you might be able to get a really good deal on a gently used example...

Billy, my friend went to look at an '01 Altima yesterday and was telling me "Dude, did you know those have a timing chain? Yea so I know I'll def. be buying one of those..."  I cringed silently on the phone...haha.
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:22 pm

The new impalas are nice don't get me wrong but I'd still take a 94-96 as all day any day.
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:24 pm

Looking over on the Lambda and Camaro5 forums, most owners seem to indicate a subsiding of the issue in 2010 and newer models, which seems to coincide with a new supplier of chains.

Not sure how true that is or if it is simply wishful thinking. Did GM issue an extended warranty for these?
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:12 pm

F it, i told Heidi her next ride is a new Fusion. I hate using the F word, but its a nice car, good mileage, and the dealer is right down the road. Gotta drive 15 miles to the gm dealer, and thats along ride home after the pounding they give you for service.
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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:34 pm

No Moa wrote:
Gotta drive 15 miles to the gm dealer.....
 
To bad you dont have a car that'll go 30 miles fast & comfortably...scratch 

No Moa wrote:
...and thats along ride home after the pounding they give you for service.

Next time let them buy you dinner before.Sad ....just an idea.


PS: Made it sound like your the boss of Heidi...didnt you?....Razz ..good one..Arrow

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PostSubject: Re: New Impala Top Rated Sedan from Consumer Reports?   Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:40 pm

sdstick wrote:
No Moa wrote:
Gotta drive 15 miles to the gm dealer.....
 
To bad you dont have a car that'll go 30 miles fast & comfortably...scratch 

No Moa wrote:
...and thats along ride home after the pounding they give you for service.

Next time let them buy you dinner before.Sad ....just an idea.


PS: Made it sound like your the boss of Heidi...didnt you?....Razz ..good one..Arrow


I thought you might lend me one of you fast and comfy cars for the trip.

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