1977 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

1977 Chevrolet Impala Station Wagon 350-4bbl from North America

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 350-4bbl Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance204500 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

Never should have sold it!

Faults:

The car was very, very reliable. Oil/filter/lube every 3000 miles kept it going so long.

General Comments:

Body held up exceptionally well.

Original A/C compressor and 350 engine at 200,000+ miles. It used 1/2 quart of oil every 1500 miles.

Interior (except for headliner) was still in great shape.

15-16 miles per gallon city, and 19-20 miles per gallon highway at 60-65 miles per hour.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2008

17th Mar 2008, 01:44

I know why GM, Ford, and Chrysler don't make cars like this anymore. They can't make money on repairs for stuff that doesn't break. Wreck a 350 Chevy engine and an old turbo TH350, 700 or 400 transmission and there are thousands upon thousands of used ones still sitting in junk yards for a fraction of a price of new ones. True you can still buy a Crown Vic, Lincoln, Grand Marquis or Charger rear wheel drive, but all new cars are electrical and computer nightmares when it comes to repairs.

Cars of this vintage are too often criticized for being gas guzzlers and boats. The fact that many are still on the road at all speaks volumes about their reliability. 15 City and 21 highway MPG is outstanding for a medium sized, carberated V8 with a 3-speed automatic. Not to mention in a 31 year old car that weighs over 4000 lbs. Today we have 2 1/2 and 3 ton SUV's with motors that pump out over 300 HP, 5 and 6 speed automatics that have more technology than we sent to the moon. And fuel economy has actually become worse. What's wrong with this picture?

1977 Chevrolet Impala 5.0 from North America

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Fifth Avenue

Summary:

Best car I've ever owned

Faults:

Things that have gone wrong: the oil sending unit, the radiator had a leak, timing gear went around 10000 klometers and the starter as well.

General Comments:

Well this is an all around great car and one I would recommend buying. its extremely reliable. It still rockets even when fully loaded. its quite inexpensive even though it falls into the full size line of cars. it responds perfectly to the gas petal, steering and brakes. its very easy to maneuver into tight spaces, which is a big help. it has a large trunk and interior. I would defiantly buy another 70's impala.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2005

28th Oct 2005, 16:11

Well, of course it's inexpensive, it's almost thirty years old.

But you should "defiantly" explain how you found it in 2004 with only 35,000 km on it??

17th May 2006, 17:40

The chev impala runs great, the 350 with 8 people in the car, gives awsome power and the huge stance of the vehicle is amazing. It's fun to drive and the old style interior gives it its good looks. If you see an impala, and you purchase it, you'll have the most you ever had, trust me.

The only downfall, although it's a 350, is the gas mileage is a little on the down side compared to the new vehicles now.

Average review marks: 9.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews