1965 Chevrolet Impala User Reviews

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  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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MJG writes:
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5

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Great highway cruisers and both the engines and transmissions are rock solid.

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Suspensions for cornering could be improved

MJG
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One Of The Finest Cars Ever Built By Gm — I purchased my 1965 Impala SS convertible in 1975 when I was only 17 years old. I am the 2nd owner and have owned the car for the last 39 years and it remains totally stock. As I live in British Columbia, I have only driven it in the summer months. At 162,000 miles, the 283 V8 engine and 2 speed power glide are original and are running well and still in great shape.The flowing lines of the 65 are beautiful and these cars were designed to be comfortable crusing at 60 mph all day on the freeway. I will never sell this vehicle as it was my first car that I fell in love with, used at my highschool graduation, has been displayed in numerous car shows and parades, and driven all my adult life. This car turns heads everywhere it is driven. In short, one of the finest and durable vehicles designed and built by General Motors.

Owner for 33 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:500

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bobdennis writes:
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The '65 is a real head turner.  I bought it in Minneapolis/St. Paul and my brother Dan and I flew up and drove it back; what a great trip.  I'm the third owner and she's a 'survivor' with mostly all original paint, original interior and drive-train.  It's got the 300 HP 327 cu. in. V8 and Powerglide transmission.  Factory air, tilt, tint, and vinyl roof.

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None!

bobdennis
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See The Usa In Your Chevrolet! — This car was built by American craftsmen and cannot be duplicated today. It is fast, Fun to drive and attracts a crowd wherever you drive it. I'm the third owner and she's a 'survivor' with mostly all original paint, original interior and drive-train. It's got the 300 HP 327 cu. in. V8 and Powerglide transmission. Factory air, tilt, tint, and vinyl roof.

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

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Mikes65 writes:
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4

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Loved the body style, handling and color and the fact it was our first new car. We would look at our reflection as we passed a store window and thought..."Boy! We sure look good in this car."

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Base Impala Sport Coupe. Stick on the column, no air and small V8.

Mikes65
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:o) — The 65 Impala has always held a special spot in our memory and I later regretted letting it get away. We loved the new body style, it was easy to drive and seemed to "float" down the highway. Over all a great car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Adam writes:
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smooth

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no air cond

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Hot As — Looks slow but goes fast, corners as well as a late model sedan, big enough to cart 8 people around in comfort, gets great gas milage on the open road, not so good around town, heaps better than any ford.

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John writes:
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it was a convertible supersport

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there are none

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I Would Like To Own Another — 1965 Chevrolet Impala SuperSport convertible 327 4 barrel first car I ever paid for by myself it cost me a whopping 50 bucks and I didnt have to do a thing with it it ran great just needed gas and one tire

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

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FASTFISHEL writes:
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Comfortable

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Heavy, Body roll

FASTFISHEL
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Completely Stock — Getting ready to lower 65 impala. All air ride tech. Probably 17"-18" wheels. May do an LS swap. Although Imps are awesome they lack in the power and handling so Im going to fix that. Good looks, nice ride, and a 14 second 1/4 will be perfect.

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

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broadvalley writes:
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Everything about the car was fantastic

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none at all.

broadvalley
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Missing My 'pala — My first car.A white 65 Impala 4Dr. hardtop. Mint blue interior.I was 17 and so was she (the car)! Loved every mile I drove in it. I was her second owner.Handled like a big car...loved it. MPG pretty great as it was manual with 283cu in.Purred softly and never failed me.Soooo roomy and turned heads even though she was a sedan.Another time period inside her.Cheap to own and insure.I put 35K miles on her in 2.5 years.I had to sell her as I joined the USAF. Will always miss her!

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Tyler writes:
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Styling, Room, Ease to work on, Old School

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1965 Impala Super Sport — They dont make them like they used to. This car is invincible. Its made out of something called "metal." This car is so simple and fun to work on. I just love the 60s styling. This car makes you feel like you are in a different time. The Impala is Huge! It is as long as my 79 long box chevy pickup. Inside I can sit in the back seat and spread my feat out. The trunk is massive. I love this car. Its handling wasnt really that great, and the performance wasnt to shabby considering how heavy it was. I had a 350 with a 4 barrel and headers. Would buy another one. Wish I hadnt sold it.

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Sheri writes:
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vintage and  a true convertible

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single brake line system

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Its A 65 Convertible Impala — its a classic ! and a convertible! It has a black cherry paint with nice rims and rubber. It has a 68 350 camaro motor, which runs well. We bought it to be rebuilt for 300.00 Very fun to ride around in You would love to drive this car also Its a rare car and we love it

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Joel writes:
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Fast, Pretty, Lots of fun to drive.

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Didn't corner very well. Had typical "big car" roll in a tight curve.

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My Old Ss. — Super Sport, 2dr hardtop. It was ten years old, but still a solid performer. It had a 327ci-300hp engine and a factory four speed transmission. Very quick for such a large car. White with white interior. When I got married, I sold it to my brother, who eventually traded it to a friend, who promptly totalled it out. A real shame. It was a nice car.

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I Learned About Love In This Car. By Todd

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I got to drive this very beautiful 1960 Chevrolet Impala. Everything is stock, interior is not damaged one bit, and it has 3000 mies on it, all original. Read More

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1961 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

Blue Brother. By OldVandal

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My 1100 Dollar Jewel By BiGMuscle

what I love about this car is that when you apply tlc you get your investment back 10 fold nothing like a heavy chevy baby!!! I have been a chevy man all my life once you go chevy done deal. Read More

Cruise Nite By Brice

Really just our car show car, even though it could use some cosmetic attention. 327ci engine under the hood, 2 speed transmission and is fun to drive when you want to show somethin off. Not really som... Read More

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