Here’s Why the 1996 Chevy Impala SS Was Really Cool

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The 1996 Chevy Impala SS was a bright spot of the 1990s -- and a star in the General Motors lineup. Today I'm reviewing the '96 Impala SS, and I'm going to show you all around the Impala SS. Then I'm going to drive the Chevy Impala SS and explain what it's like on the road.
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  • We talked about the grand national, but you forgot about the Oldsmobile Hurst Olds from that same year of the grand national.

    TriPyramid PicturesTriPyramid Pictures3 órája
  • The DN is awesome 😂

    mohcen Bdjmohcen Bdj13 órája
  • What the hell do you mean "was"? I'll take that over any new Chevy out besides the C-8.

    pappagetti 2009pappagetti 200913 órája
  • Not the same steering wheel as the vette or Camaro

    145camman145camman16 órája
  • Good for drive by shootings

    Radley MastersRadley MastersNapja
  • Easily an 8/10 in the looks department imo

  • The impala ss came with a remote access from the factory

    Linked FlyerLinked FlyerNapja
  • Damn, that thing is dull. 50 shades of grey... yhg

    PauleeDee HimselfPauleeDee Himself2 napja
  • Whát a nice comfy interior! Beautiful...

    Toine LeuverinkToine Leuverink3 napja
  • I still want one .

    Mr. SnowMr. Snow3 napja
  • You gave the acceleration a 1? For the 96 impala ss? A 1? You were genuinely impressed by how fast it was and yet you give it a 1? Wow horrible score for a monster of a car...

    ssj2camaro21ssj2camaro216 napja
  • I remember how awesome it felt to put so much gas in the car that the guage went over 100% lol im thinking I have extra gas before I start "officially" lol

    ssj2camaro21ssj2camaro216 napja
  • I owned a 1995 SS, they came from the factory with a remote. Perhaps you meant just the alarm?

    rim685cen ;nir'sucrim685cen ;nir'suc6 napja
  • I have had a 94 and now a 96. The 96 is much better and more reliable. The build quality is terrible for all the years. The interiors were especially poor for fit and finish. Biggest issue these days is the lack of most genuine factory parts.. All the clone builders soaked up all the parts to convert Police cars into impalas ruining it for actual Impala owners. More cars should have the rear gas fill location. Much easier than today's cars.

    ItsAlwaysRustyItsAlwaysRusty7 napja
  • I’d take this American beauty over any s - class.

    Katya DunnKatya Dunn7 napja
  • In 1996 cars didn’t need the brake pushed to change gears. That’s why they printed that.

    Much WiserMuch Wiser7 napja
  • You never see these things as low Riders they really dropped the ball on this one tottility thru away there return customer or there ability to build legendary cars

    Charles YniguezCharles Yniguez8 napja
  • 6:23 It isn’t just in the Impala, my 2000 Chevy S10 does the same on a full tank

  • " skipped over two decades" Thats hilarious. GM, and everyone else involved was ready to move on. All the car companies were forced to quickly figure out emissions control. They did good, in respect to meeting the standards...... all those control systems were a first attempt, and they worked, for the most part..... they just didnt last very long. 70's , 80's and 90's, were known for " they dont build them like they used too" Do yall remember that? Like we all expected quality to go down, as production ramped up. That held true for many years. Many of us grew up , thinking they dont build them like they used too. Now, every model year is a huge leap forward in quality and technology .

    Brian SansoneBrian Sansone8 napja
  • Hey that is near where I live cool impala SS

    Train kid 2007Train kid 20079 napja
  • vs Mercury Marauder???

    Henry PancakeHenry Pancake10 napja
  • "The Caprice, which was a fairly tame, full-size sedan, mainly aimed at old people, government fleets, and rental car companies..." Clearly, GM failed. I am the exact opposite of all of those, but I love my 1994 Caprice.

    Don Read On MeDon Read On Me10 napja
  • The SS was NOT quicker than the SHO. Back in the 90s I used to eat these for breakfast in my 1990 SHO. Factory SHO was 6.5 seconds 0-60. Mods made them even quicker. The SHO was also better to drive on a back road despite being FWD. But, yes, similar ideas. Chevy took their big family sedan and made it a monster. Ford took their people’s car and turned it into a german fighter.

    sage11xsage11x11 napja
  • Also the new Imapla is horrible. Literally gets smoked on the streets by all cars...and the design..its a little dated. The model before was crazy fast. Although we alllllll know Chevy powertrains crap out and sound horrible before 10 years. And side note about that fuel gauge. Its not refined it only reads 4 levels. Even in the new Malibu you have to go by the digital. The gauge doesnt move right. Youll be at half read almost gone lol

    C. NelsonC. Nelson11 napja
  • Doug is literally literally literally the most intuned informed and super fan of automobiles in the entire worllddd

    C. NelsonC. Nelson11 napja
  • The 91 caprice was cool too

    mohcen Bdjmohcen Bdj11 napja
  • Doug, can you review a 03 Pontiac Grand Prix Gt sedan or the last model they made. Seeing how u like older cars, I would like to see ur reaction on it. 💯💯

    Øfficial DâwggØfficial Dâwgg11 napja
  • sales killed off! impala ss and caprice classic, were beached whales on four wheels, the 2000, was a warmed over lumina.

