Why is the impala SS so much more than the SSEi? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-07-2006, 11:50 PM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default Why is the impala SS so much more than the SSEi?

Curious.

A 96 Impala SS bluebooks at $9000 with 110,000 miles

A 96 Bonneville SSEi books at $3900 with 110,000 miles.

- Same Options
- Both are 4 door sedans
- Impala has 17" rims vs 16" on a bonneville.

Impalla is RWD and has 260HP

SSEi is FWD and has 240HP

With $100, and SSEi has 260HP with a pulley and gutted airbox


The pricing was THE SAME in 1996.


So why' did the SSEi lose so much value and the Impala did not?
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2006, 11:53 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bonneville92V688 is on a distinguished road
Default

The Impala SS is more sought after, thus making it worth more. That'* why my 87 BMW with nearly 190k on it is worth 2500 bucks in good shape.
Bonneville92V688 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2006, 11:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Granville, Ohio ~NEBF '07 Survivor~
Posts: 5,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
petraman is on a distinguished road
Default

OH GEEZ! Huge difference! Number one, we're talking about putting an L67 up against an LT1. V8s are sadly much more desirable than a supercharged V6. So much more potential, and to me, the Impala looks a lot hotter (BLASPHEMY!)
petraman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2006, 11:57 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petraman
OH GEEZ! Huge difference! Number one, we're talking about putting an L67 up against an LT1. V8s are sadly much more desirable than a supercharged V6. So much more potential, and to me, the Impala looks a lot hotter (BLASPHEMY!)

Obviously...but they are both 10 year old cars.....


Is it really worth $5,000 more for a V8?
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2006, 11:58 PM   #5
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

Limited numbers, 3800'* are a dime a dozen, where as the 96 Impy SS is a far more sought after vehicle.

Ask the average joe which he would prefer.
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 12:03 AM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim W
Limited numbers, 3800'* are a dime a dozen, where as the 96 Impy SS is a far more sought after vehicle.

Ask the average joe which he would prefer.
There were 41,941 Impala SS'* sold in 1996


There were 4,060 SSEi'* sold in 1996


A 96 camaro z28 goes for $4700 with 110,000 miles.
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 12:05 AM   #7
Senior Member
Expert Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 20,892
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Jim W is on a distinguished road
Default

Overall....way more 3800s were produced, the Impala SS was limited to that year.

Face it, its a "something special" car, the SSEi really isnt. People are willing to pay more for the SS then the SSEi.
Jim W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 01:34 AM   #8
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 15,928
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonneMeMN is on a distinguished road
Default

In reality the SSEi is a FWD large car, and the SS is a muscle car. It was only produced for a few years, and it will be a true collectable car down the line.

The Bonneville is somewhat of a "jelly bean" car out of the 90'*. Enthusiasts spend high dollar for rare cars, and there are plenty of those fwd cars around.
BonneMeMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 01:14 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 5,242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ga93sle is on a distinguished road
Default

Ditto on the sought after. If any of you read my letter I sent into Hemmings that time, I was looking for an Impy SS when I found the Bonneville. From a driving standpoint, the Bonneville is far more economical, but from a money standpoint, the Impala is far rarer, and will be worth a whole lot more money down the road.
ga93sle is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why oh Why!?!? 2013 Impala pics sawgunner General GM Chat 33 01-09-2012 06:47 AM
Know Why They Never Put More than 239 Beans in Chili? MOS95B Lounge 6 04-27-2006 10:38 AM
why oh why does my car use so much fuel 94SSEgold 1992-1999 15 01-02-2006 07:30 PM
5 more hp in a bonnie than gp same engine why?? 19bonnie95 General GM Chat 11 10-16-2005 05:55 PM
WHY WHY WHY?? bonnie94ssei Lounge 36 09-25-2003 05:53 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:41 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.