1967 Chevrolet Impala Review

1967 Chevrolet Impala 4d sedan 250cid 1-bbl from Finland

Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 250cid 1-bbl Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired800000 kilometres
Most recent distance900000 kilometres

Summary:

Basic car with long durability when maintained

Faults:

Water pump leaked, replaced with new one (cheap!) at 810000kms.

Oil leaks due to old seals, renewed the seals.

Universal joint wore out, replaced at 840000kms.

Originally equipped with 3-speed (fully-synchronized) manual transmission, replaced with "power glide" automatic when clutch started to feel worn out.

After hard driving in German autobahns, replaced the engine with similar, cheap! at 870000km.

Original carburetor worn, rebuild costs much. replaced with similar kind less-worn one.

Loose front end joints if not lubricated frequently.

Rust in lower door panels if leaves gets entered inside the door. clean door "water holes".

Front doors hanging because of hard use.

General Comments:

Select a vehicle that is either well maintained or well restored.

My ride gets better all the time when front shock absorbers get more loose.

Fuel consumption according to weight. 155bhp six-in-line little underpowered.

Would recommend model with v8 engine.

On the other hand, parts to GM 6 cylinder engine are really cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2003

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review