1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L Oldsmobile 307 from North America


Cadillac Comfort


Alternator died, but I don't know how long it had been in the car before I purchased it.

Had a brief charging problem due to the lack of a third belt that runs the air conditioner. It created some kind of imbalance in tension on the belt that runs the alternator.

General Comments:

This is a very comfortable car. I also own a 1990 Cadillac Brougham D'Elegance, and as far as I'm concerned, my Caprice is just as comfortable and as roomy.

For a car of it's size, it also handles well. There is a great deal of body roll, but the turning circle is smaller than you might expect.

Although it's certainly no sports car, the relatively low output Olds 307 that powers the Classic has a surprising amount of pick up. I've had no trouble passing people on highways or picking up speed to merge with traffic on multi-lane highways.

In short, if my current Caprice died, I'd certainly not hesitate before buying another. Really, I think every young person should drive a car like this for at least a little while. The great rear-wheel drive land yachts are a dying breed and, in my opinion, very fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2006

17th Feb 2006, 21:32

I'm 22 and have a Caprice coupe, and I love it. You'd think for a car that size it wouldn't be that fun to drive, but it really is, it's quick, handles good enough, it's comfortable and roomy and it's always fun to see that big hood out in front of you.

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham 5.0 305 from North America


A show stopper that can hit trees


Everything was original except the tires when we purchased the car in 2001. Little bits of rust, barely visible. This car had been in many accidents and most of the money spent on this car was to repair the body. Fortunately when ever it was in an accident, the body would slowly be restored to its original show room condition.

General Comments:

This car is so nice that all the caprice owners and many Ford guys too, want to know more about the car and want to buy it from me.

One Caprice owner in Minnesota liked the car so much he stole the chrome pieces on the base of the doors and the rear lights. Parts were replaced with sparkling new ones and the thief is probably roting away in Never Land Ranch.

On January 29th, 2005. The unthinkable happened. Going down an icey road, I lost control at 55 Mph and ran head on into a tree stump, which was blocking a real tree. I was so lucky to be alive. The car was not too lucky, as it was obliberated. I miss the car. Of many caprices on the road, this one was a show car. Now it is dead at 94,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th January, 2006

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham 305 from North America


A quality automobile


Needed Alternator 112k.

Starter 132k.

A/C needed a recharge 126k.

Exhaust from catalytic converter back 143k.

New shocks 150k.

Carburetor rebuild 150k.

Carpet is wearing, will replace with thicker pile carpeting.

Cassette deck needs a belt.

Headliner needed to be replaced.

Only rust is starting at inner door bottoms.

General Comments:

This is one solid car!

Close to being a Cadillac with all the options and features.

Acceleration is surprisingly good due to transmission gearing.

Gas mileage is OK, but with 22 gallon fuel tank you can drive it for a very long time before the next refill.

305 seems like a great motor delivering adequate power and decent gas mileage, also easy to work on with carburetor.

Interior very nice, like a living room on wheels, very open and roomy.

Enjoyable to drive, doesn't feel dated or cheap like a Camaro or Celebrity from the same time period might.

Sound system sounds good.

A good car to hold onto, with regular maintenance I bet it'll last a long time.

Still has a nice look about it with vinyl top, dark blue paint and wire wheels.

Clean-cut styling still looks good

Would buy another in the future given the chance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2005

1st Apr 2007, 17:46

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