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

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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  1. DuSStin wxthree

    DuSStin wxthree16 דקות לפני

    Gotta love the ss. I have a 96 dggm. Check my channel post lots of vids on it. Love the review!!!

  2. Apostolos K

    Apostolos K41 דקה לפני

    Tame Impala are cooler

  3. David Sullivan

    David Sullivan8 שעות לפני

    One for acceleration. Come on! 1 would be a 88 Ford mustang 4 cyl. Chevrolet sprint, old Ford festiva. I think you really need to incorporate the size and Era Doug. I would give this a 6 for acceleration

  4. Dirtyaznstyle

    Dirtyaznstyle14 שעות לפני

    No comparison to a Ford Taurus SHO, Ford was eating Chevys dust through the 90’s... even a caprice was faster than the crown Vic!! An LT1 hands down beats a Ford modular v8

  5. The Jimmy Reed Show

    The Jimmy Reed Show14 שעות לפני

    Tru old schools could shift without brake applied, hence the warning. Ive been a roadmaster owner since 2000, can anyone tell me why the rear axle was not centered in the wheel well on the B-body?

  6. Hugo Sanchez

    Hugo Sanchez18 שעות לפני

    Still one of my favorite cars of all time

  7. Darin Gress

    Darin Gressיום לפני

    The reason for the DN instead of DOWN is that GM offers its employees thousands of dollars to come up with ways to save money. Saving 2 letters might not seem much but in the end it saved GM millions and the employee that came up with idea was awarded thousands.

  8. Adam Renissance

    Adam Renissanceיום לפני

    You should be so lucky as to live as long as "old grandma."

  9. Ren J

    Ren Jיום לפני

    now test the marauder

  10. Ren J

    Ren Jיום לפני

    16:24 Cars in the 70s-80s did have cornering lamps but they were on the lower fender panel

  11. Chris Man

    Chris Manיום לפני

    Wanna be a balla, shot calla, 20 inch blades on the Impala....

  12. Robert Workman

    Robert Workmanיום לפני

    I'd kill KILL to have one these!! I had an '05 impala. Shit

  13. Ren J

    Ren J2 ימים לפני

    7:29 arent they related to reindeer and carabous ?

  14. Ren J

    Ren J2 ימים לפני

    6:04 those gauges look like the ones ford used on the 97- 03 f150 same color and similar arrangement

  15. Ren J

    Ren J2 ימים לפני

    That acronym shoulda stood for Super Sized for the 1994-96 B body

  16. barry dingle

    barry dingle2 ימים לפני

    I had one but not for very long before it was stollen.

  17. Jerry Cundiff

    Jerry Cundiff2 ימים לפני

    "This is not your fathers car. Unless your name is Luke Skywalker."

  18. Colin garner

    Colin garner5 ימים לפני

    Cool ! I don’t think so .

  19. Tesznye69

    Tesznye695 ימים לפני

    9:25 I'm a European who's never driven an automatic car before and I didn't know that

  20. Jimmy870

    Jimmy8706 ימים לפני

    This is probably one of the last cars with the big fuel tank. 25 gallon tank! I wish I could get a car with that now. My Mustang's is only 16 gallons. I wish it was 20 so I could have some more range.

  21. William Curry

    William Curry8 ימים לפני

    I actually like the latest generation of the Impala. I just wish they would have made it in a SS version RWD.

  22. Franty G

    Franty G8 ימים לפני

    What about the mustang 1990 5.0???

  23. Andrey Osakovsky

    Andrey Osakovsky8 ימים לפני

    Do a Marauder

  24. American Marxist

    American Marxist10 ימים לפני

    No one has ever said the word "cool" next to the name Chevy ever.

  25. Quincy McGuire

    Quincy McGuire11 ימים לפני

    I loved the upside down bath tub! I wish I could find one!

  26. Discofelsi

    Discofelsi12 ימים לפני

    I envy all of you guys living in areas where there's now snow and road salt. This 96 car looks like it came of the showroom floor! I have a 91 Caprice Classic and it spent all of it's life in the rustbelt and never had a garage to sit in just curb parked or behind an appartment complex. The clear coat is peeling, the dash board is cracked, the body is rusting away, the radiator mount ist rusting away, the brake lines and transmission oil cooler lines rusted away and the chrome trim is getting gray from the road salt it just looks really beat up. I want to keep this car but the cold climate and the road salt really kills cars after 20 years or so. And mine just turned 30..

