Chevrolet Impala Review from Switzerland

1995 Chevrolet Impala SS LT1 5.7 V8

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission LT1 5.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired65625 miles
Most recent distance78125 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

A great and huge toy

Faults:

Rear passenger side window.

Right (passenger side) exhaust manifold.

General Comments:

The 1994-1996 Impala SS is a great car. It looks great and aggressive. It's powerful and most people don't expect that such a big car could move so quickly.

It also was a cheap car at the time and well... in the inside it is a very cheap car. There are 4 different kind of cheap plastic in each door panels, and that makes 4 different colors. It also squeaks and makes noises every time you look at them (even if don't) The interior is very low in quality, but still, the leather (seating surface) seats look good with the SS and deer emblems.

Given the size of the car, it isn't very roomy. Lots of room is lost on the dash top and in the rear. The truck still has this huge wheel right in the middle, but it's kind of cool to imagine that such a cool car has the same frame as the old 1977 Caprice.

But after all, it's a great car; it looks wonderful, is a head turner, and sounds great. It performs well, and is comfortable. I was looking for 1996 Seville STS when I bought it. So it isn't as much refined as the STS would have been. I'm not driving it everyday since its value is going up with the years, and that is a problem since I was looking for an STS as a daily driver. I might have to have both.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th November, 2005

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review