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1996 Chevrolet Impala Sedan

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BEST CAR EVER MADE
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By GETLOW
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1996 Chevrolet Impala Sedan SS 4dr Sedan


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THE IMPALA SHOULD BE A ROLE MODEL TO ALL OTHER VEHICLES THAT CLAIM TO BE "MUSCLE" YET A FAMILY SEDAN.


Favorite Features

THE GAUGES


Suggested Improvements

SHOULD COME STOCK WITH 40 SERIES FLOWMASTERES


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Frank
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By Frank
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1996 Chevrolet Impala Sedan SS 4dr Sedan


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Ive always loved this car since I was a kid, Now I own two and I'm planning on owning another one. This car is great for people who want to keep it stock and got enough aftermarket parts to make and all out weekend warrior. Love the looks.I get compliments from all ages of people .


Favorite Features

The LT1 stout engine. The grey leather enterior, and the design of the Impala SS


Suggested Improvements

To have had and option between factory 3.08s- 3.73 rear end gears!


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Still purring
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By 2KPurr
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1996 Chevrolet Impala Sedan SS 4dr Sedan


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Have enjoyed owning & driving it for nearly 13 years, transmission & engine have been flawless, water system/radiator/cooling required replacement, been thru 3 sets of tires, still turns heads. I am very proud to own such fine machinery that gets rarer yearly, get offers to sell all the time, have driven across country north-south & east-west, makes for great made-in-America advertising, insured as 4-door Caprice but is actually a Super Sport (no complaints), passes state emissions/safety tests without fail, plan on keeping all the way


Favorite Features

Awesome power, beckoning looks, engine, solid mechanicals, ease & price for repairs, longevity, roominess, handling at high speeds, wide tires, no road noise, engine purrs at 2000 RPMs at 70MPH, uses regular unleaded, stainless steel exhaust, LT1 engine, chassis/rear diff


Suggested Improvements

Body assembly quality, the famous rear diff gasket, speaker quality, odometer, door window glides (failed on all four windows), turn signal lever robustness, steering at low speed, engine heats in heavy slow traffic, wide tires slick in rain (but love 'em), spoiled me against all competitors


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96 Impala SS
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By billpilot
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1996 Chevrolet Impala Sedan SS 4dr Sedan


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Still, to this day in 11/04, I have not found a 4 door sports car for 3-4 times the money that can out-perform my SS. A few minor glitches were fixed under warranty: Odometer,head gaskets & exhaust manifolds, a couple of times. The factory cooling fan settings do not "kick on" until temperature reaches about 220; so a hypertech programmer will turn on fan's sooner. I have got 26 MPG on highway with a/c. Usually it's about half that yet worth it!


Favorite Features

Stealth, Torque & road superiority.


Suggested Improvements

Seats


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GM got it right, then quit!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By soccercoach99
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1996 Chevrolet Impala Sedan SS 4dr Sedan


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I have seven cars, including a Porsche Boxster, Jaguar XJ8, Honda S2000 and some winter AWD/4WD vehicles. Driving the SS is somehow very very satisfying, it lopes along, big, black, bad, and then, when called on, just puts you into the comfy seats and gets to really outrageous speeds in a blink. I'm sure that more modern vehicles beat the numbers on acceleration, etc, but blasting around a freeway on ramp at 80 to 90 in a couple of heart beats with this beast is extremely fun!


Favorite Features

comfort, torque, handling for a large vehicle, bullet proof feel, stability at speed, great stock engine, wheels, tires, brakes package!


Suggested Improvements

can really tell the build quality difference from GM to the overseas marques, just little stuff -- knobs, trim, window guides, handles and such -- would be nice if they didn't break or fall off when I'm a little ham fisted.


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