  27. Gc Rawles

    Gc Rawles13 ימים לפני

    I'm actually disappointed that the Roadmaster wasn't brought up in this video

  28. angel figueroa

    angel figueroa13 ימים לפני

    Review my 64 impala wagon

  29. angel figueroa

    angel figueroa13 ימים לפני

    Thiiiiiiiiiiis is how he starts every video

  30. Alejandro Gruszka

    Alejandro Gruszka13 ימים לפני

    Now you need to review the Taurus SHO.

  31. Liam Hanafin

    Liam Hanafin14 ימים לפני

    even i was surprised how quick it was 21:00

  32. Delfino Garza

    Delfino Garza14 ימים לפני

    The pop sci ad for this car read : lord Vader, you car is here...

  33. Edu Mz Rz

    Edu Mz Rz16 ימים לפני

    Lástima que no haya de esos en México

  34. Robert Lyon

    Robert Lyon16 ימים לפני

    I bought one new had to pay sticker. Nice car but very wide so i had to fold the mirror when i parked it in my garage. Also small trunk because of the full size spare tire. All in all a nice car and got most of my money back three years later when i sold it.

  35. Quichrlyn

    Quichrlyn16 ימים לפני

    alternate title: doug slams gm for 25 minutes

  36. My 11 Bad Kids

    My 11 Bad Kids16 ימים לפני

    14:20 Someone get Doug a measuring tape. Thats not even 1 foot much less several feet of space in front of engine lol. I'd hate to see what his woman thinks 9 inches looks like🤣🤣🤣🤦‍♂️

  37. My 11 Bad Kids

    My 11 Bad Kids16 ימים לפני

    This and a 1987 Buick Grand National are top 2 cars in my dream garage. At least both are still somewhat attainable.

  38. kokrb1

    kokrb116 ימים לפני

    yes in Saudi Arabia we used to call it soap

  39. Games and garbage trucks

    Games and garbage trucks17 ימים לפני

    Is no one going to talk about how he says im-pal-a and im-paul-a

  40. Mavado Roaster

    Mavado Roaster17 ימים לפני

    actually earlier cars would shift from park without applying the brake

  41. Paul Castro

    Paul Castro17 ימים לפני

    The DEI chirp.

  42. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd17 ימים לפני

    I loved those cars, until I bought one.

  43. Andani Raphalalani

    Andani Raphalalani18 ימים לפני

    Imagine having Doug review your car then your mate sees the video and he laughs that doug gave your car a bad score.. Lmaooo

  44. Rm Carr

    Rm Carr18 ימים לפני

    Call me Doug..... i spoke with Ed Wellburn at the SEMA show in Vegas in 94 before buying a new 95 and 96. The biggest ticket I've ever had was 155 in a 55 with 3 people in the car with the a/c on in my 96 with intake and exhaust........ Call me, I have lots of stories about these.... they hid the build cost of these from the leadership in the Chevrolet rod shop budget... :)

  45. Cosmo Kramer

    Cosmo Kramer19 ימים לפני

    Is it pronounced “impala” or “impala”? Who read that in their head differently

  46. Aaron Dukes

    Aaron Dukes19 ימים לפני


  47. Mark DC

    Mark DC19 ימים לפני

    It never ceases to amaze me how long Chevy used the SS moniker - didn't anyone at GM ever go to High School?

  48. Pablo

    Pablo19 ימים לפני

    Doug, clean your knees

  49. Pablo

    Pablo19 ימים לפני

    that GM font

  50. Matt M

    Matt M20 ימים לפני

    The 94-96 Impala SS came with remote keyless entry from the factory lmao

  51. pveal79

    pveal7921 יום לפני


  52. Soakedbreak 6820

    Soakedbreak 682021 יום לפני

    Could you do a review on the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt?

  53. scott smith

    scott smith21 יום לפני

    Like these 96 best for the floor shifter like the 64

  54. KekMan

    KekMan21 יום לפני

    American cars from this era is so fucking boring. The interior is the ugliest most disgusting, depressing shit i've ever seen. All gray. Boring ugly cheap ass gray shit everywhere. Even goes for cars from 2000 and newer. Disgusting

  55. Sir Yogi Beats

    Sir Yogi Beats22 ימים לפני

    This car had all the white boys scared, it was a gangstaaa car!

