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

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Doug DeMuro

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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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Toine Leuverink
Toine Leuverink 16 ժամ առաջ
Whát a nice comfy interior! Beautiful...
Mr. Snow
Mr. Snow 20 ժամ առաջ
I still want one .
ssj2camaro21 3 օր առաջ
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...
ssj2camaro21 3 օր առաջ
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
rim685cen ;nir'suc
rim685cen ;nir'suc 3 օր առաջ
I owned a 1995 SS, they came from the factory with a remote. Perhaps you meant just the alarm?
ItsAlwaysRusty 4 օր առաջ
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.
Katya Dunn
Katya Dunn 4 օր առաջ
I’d take this American beauty over any s - class.
Much Wiser
Much Wiser 4 օր առաջ
In 1996 cars didn’t need the brake pushed to change gears. That’s why they printed that.
RUDY ALARCON 5 օր առաջ
Doug is a Dork!
Charles Yniguez
Charles Yniguez 6 օր առաջ
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
JOSHLYKS 6 օր առաջ
6:23 It isn’t just in the Impala, my 2000 Chevy S10 does the same on a full tank
Brian Sansone
Brian Sansone 6 օր առաջ
" 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 .
Train kid 2007
Train kid 2007 6 օր առաջ
Hey that is near where I live cool impala SS
Henry Pancake
Henry Pancake 7 օր առաջ
vs Mercury Marauder???
Don Read On Me
Don Read On Me 7 օր առաջ
"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.
sage11x 8 օր առաջ
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.
C. Nelson
C. Nelson 8 օր առաջ
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. Nelson
C. Nelson 8 օր առաջ
Doug is literally literally literally the most intuned informed and super fan of automobiles in the entire worllddd
mohcen Bdj
mohcen Bdj 8 օր առաջ
The 91 caprice was cool too
Øfficial Dâwgg
Øfficial Dâwgg 8 օր առաջ
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. 💯💯
Paul Sheehan
Paul Sheehan 8 օր առաջ
sales killed off! impala ss and caprice classic, were beached whales on four wheels, the 2000, was a warmed over lumina.
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. ...
Derek Sans
Derek Sans 9 օր առաջ
Had a 96 Chevy lumina I bought from my dad out of high school that had some the features from this car.
daniel ferstendig
daniel ferstendig 11 օր առաջ
high performance old persons car.
big Nibba
big Nibba 13 օր առաջ
My favorite is from 1963
Geoff Morrow
Geoff Morrow 14 օր առաջ
9:27 actually its there because cars before didn't do that so they had to inform people.
Although I loved the style, it was way under powered.
LoveStallion 14 օր առաջ
That looks an awful lot like Yorba Linda.
Salman Amin
Salman Amin 15 օր առաջ
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
steel7ded 15 օր առաջ
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
musab Alotibi
musab Alotibi 16 օր առաջ
وين هكتر عنك
Ryan Tiner
Ryan Tiner 17 օր առաջ
you seriously under-rated this vehicle. it deserves much higher scores.
skinnysteve713 17 օր առաջ
I still want one of these one day.
Az123 Az321
Az123 Az321 17 օր առաջ
Waw Actually pretty quick , look at that face i like it 😁 old is gold
J. Prier
J. Prier 18 օր առաջ
Since you have an appreciation for this car, you should find an 89-95 Thunderbird SC to review.
Mc.1506 18 օր առաջ
Nick Weiss
Nick Weiss 18 օր առաջ
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.
wolverine96 19 օր առաջ
I like how obnoxiously big the windows are. Today's cars have these squinty little windows.
Antonio lac
Antonio lac 20 օր առաջ
Yo Doug you need to change the title. The 96 Is still one of the coolest car around.
Jip Jackson
Jip Jackson 22 օր առաջ
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.
J L 22 օր առաջ
You need to do the Mercury Marauder next.
J L 22 օր առաջ
@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.
PB&J Racing • 13 years ago
PB&J Racing • 13 years ago 22 օր առաջ
Hotwheels came out with this car. I have it!
Kryojenix 23 օր առաջ
Well, the Caprice was a Holden, but I don't think this Impala ever was...
cf mechanic
cf mechanic 23 օր առաջ
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
Michael L Walker
Michael L Walker 23 օր առաջ
Every drug dealing, gangbanger had one when 213 covered all of LA.
Phat-B 24 օր առաջ
The 1996 fleetwood was cooler same engine same drive train but it’s a Cadillac
94q45t 24 օր առաջ
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.
JerJerBynx 24 օր առաջ
Can't wait for the Chevy Ibex!
James Aseltine
James Aseltine 25 օր առաջ
So fly look Dem weelz doe
Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown 25 օր առաջ
I believe it was only available in black for 1994 and 1995, and was available in the 2 additional colors for 1996 only
Christopher santamaria
Christopher santamaria 25 օր առաջ
It’s considered a collectors edition meaning you have to put collectors insurance
Geraldo Damaso
Geraldo Damaso 26 օր առաջ
My ''96 did come with key fobs with door locks and trunk release... Do your research...