    Paul SheehanPaul Sheehan11 napja
  • Fuck Doug, I still hear that sound on car alarms and the SS did come with a factory keyless entry Fob asshole. ... I bet he sits down to piss and says oops when he fucks up. ...

  • Had a 96 Chevy lumina I bought from my dad out of high school that had some the features from this car.

    Derek SansDerek Sans12 napja
  • high performance old persons car.

    daniel ferstendigdaniel ferstendig13 napja
  • My favorite is from 1963

    big Nibbabig Nibba15 napja
  • 9:27 actually its there because cars before didn't do that so they had to inform people.

    Geoff MorrowGeoff Morrow17 napja
  • Although I loved the style, it was way under powered.

  • That looks an awful lot like Yorba Linda.

    LoveStallionLoveStallion17 napja
  • I believe We had the impala in the middle east in the 70s as there was actually songs about the impala back then..I'm not sure if the 90s impala's i saw in bahrain was imported by people or if it was sold there new by dealerships

    Salman AminSalman Amin17 napja
  • One of the best rubber burning machine back in its day we surely saw and did a lot of doughnuts and drifting with this car in ksa and its called Caprice here and we got the caprice ss back in 2000 to 2016

    steel7dedsteel7ded18 napja
  • وين هكتر عنك

    musab Alotibimusab Alotibi18 napja
  • you seriously under-rated this vehicle. it deserves much higher scores.

    Ryan TinerRyan Tiner19 napja
  • I still want one of these one day.

    skinnysteve713skinnysteve71319 napja
  • Waw Actually pretty quick , look at that face i like it 😁 old is gold

    Az123 Az321Az123 Az32120 napja
  • Since you have an appreciation for this car, you should find an 89-95 Thunderbird SC to review.

    J. PrierJ. Prier20 napja
  • commodore>impala

    Mc.1506Mc.150621 napja
  • I was kinda hoping Doug would dump the transmission on his maiden voyage in the impala, but I guess I hope that about every car review I watch.

    Nick WeissNick Weiss21 napja
  • I like how obnoxiously big the windows are. Today's cars have these squinty little windows.

    wolverine96wolverine9622 napja
  • Yo Doug you need to change the title. The 96 Is still one of the coolest car around.

    Antonio lacAntonio lac23 napja
  • Funny cuz there are NO impala in the states yet in the middle-east, depending where you are, there might actually be impala running around...I'm talkin about the animal of course.

    Jip JacksonJip Jackson24 napja
  • You need to do the Mercury Marauder next.

    J LJ L25 napja
  • @9:24; um, no Doug, it's was because until a few years earlier, you could shift out of park in most cars without pushing the brake. My mother's 1993 Ford Explorer you could do that, but my father's 1994 Bronco, you couldn't.

    J LJ L25 napja
  • Hotwheels came out with this car. I have it!

    PB&J Racing • 13 years agoPB&J Racing • 13 years ago25 napja
  • Well, the Caprice was a Holden, but I don't think this Impala ever was...

    KryojenixKryojenix25 napja
  • Do u have any interest doing a walk around of a custom car. I have a modified 78 caprice aerocoupe. Big engine racing seats stereo etc

    cf mechaniccf mechanic26 napja
  • Every drug dealing, gangbanger had one when 213 covered all of LA.

    Michael L WalkerMichael L Walker26 napja
  • The 1996 fleetwood was cooler same engine same drive train but it’s a Cadillac

    Phat-BPhat-B26 napja
  • That large package shelf in the rear was very common in 50’s and early 60’s boats. It’s where the 5th and smallest child rode in the era before accidents and SUVs.

    94q45t94q45t27 napja
  • Can't wait for the Chevy Ibex!

    JerJerBynxJerJerBynx27 napja
  • So fly look Dem weelz doe

    James AseltineJames Aseltine28 napja
  • I believe it was only available in black for 1994 and 1995, and was available in the 2 additional colors for 1996 only

    Charlie BrownCharlie Brown28 napja
  • It’s considered a collectors edition meaning you have to put collectors insurance

    Christopher santamariaChristopher santamaria28 napja
  • My ''96 did come with key fobs with door locks and trunk release... Do your research...

