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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:32 pm    Post subject:  New 2012 Impala LTZ? Reply with quote

Im trying to combine the fuel efficency of my 2003 impala, and the comfort of my 2007 SS, and I am starting with the new Impala LTZ because I like the body style still (Although ancient), i like it.

I was waiting for the new redesigned Impala, however, the 2003 needs some Tires and a few other small things, which all adds up to $1500 that I do not want to spend unless it makes the most sense. Plus, the lack of power does blow.

So this is more of an open ended " please give your opinions" question.

The 2012 Impala, which is fast, and pretty much my SS with a V6? Same payment as the SS?
A 2012 Chrysler 300 Base with the 8 Speed? (Same price as fully loaded LTZ)

Or: Throw tires on the old girl and deal with it until a hub falls off again? Laughing
Im still attached to the SS. So, Im hesitant and want to do homework.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:30 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The LTZ will still be a little slower than the SS. Not that you're buying it to race. Unless they're deeply discounting the Impala a loaded LTZ isn't worth the price they ask. maybe you can get a good price on the LTZ. You should buy what you want but I would go with the 300 hands down if it were my money.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The Impala is the worst value in domestic cars today. It's old and tired, overpriced and if it's your definition of fast, I'm sorry for you. Comparing a loaded Impala to a base 300 is like comparing herpes to a kitten.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Base 300. /Thread

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Given that the 2012 Impala is the oldest new car on the road, I'd say forget about it and get a 300 or hold out for the new Impala.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:04 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Have to agree - except, if you just LOVE the car and body style, I am seeing HUGE discounts at my dealer. Not confirmed, but also see claims of getting new 2012s (nicely equipped LTs) for 18,500 (excluding tax/title) with disounts/rebates/owner loyalty etc. So ONLY if you love the car would I do it. Otherwise based 300 or base Taurus (not sure on the price on these though) IMO.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

There has to be a better way to spend $18,500. You could buy a whole city block in Detroit.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Heres the deal. Let me clarify, my SS is a fast car. Hands down period.
the LTZ isnt bad for a v6, and I told the dealer outright, not to steal iffy's words, but the Impala is the oldest new car on the road. lol Laughing

Im thinking the 300 Limited. Im also considering waiting for the new Impy.
They have to do something, otherwise Chevy should get out of the large sedan market.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Given that the 2012 Impala is the oldest new car on the road, I'd say forget about it and get a 300 or hold out for the new Impala.



Holds no merit. It will still get you from A to B and haul your kids to soccer practice. The argument is getting old.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'm with pushrodpower on this....


But on the other hand, the only thing that would make me nervous about the 2012 Impala is the fact that it is a one year only drivetrain in this platform. Availability and price of parts may reflect this down the road.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Given that the 2012 Impala is the oldest new car on the road, I'd say forget about it and get a 300 or hold out for the new Impala.



Holds no merit. It will still get you from A to B and haul your kids to soccer practice. The argument is getting old.


The only thing getting old is people getting butt hurt every time someone doesn't recommend the Impala when someone is looking to buy a new vehicle. Is it A to B transportation? Absolutely. But so is a $10k Nissan Versa. Remember, he's not looking at picking up an older used Impala for cheap, he's looking at a brand new fully loaded LTZ which is a $32k car, that doesn't even have features like navigation that can be had on compact cars. I think people should buy what they WANT. If he WANTS the Impala, then sure, get one. However, anyone not bias towards the Impala who would buy one regardless of it's merits would be hard pressed to recommend the Impala over the 300.

I wouldn't be worried about the drivetrain since that engine is used in everything. That was the whole point in using it to begin with because it's already widely used in many applications so it made no sense to keep manufacturing the 3.5 and 3.9 for one car.

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Given that the 2012 Impala is the oldest new car on the road, I'd say forget about it and get a 300 or hold out for the new Impala.



Holds no merit. It will still get you from A to B and haul your kids to soccer practice. The argument is getting old.


I'm sorry you disagree, but I would find it very hard to shell out 30k+ for a car that is based on a design that is fundamentally 30 years old when a modern replacement is on the way.

