ENCORE! ENCORE!: IMPALA SS FANS WANT THE GENERAL
TO PLAY IT AGAIN (Autoweek, 8/11/97)
The Fast Poll about the Impala SS attracted a sellout crowd,
and more than 70 percent of responding readers want Chevy to bid
for a version of the stretched Opel Omega/Holden VT Commodore
(AW, July 28). However, some readers, including Impala SS owners,
want to remember the full-size, rear-wheel-drive sports sedan as
the top-10 hit it was... a golden oldie.
Please build it! The Impala SS died just when I saved up the
down payment. I want an affordable car that can stir my soul,
scare Mustang GT owners and carry the family.
If it's a rear-wheel-drive Chevy, I want it. If it's a rwd
Impala SS with a V8, I gotta have it. If it's rwd with a V8, two
doors and a six-speed, I... I... I'm having difficulty getting
past that ecstatic thought.
The Impala SS is also a great choice for dads since it is the
perfect combination of powerful sports car and four-door sedan
with space for child seats and groceries.
Christian H. Rom
Ask police departments. The answer is "No, the time has not
passed for large rear-drive sedans." But why does GM need an
import to satisfy the need? What's happened to one of the world's
great car makers?
Whose brilliant idea was it to put the Impala SS logo on an
Opel, the same guy that Coca-Cola fired over the "New Coke"
Mark N. Frolick
One of the main reasons I bought the Impala was that it was no
longer going to be made. Bringing the nameplate back will
diminish its uniqueness factor.