1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7 V8 from North America
I love this car!
The only thing so far has been the cruise control indicator light in the instrument cluster has gone out.
I bought this one owner used car at a premium price due to condition and mileage. I had been looking since I first saw the 1996 SS new.
I have added the typical bolt on performance equipment; MSG ignition, K&N cold air intake, Borla cat-back exhausts, Hyper-Tech "chip" March underdrive pulleys, platinum wires and plugs, and an electric water pump.
I switched to Castrol Syntech motor, transmission oil and rear end grease.
With the tinted windows and the Grey-Green metallic paint scheme(I have been told that this paint is called Bowling Green Metallic?) it is a head turner, it's fast and sounds like the licence plate says; "SAWEEET"
With all the trimmings I am pushing out 308 HP and 360 ft lbs torque. It is more than a match for the "Euro-cruisers" like BMWs, Jags and the smaller 'Benz in style, comfort and power.
This is Detroit Iron at its best; an affordable, reliable, comfortable, strong and sharp looking automobile. One of, if not the, best all around muscle cars in many years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2008