As a current owner of a 2018 Chevy Impala LT with the 3.6L V6, it’s been the most trouble free and reliable car I’ve ever owned. I just want to thank the men and woman who built these cars as they are very under appreciated and valued in the market place. It’s well put together and runs extremely smooth. My car just passed a little over 103,000 miles. No issues at all!! Just routine maintenance.
I believe GM’s Epsilon II platform which is the Chevy Impala, Buick LaCrosse and the Cadillac XTS was one of GM’s best sedan platform in decades. Much better than the Malibu and lesser end models for sure. It’s like GM put a lot of effort, money and engineering into the platform.
However, as employees of GM, how would you compare its vehicles in terms of quality control, quality of its materials such as interior/exterior trim, drivetrain components and other parts vs Ford, Dodge, and other foreign competition? Because lately it seems like the company is seriously lagging behind other brands when it comes to styling, engineering and build quality within certain models. For instance just other day I went to my local Chevy dealer and checked out the new Blazers, and noticed that the weatherstripping on the passenger side front door was dangling loose and came off when I barely pulled on it. The interior plastics and trim felt very very cheap. To the point where you could easily break something with the slightest touch. They also lag behind in feature content for the price as well.
Also, why are GM 4 cylinder engines so unrefined and unreliable? Especially in the Chevy Cruze and the 2.5L 4 banger that GM puts in everything.
Also how is GM culture and does the company truly care about building high quality reliable vehicles or not really?
Any responses will be greatly appreciated.