Watch maintenance expenses on older cars
By R on
1995 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Sedan
Opti-spark ignition causes tune up to be $500+ in parts, and 8hrs+ labor. Good thing it's got a 100K mile recommended tune up interval. Electronic speedo display prone to failure. AIR pump (smog control device) fails on nearly every car. Interior door panels (esp. driver's) prone to falling apart. However, in spite of this, I absolutely love this car. Drive it 31 miles each way to work, with about 21 MPG highway, for a full size car with 155K miles on it.
Full size, front engine, rear drive, V- 8. Old fashioned American Pig Iron. Do I have to say more?
Ditch the Opti-spark ignition system and use an analog speedo display.