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

23. 04. 2020
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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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  • 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

    ssj2camaro21ssj2camaro21Před 47 vteřinami
  • I owned a 1995 SS, they came from the factory with a remote. Perhaps you meant just the alarm?

    rim685cen ;nir'sucrim685cen ;nir'sucPřed 6 hodinami
  • 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.

    ItsAlwaysRustyItsAlwaysRustyPřed 22 hodinami
  • I’d take this American beauty over any s - class.

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

    Much WiserMuch WiserPřed dnem
  • Doug is a Dork!

  • 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 YniguezPřed 2 dny
  • 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 SansonePřed 2 dny
  • Hey that is near where I live cool impala SS

    Train kid 2007Train kid 2007Před 3 dny
  • vs Mercury Marauder???

    Henry PancakeHenry PancakePřed 3 dny
  • "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 MePřed 3 dny
  • 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.

    sage11xsage11xPřed 4 dny
  • 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. NelsonPřed 4 dny
  • Doug is literally literally literally the most intuned informed and super fan of automobiles in the entire worllddd

    C. NelsonC. NelsonPřed 4 dny
  • The 91 caprice was cool too

    mohcen Bdjmohcen BdjPřed 5 dny
  • 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 DâwggPřed 5 dny
  • sales killed off! impala ss and caprice classic, were beached whales on four wheels, the 2000, was a warmed over lumina.

    Paul SheehanPaul SheehanPřed 5 dny
  • 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 SansPřed 6 dny
  • high performance old persons car.

    daniel ferstendigdaniel ferstendigPřed 7 dny
  • My favorite is from 1963

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

    Geoff MorrowGeoff MorrowPřed 10 dny
  • Although I loved the style, it was way under powered.

  • That looks an awful lot like Yorba Linda.

    LoveStallionLoveStallionPřed 11 dny
  • 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 AminPřed 11 dny
  • 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

    steel7dedsteel7dedPřed 11 dny
  • وين هكتر عنك

    musab Alotibimusab AlotibiPřed 12 dny
  • you seriously under-rated this vehicle. it deserves much higher scores.

    Ryan TinerRyan TinerPřed 13 dny
  • I still want one of these one day.

    skinnysteve713skinnysteve713Před 13 dny
  • Waw Actually pretty quick , look at that face i like it 😁 old is gold

    Az123 Az321Az123 Az321Před 14 dny
  • Since you have an appreciation for this car, you should find an 89-95 Thunderbird SC to review.

    J. PrierJ. PrierPřed 14 dny
  • commodore>impala

    Mc.1506Mc.1506Před 14 dny
  • 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 WeissPřed 15 dny
  • I like how obnoxiously big the windows are. Today's cars have these squinty little windows.

    wolverine96wolverine96Před 15 dny
  • Yo Doug you need to change the title. The 96 Is still one of the coolest car around.

    Antonio lacAntonio lacPřed 16 dny
  • 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 JacksonPřed 18 dny
  • You need to do the Mercury Marauder next.

    J LJ LPřed 19 dny
  • @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 LPřed 19 dny
  • Hotwheels came out with this car. I have it!

    PB&J Racing • 13 years agoPB&J Racing • 13 years agoPřed 19 dny
  • Well, the Caprice was a Holden, but I don't think this Impala ever was...

    KryojenixKryojenixPřed 19 dny
  • 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 mechanicPřed 19 dny
  • Every drug dealing, gangbanger had one when 213 covered all of LA.

    Michael L WalkerMichael L WalkerPřed 20 dny
  • The 1996 fleetwood was cooler same engine same drive train but it’s a Cadillac

    Phat-BPhat-BPřed 20 dny
  • 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.

    94q45t94q45tPřed 20 dny
  • Can't wait for the Chevy Ibex!

    JerJerBynxJerJerBynxPřed 21 dnem
  • So fly look Dem weelz doe

    James AseltineJames AseltinePřed 21 dnem
  • 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 BrownPřed 21 dnem
  • It’s considered a collectors edition meaning you have to put collectors insurance

    Christopher santamariaChristopher santamariaPřed 21 dnem
  • My ''96 did come with key fobs with door locks and trunk release... Do your research...

