1987 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews - Page 4 of 6

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L 305 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.0L 305 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance167000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

An 80's power ballad of a car!

Faults:

Starter needed replacing.

Headliner has started to sag.

A/C needed to be recharged.

Cruise control stopped working, needed servo.

New distributor coil.

Just usual maintenance.

General Comments:

It's just an excellent car, it's reliable, easy to repair and looks good; the clean styling can't be beat.

It's classy without looking stodgy and old-man-like, it's "with it" for the time it was built

Everyone seems to like the car, I get an occasional offer to sell.

Handles well for it's size.

The 305 V8 is has decent power, yet gets surprisingly good fuel economy.

I never had a Caprice before and never realized how good a car this is until I've owned one, Chevrolet really outdid themselves with this car!

Very well optioned, all options still work like new.

With regular maintenance this car could last for a long time.

This really has to be the best car built in the 1980's.

Hope it'll last another ten years (I bet it will)!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2005

1987 Chevrolet Caprice brougham LS 305 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 305 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance154000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

The best car I ever owned

Faults:

Catalytyic converter was bad, power antenna did not work, the alternater went out at 100,000.i replaced the front suspension, just to give me piece of mind. i replaced the rear brake drums,and installed crossed drilled rotors for better cooling.

General Comments:

It drove like a cadillac, even after I lowered it 2",it was a very comfortable car and I regret selling it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2004

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 350 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 350 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

A long lasting machine

Faults:

I overheated the car (not knowing) and it did not shut off until I got home. It takes me home no matter what.

It has been sitting for about a year now and the transmission seal is gone.

General Comments:

When this car reaches 70 or higher it floats. It runs so smooth you can't even feel that the car is running.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2004

2nd Feb 2008, 21:48

The transmision seal will leak on most cars, but once you start to drive it it should seal itself again. I own a 1974 impala and had the same problem. thought you should know.

1987 Chevrolet Caprice 4dr Sedan V8 305ci from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V8 305ci Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired210000 kilometres
Most recent distance222000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

This car rates up there with the early 80's Malibu as one of the best (& cheapest) I've ever owned!

Faults:

1) replaced water pump when purchased

2) replaced Y-pipe shortly afterward

3) repaired 2 small holes this spring as rust is starting to form

4) paint is wearing thin-go figure

5) rear view mirror fell off, but it is easier driving without it

6) FAILED E-TEST the other day due to excessive Hydrocarbon and CO levels (only during high idle-approx. 1250rpms)

General Comments:

This is a great car; it has lots of headroom and practically no blind spots.

The rubber flooring is still intact and the original owner protected the seats with covers.

Maintenance is relatively cheap since it takes lower priced versions of replacement parts (ex. fuel filter cost about $3.00 compared to the many others of the different type priced over $10.00).

The only negatives are the lack of cruise control and intermittent wipers.

IF ANYONE HAS INFO REGARDING THE CAUSE OF THE FAILED E-TEST AND POSSIBLE SOLUTION (S) PLEASE SUBMIT IT:)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2004

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Station Wagon 5.0 (307) regular liter from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 (307) regular liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

It just keeps going and never seems to stop.

Faults:

The exhaust manifold is cracked so it you can really smell it when the windows are down.

It burns oil really bad, I'm talking 1-2 quarts a week, but this is after my brother replaced the valve gaskets and such.

One of the chrome sidings along the bottom rotted of.

The fender wells are somewhat rotted.

The cassette tape deck stopped working shortly after I started driving it.

The weather stripping needs to be replaced in the back window and on the driver's side.

The four barrel is stuck and doesn't open at all. Occasionally, it will open when I put my foot down, but it's going to be replaced with a 350 in the summer.

General Comments:

My dad bought me this car as my sixteenth birthday present from an old lady for $100. It is a very reliable car in the winter time and for hauling parts to swap meets.

The seats are very comfortable and I like the power seats the most because you don't have to reach under or to the side of the seat to just move the seat forward.

The gas mileage is awesome because I can go at least 250 miles and only use half a tank of gas (on the highway).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2004

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 24 reviews