When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

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    Question When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    I currently have a '09 Impala LT 3.5 as a company car. It's been a good car overall, only left me hanging once in 65,000 miles and that was from a bad battery. Mileage is averaging 27 mpg per the computer. I'm pretty happy with it overall, but it's obviously long in the tooth. When I look around, I see alot of these doing "company" duty.

    I'm up for a replacement in a couple months, but it looks like the Impala will again be the car of choice this time since it's still available. My company basically runs nothing but Impalas, hundreds of them, with a few Chevy trucks mixed in. No Buicks. The cars are somewhat custom for fleet customers, having no OnStar, no sat radio, but the LTZ trim.

    So...whenever the Impala does get dropped (when?) what do you think will be "the" full-size company car or rental fleet trooper from Chevy?
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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    It isn't being dropped.
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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    A "stripper" version of the next Impala will likely become a fleet model, although the current Malibu could work. The next Malibu is a smaller more fuel efficient car, so that would be a choice in a year or so from now.

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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    A "stripper" version of the next Impala will likely become a fleet model, although the current Malibu could work. The next Malibu is a smaller more fuel efficient car, so that would be a choice in a year or so from now.
    Didnt it come up recently in another thread the GM will continue with the current Malibu when the new one comes out and call the old 1 Classic?Maybe they will be using the Malibu as the fleet car if the next Impala goes more upmarket

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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_VT View Post
    ...... the next Impala goes more upmarket
    So that means transaction prices will be above that of the Cruze and Malibu in the future - Good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_VT View Post
    Didnt it come up recently in another thread the GM will continue with the current Malibu when the new one comes out and call the old 1 Classic?Maybe they will be using the Malibu as the fleet car if the next Impala goes more upmarket
    I don't think that was ever confirmed, just something that was assumed considering the previous two generations of Malibu.
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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    So that means transaction prices will be above that of the Cruze and Malibu in the future - Good idea!
    You know, I kinda like seeing an MSRP-25 grand Imp advertised for 16 or 17 grand.
    I paid about 16 for my 2004 MSRP 24grand, it was a solid car.
    Except the stock struts and tires were the worst GM crap, and needed to be replaced.

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    It isn't being dropped.
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    A "stripper" version of the next Impala will likely become a fleet model, although the current Malibu could work. The next Malibu is a smaller more fuel efficient car, so that would be a choice in a year or so from now.
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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    Anyone else think that GM should continue producing the 3.5/3.9L HVV6?

    I find them smoother than the 3.6L DOHC V6 and they sure are cheap to make.
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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    Anyone else think that GM should continue producing the 3.5/3.9L HVV6?

    I find them smoother than the 3.6L DOHC V6 and they sure are cheap to make.
    YES! Too bad ohv are not "cool" anymore. They are troopers and should not be scrapped. GM put some bucks into developing these after canning the 3.8 for whatever reason.

    So I guess it would make sense, in their bizarre decision-making process, to dump these mills and go with something more expensive and complex that doesn't get the MPG these do.
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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    YES! Too bad ohv are not "cool" anymore. They are troopers and should not be scrapped. GM put some bucks into developing these after canning the 3.8 for whatever reason.

    So I guess it would make sense, in their bizarre decision-making process, to dump these mills and go with something more expensive and complex that doesn't get the MPG these do.

    I think that they would have been great in products like the Colorado for example, rather than the Atlas I4 and I5, would have also made an interesting, cheaper base Camaro, heck, if they could fit in the Sonic, drop one in a call it Z24.
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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    You know, I kinda like seeing an MSRP-25 grand Imp advertised for 16 or 17 grand.
    I paid about 16 for my 2004 MSRP 24grand, it was a solid car.
    Except the stock struts and tires were the worst GM crap, and needed to be replaced.
    Oh, don't get me wrong its great for the physiologically stable consumer, that doesn't have to have the latest-and-greatest, I actually entertained the thought, with my Dad's GM employee price, loyalty, auto-show and other rebates I figured I could get an LT for about $18K or an LTZ for about $21K - Seeing 2-3 year old decent mileage ones for $12,000 changed my mind.

    I did buy my wife's Rendezvous under similar conditions - sold it 3 1/2 years later for $2,500 less than I originally paid for it new!

    It is bad for the long-term sustainability and viability of a company

    It will be interesting to see if the Lambda's can maintain the sales numbers, without the needed refresh, especially now that the new 7-passenger Explorer and Durango are out.
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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    Selling a car that's MSRP $27K for $20K doesn't make it any better of vehicle. The car still makes the rest of GM look bad.

    I think the Impala was a very solid car, five years ago. Sort of like the 2010 Chrysler Sebring was a good car in 1996. The rest of the competition has passed it, particularly cars like the Taurus.

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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    You've got to remember that the current Impala is NOT a full-size car. It's a mid-size car that happens to be big. I think the next generation Malibu should be the one pushed to fleets, not the Impala, which should, in some capacity, serve as the flagship for Chevrolet's passenger car line.
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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    so if the impala is midsize, chevy doesn't make a fullsize sedan ? they should make a 2013 caprice RWD V8 !!

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    Re: When the Impala is dead..what will be the new Chevy rental/company fleet car?

    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    I don't think that was ever confirmed, just something that was assumed considering the previous two generations of Malibu.
    According to reports, the "Classic" is coming for the final year in this run but nothing officially official from GM yet.

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