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Old 06-12-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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2014 Impala Looks Like a 4 Door Camaro!!!

...or, so says the July issue of Car & Driver. The magazine did a comparison test pitting the new Impala against a half dozen other 4 door cars of similar size and cost. In the narrative on the Impala they say, "...(it) steams along quietly and smoothly and looks like a four door Camaro." Hmmm..I went back and studied the pictures of the Impala and also saw them at our dealership, and can't find anything about the aesthetics of the Impala that comes anywhere close to the appearance of a Camaro. The closest thing to a Camaro is an eyebrow looking accent line over the rear wheels, that could remotely look Camaro-ish. The Impala has great stying but nothing like the Camaro.

Interesting, both C&D and Motor Trend tested the Impala against a group of cars in it's class and both gave it a second place finish. Motor Trend chose the Kia Cadenza to the first place spot and C&D chose the Toyota Avalon as the best in that comparo. Also, interesting is C&D placed the Cadenza 5th, quite a contrast to MT. I think Motor Trend gave Chevy another slap in the face by placing the Korean made car better than a GM product. I guess it proves the old adage: "different strokes for different folks".

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I can MAYBE see a little Camaro in th front grill treatment, but that is it. As for the finish, IMHO 2 second place finishes is better than the teeter tottering, while 1 of each was able to apparently find more major issues with the one that one in the other rag, the Impala held fast as an excellent car. IMHO, the new Impala is best, most rounded non specialty car in the Chevy lineup and for the first time in a VERY long time I am truly impressed with the thought, precision, and excellence that went into a GM product. THe more I see of it, the more I realize that it is a no compromise entry into it's segment.
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I'd buy an Impala over a Camaro.
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I can MAYBE see a little Camaro in th front grill treatment, but that is it. As for the finish, IMHO 2 second place finishes is better than the teeter tottering, while 1 of each was able to apparently find more major issues with the one that one in the other rag, the Impala held fast as an excellent car. IMHO, the new Impala is best, most rounded non specialty car in the Chevy lineup and for the first time in a VERY long time I am truly impressed with the thought, precision, and excellence that went into a GM product. THe more I see of it, the more I realize that it is a no compromise entry into it's segment.
I saw a metallic red one for the first time and on the way home had to stop at the dealership and have a close up look. I was very impressed, may even take an opportunity to drive one soon. Awesome looking car...wish it were rear wheel drive, but in it's class of cars, FWD is the norm.

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I'd buy an Impala over a Camaro.
Yep, many family oriented non-performance minded folks would naturally pick the Impala, especially those with small children, etc.
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Not family oriented at all. I just find the Impala's design much better.
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Great, now we have Impala trolls....
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Ah haha, yeah I'm a troll.
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Just because someone likes something that you don't does not make them a troll.

Fen has been a outstanding member in this community for quite awhile... He is definitely not a troll.
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Ah haha, yeah I'm a troll.
LOL, You cannot like ANYTHING else Fen, even if it is made by the same company that makes the Camaro, you troll........
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Good lord heaven forbid anyone like a car other than the oh-so-high-and-mighty Camaro.
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I saw a black one the other day, I thought it looked pretty good
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I am going to ask the Mod's to close the general automotive section. There is no need for it because the Camaro is the ONLY car people should like.








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Old 06-12-2013, 11:10 AM   #15
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Not family oriented at all. I just find the Impala's design much better.
Better than the last Impala design for sure.
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you're comparing what someone FELT to what you SEE
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saw one in person the other day. Looks like a Honda Crossover, looking so tall & all, rather get an older Impala, or a Buick, if I was getting a sedan.
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I am going to ask the Mod's to close the general automotive section. There is no need for it because the Camaro is the ONLY car people should like.









I have a confession.

I like Buicks. And GMCs. And Cadillacs! OMG O NOEZ!
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I like Buicks. And GMCs. And Cadillacs! OMG O NOEZ!
Somebody get a rope.......
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Better than the last Impala design for sure.
Ditto on that; anything would have been better than that formless, egg-blob. I was in the Detroit area for a few days recently and saw a few of the new ones on the road and they look nice but still not excitingly nice. Obviously just my opinion though.
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I can MAYBE see a little Camaro in th front grill treatment, but that is it. As for the finish, IMHO 2 second place finishes is better than the teeter tottering, while 1 of each was able to apparently find more major issues with the one that one in the other rag, the Impala held fast as an excellent car. IMHO, the new Impala is best, most rounded non specialty car in the Chevy lineup and for the first time in a VERY long time I am truly impressed with the thought, precision, and excellence that went into a GM product. THe more I see of it, the more I realize that it is a no compromise entry into it's segment.
Or...you could look at it like this:

Toyota Avalon: 6 points One first place finish
Kia Cadenza: 7 Points One first place and one last place finish
Impala: 10 points Two second place points

Impala is the first place winner by 3 points

Ok...anything to make a Chevy the overall winner (same points system as NASCAR)
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I like Buicks. And GMCs. And Cadillacs! OMG O NOEZ!
I guess I am a troll as well......
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Don't see it at all. They share a bowtie on the grill, but thats about at as far as my eye sees
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