1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Landau Sport Coupe 305/170hp V8 from North America

Summary:

A true modern classic

Faults:

Starter.

Radiator.

Headlight assembly got a stone chip in it, replaced with NOS factory unit.

Exhaust system due to rust at a joint.

Carburetor could use a rebuild, runs rough under heavy throttle, could be just a fuel filter.

Headliner sagged, replaced it myself.

Dash pad has cracked due to age.

Cassette deck inoperable, had that repaired, works just fine now.

Could use an engine rebuild by now, burns some oil at idle and is sludgy inside.

Needs a front suspension rebuild, shocks and alignment.

General Comments:

The Caprice is an excellent car. It's a nice car to look at and to drive, especially being a sport coupe version.

Acceleration from a stop is unexpectedly quick due to transmission gearing.

Handles great for it's size, even spirited cornering.

Interior is very comfortable and roomy, just the right size.

Ride quality is superb, like floating on air.

Interior is very quiet.

Stock sound system is impressive.

Acrylic lacquer paint held up very well.

Aluminum trim is fragile, gets damaged too easily.

Fuel economy is on par with the average sport utility vehicle.

It's hard to believe that Chevrolet ever built a car like this looking at what they have now, it's almost like a Cadillac.

The clean, streamlined styling complemented by white paint and a black vinyl top with a blue interior make a really nice color combination. It's very reminiscent of a car from the 1960's.

My other car is a G-body, an '83 Pontiac Bonneville and it's just as good of a car. I love the angular, clean lines on both cars. Both are very well built, easy to work on, and fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2005

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L 305 from North America

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

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

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

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