    Geraldo DamasoGeraldo Damaso29 napja
  • Doug comments that the Impala SS uses the same transmission as the Caprice, but that it isn't up to the extra power of the SS... It is the same engine too Doug - same power in both cars. You could get the Caprice with the L99, but why would you? Also, these cars were the end of the body on frame sedans for GM. In terms of acceleration - with minor changes (2.5 exhaust, 3.73 gears and reprogramming) my 94 caprice pulled harder then a 2013 Challenger RT and would break the tires loose on every upshift from launch to about 60mph when we stopped racing. The older style LT1 was a different beast then the newer LS style.

    Ron LaverdiereRon Laverdiere29 napja
  • I 100% prefer the 94 mirrors lol.

  • افضل سيارة في العالم الوحش الأمريكي

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  • Good USA

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  • Seeing this in Cali plates feels right 🙌🏽

    DeShon HoweDeShon HoweHónapja
  • I remember being in high school and seeing an ad for this car. It said " Vader, your car is ready."

    Hamlet KeislingHamlet KeislingHónapja
  • Doug is the type of guy to state his height as 6' 3" on cold days and 6' 4" on hot days due to thermal expansion

    Ally EspinozaAlly EspinozaHónapja
  • The impala ss was like the hellcat in its era 🔥💯 still my fav car but I’ll choose the charger b4 it doe 😬

    Luh JayyLuh JayyHónapja
  • ⚡️STATIC⚡️

    Charlene WoodsCharlene WoodsHónapja
  • Here's a game. Take a shot everytime he says "And"

  • Doug, the type of guy who closes the fridge with his hips

    nanas moralinnanas moralinHónapja
  • Doug. "Hey check out this '96 Impaula!" Everybody else. "What? It's Impala. It's "pal" like a friend, not Paul like a Beatle."

    Greg GallucciGreg GallucciHónapja
  • Doug these GM cars in this time period had bad fuel senders which gives you the over full reading. They are all like that.

    kevin rkevin rHónapja
  • that sure looks like yorba linda

  • In la , if you saw on of these it was either the gangster or the narcotics officer ni in between 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Justin CaseJustin CaseHónapja
  • This is a beauty

  • best chevy of the 90s other then the 2dr tahoe

  • “Was!?”....Doug it never stopped!

    Choppaboy 757Choppaboy 757Hónapja
  • Cool. IF you like crap.

  • A little funny story for you Doug. I was 14 years old in my grandmother’s 2001 Chevy Impala at the airport. Never driven in my life. My mother left the car to use the ladies room. A police officer came to my car and told me that I had to keep the car moving. My narrow mind didn’t know how to shift gears yet. Lord and behold my mother’s friend called and helped me figure out how the heck to change gears 😂😂😂

    Vanna MeyersVanna MeyersHónapja
  • 96 Big body seatin on Chrome

    The Don A.R.K B NoahThe Don A.R.K B NoahHónapja
  • 7:00 "Bucket seats..." Yeah, alright.

    Andrej PavičarAndrej PavičarHónapja
  • They did come with remotes from the factory... it was an option

    Matt MMatt MHónapja
  • Oh come on I love the 70s and 80s box Chevys🤣

    BryanX 64BryanX 64Hónapja
  • Trump 2020!

    Josh JonesJosh JonesHónapja
  • Even in 2020 this car is a head turner for me. It's also the car for people in their 40s to put in their backyard and never sale. LOL

    Charles CummingsCharles CummingsHónapja
  • 1996 drug dealer car of the year

  • I had a 1994 Buick road master with the same engine

    Jonathan RossJonathan RossHónapja
  • A hood favorite.

  • Tim Allens was the Nicest ive ever seen.

    kumar pillaykumar pillayHónapja
  • whoever he borrowed this car from took very good care of it

    Lance McCaughanLance McCaughanHónapja
  • Impolo

    Gloctober1x XGloctober1x XHónapja
  • i have a 2002 chevy impala mine ..chery red ,tan interior,v6 engine 34000 ,68k miles on it... all oringinal

    Jeremiah LongJeremiah LongHónapja
  • “Desirable car to steal” yeah people used to as a drive by car 😂😂 also the same car that shot biggie

    yourface 123yourface 123Hónapja
  • This would be an amazing sleeper car

    OSU Bucks421OSU Bucks421Hónapja
  • Wish the newer Monte Carlo ss was rwd and stick shift same with this impala was stick shift.

  • I keep thinking Mercury Marauder. Not as cool, not as fast - but competitors.

  • There was all sorts of AMG since the 60s lol. So yeah AMG performance motors existed.

  • hey i got one of those and i want to sell it i just want 10 000 dlls i live at laredo texas mail me

    Grizzly FilmsGrizzly FilmsHónapja
  • 94-96 Impala SS will always be my favorite Chevys