    Geraldo DamasoGeraldo DamasoPřed 22 dny
  • 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 LaverdierePřed 23 dny
  • I 100% prefer the 94 mirrors lol.

    AlexAlexPřed 23 dny
  • افضل سيارة في العالم الوحش الأمريكي

    عاشق ريهانا احبكعاشق ريهانا احبكPřed 24 dny
  • Good USA

    عاشق ريهانا احبكعاشق ريهانا احبكPřed 24 dny
  • Seeing this in Cali plates feels right 🙌🏽

    DeShon HoweDeShon HowePřed 24 dny
  • I remember being in high school and seeing an ad for this car. It said " Vader, your car is ready."

    Hamlet KeislingHamlet KeislingPřed 24 dny
  • 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 EspinozaPřed 24 dny
  • 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 JayyPřed 25 dny
  • ⚡️STATIC⚡️

    Charlene WoodsCharlene WoodsPřed 26 dny
  • Here's a game. Take a shot everytime he says "And"

    Anamositykilla21Anamositykilla21Před 26 dny
  • Doug, the type of guy who closes the fridge with his hips

    nanas moralinnanas moralinPřed 26 dny
  • 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 GallucciPřed 26 dny
  • 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 rPřed 26 dny
  • that sure looks like yorba linda

    TheTopTechnologyTheTopTechnologyPřed 27 dny
  • In la , if you saw on of these it was either the gangster or the narcotics officer ni in between 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Justin CaseJustin CasePřed 28 dny
  • This is a beauty

    FaisalFaisalPřed 29 dny
  • best chevy of the 90s other then the 2dr tahoe

  • “Was!?”....Doug it never stopped!

    Choppaboy 757Choppaboy 757Před měsícem
  • Cool. IF you like crap.

    FiatDusterFiatDusterPřed měsícem
  • 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 MeyersPřed měsícem
  • 96 Big body seatin on Chrome

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

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

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

    BryanX 64BryanX 64Před měsícem
  • Trump 2020!

    Josh JonesJosh JonesPřed měsícem
  • 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 CummingsPřed měsícem
  • Not was Still is kool

    Mikeman JordanMikeman JordanPřed měsícem
  • 1996 drug dealer car of the year

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

    Jonathan RossJonathan RossPřed měsícem
  • A hood favorite.

    darrtrubbdarrtrubbPřed měsícem
  • Tim Allens was the Nicest ive ever seen.

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

    Lance McCaughanLance McCaughanPřed měsícem
  • Impolo

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

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

    yourface 123yourface 123Před měsícem
  • This would be an amazing sleeper car

    OSU Bucks421OSU Bucks421Před měsícem
  • Wish the newer Monte Carlo ss was rwd and stick shift same with this impala was stick shift.

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

    vectorm4vectorm4Před měsícem
  • There was all sorts of AMG since the 60s lol. So yeah AMG performance motors existed.

    HNMHNMPřed měsícem
  • 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 FilmsPřed měsícem
  • 94-96 Impala SS will always be my favorite Chevys

    IssaHemiMoeIssaHemiMoePřed měsícem
  • 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.

    Number RunnerNumber RunnerPřed měsícem
  • 💯👁💯 Dream Car!

    ATCATCPřed měsícem
  • My 96 came with a factory key fob (?)

    mobility23mobility23Před měsícem
  • jank

  • The best year for 94-96!

    Thomas LuggieroThomas LuggieroPřed měsícem
  • Biggie would say otherwise

    houston grubbshouston grubbsPřed měsícem
  • I remember dark purple versions of them. Nice review

    Guy WebsterGuy WebsterPřed měsícem
  • Take a shot every time he says AANNND. You're welcome

    KapGamesKapGamesPřed měsícem
  • Enormous smile when Doug accelerates.... Gives it a 1 for acceleration.

    ShaymerShaymerPřed měsícem
    • Well by the objective scale uses for Acceleration, it is indeed a 1. Also keep in mind that even if he weren't using an objective scale, he is also comparing it to everything else he reviews, which includes Bugattis, Ferraris, Koenigseggs, etc...

      GreeleyCPSGreeleyCPSPřed 8 dny