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    Re: The 2014-19 chevrolet impala was the best car to come out of chevy since the orig

    If GM had used the CTS platform and the 5.3 and 6.2 engines, with awd option, they could have made 40,000 Impalas a year or more forever.

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    Re: The 2014-19 chevrolet impala was the best car to come out of chevy since the orig

    To be fair the 2006-2016 Impala (and subsequently Impala Limited) weren't bad cars they were just totally bland and forgettable. My grandfather had an '06 Impala SS in Sport Red and though it ended up grenading the transmission at 49k miles and eating oil before 40k it was a good looking, comfortable car that had gobs of torque. The V6 models have held up well as I've seen many higher milage examples running well.

    Now as far as the 2014+ models... quite frankly one of the nicest cars GM has ever built. In fact I would say as an overall car it's probably the best sedan GM has ever built and quite frankly the only home run car they've introduced in the last 10 years. I can't remember a time before where I could find little to nit-pick about a car but the Impala is one of those cars. Used examples are an absolute steal in the marketplace and they are SO much nicer than a similar Accord or Camry. It's a shame they introduced the car as the SUV craze started taking off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Show-Me View Post
    If GM had used the CTS platform and the 5.3 and 6.2 engines, with awd option, they could have made 40,000 Impalas a year or more forever.
    I wish I knew the cost advantage of foregoing advancement of platform design... like Chrysler did with the LX platform being so old. Apparently Americans really do not require anything advanced to continue buying.. although in that situation a lot of their volume is really Fleet. I think that since Alpha and Omega are currently available it would make sense to flesh out one of them into a more volume heavy vehicle like a Chevy Impala. A CT6 or CTS sized Impala with all of the Camaro's engines would be pretty awesome.. And would do little to hurt CT6 or CTS sales if marketing would do its job properly

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    I wish I knew the cost advantage of foregoing advancement of platform design... like Chrysler did with the LX platform being so old. Apparently Americans really do not require anything advanced to continue buying.. although in that situation a lot of their volume is really Fleet. I think that since Alpha and Omega are currently available it would make sense to flesh out one of them into a more volume heavy vehicle like a Chevy Impala. A CT6 or CTS sized Impala with all of the Camaro's engines would be pretty awesome.. And would do little to hurt CT6 or CTS sales if marketing would do its job properly
    That's why I've been annoyed with GM not utilizing Omega more because I have a feeling if they built a Chevy or Buick with that platform they could absorb the extra cost that CT6 isn't able to alone. At least not with the deep discounts GM's having to use to move metal on the lots. This is something FCA has an advantage in and where GM could learn a thing or two. The LX chassis is ancient but it still drives well and FCA has been committed to keeping the cars up to date while listening to customer input. The tooling has been long paid off so even if a lot of these cars go in fleet they aren't loosing significant amounts of money to sell and residuals and resale has actually improved on Charger as more retail buyers purchase them.
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    Man I’ve logged some serious miles onto that platform between rental cars and my own XTS Vsport. It out shines the 300/charger in my book. I agree with most that say small updates should continue to happen but the biggest issue is that the transmission will get fazed out soon. How much money are they willing to spend for both impala and XTS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryannel2003 View Post
    That's why I've been annoyed with GM not utilizing Omega more because I have a feeling if they built a Chevy or Buick with that platform they could absorb the extra cost that CT6 isn't able to alone. At least not with the deep discounts GM's having to use to move metal on the lots. This is something FCA has an advantage in and where GM could learn a thing or two. The LX chassis is ancient but it still drives well and FCA has been committed to keeping the cars up to date while listening to customer input. The tooling has been long paid off so even if a lot of these cars go in fleet they aren't loosing significant amounts of money to sell and residuals and resale has actually improved on Charger as more retail buyers purchase them.
    Good point. It's too bad GM doesn't think it's necessary or feasible. Even if the market were slowing in this arena keeping fresh updates and tech into it would I think keep the interest alive.

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    I wish I knew the cost advantage of foregoing advancement of platform design... like Chrysler did with the LX platform being so old. Apparently Americans really do not require anything advanced to continue buying.. although in that situation a lot of their volume is really Fleet. I think that since Alpha and Omega are currently available it would make sense to flesh out one of them into a more volume heavy vehicle like a Chevy Impala. A CT6 or CTS sized Impala with all of the Camaro's engines would be pretty awesome.. And would do little to hurt CT6 or CTS sales if marketing would do its job properly
    That's why I've been annoyed with GM not utilizing Omega more because I have a feeling if they built a Chevy or Buick with that platform they could absorb the extra cost that CT6 isn't able to alone. At least not with the deep discounts GM's having to use to move metal on the lots. This is something FCA has an advantage in and where GM could learn a thing or two. The LX chassis is ancient but it still drives well and FCA has been committed to keeping the cars up to date while listening to customer input. The tooling has been long paid off so even if a lot of these cars go in fleet they aren't loosing significant amounts of money to sell and residuals and resale has actually improved on Charger as more retail buyers purchase them.
    I get it.. Omega is also now paid for as well.. Pricing at an average $70-75K and over 50K sales in the last three years assures this. GM is no longer the fool in regards to making money per platform. OMEGA is for all intents ZETA with ALPHA "bits" and lightweight materials thrown in 😏. Yes.. The Impala should still go on Omega, perhaps even LaX too

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    Re: The 2014-19 chevrolet impala was the best car to come out of chevy since the orig

    I have a 58' Bel Air & 16' Impala LTZ and love them both. The Impala on long road trips gets 33-35 MPG all the time.

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    You just reminded me of an old picture somewhere in my parents archive of the same Aunt and Uncle with the new Traverse having one of these only a couple of years newer like I'm thinking 1974 and it was red if I'm not mistaken.

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    I agree. I think this current model is still very impressive and I hate to see it dropped from the lineup!

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    Re: The 2014-19 chevrolet impala was the best car to come out of chevy since the orig

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    It still could. Seriously.. the death of large cars here in the U.S. is a GM/Ford ploy -
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    #2.) if you want to take a very complex issue and over simplify it then #1 factor is loss of all of what is not measured in public ie non measured interior volume loss and related.... and #2.... loss of what we can call useful utility - and practicality.

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    I still can't believe GM said that because of 1mpg we didn't get a RWD Impala.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Show-Me View Post
    If GM had used the CTS platform and the 5.3 and 6.2 engines, with awd option, they could have made 40,000 Impalas a year or more forever.
    Great Idea!

    Update the current Impala Styling for use on a RWD platform, offer the 5.3 and 6.2 engines, with awd as options and sell it for years.

    Too bad GM will never do it, makes too much sense and might actually be profitable.

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    Great Idea!

    Update the current Impala Styling for use on a RWD platform, offer the 5.3 and 6.2 engines, with awd as options and sell it for years.

    Too bad GM will never do it, makes too much sense and might actually be profitable.
    THey could have done it 10 years ago
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