1984 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Staion Wagon 305 from North America
An outstanding automobile in all respects, and worth every penny of the investment
Water pumps typically last about 75k miles. They're easy to change and warranted for as long as I own the car.
Transmission: The original transmission went to 165,000 and was rebuilt. It was replaced with a factory re-manufactured unit at 265,000. This one has over 100,000 miles on it.
Carburetor: Original was rebuilt at 85,000 miles, and replaced at 350,000 miles.
Differential: Rebuilt at 175,000 miles.
A/C: Replaced compressor (and associated equipment) at 175,000 miles.
Service parts: Brakes/shocks/hoses & belts, etc, all replaced as needed and always lasted longer than usual.
This car is amazing! When we bought this car, our kids were in diapers. They are now about to graduate from college!
This car received regular maintenance its whole life.
None of the "problems" noted above were out of the ordinary for a car this original and with this many miles.
Regular oil/fluid changes are the key.
At a time when American cars were getting a bad name (and some deserved it), this one never left us stranded and provided us safe transport on a moment's notice.
I want to be buried in this car, but it will probably outlive me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th September, 2004