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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject:  New Here, bought a 2004 9c1 Impala, have some questions Reply with quote

So I spoke for a 2004 9c1, and I've been reading around about some of its features and such. I noticed that the two boxes next to the engine (they look like fuse boxes) didn't have their doors, and was hoping someone could confirm that those are the fuse boxes? I'm attaching a pic with the boxes I'm referring to circled (they are on the left). Its not my car, I'll get pics of that soon (when I have the car at home/get a camera).

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:01 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah they're fuse boxes. Why wouldn't they have their doors? That's fishy.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

What makes you think its fishy? I'm curious. I'm trying to figure out if this car is a good buy, and plan on paying on Monday. I did a test drive with my dad and we both liked it but agreed that there were some rough spots body and aesthetic-wise.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:12 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'm just saying why wouldn't the doors be there?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I'm just saying why wouldn't the doors be there?


Because it's a 9c1 and they are pretty much beat to snot....

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I just liked imagining that yes, it was driven somewhat hard, but it was also constantly maintained by NYPD mechs. The car drove well, had good tires, decent suspension, the oil looked alright, and the tranny oil was reddish brown. Car had 44k miles.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Wait, it's an NYPD vehicle?!?! That's the worst duty you can give one of these cars... constant slow speed and idling, heating up the tranny

No matter how well maintained, you should expect some tranny issues in the not too distant future

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:24 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I'm just saying why wouldn't the doors be there?


Because it's a 9c1 and they are pretty much beat to snot....

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The one that I bought was pretty well taken care of. No real major problems so far just regular maintnance and common problems such as Intake Manifold gaskets(I thought it was worse that that at first...thank god). Still good at 150,000. Cool

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I just liked imagining that yes, it was driven somewhat hard, but it was also constantly maintained by NYPD mechs. The car drove well, had good tires, decent suspension, the oil looked alright, and the tranny oil was reddish brown. Car had 44k miles.


The thing that really sold me was the good handling and quick acceleration. I was taking off from stop signs and traffic lights like I was in a drag race, and rounding corners at 60mph during the test drive just to see if it would hold up. Needless to say it did pretty good. There were no leaks or funny noises, fluids were good and no under body damage so it passed my test and I was like... It also surprised me right off the bat is how much of a head turner it was. In the begining I was considering purchasing another cruiser that was 4 years newer, but it ran like garbage (Had about 10 keys on the key ring/Current Cruiser had only 1). Thats too many owners for me Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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The thing that really sold me was the good handling and quick acceleration. I was taking off from stop signs and traffic lights like I was in a drag race, and rounding corners at 60mph during the test drive just to see if it would hold up. Needless to say it did pretty good. There were no leaks or funny noises, fluids were good and no under body damage so it passed my test and I was like... It also surprised me right off the bat is how much of a head turner it was. In the begining I was considering purchasing another cruiser that was 4 years newer, but it ran like garbage (Had about 10 keys on the key ring/Current Cruiser had only 1). Thats too many owners for me Laughing


Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised by the responsiveness of the car, as well as the gobs of power it had on hand. I took it up to fifty on a city street and it just seemed to hum right along. This car is pretty responsive and handles well, as good as I'd expect from a 3600 pound fwd sedan. Imo, it feels responsive yet more responsible to dirve than a go kart like BMW, and it has more low end power than the 2003 maxima I've test driven (yes, its probably just me). I am under the impression that the drivetrain is in good shape, the body and interior will need a little tlc, though.

I don't plan on taking this car out to race or anything, it will be a highway cruiser, I'm sure the tranny was mashed a bit as a cop car, but I won't be mashing it/
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:35 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The 9C1s have steeper gears than the rest of the Impala line-up so it jumps out there pretty quick.

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How much miles are on those seats? How much pounds of ass were applied to the seat during every trip? Lol

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This thread is about *this* far from being about me, all oiled up, eating chili mac in a walmart bathroom.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:51 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

bbengineer wrote:
PushrodPower wrote:
I'm just saying why wouldn't the doors be there?


Because it's a 9c1 and they are pretty much beat to snot....

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I would blame it on the lazy mechanics, when they stripped the vehicle of the police equiptment they probabally lost or ruind the covers. when i bought my 9c1 my rear blinkers were wired backwards, right blinker, left taillight, oh and the hole in the decklid where the antenna was supposed to be. silver insultape. Awesome, plus it was dirty as hell and the front drivers quarter panel was badly marred up. When i cleaned the interior out i found old french fries and a mtn dew can.

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bbengineer wrote:
PushrodPower wrote:
I'm just saying why wouldn't the doors be there?


Because it's a 9c1 and they are pretty much beat to snot....

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I would blame it on the lazy mechanics, when they stripped the vehicle of the police equiptment they probabally lost or ruind the covers. when i bought my 9c1 my rear blinkers were wired backwards, right blinker, left taillight, oh and the hole in the decklid where the antenna was supposed to be. silver insultape. Awesome, plus it was dirty as hell and the front drivers quarter panel was badly marred up. When i cleaned the interior out i found old french fries and a mtn dew can.


Haha, I have yet to find any food in the car (but my car has sorta smelled like a foot so it leads me to wonder...), but I understand your other stuff. The wiring is a bit off... my horn doesn't work, and I had to get the back lights rewired. Mine has a few stains and such, but I still have the antenna on the back and have quite a funny story about that (maybe to tell another time). Its too cold to dig around for the horn right now, but I'll get to that and cleaning the interior when this snow clears up and the mercury rises to 40-50 (yeah, thats warm).
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

espee2011 wrote:
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PushrodPower wrote:
I'm just saying why wouldn't the doors be there?


Because it's a 9c1 and they are pretty much beat to snot....

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I would blame it on the lazy mechanics, when they stripped the vehicle of the police equiptment they probabally lost or ruind the covers. when i bought my 9c1 my rear blinkers were wired backwards, right blinker, left taillight, oh and the hole in the decklid where the antenna was supposed to be. silver insultape. Awesome, plus it was dirty as hell and the front drivers quarter panel was badly marred up. When i cleaned the interior out i found old french fries and a mtn dew can.


Haha, I have yet to find any food in the car (but my car has sorta smelled like a foot so it leads me to wonder...), but I understand your other stuff. The wiring is a bit off... my horn doesn't work, and I had to get the back lights rewired. Mine has a few stains and such, but I still have the antenna on the back and have quite a funny story about that (maybe to tell another time). Its too cold to dig around for the horn right now, but I'll get to that and cleaning the interior when this snow clears up and the mercury rises to 40-50 (yeah, thats warm).


yea i know what your mean, i live in ol' wisconsin, woke up this morning, got a reading of -1.2 on the digital thermometer. I dont work on stuff in the cold, noone likes frozen phalanges.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:29 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Heated garage FTW! The horn issue seems too be almost common with Impalas. Mine did it too, but started working again.

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How much miles are on those seats? How much pounds of ass were applied to the seat during every trip? Lol

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