A fellow realist. I like you. I always feel like I'm taking crazy pills when I hear about how awesome GM's interiors are now. Yes, they rattle less and look like a bit more effort went into them...but it's still the same awful materials, just formed into different, more elaborate shapes. Mechanically reliable stuff, though. Typically, at least. Again, the Impala- it's like they were TRYING to make it suck. Working with rental cars, like 1 in 10 went back to the dealer with major problems almost immediately after delivery. Sample size in the hundreds. Malbus did not have the same issues. I think a couple went to the dealer for side airbag codes (I don't think GM can figure out how to run the harnesses in the seat right). Otherwise just your typical 'some dumbass knocked this part off' fixes.