  56. Honey BBQ Sauce

    Honey BBQ Sauce22 ימים לפני

    20 Inch Blades on the Impala!


    MICHAEL LA LONDE22 ימים לפני

    Doug you always do a good job and appreciate your videos. I have a comment about pushing the brake to shift from Park. If you were just a decade older you would remember when you did not have to push brake to shift from park. It made for fun hot rodding. As for putting in text I can't tell you how many people thought there was something wrong with their car because they didn't know to do that lol. Just thought I would share. Keep up the good work

  58. sin yutha

    sin yutha23 ימים לפני

    Doug Demuro has one goal “ is to review the president car “

  59. M9A1 MAN

    M9A1 MAN24 ימים לפני

    Gangster Special back in the day

  60. H1t1

    H1t124 ימים לפני

    He just said 70s corvettes trash 😟

  61. Dan Sholtin

    Dan Sholtin24 ימים לפני

    Sorry Doug this car was never cool

  62. Hecmortify

    Hecmortify25 ימים לפני

    The competitor of this Impala SS was the Mercury Marauder

  63. Local Baller

    Local Baller25 ימים לפני

    MY neighbor has one of these he does burnouts and all

  64. Natan Melo

    Natan Melo25 ימים לפני

    Motor V8? Aqui no Brasil o país optou trazer o Ômega projeto Opel, aí a Chevrolet que fabricava o Ômega 6cilindros.

  65. James Reed

    James Reed25 ימים לפני

    I was in Okinawa Japan in 2002. The rich Japanese and yakuza loved these. Any big American Car was hugely popular then... Which is funny because that was around the time Fast and Furious was still just 1 movie. And Americans were going nuts for Japanese cars.

  66. Wayne

    Wayne25 ימים לפני

    you a real one for this Doug

  67. Skooma Dealer

    Skooma Dealer26 ימים לפני

    That's not a bucket seat. More like a bathtub seat.

  68. Gandeloft

    Gandeloft27 ימים לפני

    Beautiful car.

  69. AJ Radical

    AJ Radical28 ימים לפני

    Just learned so much my fiance has an impala ss 08...

  70. Ryan Hodges

    Ryan Hodges28 ימים לפני

    The reason that the front door doesn’t open very far is because elderly people who bought the earlier Caprice models complained that it was hard to reach out and grab the door to close it. GM redesigned the hinges so they would not open as far.

  71. clank4001

    clank400129 ימים לפני

    its crazy that these are almost 25 years old.


    CASSIUS CLAY29 ימים לפני

    The fuck you mean “WAS” cool?

  73. United we stand divided we fall

    United we stand divided we fallחודש לפני

    The latest gen impala should’ve brought it back with the rear wheel drive as the famed SS

  74. Ian Forsyth

    Ian Forsythחודש לפני

    IDK...I grew up with cars like this, I borrowed my Dad’s ‘71 Caprice Classic 2 door hardtop with the 454 V8 for Grad Prom, and it was a very pretty, elegant and sleek looking car, fast AF, but it’s hard to look back and justify all that bulk and those huge thirsty engines that weren’t as powerful as my VW Golf is today. And like Doug commented about this Impala, it’s a frickin’ land yacht, almost takes up 1.5 parking spots, you’d get winded running around it once, and where you think it would shine with a cushy, roomy back seat, it ain’t there, where did the room go? The year before grad I was a back seat dweller when we went on a road trip to Disneyland, Vancouver to LA, and let me tell you, I looked really forward to stopping and stretching my legs, I was sitting behind my Dad, and we’re both about 5’8”, it should have been like the family room sofa back there, but it so wasn’t. I don’t know how GM managed to make cars so long that the front and rear ends were assigned different postal (zip) codes, and yet didn’t have a HUGE trunk, and with a cramped back seat. .

  75. GoboSnack

    GoboSnackחודש לפני

    I think someone in my family owned it UwU

  76. Wilson Martin

    Wilson Martinחודש לפני

    Doug the type of guy to use late model Bugattis as a benchmark for the acceleration of a full-size Chevy sedan from a quarter-century ago.

  77. joe dixon

    joe dixonחודש לפני

    It absolutely DID come with a key fob or “remote” as you put it

  78. Travis Criddle

    Travis Criddleחודש לפני

    Nah! Thats an ugly oversized turd! Impala in name only.



