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Old 04-30-2006, 10:58 AM   #1
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Decided to test drive the new impala SS just to see how it compares. Well all I can say is wow. The power is available everywhere and dod i dare say it has too much power for that car.

The car would kill my GXP and destroy any SSEi I have ever seen or heard of. Move over N* and 3800s you have been owned


Before you guys start combating me drive a 06 SS and find out.


You know what I am just on a speed high right now so please bear with me...
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id rather get a 95-96 Impala SS withe LT1 350...





Much meener looking... and i think faster tooo
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id rather get a 95-96 Impala SS withe LT1 350...





Much meener looking... and i think faster tooo
I agree its meaner looking but I dont know if its faster. I think that new SS does 0-60 under 6 seconds like 5.6 or something. But I do wish the 95-96 bodystyle hung around longer
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Impala SS 95-96 specs 'ish

Engines: 350 (5.7 liter) V8 260 bhp @ 5000 rpm, 330 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm.
Performance: 0-60 in 7.1 seconds, 1/4 mile in 15.4 seconds @ 91.1 mph.
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The new Impy is .1 seconds faster then the GP GXP. Its a serious car, while looking...not so serious.

Chevy done it right. Personally I like it more then the 96 SS, the 96 reminds me of the Buick Roadmaster. This new SS is refined, more compact and really fast.

Its a true sleeper. Put the Impala LTZ next to an SS and its hard to tell which one is which, but once you light it up, the questions end.
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The new Impala SS has 300sumthing hp, and still gets 28 mpg highway. That rules.

I still like the 90s bodystyle, though. I've always wanted one.
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id rather get a 95-96 Impala SS withe LT1 350...





Much meener looking... and i think faster tooo
the new Impala is significantly faster than the older V8 version. I hear through the grapevine that the interior quality/noise level is dissapointing though for a new car.
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id rather get a 95-96 Impala SS withe LT1 350...





Much meener looking... and i think faster tooo
the new Impala is significantly faster than the older V8 version. I hear through the grapevine that the interior quality/noise level is dissapointing though for a new car.
But they look soooo much meaner.
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Not to mention the aftermarket for the LT1 is pretty large and since it is already a V8, going with an LS1 would probably not be hard.

LS1'* get great mpg too
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