1969 Chevrolet Impala 327 V8 from North America
Park it, fill it with dirt and use it as a planter
Engine would intermittently stop running, body rusted out, suspension sagged and became very loose. Transmission was basically useless junk, and the brakes could barely stop a bicycle going uphill. Engine eventually froze up.
I think this car was designed by the same engineers that designed the Sherman Tank. The driver's side door on this car weighs exactly as much as a 2009 Toyota Corolla. (at least if feels like it) This car is the perfect car for use in a demolition derby in which the competition drives armor plated hummers. The only problem with this car is that it is: unreliable, inefficient, unsafe, slow, handles poorly, leaks in the rain, is very loud, and is one of the reasons GM is bankrupt today.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th August, 2009
28th Aug 2009, 15:40
You bought a '69 car in '69, and it already had 60,000 miles? I think that explains all the problems right there...
19th Feb 2011, 01:13
I owned a '69 Impala sedan with a 350 back in college 12 years ago. I paid $500.00 for it with unknown miles, and installed a new water pump AND timing chain/gears just because I heard the nylon gears wear out. Long story short, that car was the best damn reliable car I ever owned. I own a '06 BMW 3 series and it's been in the shop more than my garage, drives me nuts.
I bought a newer 2000 Acura Legend in '02 after the Impala was gone, and had nothing but transmission problems. I don't know what you're complaining about, it seems some people and older cars don't go together well.