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Built well, but Beware...
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By 87classic
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1990 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car off an older uncle in
my family who pampered this car and
rarely drove it. As of this date it has
only 180000KM's and the problems with
it are increasing by the day. BEWARE! i
have the 307 W/OD engine in this car,
it gets a mere 12MPG (THATS RIGHT!) and
sucks down oil like you wouldnt
believe. I take VERY good care of this
car and the engine just seems to want
to quit on me. We think its the valve
guide seals, or the carburetor float is
letting in too much gas and diluting
the oil, or possible the piston rings
are gone...however its not worth my $$
to get it fixed ($700-1200 job)


Best Features

Big and roomy thats about it. I feel safe when driving this car.


Worst Features

Not using a problamatic Oldsmobile engine in a Chevrolet car which is leading to the eventual death of mine.


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My '90 Crapiece Wagon
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By KnowMoreBowTies
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1990 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4dr Wagon


Review

Bought w/ 73K miles from a private
seller who ran a body shop where the
car was repaired after being
sideswiped. Runs well but in seven
years, the paint has dulled, the
headliner has detached from the
ceiling, the dash cover has split
apart, weatherstripping has torn, and
electrical problems have developed. On
cold days, the wipers won't come on for
a minute or more and they continue
sweeping when you shut them. The engine
nearly stalls each time you come to a
stop but you get used to that. I have
replaced engine gaskets, carburetor,
tranny, exhaust, brakes, tires,
springs, shocks, alternator, water
pump, radiator, in the 40K that I have
owned this thing.


Best Features

I like the concept. The flat floor handles 4 x 8 sheets of plywood and no one ever complains about legroom. The ride is smooth and well controlled. It handles well and feels smaller than it is.


Worst Features

Use better quality vinyl and cloth materials in the interior. Chevy should make a wagon version of the current Impala.


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Great Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By capriclassy
on

Vehicle

1990 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4dr Sedan


Review

This is my first car. It has'nt many
problems at all. Right now the valve
seals are being replaced however. This
car is very long, i dont recommend
anyone who is starting to drive to take
this car. Turning can sometimes be hard
because of the length of the car..and
some people dont understand. Extremely
safe too, ive ran into poles going
10km/h and absolutely nothing happened
to the car! I get only 16MPG however.


Best Features

Room inside, quality of parts and way the car was built.


Worst Features

power windows are slow. V8 is EXTREMELY underpowered. Gas mileage is TERRIBLE (16)...weight of car. Placement of spare tire. No factory rims


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These cars never die!!!
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By Derek W
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1990 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Sedan


Review

I own a 1990 Caprice with 229,000 miles
and still climbing! The car has orginal
Tranny and engine also!!! I am getting
about 27 miles to the gallon on average
city and highway driving. These were
great cars, keep your and keep it for a
long time because according to GM, they
stoped making good cars


Best Features

Everything!!!


Worst Features

They could have done a little better on the paint job when it rolled off the factory line.


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ex 1990 capice police car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By young man
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Vehicle

1990 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4dr Sedan


Review

I have a 1990 caprice ex cop car that
my dad bought for me on my 16th
birthday (last year)with 250,000 miles
on it and it runs great. This fall i
beat a mustang 5.0 by about 6 car
lenghts. since then i have driven a
couple front wheel drive cars only to
find that i belong in a caprice.


Best Features

its a sleeper/the old body style


Worst Features

none


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