1996 Chevrolet Impala User Reviews

1996 Chevrolet Impala Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 11 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"big car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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ssballr writes:
1996 Chevrolet Impala 4 Dr SS Sedan Review
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There are to many positives for me to list here. My SS is just an overall fun car to drive.

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To me there are no negatives. If anyone has any questions on their negs and how to fix, pls ask

ssballr
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Fun Fun Fun Fun!!!! Yeehaw — I've owned my SS for about 6 years now. I bought it with 8500 mi on it and now has 44,000. I recently did ALOT of high performance mods to my car. I researched for about 6 months before I started my mods. I like everything about this car overall and what I didn't like I just made better. The stock performance for a 4,200 lb car was great. There were some issues with the build that was questionable however there are fixes for alot of them.(ie. odometer, window tilting, water in MAF) I didn't buy this car to gripe that it can drink some fuel. I bought it to have fun! Really if you stop to think about it, after first buying my car I did 3 mods - Hypertech download, air intake, exhaust. I was getting around 23 miles on the hwy. Now for a 4,200lb high performance LT1 - Not to bad! I have alot of hands on with my car not to mention my younger brother and mother had one also. Between theirs and mine I can say I'm pretty knowledgeable with 96 Impala SS.

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Max writes:
1996 Chevrolet Impala 4 Dr SS Sedan Review
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Plenty of power, great handleing, low key look, drives like a 4 door Corvette

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No manual transmission, light power steering

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Good All-around Sports Sedan — The most suprising thing about the car is its balance. It has great straight-line speed, but the handling is world class for a 4000lb. car. This is despite the fact that the power steering is very light with a slower steering ratio. A manual transmission would also be welcome. Yet the car looks great, sounds great with that mellow V8 rumble and provides amazing performance.

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Michael writes:
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SuperSport!

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A gas guzzler.

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True American Muscle. — Those who want roominess & muscle, this car has it all.

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Dianne writes:
1996 Chevrolet Impala 4 Dr SS Sedan Review
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4

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big and fast

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too big these days

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Roomy Big Car With Huge Trunk — lot's of room in this car with a truck tony soprano would love. tons of power too

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progasser writes:
1996 Chevrolet Impala 4 Dr SS Sedan Review
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3

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Good looks, runa great

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Electronics suck

progasser
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Like The Car; Electronics Suck! — Bought car new May 1996. Runs great, looks great. We really have enjoyed the car however, we have had considerable touble with the electronics. First the ditributor and coils then fuel level sending unit and now (last couple of years) odometer displays intermitently.

Owner for 11 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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96ImpSS writes:
1996 Chevrolet Impala 4 Dr SS Sedan Review
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4

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Great handling for the weight (rebuilt suspension), Unmolested (no crazy mods), ride is very solid and stuck to the ground, torque monster.

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Not a family car, tire size creates a little tracking, minor cosmetic wear due to daily driver.

96ImpSS
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Cruizer — Really fun to drive and great community of enthusiasts, especially here in Atlanta (ISSCA.org). Good room for a mechanic to work and maintenance is pretty cheap. Easy and clean layout of controls (not very tecky - it's a 96 go figure). If you like getting your hands dirty, this is a great car to work on. This style was only produced from '94-'96 and most consider '96 to be the best year of production. I would consider is one of the best 4 door muscle cars produced in the 90's maybe even late century. I'm also a little biased.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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kevinstearns writes:
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Style, sound, comfort, power!

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It's 17 years old

kevinstearns
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Vlad The Impaler — I love this car! It gets a lot of attention from car guys. Whenever I take it in to the shop, someone always asks me if I would sell it! It has plenty room and is comfortable to drive. Also has some get up and go when I step on the gas.

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Reek DaBandman writes:
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5

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The best Impala SS ever made

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You don't have to worry about gas mileage because you can buy superchips to get around that problem.

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Reek's Impala — Best performance. Once you tighten up the engine, tune a few things, add a couple components (professional), then you got yourself a true champion. Maintenance is not that much unless you plan on running the car everyday. Very fun too drive.

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

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vanhtha79 writes:
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V8 power, lt1 4 door corvette, style, rear wheel drive, dual .  14.8 sec 1/4 mile.

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Mpg, rear wheel drive,

vanhtha79
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It's Dearth Vadars Ride. Pimpala — I've owned the car for 7 years. Low maintenance. Classic style. Smooth body lines. Love the muscle car sound. It's old need to upgrade but if I was retired and had money I would buy another low mile impala and keep her in my collection. Sad to see her go but she's getting old.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2000camaro writes:
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Great All Around Car

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Optispark Ignition sucks

2000camaro
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Chevrolet Did Their Homework Here Love It — Love The Car Hated That the Bean-counters of GM killed a great car. 2000 ill attempt of a comeback was a complete joke. GM kept building the Caprice for the Middle East but not here we got FWD piece of junk re-badged Lumina.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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