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    Impala coupe spotted?

    Has anyone seen that new Castrol GTX commercial? It shows a bunch of GM cars dragging heavy things behind them. First an old-gen Buick, then a Cavalier... Then it looks like a 2006 Impala, but I'm pretty sure it has two doors! I saw the commercial on Comedy Central late at night. It wouldn't be the first time the 2006 Impala was used in a commercial (it has been seen in an XM commercial), but a coupe? Keep an eye out for this commercial.
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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    Haven't seen the commercial, but wouldn't the Monte Carlo be essentially an Impala coupe?

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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    Yeah, the 2006 Monte from the front might look like an Impala in a commercial.




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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    Yeah, you probably saw a 2006 Monte Carlo, not an Impala. It is still surprising that a non-GM commerical is using a 2006 vehicle that is not even out yet.

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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    u guys are right about the monte, but he did say it was late at night so he coulda saw anything

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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    Was alcohol involved?
    The original Monte was a Chevelle takeoff wasn't it? So if they are doing an Impala coupe, the new Monte should be a Malibu derivative. That would not be a bad move imo.
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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    Quote Originally Posted by nsap
    Yeah, you probably saw a 2006 Monte Carlo, not an Impala. It is still surprising that a non-GM commerical is using a 2006 vehicle that is not even out yet.
    Sirius(or XM) radio used an 2006 Impala in their commercial, about a 2-3 weeks after it's autoshow debut.

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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    It was a rear shot. It had Impala rear lights, and two doors. Making it an Impala coupe.

    Like I said, GM used the 2006 Impala in an XM commercial (they own XM), in an up close driveway shot. So it wouldn't be a total shocker for them to use a future model in this commercial. Though, it's odd that the first few cars were ones that are no longer in production (Regal, Cavalier). When I was watching it, I first thought that it was a typical commercial using cheapo GM rentals or used cars to get their point across. But the last, silver car really looked like an Impala (unfortunately, it's in a farther away shot than the other cars), and it really looked like it had two doors.

    I'm not an idiot, I know what a Monte Carlo is.

    Anyway, it's possible that I could have confused the rear end of an older vehicle with the boring-ass rear end of the next Impala, but I can't imagine what that car could have been. I can't wait until I see that commercial again.
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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    Keep us updated. I would love to see an Impalla coupe.

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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    Quote Originally Posted by driverblogger
    Sirius(or XM) radio used an 2006 Impala in their commercial, about a 2-3 weeks after it's autoshow debut.
    That would have to be XM since that is the satellite radio that is installed on all GM cars that have that option.

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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    Just saw it again on SpikeTV. It is definitely a two door, I am certain of that. The car only appears for 2 or 3 seconds, so I didn't even get to look at the rear end. It may have had the profile of a G6 coupe. I'm going to give a real close look to those tail lights next time.
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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    Sometimes production companies alter vehicles slightly so they don't resemble vehicles enough to get the licensing. I haven't seen the commercial so I really can't say. Would an Impala coupe be the same size as the Monte? If it is, there's no point to a two-door Imp.

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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    I'm not saying it's a production car, I'm just saying that might be what I saw.

    If they're axing the Monte Carlo (which barely recieved anything in its refresh) in the next two years or so to make way for a Camaro/Chevelle coupe, GM might make a FWD Impala coupe to go along with the Solara and stuff. Perhaps they made a single Impala coupe while thinking of the idea, and it wound up in the commercial?

    I have no idea, I just saw a car in a commercial.
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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    I've seen that commercial, I didn't pay attention to the last car, so I'll have to see it again.
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    Re: Impala coupe spotted?

    I just saw the commercial, I pretty sure its a Dodge Stratus coupe.

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