1981 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L V8 from North America
Old, yet reliable and cheap to fix
Wrong carburetor when I received the car. Replaced it with one I got at a junkyard.
Exhaust fell off at the 200,000 mile mark. It had been replaced by the previous owner and was hung incorrectly. Replaced with an exhaust off a 1990 caprice from the junkyard.
Wiper motor went at the 195,000 mile mark. Replaced with part from junkyard.
Various small problems ranging from cracked dash to small oil leak/burn.
All in all, I miss this car more than any other car I've owned. I wasn't quick or flashy, but it handled well, had the greatest steering I've ever encountered, and was cheap to fix.
Unfortunately, due to its large engine, and its preference for 89 octane fuel, the running costs were too high for me to keep up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th February, 2004