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PushrodPower wrote:
IffyG wrote:
Given that the 2012 Impala is the oldest new car on the road, I'd say forget about it and get a 300 or hold out for the new Impala.



Holds no merit. It will still get you from A to B and haul your kids to soccer practice. The argument is getting old.


The only thing getting old is people getting butt hurt every time someone doesn't recommend the Impala when someone is looking to buy a new vehicle. Is it A to B transportation? Absolutely. But so is a $10k Nissan Versa. Remember, he's not looking at picking up an older used Impala for cheap, he's looking at a brand new fully loaded LTZ which is a $32k car, that doesn't even have features like navigation that can be had on compact cars. I think people should buy what they WANT. If he WANTS the Impala, then sure, get one. However, anyone not bias towards the Impala who would buy one regardless of it's merits would be hard pressed to recommend the Impala over the 300.

I wouldn't be worried about the drivetrain since that engine is used in everything. That was the whole point in using it to begin with because it's already widely used in many applications so it made no sense to keep manufacturing the 3.5 and 3.9 for one car.


Of course this in an Impala forum. Everyones jumped on the bandwagon of hating them. One of the reasons this site is going to hell. I know you'll are just trying too fit in. Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I don't really have an opinion on the '12 Impala vs. the 300. I've never been in the position to buy a new car, nor have I wanted to. I think for me it would be whichever I could get cheaper, and with a better warranty, because isn't a good warranty pretty much the only reason to buy a brand new car?

You can get a MINT 7th gen for like 4-6k, and have a reliable comfortable car that is cheap and easy to fix. Stick a TomTom to the windshield, and there's your nav.


Sure, the engine/trans combo are used in many cars, that's not the concern.

I'd be more worried about parts that may be specific to the car such as axles and mounts.

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Given that the 2012 Impala is the oldest new car on the road, I'd say forget about it and get a 300 or hold out for the new Impala.



Holds no merit. It will still get you from A to B and haul your kids to soccer practice. The argument is getting old.


The only thing getting old is people getting butt hurt every time someone doesn't recommend the Impala when someone is looking to buy a new vehicle. Is it A to B transportation? Absolutely. But so is a $10k Nissan Versa. Remember, he's not looking at picking up an older used Impala for cheap, he's looking at a brand new fully loaded LTZ which is a $32k car, that doesn't even have features like navigation that can be had on compact cars. I think people should buy what they WANT. If he WANTS the Impala, then sure, get one. However, anyone not bias towards the Impala who would buy one regardless of it's merits would be hard pressed to recommend the Impala over the 300.

I wouldn't be worried about the drivetrain since that engine is used in everything. That was the whole point in using it to begin with because it's already widely used in many applications so it made no sense to keep manufacturing the 3.5 and 3.9 for one car.


Of course this in an Impala forum. Everyones jumped on the bandwagon of hating them. One of the reasons this site is going to hell. I know you'll are just trying too fit in. Laughing


Meh, people just get into a position to get a new vehicle, and they move on because there are better options out there. Did I hate my SS? Not at all, it was a solid daily driver that served me well. That was also 5 years ago when I got it, alot of new cars have come along. Some people additionally like myself, like actually have a different car. If someone loves the Impala and wants to keep buying them over and over, that's fine. Personally, I see no purpose in spending money on a new vehicle if you're getting the exact same thing. As much as I love my Tacoma, if I needed to replace it right now, I would not be buying another Tacoma.

It's not jumping on the bandwagon of hate, it's just giving an unbiased opinion on 2 vehicles. In this case the 300 is just the better car, regardless of what forum you're on. Like I said, buy what you WANT, just don't get pissy if others gave moved onto other vehicles and choose to not spend that kind of money on that car when the alternative is much better, and there's also a much better replacement on the way if one were to stick with the Impala.

As far as the TomTom, you're missing the point, He's not buying a $5k car, he's referring to brand new. I'd laugh in the dealers face if i were in the market for a new LTZ and upon questioning why there's no in dash nav the dealer told me to just stick a TomTom to the windshield. It's just the principal in the lack of features in a brand new 32k vehicle. I'd give no argument against buying an older used one.

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