1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 307 w/OD from North America
Nice ride at a HIGH price
-Radiator (3 times)
-Heater Core (once)
-Misc. things that bother me like: Roof liner falling, extremely sensitive gas gauge etc.
- Finally, the Valve Stem Seals and the carburetor. Both contributed to the complete destruction of the engine in 2003.
-Motor was also getting extremely poor gas mileage (about 12mpg in the city)
Slow car, but nice ride. I loved my caprice, but the poorly built engine lead to its destruction. Not satisfied with my GM product and ended up buying a Honda. I would buy one again if I could afford the up-keep, and gas.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th October, 2005
13th Mar 2013, 09:08
The vast majority of these cars are solidly reliable, and the Olds 307 is a great V8 engine that shouldn't give you problems. If you're really getting that kind of mileage, a simple tune-up and a check for vacuum leaks could go a long way. Also, make sure your fluids are good and the car's alignment and suspension are in good order as well.
10th Mar 2020, 15:35
1. If the original catalytic converter is still installed even after 100,000, opt for a new high performance version, a cheap and easy fix if power is down and improved mileage.
2. Make sure the automatic choke is functioning properly; if it stays on any longer than necessary you're wasting gas big time.
3. Replace the air filter yearly.
4. Always check your tires once a month for correct pressure; being a heavy car, even a few pounds will have a dramatic effect on fuel.
5. When the light turns green, don't nail it, gradually glide up to the speed, let the others pass you by; you'll be visiting the gas station much less often.