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#1046 of 1259 Re: I Want This Car... [roadburner]
Mar 23, 2012 (1:07 pm)
Interesting...I didn't realize GM still used the X-frame on the Riv in '66. I figured it would have gone to a perimeter frame by then? I wonder, then, if the Riv used the X-frame all the way through 1970?
#1047 of 1259 Re: I Want This Car... [andre1969]
Mar 23, 2012 (4:58 pm)
I'm pretty sure that the Riv got the X-frame through 1970; it wasn't used on the 1971-up boat tail Rivs.
#1048 of 1259 Re: GM [imidazol97]
Mar 23, 2012 (10:09 pm)
Sat in a Verano yesterday. Nice car. The trunk is huge for a car its size with an easy access opening. I commented that a Li-Ion battery pack would have room in there!
Saw what I believe is my first Verano spotting on the road coming home from work today. I'd say I wasn't keen on the silver "slanted eyebrow" trim pieces above the rear taillights. IMHO the Cruze is better looking, though I'd imagine the Verano is nicer inside.
#1049 of 1259 sonic eco !?
Mar 24, 2012 (8:48 am)
seen two sonics so far. hatchback LTZ and coupe LT.
they look great to me, but certainly small and with short wheelbase, it can't have as nice highway ride realistic east-coast open-highway 75 mph speeds like Cruze......
i'll be watching reports of the real-world Sonic mpg compared to the Cruze, since I understand
the sonic's drivetrain(s) are same as some of the Cruze drivetrains.
I wonder if there will be a Sonic Eco next year too.
Apr 04, 2012 (4:07 pm)
#1051 of 1259 Re: Impala 2014 [imidazol97]
Apr 04, 2012 (6:31 pm)
Odd amalgamation of designs, but not bad. The current model needed to be replaced a few years ago.
#1052 of 1259 Re: Impala 2014 [imidazol97]
Apr 06, 2012 (7:07 am)
Nice. Profile, front end, rear end styling very good. However, do not think that the crease line starting at middle of rear door and going to taillight is needed. Looks awkward. Except for that detail, I like the car.
Hopefully, Bob Cumberford of Automobile Magazine will do his styling review on this Impala.
Now, know that it is very stylish for GM, especially Camaro, and Chrysler with 300 to do gun slit small side windows. This may not be a good idea for a large volume sedan such as Impala. I see a lot of older drivers in these cars and they especially should have as big as windows as possible for vision/safety.
Also, lots of police depts buy Impalas. But, maybe not anymore when a police only version GM sedan comes out with Chevy nameplate.
#1053 of 1259 Re: Impala 2014 [xrunner2]
Apr 06, 2012 (7:33 am)
> the crease line starting at middle of rear door and going to taillight is needed.
The crease gives it a modern, trendy look. But my first reaction was it was too much like the Sonata's overdo of same.
The real test for both of us is to see it in the real world 3-D. And I like to see a car in white to really tell whether it's pleasing or not. But then a lot of cars look good in certain colors and look less so in other colors in the order book palette.