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Marxnyder
08-15-2006, 12:35 AM
I need help deciding between 3 different years of the same car. The car is the Chevrolet Impala SS, which they only made in 1995, 96, and 97. I haven't done alot of research, but I'm sure I could find out more with the minds of a few here. Anything you know about the 3 years, and any differences, advantages, etc.. Would help :)

LoudCrownVic
08-15-2006, 12:38 AM
Nevr heard of any differences between the years. Except that Crown Victorias are fundementally better in all respects...

revrider1
08-15-2006, 12:39 AM
About the same, I wish I could get my hands on one...

Marxnyder
08-15-2006, 12:42 AM
Nevr heard of any differences between the years. Except that Crown Victorias are fundementally better in all respects...

Psh, I don't want a crown vic. The Impala SS looks WAY cooloer :cool:


About the same, I wish I could get my hands on one...

Yep, for as long as I can remember. Just how long the body is and the tires, it just looks so *******!

JoeHemi57
08-15-2006, 12:46 AM
black was the only color the first year, they had a black cherry and a greyish green later. CARFAX before you buy, theres lots of fakes out there.

revrider1
08-15-2006, 12:47 AM
There is a 97 where I live that is fully equiped with the works, air bags and all...

UndercoverPunk
08-15-2006, 12:47 AM
96 was the last year for that body style.

revrider1
08-15-2006, 12:48 AM
:eyebrow:

Blazin_Jason
08-15-2006, 12:50 AM
Yup 94-96 for the impala. I would say buy which ever you can find that is in good condition and a good value.

UndercoverPunk
08-15-2006, 12:51 AM
There is a 97 where I live that is fully equiped with the works, air bags and all...


LINK? never seen a 97 impala SS

revrider1
08-15-2006, 12:51 AM
Now that I think about it, yep 94-96...:crap: :blackeye:

ntense702
08-15-2006, 12:53 AM
96 ftw

LoudCrownVic
08-15-2006, 12:54 AM
Ford<Chevy.

LOL relly dont kno but I drove an SS off the dealer lot and the waterpump blew so never was impresde wit them

UndercoverPunk
08-15-2006, 12:55 AM
Ford<Chevy.

LOL relly dont kno but I drove an SS off the dealer lot and the waterpump blew so never was impresde wit them

I agree ford<chevy

:p: actually I really don't give a ****, it depends on the car.

PKat696
08-15-2006, 12:55 AM
The last of the rear wheel drive Chevy V-8 4-door sedans were built from 1994 to 1996 as the Impala SS. There are many web sites with information regarding these cars. Here is a good one to start at:

http://www.impalaclub.com/naisso/home/

They all have the same basic layout, with subtle differences with each year. In '94, it came with a column shifter and came in any color you wanted, as long as it was black. Also, the side view mirrors were mounted on the doors. In '95, they added a color: dark cherry metalic. They also moved the side view mirrors on top of the doors in the window area. In '96, they added another color: dark green grey metallic. They also put the shifter on the floor.

In the lower left part of the web site above, there is a link to the "Impala SS History". It gives more details about all of the Impala SSs.

It's a great car!! I've had my '96 for about 8 years now and still love to drive it every time I get in.

Marxnyder
08-15-2006, 01:04 AM
My bad, new it was three years but not 9-567, its 9-456 i take it?

Thanks PKat, lemme take a look at that website. Is the 96 the only year with the floor shifter?

jeeper07
08-15-2006, 01:05 AM
i love those cars. HUGE engines FAT tires, sweet cars

ntense702
08-15-2006, 01:11 AM
they're awesome cars, very fast and they look awesome, I've always wanted one and still plan on getting one some day.

calisurfer
08-15-2006, 01:37 AM
My friend has a 1996 impala ss on 22"s candy purple paint with 12 12"s memphis no back seat, that car is fasttttt before he did all that he would light thoes back tires up like if noting id go with the impala and CHEVYS A AWSOME CAR

UndercoverPunk
08-15-2006, 01:38 AM
My friend has a 1996 impala ss on 22"s candy purple paint with 12 12"s memphis no back seat, that car is fasttttt before he did all that he would light thoes back tires up like if noting id go with the impala and CHEVYS A AWSOME CAR


Your friend ruined a once great car.

flixpink
08-15-2006, 01:47 AM
They Are Nice I Have The 96 Impala Ss Black

Towncar
08-15-2006, 01:52 AM
96ss > crownvic

Any day of the week. They dont even compare.

bigbangtheory
08-15-2006, 01:53 AM
Ford>Chevy FYI!

