Sad thing of it is, the GM and Ford competitors lived for a very long time. A buddy of mine, after driving my '95 Impala, lamented Chrysler discontinuing his St. Regis so early. Had they kept it and continued development, Chrysler could have had an equivalent to the Impala SS or the Mercury Marauder in the nineties as opposed to waiting until 2005 for the 300 to come out.Curtis Redgap said:Partially.........more that Iaccoca felt it was the wrong car sending the wrong message at the time.
The Impala has a lot of faults, even lowered compared to the Caprice and given sportier suspension it still wallows through the turns, and its fuel economy ranges between 15mpg and 18mpg depending on how aggressively I'm driving, but it's a very comfortable car for the mostly straight-line driving that my commute requires. The Cordoba I have that I used to drive daily was the same way as far as comfort, and I expect that the St. Regis was similar given their shared suspensions and similar wheelbases.