1975 Chevrolet Impala Review

1975 Chevrolet Impala 5.7 from North America

Model year1975
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Big black death-mobile

Faults:

So far I have put on a new master cylinder, new rear brake seals, plug wires, spark plugs and a new battery.

These are to be expected with a car of this age.

The air conditioning isn't quite as cool as I would like it to be.

General Comments:

I love the comfort of having a large car, but hate the gas price. It runs on 91 octane and gets roughly 12 mpg city.

It's black with black interior, which makes for a very hot summer. Very spacious for hauling friends family etc. I'm 17 so the size is a little challenging, but I'm used to it by now.

I blacked-out the grille and headlight bezels so it looks real nice at night cruising down the strip. I plan for a new carburetor and some other modifications to the engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2006

31st Mar 2006, 09:17

I'm the original writer of this review. Since then I changed the carburetor and the beast runs fine now.

19th Apr 2006, 16:15

Since I posted the last comment A tree fell on the car the front fenders and hood and they need to be repaired. So it's for sale $1500 o.b.o. if interested e-mail me at terry7@fuse.net.

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