Chevrolet Impala Review from United Arab Emirates

1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 5.7 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25694 kilometres
Most recent distance85927 kilometres
Previous carBuick Roadmaster

Summary:

SS is Same as LTZ or Road master

Faults:

Brakes are not as good as they look like.

General Comments:

I bought this car because its Super Sports (SS) but there is not a single thing from which you can find the difference between SS, (LTZ) or Road master.

Believe me friends this car is a normal (LTZ) or a Road master.

My previous car Road master was the same thing with luxury.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2003

19th Oct 2004, 19:52

Assuming that the Impala SS that was exported to the Middle East was the same as the one sold here, it certainly was NOT the same as the Roadmaster.

The Roadmaster was and is an old person luxury car, by no means a performance car, even with the LT1 engine. The LTZ never even came with anything resembling a performance engine nor the level of heavy duty and performance equipment that the Impala SS has, so there is no comparison there either.

22nd Nov 2007, 20:08

Absolutely disagree.

Impala SS has all the 9C1 Caprice Police package performance goodies (suspension, lower stance, heavy duty suspension oil coolers, highflow cooling, gearing, alloys 255 etc.. wow how can you even compare if you ever had one)

Where in Road-master all you get is same engine that cannot support all the potential power output of the Super Sport, forget about handling and gearing feels like old mans Cadillac with softest suspension imaginable.

You clearly never drove ether Road-master or SS in order to make such absurd comparison.

Peace.

19th Feb 2008, 23:07

I checked it and believe it or not it is true. the big Buick IS faster than the impala SS. where is my grand pa's Roadmaster?

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review