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The little engine that could the Chevry Impala has made an amazing turnaround becoming the first US -- again in twenty years.
To be labeled the very best buy consumer reports.
Magazine we got the deputy automotive editor Jeff Margolis joining me now you know I love a good made America's story.
But this sounds a little too good to be true the impala again we thought was dead and gone what's so great about -- too good to -- this is a car that really cruiser General Motors can do.
The real contrast is the previous and -- really wasn't very good.
It was based on an ancient platform known as -- car there's really best suited to be sold in the fleets that it was this is an all new car.
It really represents the potential for the new general -- and that's a change just and one -- -- flinch when he thirteen to 2014 is that dramatically change that's right this is a redesigned car completely different based on a new modern platform.
And there are really tended to the details.
What is better about it whether it's either the -- of the door slam -- the with a steering wheel -- really exactly what's better how much better and why well compared to the previous car yeah.
It's light years better.
In every single way but where this really stands out even took us by surprise.
Is we've seen good things from the recent General Motors products but there's always something.
They came up a little short and held it back and our ratings and with -- -- the real surprises.
That it was able to deliver across the board and -- more than fifty tests in the ability to score well and all of those is what gets at such a high score.
Now for twenty years probably is actually spent a little time in Detroit covering covering stuff there.
How many years ago for forty years or so the idea was that the American makers they're good utility -- -- -- them they're good at making sure that did the door doesn't Wear out.
But -- -- it really lovely design touches a nice little things that bond due to the car is the impala better on that score.
It absolutely is and a lot of those differences over time have to do it.
-- can currency rates and the ability for -- the American companies to invest in the car.
They have been able to do as much of that as some of the import companies -- in a certain what we're seeing the domestic cars.
Produce things that have very good attention -- The same time we're seeing some weaknesses from their important competitor you got to show not tell him as an example look cool indeed telling -- -- Well one of the things that's really nice as the infotainment system.
It has a large screen easy to use controls -- does amazing things and it doesn't fairly well here's something you don't take for granted not even from General Motors you know it it kills -- Jeff that.
Vick instead of talking about the engine in the zero to sixty that you're talking about that can be computer interface having a car is so much more than four wheels and engine -- car really is.
Its -- moving mobile network now.
It is and consumers are demanding -- right I chose to focus on that.
People are so attuned to their Smartphone and Digital -- stuff they're expecting the taken on the road right of the car itself has great ride and handling good staring.
Fuel economy is okay but I but it has great performance it's the overall package that satisfying and one last a few guys out there you know there they're topics -- got Tesla.
The BMW he did pay 6040000.
Or you can get it Chevry Impala for 27 K that's a nice value thanks very much for being -- tonight Jeff thank you.
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