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1996 Chevy Caprice 4.3
By qshoulders on 04/11/12 07:34 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Sedan

Review

I have owned my 96 Chevy Caprice for 3 years, I bought it with only 23,000 miles of it. As of right now it has 44,000 miles on it. The performance is great the ride is very smooth and comftontable. I have plans to own this car forever, and if someone have the opportunity to own one it would be a great buy. I drive it from FL to Miss every summer and it have been great to me on my road trips.
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LOVE THE CAPRICE!!!
By capricelovr15a16+11 on 06/23/09 08:49 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Wagon

Review

This wagon is 13 years old this year and is is still is good condition. It is my grandmas car and i drive it on occasion. It rides like a dream as expected(very smooth) but too bouncy for my liking. It has been having a few problems lately, it wont start, but before it stopped working the injectors were having problems. Like when you felt like punching it (the gas), the engine would stick and out of nowhere the engine will jump and jerk. its 0-60 time is 10.1 seconds(ok for a car made in the 96 year). Overall it is a decent time of fun while driving. I would prefer more horsepower though, it only has 170 hp.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great older car
By retirednak on 05/15/08 16:45 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Sedan

Review

My 3rd Caprice. This car has 30000 miles. Just did 3000 mile road trip to Alaska with no problems. Best MPG was 26 mpg at 60-65 mph. Worst mpg was 17mpg at 8-100mph. Too Bad GM doesn't make a full size rear drive car anymore.
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The Best Car I've Ever Owned!
By Mr Moose from Maine on 10/21/06 22:52 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Sedan

Review

I'm a police officer in ME with prior sevice in MA. I never drove a Chevy cruiser until I went to ME. Wow, what a difference from the Ford's! I was so impressed I ordered a 9C1 Caprice in 07/96 and had to go back to MA to do it. This car is fantastic. It rockets off the line, corners like it's on rails, and gets 20mpg on the highway. The only problem I had was the crappy Goodyear Eagle RSA tires which were replaced. I love this car. I only drive it in the summer now, and am going to give it to my daughter as her first car, and the Cops can chase her around. Why GM discontinued the Caprice/Impala SS is beyond me. This car is a true classic and will be a collectors car I'm sure.
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Great Car But Expensive to Repair
By 1996 Chevrolet Capri on 03/07/06 20:26 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Sedan

Review

Great Car...great respect because it looks like a police cruiser. Very expensive to repair. I have spent about $2000 in the last 2 months on repairs. It has 209,000 miles. I hope I can get 300,000. It is one of the best I have owned. I have had it since 72,000 miles about 4 years ago. Now I do a lot of highway driving and hope I can keep it.
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Love the Caprice
By tony on 11/26/05 23:43 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Sedan

Review

I have used the Caprices in my Funeral Escort business for over eight years and they have performed beautifully for us. The vehicle is almost undestructable. It is heavy duty all the way around and you can always count on it. If you perform the routine maintainence and change filters etc I believe the car will last for 400,000 mile or more and I have seen Caprices with that mileage on them. I think it was GM's best made vehicle.
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
End of the Big Rear Wheel Drive Cars
By mrleibel on 11/15/05 16:53 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Sedan

Review

I bought this car second hand from an older couple. I put limited miles on it as I store the vehicle during the winters. I have the LT1 which is an awesome motor for power, towing, and economy. I can easily average 26 mpg. When pulling my 2100lb camper, I average 17 mpg cruising at 70mph; hard to beat that with an SUV. The ride is quiet and smooth; the leather seats are comfortable for long rides and I really enjoy the simple dashboard layout. The trunk size is great as well. I have never had a space shortage problem. Overall, the Caprice is quite the car; its very versitile and a wolf in a sheep's skin.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Tell me again why GM discontinued these?
By Z28_Sedan on 12/12/04 00:03 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Sedan

Review

I have the 5.7L LT1 engine in mine. It's a very fast car with smooth-as- silk ride. The odd thing is that it gets 25 mpg even with the performance axle ratio (that's the EPA highway rating too). I know other owners getting 27 mpg. It's funny that Chrysler's new Hemi (same size as the LT1: 5.7L) in the 300C/Magnum (a similar curb weight according to Edmunds) is rated at the same gas mileage (25 mpg highway) even though the Hemi is 10 years newer in design and even uses cylinder deactivation.
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ex-Police LT1 off eBay
By Anonymous Coward on 10/13/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Sedan

Review

Shopping for a second car in 2000 I started on Edmunds.com and selected a couple high-value models (good ratings and low price). Then I went to eBay and started bidding - won a '96 Caprice. Fresh out of service with the Saginaw MI PD it has the LT1 and heavy duty everything. Got it with 75,000 on the clock. So far I've put a new A/C unit, replaced two front suspension components and put on new Michelins. It uses no oil and has had zero drivetrain issues. Now at 120,000 miles.
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Good Big and Fast
By kph on 08/27/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Sedan

Review

As the original owner for seven years I find that the 1996 Caprice Classic provides a very comfortable ride, is very good in a crash, has good acceleration, a great turn radius and responds well. It's big and roomy. Electrical system is poor, prone to alternator failure and the body trim deteriorates, some strip[s have been replaced twice.
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