Sweet Peet claims that the last Impala was the car that drove him screaming from the ad biz and led him to, on June 1, 1999 — lest we forget — found Autoextremist.com and deliver the bare-knuckled, unvarnished, high-octane truth every Wednesday. Except when he takes the week off. Or goes to work at Chrysler. But this new one, due in '09, could be the car that saves Chevrolet in Peter's eyes. We're inclined to agree that this new Imp is a make-or-break car for GM. Next they need to slap some turbos (six? eight? forty-seven?) on the high-feature V6 and give Buick a Grand National back. Either way, they'll finally be able to compete with DCX's Bruce-infused LX cars.
GM finally does the right thing for Chevrolet. [Autoextremist]
Report: Next Impala Will Be Rear-Drive, More Upscale? [Internal]