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slick kid 55
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8/28/2005
22:14:26

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Anybody heard anything about the new chevy impala. i've seen commercials sayin it was going to have a small block chevy makin 300 horses, but the commercial has no pictures of the car in it



8banger
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8/28/2005
22:20:03

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thats because its Fugly

I saw the commercial too..I think they said 335HP

No pictures though, what does that tell you.

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8/29/2005
21:33:55

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It's still FWD though, but it does have an aluminum v-8 (5.3l.) Half way there, it still needs to be driven from the rear wheels.



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8/29/2005
21:42:12

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If that is the case, 5.3 and FWD, then why do they even BOTHER???

S T U P I D!



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8/30/2005
09:21:20

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actually its a rwd



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8/30/2005
09:35:44

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I thought this was a General DAKOTA board. We don't need no stinkin Chebbys.



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8/30/2005
15:08:19

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saw one on the road today. absolutely nothing special looking about it. very generic looking. rear end looks like it was copied right from the new Ford 500 drawing board. you know, something like what your grandfolks wouldn't mind driving around in...



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8/30/2005
15:46:10

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Well my same thoughts on the new and unimproved Fugly Dodge Dakota.



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8/30/2005
16:08:06

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actually I don't have a clue what I am talking about. the 06 wImpala is a front driver, like most of the other garbage puked out by the general.

and it is butt fuggly



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8/30/2005
16:08:40

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You think it looks like a Ford 500?



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8/30/2005
16:12:17

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I like the Ford 500. Too bad it's so underpowered.

The Impala is just more ugly GM crap.



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8/30/2005
17:39:19

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Leran to type proper English, you uneducated morons. I am God and I have spoken.

I'm gay too.



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8/30/2005
18:00:35

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You are such a tool imposter.



GraphiteDak
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8/31/2005
01:08:11

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From their specs...
"5.3L Small Block V8 Engine

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The small block V8 in SS models features:

Displacement on Demand (DOD) technology for an estimated MPG 28 highway.1
The most standard horsepower and torque in its class.2
Aluminum Construction – all major castings in the V8 engine, including the deep–skirt engine block, are made of weight–saving aluminum. Casting from aluminum contributes to a stiff engine structure that helps ensure smooth operation.
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) – ETC replaces the mechanical link between the accelerator pedal and engine with drive–by–wire electronic control. This allows for remarkably smooth and precise acceleration.
Polymer–Coated Pistons – pistons are coated with a polymer material that reduces engine wear and contributes to quieter operation.
Cylinder–Head Technology – the small block V8 cylinder heads were originally developed for the Corvette Z06. Their pent–roof combustion chambers and flat–top pistons deliver high horsepower.
Composite Intake Manifold – the composite intake manifold design allows the small block V8 to deliver high levels of torque at low– and mid–range engine speeds, while still delivering plenty of airflow for peak engine horsepower. "


- Looks like they have made some changes to their newer V8 with similarities to another popular V8 being used in trucks and car. I WONDER which engine THAT could be???



I saw one today. Couldn't see a rear axle, so I assumed it was FWD.
What a bunch of sh*t. At least DC pulled their heads out of their a$$ long enough to bring back some RWD vehicles. And Ford never STOPPED making RWD.
RWD is just better, period.



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8/31/2005
10:52:55

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That's the same engine that is in some of the GM trucks. It is the LS-2 V8 which is very close to the LS-1. Steel cylinders, coated pistons, 6 bolt mains 150 pounds lighter than the iron block. It's a very impressive engine with a lot of potential. I haven't seen the new Impala personally, but I can't see how that engine would be put in a front drive chassis. The current GTO is a rear drive car and that is based off of an Austrailian fleet car. The way I understood it was the current GTO was going to be replaced with an all new rear drive platform that will also be the bassis for other new GM cars. All part of their new platform sharing.

The real reason DC went rear drive with their new performance sedans is becasue they are based off of the previous Mercedes C-class platform. Mecedes does not have front drive cars so most of their expertise is obviously with rear drive platforms. Since they own Dodge (DC) it was more cost effective to develope a new "hot rod" using an existing out dated Mercedes platform (just like the Crossfire)and add traction control or all wheel drive. Tha's all that is. No great foresight from DC. They're just using available resources which from a corporate stand point is smart. I know a couple of people with one of those cars (300 & Magnum) both with only the V6 and even with the traction control they say the cars are a handful to drive even in the rain. Just like an unloaded 2 wheel drive truck. Great platform for performance, but maybe not so good everyday 4 season driving (in northern climates anyway).




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8/31/2005
12:02:44

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Yeah, right.



Slick kid 55
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9/01/2005
11:00:56

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Hopefully its FWD so the police cars are still slow and cant handle



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9/01/2005
11:43:36

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"Slick kid 55
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Hopefully its FWD so the police cars are still slow and cant handle"

Looks like you're in luck! It's front wheel drive! WTF 303HP going to the front wheels??? Hello Torque steer!



2006 Chevrolet Impala SS Sedan
Base price $27,800 (est)
Vehicle layout Front engine, FWD, 4-door, 5-pass sedan
Engine 5.3L (325ci)/303 hp/323 lb-ft OHV 16-valve V-8
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Curb weight 3600 lb (est)
Wheelbase 110.5 in
Length x Width x Height 198.3 x 71.6 x 55.9 in
0-60 mph 6.0 sec (est)
1/4 mile 14.3 sec @ 98.1 mph (est)
Sales Projection 20,000 of 200,000 Impalas
On sale in U.S. Autumn 2005





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9/01/2005
16:48:21

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hahahaha...someone said "wimpala"

I thought that was funny

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9/01/2005
18:32:34

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I don't think that sounds like a SLOW car.

But still. FWD sucks. I don't care how many people will try to argue that with me.

RWD rules. That's why the German's use RWD or AWD and not FWD. Cuz FWD sucks.



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9/01/2005
23:21:43

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I know they're throwin a nice V8 in the new Buick Lucerne which is replacin the LeSabre and Park Avenue (i think). I keep tellin my grandma to get one, but she doesnt want all the extra power (over 300HP). Shoot....id drive it.



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