1987 Chevrolet Caprice brougham LS 305 from North America


The best car I ever owned


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


A long lasting machine


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


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


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.


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


It just keeps going and never seems to stop.


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

1987 Chevrolet Caprice from North America


The greatest American car of all time


Nothing except the radiator needed to be replaced this month.

General Comments:

The car is great love it. If you want one you should get one. It runs better than my sons corvette. It is also faster. P.S. I beat him.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2003

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Sedan 305 cid V8 from North America


A great first car


Third gear in the transmission went out at 120,000 miles and the transmission had to be rebuilt; still cheaper than new car payments.

The water pump broke at 100,000 miles.

The on-board computer is fried, but the car still runs well.

The windshield wipers will not turn off and must be disconnected under the hood.

General Comments:

This is a fairly reliable car and built like a tank.

The ride is really smooth. I can hit a pothole and hardly feel it. The interior of the Caprice is huge- it's like your living room on wheels.

The paint on my car has cracked on the top and the hood, but still doesn't look very bad. The chrome bumpers and the chrome spoked hubcaps still shine like new.

This is a cheap car; the insurance payments are almost nonexistent. On average I spend 2 or 3 hundred dollars every 6 months to have it repaired. Anyone can tell you that this is far less than the insurance and payments on a new car.

If all you want from a car is the ability to get from point a to point b cheaply then this is the car for you.

Borrow your friend's Camaro or Mustang if you're going on a date.

When this car does finally does bite the dust I will be looking for another Caprice. Since most have a resale value under $1,000 it will not set you back very much.

This car is a great bargain for a college student who is low on cash and can't afford car payments. If you're a student who is working for little more than minimum wage and would rather save your money instead of spending it all on a new car then you need a Caprice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2003

14th Oct 2009, 22:33

A good review on an excellent car, but what's with the dates comment? Ladies don't dig the Chevrolet? And while a Camaro or Mustang is more appealing, they are less practical, harder to insure, and ones of the square-body Caprice's year range are hard to come by. Personally, I would shy away from making any comments about the car's appeal to the opposite gender unless you plan to elaborate on the matter.