Dad bought our "91, new, traded in an excellent 82 Caprice that was great also.
The vehicle NEVER gave any problems whatsoever
Price was some $18k or so, still they command about $5,000 for a nice one on Autotrader, so Edmunds, get your pricing correct..
26+ MPG in rolling terrain, a two week trip to South Florida using 2 full tanks of fuel,
= 30.6mpg and 31.4mpg
The axle is a 2.76, so PLAN Way Ahead of your stops, the vehicle will coast forever.
Surprising, it feels SICK, sluggish, passing a car at 50 or so, I looked up to see a State Trooper Helio hovering the road. I looked down to see 90+ mpg
I lost some paint on the bottom of the front bumper that day, J/k, though I did slam the brakes on.
Relatives with Camry's Maxima's etc only got like 22-24mpg
My 2 Bonnevilles, a 92 and a 95 only get 23~mpg
This with a 3.8 V-6 and a FWD transmission that is really pitiful. '
IF the trans does have to come out, It can pull one in 45 minutes
The crash tests show a weakness on the passenger 'A-Pillar"
Buick Electra Seats with more padding and the super nice armrest would be nice.
I think ALL cars should be direct injected, with an Oxygen Sensor on each cylinder, that way the individual cylinders could be tuned to perfection.
Adding Grill Shutters like the Cruze, and underbody panels would make this unit get into the 30's mpg
The springs are a bit weak for my tastes, the Police Springs would fix that I think.
A rear sway bar on all models would help.
Very little to make this a 'Perfect" car.
Thanks GM for finally making a wonderful vehicle, then finding making Trucks at the Caprice/Roadmaster plants was more profitable.
Bought my Caprice wagon with 50k miles and after five years of ownership have had only a few minor problems. It's a very reliable car. Good power even from the base 5.0 V8 engine. Ride quality from this large rear drive car is pillow soft! I was surprised with the car's handling in winter snowstorms. Despite the rear drive setup, I never ended up stuck at the side of the road! The car's large size and rounded shape always gets attention from onlookers. Kids love the rear facing third seat! Cargo room with the second and third row seats folded is akin to an enclosed pickup truck! Long trips are very comfortable. A great car! Sad to see GM discontinue it.
Ride quality, interior comfort, passenger and cargo space, acceleration, and comments from almost everyone I know!
Old fashioned dashboard setup. Quality of interior materials could be better. Other than that I have no complaints.
I own a 1991 Caprice. I am about to own
a 1996 Buick Roadmaster if I think it
will be as good a car as the Caprice.
My Caprice gets 31mpg. No lie!!! My
only complaint about the Caprice is the
driver's sea. It's not a power one on
this model and because I am only 5'2 i
have to use a seat cushion so I can see
over the dash. I also don't find the
seat comfortable on drives longer than
1/2 hour. I've been told the Buick will
fix that. The car has 370,000km on it
and the only thing not working is the
A/C. The engine has never been opened
up, burns no oil. I'm only considering
switching because of the newer year and
the power seats.