Re: Can GM ever learn to be cool?
@gtrslngr- We are talking about the soon to be released Impala, not the one that you see all over the place (especially with the little Hertz stickers in the back window) look at car4mh's picture on the previous page. I understand your Caddy horror- the interiors are quite nasty but overall I like them a lot. The little ones with the sharp edges are unique and rather delicious to me at least.
@B&N- The new Impala is based on the Insignia I think, as was the Saab 9-5.
Also the new Astra coupe is a very tidy looking thing, but not really cool. Here are my 3 cool GM cars at present.
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@ Batty - Impala - I know . Its here in KC already . Its no larger than a Camry . Its a fastback sedan wanna be ( e.g . in the metal , not really ) Its dull as a butter knife trying to cut thru a well done steak . And from all initial reports ...... its boooooooring to drive as well . Car4mh's post is some 80 days out of date ya know !
I did make one error though when saying all SAAB's under GM's ownership were built on Chevy platforms : forgetting the abysmal SAABaru 9-2 . I'm shocked/disappointed no one called me on that phoo paa
I'll stand by my statement living with GM products on a daily basis , seeing one or another at almost every turn in the metal rather than in photos ;
The ONLY car GM currently makes that even approaches ' Cool ' is the C6 Corvette . The Camaro loses any cool factor by the fact that its equal Mustang models with a solid rear axel and half the tecnology can smoke it on the road courses as well as the drags . Cadillacs here are for old men having a Mid Life Crisis yet still needing to seat four but lacking the funds/class/discernment to move up to a Benz / Bimmer etc . The Caddy hot rod wagon ....... is a disaster . I'll try and track down the 4 part article/diary written by a recent owner / auto journalist . It aint pretty . Day after he bought it it started falling apart .
No my Antipode/UK/EU site mates . When it comes to GM in the US ; Buy FORD /Japanese/Euro .
And for the love of all things good and proper . DO NOT buy a Chrysler !