No Jeye it was the new body style that came out in 2014, I was disappointed in the Impala rental cars so plain of an interior outright ugly compared to the LTZ interior. The car is big perfect for my needs but I would only buy the LTZ model. I would buy a Honda Accord over an Impala LS or LT.
Needed a new window switch for the truck and picked it up today, what was weird was the used car lot was loaded with 2014 Impala's so I walked over and had a good look. Really low window stickers and out came the salesperson. He told me all of them were former daily rentals. I considered buying one but the stigma of daily rental turned me against the idea. None of them had leather or a sunroof and the salesperson said its hard to find sunroofs in Impala's. Looks like I will consider another make. They had a demo LTZ but wanted way more than the former rentals. I can't see someone buying them, many had been smoke in and you could still see spilled coffee stains and who knows what else on the seats.
Are you really sorry or are you just taunting another poster? We're all taking it the hard way lately thank God I have a great job as well as my wife. I am looking forward to buying more cheap shares this year. I pity the retirees on fixed incomes with a downturn in the market things must be hard for them.
Contrary to my post yesterday. Oil is the international currency and it has a massive effect on the markets.
Oil is the international currency and when it tanks it drags the market down with it. Tomorrow could be really bad.
My daily commute is 160 miles and since I work at a GM plant I can use the discount and the free charging service they provide which is the closest parking spot to the entrance, a perfect deal for me.
As a long distance commuter working at GM assembly plant I may consider the Bolt as my next ride. I could charge it for free at work as GM provides multiple charging stations for employees. I would never have to pay for "fuel" again. Cool. I'm confident the quality will be that of the Volt so I am not concerned with it being a first year model. My truck eats $600 a month in gasoline so the Bolt would cost me nothing to own.
Jeye how much of a percentage of GM is owned by the small investor? You are pretty good finding out these facts. If you find it please post it. The big Wall street crooks screw with the market all day.
Anyone worth their salt knows the market is a Casino run by the large financial institutions and the billionaires of this Earth. All our posting and positive news items means jack squat to the reality of the market. It's not real and thinking it is indicates you may be nuts.
Shorting is not investing it's gambling. I prefer to buy a stock or mutual fund( usually a dividend paying fund) and hold it for several years. I do quite well until lately. I now hold mostly cash. Shorting was developed to allow high rollers to manipulate the market, pure gambling and corrupt at best. I leave it to weasels like yourself to play that game.
Got a call form one of mine asking me about my new year financial plans and investment goals. I laughed and told him putting money into the stock market is like spitting into the wind. I asked him if he was having any luck and he said most investors were hanging on to their cash. No kidding I sold my GM shares long ago and I am waiting for a better market and price before I go back in.
I am holding a lot of cash now. The market is just a roller coaster without direction. We are at the mercy of China. Dow Futures are tanking right now.
Funny how the people who desire new rides every 2-3 years are the same people that constantly upgrade expensive cell phones, wear a pair of shoes for a few months then buy another pair,always buy the latest fashions without really wearing the last trend for a length of time. The people have closets full of good clothes and shoes and a massive credit card bill. These people are the same people who use their equity in their homes to buy motor homes and bass boats, atv's and expensive vacations, remember the last home price crash and the effects it had on the economy. I was always taught to live within my means and pay myself first. I could retire anytime I wish yet I choose to work to ensure my son will be able to go to a first rte college. No loans for him.
I tend to research and purchase a quality vehicle then maintain it. I currently drive a Sierra 4x4 with 155K on it with the original driveline intact and running well. My neighbor buys a new Silverado every three years and only puts about 40K in the three years of ownership. Sure he gets a good trade in price but he still pays the taxes on each purchase. We did the math over a few drinks at Christmas he was shocked as to what he was paying for his ride. Its gotten to the point that the dealer usually calls him to come in the first week of January when he does his usual deal. This time he told the dealer he was keeping his ride and the dealer was shocked. My neighbor told the dealer he wasn't paying a premium for vanity anymore. GM trucks are made to last and he's my age (57) and he's glad we had the talk. Vehicles last way longer than they once did thanks to technology.
Another neighbor who also buys new every two years brags about his ride but when we play golf my wallet is always stuffed with 50's unlike him who has to use plastic.
I was at the work station where the engines come into the plant and f course the assembly process is down for the week of Christmas-New year and to my dismay I see "Made in China" on a upper coolant hose on a V6 engine, thin as a bicycle tube and reeks of the compound they made it with. So when I went home I made my was to the nearby auto parts supply store and asked for an upper coolant hose and the one they showed me was considerably thicker and didn't reek of the toxins the Chinese use and it didn't leave residue on my hand. Sure GM saved a dollar or two on an item but I just don't want to be the one stuck on an interstate with a blown upper coolant hose. A few other components were Chinese as well as Canadian. The only reason why the pro UAW posters promote made in America is because the UAW assembles the car not all the components. GM and all other producers have sourced parts in China and elsewhere. The UAW pumpers should be working the parts manufacturers message boards instead of GM's.
During my time at Ford I saw $45K Edge Sport with a 10% Chinese content label on it and a 15% Europe content label. Even the maintenance of the plant is being slowly transferred to outside contractors and there are very few apprentices in the maintenance department. Even at GM the situation is the same. Face reality the party is over soon more of our higher paying jobs will be lost.I only have a few years left to work and I pity the coming generations who will be fighting for the last few remaining decent jobs.
I support GM and many of Jeye's viewpoints but you are correct when you say it's irritating to discuss things with him since his viewpoint is 30 years old. That might explain his reposting of older news items over and over and continuing with outdated ideas. He's a good guy lost in time so to speak.
Silly aren't you? My Sierra has over 150K on the original drive line. Many American car owners are morons and don't have their cars serviced then they show up on a message board saying GM makes junk. Consumers Reports caters to whiners.