What happened to the chevy imapala ? an afordable full size rear wheel drive sedan.
why did it die out in the mid 90s just after the SS brought it back to life ?
I just read an article on the 06 impala and I was horrified, is this a joke ?
A front wheel drive V8 ? Are they kidding ? I thought GM would have learned
from the mistakes of the "Eldorado" and "Toranado" of the 60s & 70s ? but I guess not.
Smokin up the front wheels at traffic lights is just wrong, not to mention dangerous !
Chevy just shoved a ****y little V8 into it's poor excuse for an impala and called it the SS!
Well that's just great if you want a V8 Taurus, So tell me, seriously, who would buy one ?
What If you want a new full size domestic rear wheel drive car, you can buy a Cadillac, a Lincoln, a Crown Victoria or a 300C ? Am I right ? or is a Camry a full size car now ?
Don't start writing nasty replies yet, please read on. then you can let me have it !
I can't help thinking you guys are missing out on something. Now I'm not bagging American cars in general, corvettes are now a world class sports car and the list of excellent vehicles made in the USA go's on and on, it's just the "impala" I have a problem with ! and whatever else they call it when it's not a Chevy, Because you see, there's no excuse not to make a traditional RWD impala, there is and always has been a GM platform that's existed for 10 years or more, so why don't GM in north America want to use it ?
You've all seen the latest GTO, love it or hate it, it's just a 2 door version of the average Australian family car, designed & manufactured by GM Holden in Australia the "monaro" is the coupe. "commodore" is the sedan and the "ute" is an el Camino sized pickup that was almost available to you last year but Chevrolet said "naaa it won't sell here" B.S. !!!
These cars are built to suit every budget, trim level and performance from a mild V6 to an all out corvette LS2 in automatic or 6 speed manual, all RWD and exported all over the world and in both left hand drive and RHD and badged as Holden, Pontiac, Vauxhall in Europe and even Chevrolet in the middle east and South Africa
Look, don't get me wrong, I love old american cars and the 50s, 60s & 70s U.S built cars have a huge following in Australia, but I can't help thinking Chevy isn't giving the people of north America what they want any more, but maybe I'm wrong ? If that's the case ? I'm sorry I offended any of you, it's just my opinion that GM and Detroit in general has been
misleading you into buying american made japanese copies ! so if you want to see some interesting cars that you probably never new existed check out www.holden.com.au
and see what Aussies are driving every day and if you like what you see ask your Chevy dealer why you can't buy one !