Soo Long 2014 Malibu Hello 2014 Impala

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    Soo Long 2014 Malibu Hello 2014 Impala

    Well I said goodbye to my 2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT this past Saturday and said hello to my 2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LT. The Malibu was a wonderful vehicle I have zero complaints about it. A month after I purchased the Malibu the wife and I found out we were having our 3rd child we figured the Malibu could hold the 2 booster seats and the one infant car seat. Well we went to check just in case I ever needed to get all 3 kids if the wife was busy and to my surprise we could not. So this past weekend we went to look at Impalas we took all 3 seats to test out and sure enough all fit with some extra room. So with that said I took advantage of the 0% for 72 months with no payments for 90 days. I was upside down $1800 on my trade so my GM Private offer, $800 in GM card earnings, and a $250 new car purchase credit (since I purchased the car at the same dealership) add my GM supplier I did pretty good.

    My 1st impressions on the car

    -Love the exterior and interior design itís light years over the previous model Impala.
    -Car has a more luxurious feel on the inside
    -I like the interior ABL itís nicer that my Camaro and Suburban
    -Love the push button start (we have it on the Suburban but I donít get to drive that much)
    -Interior is on par with my 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe in terms of quality.
    -Smooth ride and very quiet interior.
    -I am impressed with the safety features (blind side alert, front warning, rear warning systems) we have the same features on the Cadillac and 2015 Suburban.
    -Good front and rear leg room
    -The 3.6L VVT engine is nice and smooth
    -I like the larger trunk space

    What I donít like or wish it had.

    -HUD I think all vehicles should come with a HUD I love the HUD in my Camaro
    -DRLís should come with the 2LT package
    -Side moldings are needed the doors are big itís going to be a ding magnet
    -Ventilated seats should come standard with the leather interior package.

    My former 2014 Malibu 2LT what I liked and disliked.
    Liked-
    Loved the exterior IMHO the best looking mid-sized car on the market
    Love the interior it looked luxurious IMHO the best looking/layout interior for any of the mid-sized cars on the market.
    Being a big guy 6ft and 320 lbs. the car was very comfortable I am not sure why all the negative reviews on this vehicle.

    Disliked-
    Engine was to loud
    MPG was not up to par with other mid-sized vehicles
    GM is about $2000k to high for a price point on this vehicle.

    Overall I am very happy with the car I wish GM would have allowed 0% for 72 months & 90 days on 2015 Models I would have purchased the 2014 Tahoe 2LT they had on the lot it was very nice.
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    Re: Soo Long 2014 Malibu Hello 2014 Impala

    Nice car and great angle on the photo. But, if I understand your post, you have a Camaro, a CTS, a Suburban and the Impala. That's a lot of cars! The dealer must roll out the red carpet when you arrive. And, if he doesn't: find one that does. You must be a dream customer!

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    Re: Soo Long 2014 Malibu Hello 2014 Impala

    Another photo
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    Shot of the interior
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    Re: Soo Long 2014 Malibu Hello 2014 Impala

    Quote Originally Posted by Tone View Post
    Nice car and great angle on the photo. But, if I understand your post, you have a Camaro, a CTS, a Suburban and the Impala. That's a lot of cars! The dealer must roll out the red carpet when you arrive. And, if he doesn't: find one that does. You must be a dream customer!
    Thanks well the Chevrolet Dealership loves me anytime a new Camaro arrives Z28 or ZL1 they let me know. As for the Cadillac dealership not really it was a simple transaction I never heard from them again.
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    Re: Soo Long 2014 Malibu Hello 2014 Impala

    Nice ride! I love the 3.6 in the Impala, it's a nice fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzchev28 View Post
    Nice ride! I love the 3.6 in the Impala, it's a nice fit.
    Thanks yes that is a nice engine.






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    Re: Soo Long 2014 Malibu Hello 2014 Impala

    This is the car, easily the most beautiful sedan on the road today

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    This is the car, easily the most beautiful sedan on the road today


    Why anyone would buy the Avalon over this is beyond me..

    congratulations

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    Re: Soo Long 2014 Malibu Hello 2014 Impala

    Congrats! Great choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchicha View Post
    This is the car, easily the most beautiful sedan on the road today


    Why anyone would buy the Avalon over this is beyond me..

    congratulations
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    This is a beautiful car. Congrats on your purchase!!!
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    Re: Soo Long 2014 Malibu Hello 2014 Impala

    Quote Originally Posted by mchicha View Post
    This is the car, easily the most beautiful sedan on the road today


    Why anyone would buy the Avalon over this is beyond me..

    congratulations
    Hybrid. And reliability. Toyota pretty much decided to sell a Lexus as the Avalon and the public can see there is very little difference between it and the es series.

    If Chevy dropped in the euro diesel mill into this car it would be a game changer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcodori View Post
    Hybrid. And reliability. Toyota pretty much decided to sell a Lexus as the Avalon and the public can see there is very little difference between it and the es series.
    Congratulations on your newest child, and your Impala 2LT gcodori! Impala is a perfect car for a growing family.

    You have summed up the situation with Toyota Avalon/Lexus ES perfectly. Several reviewers have commented that the Avalon's overall excellence makes the ES pointless. To a certain extent, the similarly excellent Impala V6 makes the Buick LaCrosse pointless as well.
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    Re: Soo Long 2014 Malibu Hello 2014 Impala

    Quote Originally Posted by mchicha View Post
    This is the car, easily the most beautiful sedan on the road today


    Why anyone would buy the Avalon over this is beyond me..

    congratulations
    I agree. It's a really beautiful car.

    Did the dealer put on those stripes or did you. Personally, I hate those add-ons and if the dealer has put them on a car I want, I make them remove it as part of the sale. Looks tacky and messes with the lines of the car.

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