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Old 02-17-2005, 07:33 AM   #29
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You know, not sure about Ford's deal, but GM had it. When they came out with the Impala SS, they had the sales and they did it with very little marketing (or overhead production costs since they took a fair amount from the existing parts bins). They built something that folks actually wanted. When they halted the B-Body line on December 13, 1996 in Arlington, TX, I heard rumors it was for more profitable trucks. Makes sense, but when you know they made up to $10k profit per truck, and offer rebates up the wazzo, makes you wonder how much profit is actually being made on the trucks lately....let alone resale value down the line......

On a side note, I had someone offer me $1k less than what I paid for one of my '96 Impalas recently....this is only about 9 years after I picked it up off the showroom floor.
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:22 PM   #30
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You know, not sure about Ford's deal, but GM had it. When they came out with the Impala SS, they had the sales and they did it with very little marketing (or overhead production costs since they took a fair amount from the existing parts bins). They built something that folks actually wanted. When they halted the B-Body line on December 13, 1996 in Arlington, TX, I heard rumors it was for more profitable trucks. Makes sense, but when you know they made up to $10k profit per truck, and offer rebates up the wazzo, makes you wonder how much profit is actually being made on the trucks lately....let alone resale value down the line......

On a side note, I had someone offer me $1k less than what I paid for one of my '96 Impalas recently....this is only about 9 years after I picked it up off the showroom floor.
The sevice manager where I work had an Impala SS clone, with the LT1 engine, it has 130,000 on it, and he wants to part with it for $6000.00, if you want another one. It is a nice Florida car, no rust nice paint and interior, runs very good. It would make a good tow vehicle for a Bambi, or maybe a Classic 22.
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Old 02-18-2005, 06:38 AM   #31
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The sevice manager where I work had an Impala SS clone, with the LT1 engine, it has 130,000 on it, and he wants to part with it for $6000.00, if you want another one. It is a nice Florida car, no rust nice paint and interior, runs very good. It would make a good tow vehicle for a Bambi, or maybe a Classic 22.
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HA! I already qualify for a Pre-Owned GM dealership sign for the front of our house. So I'll have to respectfully decline.
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