    What year was in All About the Benjamins movie

  80. Castor Troy

    Castor Troyחודש לפני

    I love the new impalas wish the hurry up wit the ss already or maybe even a zL1 impala 🤔🤔🤔

  81. blessindia1

    blessindia1חודש לפני

    When cars go electric, I hope rear wheel drive caprices & crown vicx body styles get resurrected.

  82. Black 1996 Chevy Impala SS

    Black 1996 Chevy Impala SSחודש לפני

    Hey look its me

  83. John Sheetz

    John Sheetzחודש לפני

    Doug sounds like Jay Leno's son is on a meth bender and doing car reviews and for that reason I watch

  84. John Sheetz

    John Sheetzחודש לפני

    The 90s weren't bad years for Chevy they were coming up then that the OBS Chevy the LT1 way ahead head of the stuff from the late 70s throughout the 80s

  85. Alex Sanchez

    Alex Sanchezחודש לפני

    For some reason I like the gas gauge to go past that full line or I’m just used to it

  86. John Chaos

    John Chaosחודש לפני

    My ‘96 came with keyless entry from the factory... Also, the impala SS platform shared almost all mechanical components with the 9C1 police package. The main difference under the hood is the impala didn’t have the green long-life radiator hoses. The transmission was the only option even for the police version. It is the 4L60E that’s based on the 700R4, but electronic. The 60E was not known to be bullet proof, and typically died around 120k miles (I put 2 in my impala SS). BTW, the LT1 came in the police package Caprice, the Cadillac fleetwood, and also the Buick roadmaster. Also, the big reason why it looks so good is because of it’s facelift designer: John Moss of GTO fame. Doug isn’t wrong saying it’s special. I loved the heck out of mine, and one of my biggest regrets is selling my ‘96...

  87. Benjamin Gordon

    Benjamin Gordonחודש לפני

    That shot gun comment, genius lofl

  88. Beta

    Betaחודש לפני

    Alot cooler than my 05 Impala LS, but I don't think I could get 317000 miles out of it like I have on mine.

  89. Eduard Bruno

    Eduard Brunoחודש לפני

    I have the black Buety,chevy caprice 94. Best like the SS impala,exelent car,in everything GM bring it back,in electric split,self generating model.

  90. Snapchat Snacks

    Snapchat Snacksחודש לפני

    I think general motors was good in the 90s. The 3800 engine was an excellent engine that was really reliable and easy to work on yourself. That thing was in so many cars. We are talking park Avenues,regales,estate wagons,roadmasters,grandprix,Bonnevilles,88s,98s,centuries,luminas. I honestly think 3800 engines are a better deal now then Toyotas from the era. First you can get them even cheaper. If you want tla toyota for the price of a park Avenue from the same era. You have to wither A go way more miles. B go way older. Or C get a more beat up one. Also Toyota engines at least from this era are harder to work on flatten a 3800. Which means you can do repairs yourself on a 3800 and if you can't it will be cheaper to hire someone to do it.

  91. Talkin' Cars With Tim™

    Talkin' Cars With Tim™חודש לפני

    Contrary to what DeMuro thinks, the 06-09 SS was badass.

  92. Jarvis Price

    Jarvis Priceחודש לפני

    I borrowed this car from someone in Southern California. Who would of thought😁

  93. Devon Thorne

    Devon Thorneחודש לפני

    You know what they say about big trunks..

  94. Katja Räsänen

    Katja Räsänenחודש לפני

    I bought week ago a black Chevrolet Caprice Classic, model of 1991, sure it's not like this Impala but i'm happy with it.

  95. Wild Bill

    Wild Billחודש לפני

    I don't agree with his scoring system nearly all the time. For instance he gives this car a 1 out of 10 for acceleration for the time 1996 it would get a 8 out of 10 and I would say compared to even todays much more powerful cars it would still get at least a 4 or 5 out of ten. What would Doug give a Toyota Prius? a minus 13 out of 10?

  96. Alex J. Murphy

    Alex J. Murphyחודש לפני

    I currently own one and when he said $20-$30K price range, my ears stood up lol. However after that score, Doug should drive mine.

  97. Maddax Brown

    Maddax Brownחודש לפני

    My moms boyfriend has this car I think

  98. TriPyramid Pictures

    TriPyramid Picturesחודש לפני

    We talked about the grand national, but you forgot about the Oldsmobile Hurst Olds from that same year of the grand national.

  99. mohcen Bdj

    mohcen Bdjחודש לפני

    The DN is awesome 😂

  100. pappagetti 2009

    pappagetti 2009חודש לפני

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