1983 Chevrolet Caprice Classic CL 5.0 V8 from North America
Still a great car to add to the Impala/Caprice legacy
Only had to put a full charge on the battery. This car is every bit as dependable and trouble-free as it's predecessors. Chevrolet really got it right with the small-block V-8 drivetrains... The car is a dream to own and drive.
It only has 54,000 original miles. It has lived a pampered life in a heated garage. Sure there are horrible examples out there of this model year. Beat into the ground as service vehicles, most of them. Very tough and reliable. Especially considering what lean times the Auto industry was experiencing in the 80's.
The car rides and drives like a cloud. All the mechanical features work effortlessly. Interiors are not as plush as say Cadillac. Lincoln, Chrysler. But even as Caprice, Chevrolet was marketed towards the "working man". Still feels like you're sitting on your sofa though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th December, 2010
These cars are great, I have had a few Caprices and Impalas back in the day. The working man's Cadillac is the best way to describe this car; it offers the luxuries and comfort of a full size rear drive sedan at a modest price. They were so simple to fix, wish they still made cars like this.