GM begins 2014 Impala production in Detroit and Canada

Apr 9, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Michigan Radio

Today, the tenth version of the Impala is being made at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, and at the Oshawa Assembly plant in Canada.

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kev

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Wow! Engine variations available r quite mind boggling. Looks like a well put together car. These cars can get upwards 30 mpg on highway or more. And still retain alot of room. Hopefully people will give this car a chance.
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It looks a lot better than the Impala manufactured from 2006 to the present. The 2000 through 2005 Impala cars had good styling. In 2006 GM changed the design of the body, and the car looked ugly. I never bought one of the newer Impalas because they were ugly. It kind of reminded me of the GM cars manufactured from 1974 to 1977 with the colanade styling like the Malibu. I kept my 2003 and 2005 Impalas. Finally, it looks like a nice body style is coming back. However, FORD has the Taurus which already looks similar to the new Impala design, and it has already been in production for several years. Why has it taken GM so long to change the design? Also, I would not buy one with the four cylinder engine. The Impala is a heavy car, and the V-6 is the way to go. I get 31 miles per gallon on my 2003 Impala on the highway, and it comes with the durable 3.8 V-6 engine.
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Apr 10, 2013
 
kev wrote:
Wow! Engine variations available r quite mind boggling. Looks like a well put together car. These cars can get upwards 30 mpg on highway or more. And still retain alot of room. Hopefully people will give this car a chance.
Time to trade ur Yugo for a car.
Donate 2 ma waddles, running or not running.
Skeeter

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Apr 10, 2013
 
The new Dodge Charger Super Bee will be a big player also, game on Detroit !
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Apr 10, 2013
 
A truck works for me for the foreseeable future. I can't carry 12' timbers in an Impala and I don't go for joyrides. I can climb under my hood to work on stuff instead of calling a locksmith or jeweler. I admire the other stuff, but it's not for me.
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General motors made alot of ridiculously bad decisions.why did they keep putting northstar v8 engines in cadillacs when it was prone to leak at head. They had these engines out for around 12 years before thinking( why not put inserts into aluminum block where bolts lock in?) Cadillac lost many customers on problems like this alone.also too many electronics could go wrong on engine starting. Theives couldn't start it and many times owners couldn't. People started buying lexus and european models because big wigs weren't making sure reliability was intact. These engines should have lasted north of 200K miles before problems.same thing happening with boeing dreamliner now!
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This is a yr of celebration, drive every where just for fun before the big quake hits Ca. That will cause an attack on our soil from foreign PWRs that lye in wait ?

This info comes from a panel disscusion I found on the web of inner circles of pwr.
kev

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Maybe north korear will hit with missle!?
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kev wrote:
General motors made alot of ridiculously bad decisions.why did they keep putting northstar v8 engines in cadillacs when it was prone to leak at head. They had these engines out for around 12 years before thinking( why not put inserts into aluminum block where bolts lock in?) Cadillac lost many customers on problems like this alone.also too many electronics could go wrong on engine starting. Theives couldn't start it and many times owners couldn't. People started buying lexus and european models because big wigs weren't making sure reliability was intact. These engines should have lasted north of 200K miles before problems.same thing happening with boeing dreamliner now!
It takes a punk to steal a car with a key or a puller. Serious thieves tow them away and this can be done without leaving the cab. Folks who repo vehicles have perfected this science legally.
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kev wrote:
General motors made alot of ridiculously bad decisions.why did they keep putting northstar v8 engines in cadillacs when it was prone to leak at head. They had these engines out for around 12 years before thinking( why not put inserts into aluminum block where bolts lock in?) Cadillac lost many customers on problems like this alone.also too many electronics could go wrong on engine starting. Theives couldn't start it and many times owners couldn't. People started buying lexus and european models because big wigs weren't making sure reliability was intact. These engines should have lasted north of 200K miles before problems.same thing happening with boeing dreamliner now!
GM also had problems with intake gaskets leaking on it's 2.8, 3.1, and 3.4 V-6 engines. They did nothing to fix the problem with the gaskets. Felpro has a revised gasket that is better to fix this problem. GM kept on manufacturing these engines for more than 12 years and did nothing to fix this problem.

Also there was the GM/Dexcool lawsuit, and many unhappy owners. There was the intermediate steering shaft, steering rack problem, and front subframe weld crack problem with the Impalas too.

These are more rediculously bad decisions GM made.
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Yes. But Northstar problem nobrainer! U don't put steel bolts into aluminum alloy at head gasket .they pull out eventually, not rocket science.! Ford also had problem with 3.8 v6 . Possible gasket problem.great engine if head leak didn't occur. But eventually head leaked many times just out of warranty,
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kev wrote:
Yes. But Northstar problem nobrainer! U don't put steel bolts into aluminum alloy at head gasket .they pull out eventually, not rocket science.! Ford also had problem with 3.8 v6 . Possible gasket problem.great engine if head leak didn't occur. But eventually head leaked many times just out of warranty,
If you folk can afford a Caddy or even an E225, you can afford a head gasket. Oh, scratch that E225. That's what my grand daddy had.

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Apr 13, 2013
 
That's awesome! That's what I love to see. More domestic manufacturing. I'm sick of companies exporting jobs that we can all do. Good job GM. That new Impala is SHARP!
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Apr 20, 2013
 
Just wondering if anyone knows or heard anything about GM hiring in the Detroit area soon. And if so for what? and when. How do you go about applying? Thanks for any info/help you can give.
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GeeWats wrote:
Just wondering if anyone knows or heard anything about GM hiring in the Detroit area soon. And if so for what? and when. How do you go about applying? Thanks for any info/help you can give.
Apply at the Warren Tech. Center online resume
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The new impala is awesome look out Ford and Chrysler !
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Kallark27 wrote:
That's awesome! That's what I love to see. More domestic manufacturing. I'm sick of companies exporting jobs that we can all do. Good job GM. That new Impala is SHARP!
I agree, its a nice vehicle.

It looks as if they are going after the Taurus market.
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I don't know how ford stays in business, all they do now is copy Toyota and Nissan products and their value is not as good as GM or Chrysler ?

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Government-Foe wrote:
I don't know how ford stays in business, all they do now is copy Toyota and Nissan products and their value is not as good as GM or Chrysler ?
I beg to differ. I think Ford has excellent designs and their quality is top of the line. Consumer Reports bashes MyFord Touch and the Select Shift transmission. MyFord Touch is WAY ahead of its time lol. I don't think consumers are entirely ready for it yet. The transmission problems probably stem from a supplier. I personally hate Nissan and Toyota. I remember reading a statistic that said for every 150 Japanese/Asian cars imported we only export 1! That's really aggravating. That's why I will NEVER own an Asian car. Americans are eat up foreign cars like candy but Asians barely purchase ours?? That's not fair!
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Apr 23, 2013
 
Thanks for the info.

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