Ron Laverdiere
Ron Laverdiere 26 օր առաջ
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.
Alex 27 օր առաջ
I 100% prefer the 94 mirrors lol.
عاشق ريهانا احبك
عاشق ريهانا احبك 27 օր առաջ
افضل سيارة في العالم الوحش الأمريكي
عاشق ريهانا احبك
عاشق ريهانا احبك 27 օր առաջ
Good USA
DeShon Howe
DeShon Howe 28 օր առաջ
Seeing this in Cali plates feels right 🙌🏽
Hamlet Keisling
Hamlet Keisling 28 օր առաջ
I remember being in high school and seeing an ad for this car. It said " Vader, your car is ready."
Ally Espinoza
Ally Espinoza 28 օր առաջ
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
Luh Jayy
Luh Jayy 28 օր առաջ
The impala ss was like the hellcat in its era 🔥💯 still my fav car but I’ll choose the charger b4 it doe 😬
Charlene Woods
Charlene Woods Ամիս առաջ
Anamositykilla21 Ամիս առաջ
Here's a game. Take a shot everytime he says "And"
nanas moralin
nanas moralin Ամիս առաջ
Doug, the type of guy who closes the fridge with his hips
Greg Gallucci
Greg Gallucci Ամիս առաջ
Doug. "Hey check out this '96 Impaula!" Everybody else. "What? It's Impala. It's "pal" like a friend, not Paul like a Beatle."
kevin r
kevin r Ամիս առաջ
Doug these GM cars in this time period had bad fuel senders which gives you the over full reading. They are all like that.
TheTopTechnology Ամիս առաջ
that sure looks like yorba linda
Justin Case
Justin Case Ամիս առաջ
In la , if you saw on of these it was either the gangster or the narcotics officer ni in between 🤷🏻‍♂️
Faisal Ամիս առաջ
This is a beauty
DJ SAVAGE Ամիս առաջ
best chevy of the 90s other then the 2dr tahoe
Choppaboy 757
Choppaboy 757 Ամիս առաջ
“Was!?”....Doug it never stopped!
FiatDuster Ամիս առաջ
Cool. IF you like crap.
Vanna Meyers
Vanna Meyers Ամիս առաջ
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 😂😂😂
The Don A.R.K B Noah
The Don A.R.K B Noah Ամիս առաջ
96 Big body seatin on Chrome
Andrej Pavičar
Andrej Pavičar Ամիս առաջ
7:00 "Bucket seats..." Yeah, alright.
Matt M
Matt M Ամիս առաջ
They did come with remotes from the factory... it was an option
BryanX 64
BryanX 64 Ամիս առաջ
Oh come on I love the 70s and 80s box Chevys🤣
Josh Jones
Josh Jones Ամիս առաջ
Trump 2020!
Charles Cummings
Charles Cummings Ամիս առաջ
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
Mikeman Jordan
Mikeman Jordan Ամիս առաջ
Not was Still is kool
louieDsypo Ամիս առաջ
1996 drug dealer car of the year
Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross Ամիս առաջ
I had a 1994 Buick road master with the same engine
darrtrubb Ամիս առաջ
A hood favorite.
kumar pillay
kumar pillay Ամիս առաջ
Tim Allens was the Nicest ive ever seen.
Lance McCaughan
Lance McCaughan Ամիս առաջ
whoever he borrowed this car from took very good care of it
Gloctober1x X
Gloctober1x X Ամիս առաջ
Jeremiah Long
Jeremiah Long Ամիս առաջ
i have a 2002 chevy impala mine ..chery red ,tan interior,v6 engine 34000 ,68k miles on it... all oringinal
yourface 123
yourface 123 Ամիս առաջ
“Desirable car to steal” yeah people used to as a drive by car 😂😂 also the same car that shot biggie
OSU Bucks421
OSU Bucks421 Ամիս առաջ
This would be an amazing sleeper car
FalseBroadcast Ամիս առաջ
Wish the newer Monte Carlo ss was rwd and stick shift same with this impala was stick shift.
vectorm4 Ամիս առաջ
I keep thinking Mercury Marauder. Not as cool, not as fast - but competitors.
HNM Ամիս առաջ
There was all sorts of AMG since the 60s lol. So yeah AMG performance motors existed.
Grizzly Films
Grizzly Films Ամիս առաջ
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
IssaHemiMoe Ամիս առաջ
94-96 Impala SS will always be my favorite Chevys
Number Runner
Number Runner Ամիս առաջ
One of my top 2 dream cars (the other being a Monte Carlo 84-88). I can actually afford one now but don't want the trouble of trying to keep it secure as cats will try you in these where I'm from (Central MS) and where I now live in Memphis.
ATC Ամիս առաջ
💯👁💯 Dream Car!
mobility23 Ամիս առաջ
My 96 came with a factory key fob (?)
Thomas Luggiero
Thomas Luggiero Ամիս առաջ
The best year for 94-96!
houston grubbs
houston grubbs Ամիս առաջ
Biggie would say otherwise
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