1959 Chevrolet Impala User Reviews

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  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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tenspeed writes:
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3

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Affordable for a high school kid with a grocery store job.
Plenty of room for six people.

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Rear end styling - ugly cats eye tail lights
A white whale of a car with a turquoise interior

tenspeed
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1959 Chevy Impala — Slow and bad handling. The worst styling of the era which earned it the lowest selling price. Drum brakes all around that were good for one hard stop. A challenge when it was time for the yearly inspection. It was towed out of the driveway when the transmission failed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Statguy writes:
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This was my all-time favorite car - a white '59 Impala 2-dr. hdtp.  The styling was great, with the cat-eye taillights and what seemed like an ocean of sheet metal when you looked out the back window.  I thought it was the best looking American car model that year and possibly the best Chevy styling ever.  I'd love to own one now!

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None back when I owned it in the late '60's.  I very recently saw a video showing how far we've come with respect to safety; in a recent video of a head-on collision between a 2012 Chevy Malibu and a '59 Chevy 4-dr sedan, the Chevy folded up like an accordion. (Back then, safety was not the major selling point.)  So if you have one, drive defensively!

Statguy
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It Was My All-time Favorite Car (and I Have Had Over 30). — Styling -- 5 stars -- especially the Impala coupe. Performance was fine, not outstanding. I had 283 V8, not a 348, so that's what one would expect. If you want a car that will turn heads and continue to appreciate well, a 59 cnvt or coupe will fill the bill.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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texansoulman writes:
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it gets so many looks when driving, and it runs really fast. their is nothing like this convertible

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gas prices

texansoulman
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A Very Cool Street Rod Or An Impressive Cruiser. Just A Fun Car To Have — This car is a really neat car to cruise in. the way it handles is good. with the new top and tires you could just tear up some roadways. I wished the original owner had not changed the three deuce manifold but that holley four barrel gives it plenty of gas when you romp on it. now its just a show car or actually going to have the frame off done. after that its to the barrett jackson auction..

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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John writes:
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Just sweet.

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First accident rear end jacked up to high didn't see the corvette behind me.

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Rebuilt First Class, First Classic — This was my first car. It was a convertible white with red interior. it had a 327 engin with duel headers and cherry bomb mufflers. Lifted rear end and moonies around. My father and I did a basic rebuild when I was 16yrs old. The best part was replacing the top which neither of us had ever done so it was hard but fun doing it together.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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everything

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Must Have — This 59 Impala is one of kind and i love it big rims, airride and v8 is all you need * Performance – acceleration, braking, handling * Build Quality – cant be better * Appearance – no need * Cost of Ownership – $$$$$ * Fun Factor – sure it have

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1958 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

I'd Do It Again If I Had An Extra Million Dollars Laying Around. By Russell

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1961 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

Blue Brother. By OldVandal

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1963 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

My 1100 Dollar Jewel By BiGMuscle

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1964 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

1964 Impala By bigdog19671

I love my 1964 I built from ground up. Its cost me close to 30k but well worth it.my car has been up grade to modern with tubular arms. If you can afford to build or buy one made well be the best inv... Read More

Great Find By BiGMuscle

I found this jewel just browsing and had to make an offer. I would have haggled for it but the price was such a bargain I would have been crazy to not jump on it. Awaiting West Side touch then done de... Read More

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