1984 Chevrolet Caprice StationWagon 5.0 V8 (carburator+catalysator)
A very relaxing way to travel
Standing break needed some work to pass the tests. This is a common fault of Caprice Classics. The mechanism is just plain stupid, a worst case of American engineering.
Carburetor's automatic chose system is broken. (So called computerised carburetor.) VERY complicated carburetor, so I just disconnected it. Now it needs a few presses on the pedal to start.
Sometimes these have electrical problems, but this car has had none. Just lucky or good care?
Air conditioning has leaked its freons out. Typical problem with old units.
A VERY comfortable car to cruise around. You really cannot call it driving, you just glide (or cruise) around. The transmission is also very smooth, you hardly feel the changes.
Lots and lots of space in the car. Can easily seat 6 people (3 in front, 3 in middle) + 2 big dogs + some luggage at the back.
Engine has enough power, but you very rearly need to use it (if at all), as the car doesn't need to be driven aggressively. It smooths you to just relax, and enjoy the ride.
The car has surpricingly good fuel economy. (For it's weight and engine size!) You can do 11l/100km on the highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th September, 2005