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Old 08-28-2007, 07:29 PM   #26
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I like the TSX better. This isn't bad though. the SS badge looks out of place though. the car looks like an accord and doesn't look like it should be a performance car at all. The tail lights really take away from it.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:17 PM   #27
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Impala!! Bloody Impala!!! I didn't think it was... BUT IT IS - That's the Impala!!!!

look right above the License plate if you don't believe me, and compare it to this:
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You could be right. But, the bowtie could also go there.
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That's a bowtie. I'm pretty sure of it. But it does look in between.
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and the bottom left of the top picture does say Chevrolet Impala SS...
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and the bottom left of the top picture does say Chevrolet Impala SS...
Which was added after. Who knows, I don't really care.
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Usually the Impala symbol goes on the side, not on the center back. The center back is usually reserved for the bow tie.
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^Good finds. That's the first I've seen. I just did a google image search for chevy impala and couldn't find a one like that. Maybe it's a last year deal that they changed it or something. I don't know. But, this was what I found. Oh, and Winding road had the checkered picture as a possible new Impala.
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So they take off the impala emblem for the latest bodystyle and replace it with the word ONCE on the side of the trunk lid???

WTF is up with that. Oh well. I haven't paid much attention to the new impalas cuz they look fugly to me. I've always seen the emblem on the back. Selective memory I guess.
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and the bottom left of the top picture does say Chevrolet Impala SS...

And, actually, the name on the vehicle is taped over. It looks like a short enough name to be hiding 'IMPALA' under it.

I have to say, I like the style of the 'SS'. I'd like to see that on the Camaro.
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So they take off the impala emblem for the latest bodystyle and replace it with the word ONCE on the side of the trunk lid???

WTF is up with that. Oh well. I haven't paid much attention to the new impalas cuz they look fugly to me. I've always seen the emblem on the back. Selective memory I guess.
The Impala emblem is still on the current model, it's just behind the rear windows.

I find the current Impala a HUGE improvement over the last model, which was a bit ugly.
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:38 PM   #38
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As ugly as the Impala has been lately, it doesn't matter. Because the fact that it has been FWD has made it a blasphemy that the most beautiful design in the world couldn't overcome, IMHO.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:16 PM   #39
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But the new Impala will be RWD, RIGHT? I like that front end on the checkered picutre above. I betcha that the white "mule" that we see is actually the Lumina SS and the above picture is going to be the Impala.

It just sounds like a better idea to me to have the Impala a little larger w/ RWD. And I agree that the name is kinda short. Looking at all the other pix, the Impala name is located on the bottom left of the trunk lid in somewhat small letters. That would be what's taped up. I'd love to see the new Impalas show up the 97' model year (last year made) w/ overall size, weight, style, and hp. I loved those old Impalas, but Caprice Classics they were. Bring back the old w/ a little twist to it and call it a 4dr family sedan w/ a big @ss engine under the hood. That'd work for me!
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I'm pretty sure the picture of the car with the camo ^ is the malibu that is going to come out in a lil bit. Thats an old pic
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The new/current Impalas are still FWD .

AirGoya beat me to it but I believe the checkered car is a new malibu similar to this one.

The only big difference is no projectors on the one which looks like the production version. Maybe the checkered ones are SS's or Malibu maxx w/e??

If you go to chevy.com and look at the upcoming vehicles there is the 08 Malibu with pics and a few specs.
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:51 PM   #42
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There will be no Maxx or SS...yet.
But you're all right, the emblem is definitely a bowtie...What I thought was teh animal...was just a wrinkle...
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:27 PM   #43
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FWD? I don't know, with the G8 and Camaro RWD, I'd think that the Impalas would follow the same line considering it also has a V8. Have to wait and see.



[QUOTE=SoFlaZ;21351]The new/current Impalas are still FWD .
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That and they're clunky. Driving them at the Rev It Up event I expected it to handle somewhat like an accord. I felt like I was in a truck by the body roll/dip. Braking felt like I was looking at the street 2 inches in front of the bumper. Having more power doesn't mean it should handle like that. Maybe it's just me.
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I'm surprised it handles like that! I've never driven one, but of all the reviews i've read of the current Impala's, they were supposed to be good cars.

Oh, and I forgot to add, I read an article (multiple ones, actually) that the new Impala is either going to be RWD, to prevent cannabalization between itself and Malibu, or it was going to stay FWD, but significantly larger than Malibu. Has anybody else heard this?
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Hold on...the Impalas are being built on the ZETA platform in Canada...

That is a RWD platform...right??? I know the platform is set up to do all-wheel drive. But, I don't think it's set up for FWD. From last I heard, the Impalas are built first on the line and then it's the Camaro's turn. I could easily be wrong. But, if I am...someone, please, correct me.
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I was under the impression, that the deal with the Impala/Camaro assembly line thing, was for the current FWD Impalas. They have to wait for the last of those to roll off the line, then they can re-tool the plant for Zeta, and Camaro.

Because IF we get it, the RWD Impala is coming after Camaro.
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HHHHhhhmmmmmmmmmmm....I just don't know.
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Niether do I, I can't find any proof of what I said... But I did find numerous reports that It will be built in Oshawa line #2, and Impala supposedly on Line #1...plus, Oshawa is supposedly one of those flexible manufacturing sites, (i.e. different models at the same time).
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Yea im positive that i read in Car&Driver that the upcoming Impala is RWD.

If there are any questions about the current impala or one before that, i can probably answer them. My dad has a 06 impala SS and i drive a 02 impala LS
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