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#1225 of 1259 Re: . [fintail]
Mar 02, 2013 (1:51 pm)
Well, you know what I mean, assuming both types of execs are of relatively equal skill.
Comparing BMW with GM is kind of tough, completely different reasons for existing and different structures.
Yes and no. Both are in the business of selling vehicles for profit. Target demographic are different, but execs for both companies should know both their product and their market.
I agree that, all things being equal, personality trumps blandness. But i would rather have bland and competent rather than full of bluster and clueless.
Mar 02, 2013 (6:39 pm)
First I've seen the convertible in pictures.
#1227 of 1259 Re: . [michaell]
Mar 02, 2013 (7:42 pm)
Apples and oranges as corporations go, though. Freude am Fahren vs Jack of all trades, master of none (or few). The former will easily be able to create nice profit margins. Add in the completely different labor and national corporate environments, I can't see how they can be compared other than that they both make cars.
Sadly, with what must be the vast majority of execs on this continent over the past few decades being ineffective grossly overpaid cloned sheep with identical MBAs, we get neither personality nor ability.
#1228 of 1259 Re: GM 2014 SS: On the Move. Let's Go Places. [roadburner]
Mar 03, 2013 (12:55 pm)
It's made in OZ, so I'd certainly consider it.
That's the only reason I wouldn't consider it. Not a fan of front-fender vents either, but I do like the proportions of the car.
#1229 of 1259 Re: GM 2014 SS: On the Move. Let's Go Places. [uplanderguy]
Mar 03, 2013 (2:32 pm)
I've since read that the SS won't be available with a manual, so no sale...
#1230 of 1259 Re: This is not bland [imidazol97]
Mar 17, 2013 (1:12 pm)
Nice pics. The grille itself has a slight throwback to the C1; overall the frontal area reminds me of, I want to say Caddy Cien?, maybe wrong. Though I'm not a fan of the taillights / treatment, should be a good seller.
#1232 of 1259 Don't Rent It, Buy It
by steve_ HOST
Mar 22, 2013 (5:47 am)
"Of course, there's no confusing the new car with the old in the metal, and once you actually drive it, you'll have to admit the 2014 Chevrolet Impala finally has what it takes to compete for real customers.
The best part is the 8-inch MyLink touchscreen interface for audio, navigation and phone functions. It's easy to use if you've ever picked up a smartphone or tablet and it's a radical advance for the Impala, which never before had a factory nav system."
Chevy Finally Builds a Large Sedan for the 21st Century
#1233 of 1259 Re: Don't Rent It, Buy It [steve_]
Mar 22, 2013 (6:58 am)
Weird thing - the steering wheel in the new Impala:
Is very reminiscent of the one in the W221 (2007+) S-class:
Have to admit, the new car looks light years ahead of the old one, actually nice.
#1234 of 1259 Re: Don't Rent It, Buy It [fintail]
Mar 22, 2013 (7:30 am)
Funny, the Benz dash looks more like an American product to me than the Impala's! I think it's probably the woodgrain. The Impalas I saw at the Cleveland Auto Show had a glossy black dash decoration, which I like. But then, I like the tortoise shell door-grabs inside my brother-in-law's '05 Chrysler 300-C!
The interior of the Impala didn't seem all that big to me, at first try. GM used to be the absolute king of packaging vis-a-vis interior space versus exterior size--starting with the '77 big cars. But that's been lost.