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)
Big and roomy thats about it. I feel
safe when driving this car.
Not using a problamatic Oldsmobile
engine in a Chevrolet car which is
leading to the eventual death of mine.
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.
Room inside, quality of parts and way
the car was built.
power windows are slow. V8 is EXTREMELY
underpowered. Gas mileage is TERRIBLE
(16)...weight of car. Placement of
spare tire. No factory rims
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
They could have done a little better on
the paint job when it rolled off the
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.
1990 Chevrolet Caprice Sedan Classic Brougham 4dr Sedan
Alternator went out. 117.00 for the
part, excessive, and this was discount.
I discovered it was the third time the
alternator went out on the car with
recipts. 68000 orig. miles.
Everything inside seemed too
lightweight. the arm rest was breaking
when someone sat in the middle, power
window buttons came off, heater buttons
and of course the headliner. Body took
dings too easy and the seats were
Radio was killer to change and
Gas milage and power were decent.
build inside parts not to break. make
service to items such as radio and
faulty windshield wiper control/cruise
button less troublesome.