2014 Chevrolet Impala Rockets to Top of Ratings in <em>Consumer Reports</em> Test

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image2014 Chevrolet Impala Rockets to Top of Ratings in Consumer Reports Test

The redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the first domestic car to top Consumer Reports large sedan ratings in 20 years.

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  • zimtheinvaderzimtheinvader Member Posts: 580
    Saw one at the state fair, sharp looking car but way bigger than I need/want. I find it interesting that the G37 and Impala are in the same size category given that the G37 is over a foot shorter
  • bizzle1bizzle1 Member Posts: 0
    WOW, WHAT A CAR! Absolutely loving the new 2014 Chevy Impala. This is the TOP sedan on MY list. I want one so bad! This IS the best sedan on the market. The Impala is the most respected nameplate in the auto industry. This is the 10th generation Impala!!!!!!!!!! An iconic American nameplate that goes back to 1958! It's an American classic! This one surely lives up to it's name. Sexiest sedan in the world hands down! Always has been and always will be. It is the best selling car of all time! It sold 1 million units one year and it still holds the world record in sales for that. The Impala is not just any ordinary car. It's magical. GM is showing it's greatness once again. Nice work GM!
  • zoomzoomnzoomzoomn Member Posts: 143
    Good for Chevy. All of this would be so impressive...if it weren't for the fact that every model listed (read: Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, Ford Escape and Fusion, and Jeep Grand Cherokee) is based on a European and/or world counterpart platforms and technology. Just saying.

    Impala (Epsilon II platform developed by Opel), Chrysler 300 (LX platform evolution by Fiat of old W211 Mercedes platform), Ford Escape (Ford's Global C platform) and Fusion (European Mondeo platform), and Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2 Mercedes platform).
  • ctizzlectizzle Member Posts: 0
    @mcrognale - dude, seriously....just go home!
  • jeffinohjeffinoh Member Posts: 156
    Its ironic that Consumer Reports HATED the Cadillac XTS, which is esentially the same car. Guess that makes the cheaper whore the prettier one. But did ya notice how with fewer brands of GM they seem to have more great cars than they know what to do with??? All the better to pay back McGrumpy up there. He probably drives a Hyundai and complains about high unemployment.
  • beemer66_beemer66_ Member Posts: 1
    There is also a lot of misinformation out there regarding the investors.

    Bonds -- even government bonds -- aren't risk free investments. The value of a bond is the perceived likelihood of the issuer being able to pay the interest until maturity and then redeem the bond. Bonds are rated accordingly -- and the risk is reflected in the interest rate and the value of the bond. GM bonds had been rated as junk for many years before bankruptcy.

    However, the biggest misconception -- or deliberate omission -- is that bonds trade just like stocks too. You can buy bonds that were issued five or ten years ago.

    The bondholders at the time of GM's bankruptcy may not be the bondholders who originally purchased the bonds -- or even the ones who lost money.

    In a bankruptcy, bondholders exchange their old debt for new debt, equity, or both. This happened at GM too. Most bondholders readily took the new deal -- the liquidation value of GM was peanuts.

    There was a small group who lobbied for the government to redeem the bonds at face value -- regardless of the price that they were purchased at. At the darkest hours, there were still people buying GM stocks and bonds, pressuring the government to "make things right". They would have made a killing at taxpayer's expense. The government was smart enough not to do it, but it seems like a lot of commentors have fallen for this hook, line and sinker.
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