Butttttttt, if I got an impala SS, I would rock the **** out of the new ones.

bigbangtheory
08-15-2006, 01:54 AM
ss < crownvic

Any day of the week. They dont even compare.

A crownvic looks like most cop cars and old peoples cars. At least the SS has some style to it. Plus I would take the eng. in a SS over the vic anyday of the week.

Towncar
08-15-2006, 01:55 AM
A crownvic looks like most cop cars and old peoples cars. At least the SS has some style to it. Plus I would take the eng. in a SS over the vic anyday of the week.

I corrected myself. I had the arrow pointing the wrong way:laugh:

bigbangtheory
08-15-2006, 01:58 AM
I corrected myself. I had the arrow pointing the wrong way:laugh:

Good man, good man.:laugh:

SATX210
08-15-2006, 02:00 AM
get one of those >>> http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-2005-ASC-Helios.htm

LoudCrownVic
08-15-2006, 02:30 AM
Still, I'd take a Crown Vic of the same year over an Impala SS... With the money left over that I could have bought an SS i can trick out the Vic.

Marxnyder
08-15-2006, 02:46 AM
**** alot of you guys have one, anyone plan on selling one within a few years? :p

I'm leaning towards the 1996, with the floor shift

bigbangtheory
08-15-2006, 06:47 AM
Still, I'd take a Crown Vic of the same year over an Impala SS... With the money left over that I could have bought an SS i can trick out the Vic.

Your biased, so you dont count. ;)

Macdaddymague
08-15-2006, 09:21 AM
The 96 is the biggest collectors year when it comes to the SS. I got one down here that has 800 miles on it, its goin for $38,000. (not mine, I WISH). Also there is one here that has a 6 speed stick put into it. (Ill find out the price)
From what I was told they actually did make a 97 but only a few for the CEO's of chevy. I dont believe it but thats what was said.
The 96 is the only year that has the floor shifter. They ONLY come in 3 colors, Bluish gray, black burgundy. I had a 96 burgundy but ended up havin to sell it. Way to many speeding tickets.

IrTehL33T@DBeez
08-15-2006, 10:19 AM
i would say go for a 96 because of the floor shifter that year (i hate column shift) and also because it is obdII, which in the case of the lt1 allows you to go with gm's lt4 conversion package.

B_Campbell
08-15-2006, 02:48 PM
There is a 97 where I live that is fully equiped with the works, air bags and all...

:rolleyes:

They never had a 97 Impala SS dumb ***.

And they call came with the same airbags and seats, only differences where minor like tape over a cd player as an option.

B_Campbell
08-15-2006, 02:49 PM
i would say go for a 96 because of the floor shifter that year (i hate column shift) and also because it is obdII, which in the case of the lt1 allows you to go with gm's lt4 conversion package.

Theres no need for a LT-4 Conversion, you'd be better off with an aftermarket heads package and other things if you want more power.

Some of the stuff said in this thread is funny. :laugh:

B_Campbell
08-15-2006, 02:51 PM
The last of the rear wheel drive Chevy V-8 4-door sedans were built from 1994 to 1996 as the Impala SS. There are many web sites with information regarding these cars. Here is a good one to start at:

http://www.impalaclub.com/naisso/home/

They all have the same basic layout, with subtle differences with each year. In '94, it came with a column shifter and came in any color you wanted, as long as it was black. Also, the side view mirrors were mounted on the doors. In '95, they added a color: dark cherry metalic. They also moved the side view mirrors on top of the doors in the window area. In '96, they added another color: dark green grey metallic. They also put the shifter on the floor.

In the lower left part of the web site above, there is a link to the "Impala SS History". It gives more details about all of the Impala SSs.

It's a great car!! I've had my '96 for about 8 years now and still love to drive it every time I get in.For the most part your right on some of the things stated, but they're were 95 DGGM's and they are the rarest of all of the impalas. and on the 94's they just had a black plastic piece in the rear C Piller window inplace of the caprice windows.

SATX210
08-18-2006, 02:57 AM
1986 2door caprices wreck shop