1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L from North America
In my opinion, it is the best car out there, good looks, fast, and luxurious
Alternator: I’m on my fifth alternator, the first four were warrantied. The bearings went bad, but they charged fine.
Right Taillight bulb: I replaced the bulb a couple times, then brought it to the dealer. They replaced the bulb. Yeah, OK, that lasted about a mile. Went back three or four times, and they finally replaced the whole taillight assembly.
Oil cooler lines: Replaced twice.
Transmission: It died with about 50,000 miles on the clock. Should have upgraded, but my wife was ready to have our daughter soooo…
Differential: Replaced with about 60,000 miles.
Optispark distributor: Replaced at about 63,000 miles.
Rear caliper pins: Just replaced them last week-end. The lower ones were rusted up good! I broke one and had to order a whole new caliper bracket.
I love the car!
For its size, it is amazingly quick, especially with a few mods. The last time I raced it at the quarter mile dragstrip, it ran 14.63 seconds. Since then, I have installed a Dynomax UltraFlo cat-back, 160 degree thermostat, and a homebuilt look-a-like RAISS cold air intake. Haven't raced it since, as I have conceded it to "cruiser" status.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th May, 2005