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Chevrolet Car Malibu

Deletions

Exterior color (28U) Navy Blue Metallic
(WBP) California Package

New Features

Exterior color (25U) Dark Blue Metallic
(AY0) Side air bags, head curtain and seat-mounted side-impact for driver and right front passenger

Changes

Added 1SC Equipment Group to Malibu Base Sedan
Brakes on Sedan Models: (J41) Front disc/rear drum now standard on Base model. (JM4) 4-wheel antilock, front disc/rear drum now available on Base model. (J67) 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc now standard on LS and LT models.

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Chevrolet Car Monte Carlo

Deletions

1SC Equipment group
Exterior color (12U) Galaxy Silver Metallic
Exterior color (34U) Competition Yellow
Exterior color (87U) Berry Red Metallic
Exterior color (97U) Cappuccino Frost Metallic
(B2E) Competition Yellow Sport Appearance Package
(Z4M) Monte Carlo Supercharged SS Dale Earnhardt "Intimidator" Special Edition Package
(DEJ) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Package
Bodyside moldings
Decklid lock cylinder

New Features

Exterior color (21U) Laser Blue Metallic
Exterior color (63U) Sport Red Metallic
Exterior color (67U) Silverstone Metallic
(PA9) 17" Chrome finish diamond-cut cast aluminum wheels

Changes

OnStar is now standard
SS model (1WX27) is now badged LT

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Chevrolet Car Impala

Deletions

1SC Equipment group
Exterior color (12U) Galaxy Silver Metallic
Exterior color (87U) Berry Red Metallic
Exterior color (97U) Cappuccino Frost Metallic
(Z4Z) Indy Impala SS Limited Edition

New Features

Exterior color (21U) Laser Blue Metallic
Exterior color (63U) Sport Red Metallic
Exterior color (67U) Silverstone Metallic
Exterior color (68U) Blue Ice Metallic
3 new SS colors [(21U) Laser Blue Metallic, (63U) Sport Red Metallic, (67U) Silverstone Metallic]
(PA9) 17" Chrome finish diamond-cut cast aluminum wheels
(PCH) Sport Appearance Package on Impala sedan

Changes

OnStar is now standard
"Impala SS" side badging is now silver tone
Gold bowties
Impala SS body-color grille with gold bowtie
 

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Nice to see the Malibu is getting the side airbags! I heard that there is also a slight styling refresh. Is this true?
 

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No more SS Monte Carlo,


Where did you read that in the above mentioned info?


The only thing that is going to be discontinued are the "Earnhardt" packages for the SS Monte Carlos. The Monte Carlo SS should be available in 2005.
 

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Maybe they're just making the Supercharged SS into the SS for less confusion?

Sounds good to me... 200 hp NA 3800 is hardly SS material.
 

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Originally posted by Chops@Apr 11 2004, 09:32 PM
Maybe they're just making the Supercharged SS into the SS for less confusion?

Sounds good to me... 200 hp NA 3800 is hardly SS material.
Ahh, if only they did that for the Cobalt. I was expecting the supercharged Cobalt to be called SS, not SS Supercharged.
 

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Originally posted by RCtennis3811@Apr 11 2004, 08:34 PM
Ahh, if only they did that for the Cobalt. I was expecting the supercharged Cobalt to be called SS, not SS Supercharged.
I hear ya... it should be LS LT and SS like every other chevy... none of this SS/SS Supercharged crap <_<
 

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I think the Monte lineup is now LS, LT (formerly normally aspirated SS), and SS (formerly supercharged SS). Nonetheless, I'm going to wait and see if there is a rwd Sigma or Zeta based Monte Carlo in the future (2006 or 2007 I'm guessing).
 

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As much as I like the Impala, I think it is in need of a serious refresh (similiar to the Grand Prix, LaCrosse) espicially in it's interior. I can't understand why Chevy only offers a drivers side airbag in the Impala and not one for the passenger side. This option selection has been the same since the 2000 model year. For 2005, the Malibu will offer dual front side airbags as well as side curtain airbags. I know that Impala sales are good but Chevy should invest some money into it's flagship car line.
 

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Well, it looks like nothing happens until 2006 when, hopefully, the Monte gets a v-8 (?).
I have seen more Montes in the comp yellow than silver. I thought that the yellow would have stayed.
Maybe the management really looked at the Dale Jr (red with black stripes) specialty package. I agree with the other threads; it doesn't look good at all with those stripes.

There are silvers and then there are silvers. On various car models, you'll see silvers that always look tired as if dirty while there are other paints that really flash. The Monte's silver looks a little dull for the car.

I guess that only some small changes in 2005 are expected if the car gets some major changes in 2006. If it does get some major changes in 2006 as the magazines have been hinting.
 

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They deleted the Decklid Lock Cylinder on the Monte Carlo..lol, another move by GM to save money. In 03 they deleted the passenger door lock cylinder and in 04 they deleted the "monte carlo" scripts on the lower rear quarter panels. I wonder what they will delete for 06, the "Crest" maybe?
 

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Originally posted by chadbarb99@Apr 12 2004, 01:52 AM
No more SS Monte Carlo, or 240HP in the Malibu?? What'swrong with this picture??
240hp Malibu?

What I would like to see is a 5 spd or 6spd in the Malibu Maxx. Id like to see more power, but if there was gunna be a Malibu Maxx SS, Id like to see the 3.9 3v VVT model that might make its way into the GXP G6.

And the Impy is getting a redesign I belive as did all W bodies. The MC is on its way out, or at least that what is seems.
 

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Originally posted by MCGARRETT@Apr 11 2004, 11:27 PM
No more SS Monte Carlo,


Where did you read that in the above mentioned info?


The only thing that is going to be discontinued are the "Earnhardt" packages for the SS Monte Carlos. The Monte Carlo SS should be available in 2005.
SS model (1WX27) is now badged LT
 

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Wasn't the Impala suppose to get a new interior?

Man, if that car had a decent interior, it would probably out sell the Accord.
 

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Typical underachieving Chevy. They had the chance to put in the 240hp 3.9 in the malibu but no all we get are curtain airbags! The Monte Carlo looses it's decklid lock cylinder and bodyside door protection molding. As stated above the passenger side lock also went south in 03. Bet ya the price goes up though. Probably 10 times like it did for 04. Ludicrous! Whats next, deletion of the door handles?
 

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Originally posted by ponchoman49@Apr 13 2004, 07:37 AM
Whats next, deletion of the door handles?
Probably in a couple of years since keyless entry is becoming popular in the market. OH! You were being sarcastic! LOL Sorry, not trying to be mean. It's just too funny not to say.
 

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I second the motion.
The Impala should be given a better choice of interior colors. The ebony would be a natural for the Impala SS.
I saw a black, 2004 monte Carlo SS with darkened windows. It was one nice looking ride. The same would go for the Impala.
 

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Originally posted by ponchoman49@Apr 13 2004, 01:37 PM
Typical underachieving Chevy. They had the chance to put in the 240hp 3.9 in the malibu but no all we get are curtain airbags! The Monte Carlo looses it's decklid lock cylinder and bodyside door protection molding. As stated above the passenger side lock also went south in 03. Bet ya the price goes up though. Probably 10 times like it did for 04. Ludicrous! Whats next, deletion of the door handles?
Just because the 3.9 V6 has had a press release or two, doesn't mean it's production ready. Early G6 literature doesn't list it either, but it's going to be there eventually.
 

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I also noticed another sneaky 04 deletion on the Impala. When you order the blue interior you now get a un-finished black steering wheel and column. It sticks out like a sore thumb and looks terrible! And just when I thought about getting my Impala with a blue interior! NOT
 
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