Crappy Cars & Illogical Decisions

My car is the antithesis of a Jalopnik reader's car. It is big, it is slow, it is front wheel drive, and it is an automatic. The interior is full of fake wood and hard plastic, and it's not even brown or a diesel. It's the base trim of the model range, and the sporting version, the "good" version, was voted the… » 1/05/14 12:13pm 1/05/14 12:13pm

Clever Impala Evades Hungry Cheetahs by Leaping Into Tourists’ Car

Tourists on safari at South Africa's Kruger National Park who thought they were witnessing the harsh realities of nature when they spotted a herd of impalas being chased down by two hungry cheetah were left "dumbstruck" when one of the impalas decided to break the rules by diving out of harm's way straight into one… » 7/11/13 9:28am 7/11/13 9:28am

2014 Chevy Impala Ditches Image As Rental Car Reject

As we told you earlier this morning, for almost 20 years the Chevy Impala has been synonymous with "rental" — a car more "Jackalope" than the southern African antelope it's named after. They've been boring and they've been beige — well, with the exception of a few years of the "SS" badge anyway. Until now. » 4/04/12 9:00am 4/04/12 9:00am

The 2014 Chevy Impala Shows Off Its Rear Pillar

Car enthusiasts have mostly ignored the Chevy Impala since its switch to FWD in 2000 and Americans fled to SUVs and crossovers years earlier, leaving the car a darling of no one but fleet operators. This first glimpse of the 2014 Chevy Impala's strong kink is the first evidence that there may be a reason to give the… » 3/21/12 4:45pm 3/21/12 4:45pm

See What Happens When A Chevy Impala Sets Itself On Fire

Not content to leave all the fiery fun to exotic cars, a Chevy Impala recently decided to torch itself after a routine oil change. As you can see, everything appears to be business as usual until a service technician started the car and interrupted his co-worker's snack time by starting an unexpected engine fire. » 2/12/12 4:00pm 2/12/12 4:00pm