1987 Chevrolet Caprice 2 door 305 4bbl from North America


A work horse and then some!!!


I had the 4bbl. Rebuilt at 160k, was bogging down.

Both p/s hoses at 161k due to small leak.

New radiator, belts, and two new tires at 170k. That is it.

General Comments:

The 1977-1990 Chevy Caprice IS the best car GM EVER built. I bought my 1987 2 door for $1700. It is the last year for a 2 door Caprice with only 3110 made. I love it and now want another 2 door car. Thank You Chevy!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th November, 2002

23rd Sep 2008, 02:15

Should I buy one for $1300???

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham 305 from Finland


Junk beauty


TH700 failed at 145 000 ml.

Radiator is leaking.

Carburetor leaking.

Cruise control failed.

Vinyl roof is cracked.

Power steering failed.

A/C failed.

Leaks oil.

General Comments:

Really beautiful car. Turned out to be junk after I had bought it and drove it a bit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2002

8th Dec 2003, 00:53

Man, its only got 145k on it. That's low for a Caprice. Fix all those little problems (much cheaper then buying a new car) and you'll have a car more reliable and durable then anything they make today.

7th Feb 2004, 06:27

I owned my ‘88 Caprice four years, 165,000 miles, replaced exhaust, alt., starter, breaks, tires, rear control arm, and shocks. Mostly wear parts, understandable for a 17 year old car driven in Canada through winter road salt. I commuted 200 miles for 1 year with 2 other 200lbs men, carpenter’s tools, etc., about 800lbs weight. I just took it of the road because the chasis is rusted out. It has 500,000 miles. If I could I would contuse to drive it. It is the best car ever made!

1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham LS 305 V8 from North America


I wish Chevy had left it alone


This is a terrific car for the money. I replaced the front shocks, water pump, alternator and brakes, but they were all original.

The only problem with the car is the fuel delivery/emissions.

There is always something wrong with the carburetion.

Replaced the choke stove, fast idle, O2 sensor, etc and adjusted the timing, replacing the distributor and plugs/wires.

The car still not right.

Otherwise, it is rust free, perfect paint.

Everything works, all the bells and whistles in a high end Caprice.

I like it better than my Lincoln Continental.

General Comments:

I drive it a lot. It is incredibly comfortable and stable. The faster I go, the more planted it becomes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2002

1987 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0 from North America


It is the best car I have seen built in the 80's


The rear mail seal on the engine has bitten the dust at 150,000k, mainly from age.

The fenders have accumulated rust on the inside.

The body had serious rust, so it was repainted, and the gas tank was replaced.

General Comments:

It is an ex cop car, so it has a pre-suit package on it, new headers, transmission, and rear end.

The TRUE 5.0L Oldsmobile engine pounds out a whopping 250 HP, and 300 ftlbs of torque. Quarter mile in 16.912 seconds at 122.5 km/h.

This car can take abuse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2001

7th Aug 2002, 13:41

The olds mobile engine never made 250hp or even 300.lbs of tq. 150hp and 260.lbs is more realistic.

1987 Chevrolet Caprice 5.0 litre Oldsmobile 307 from North America


A lot of cruise for the dollar


Replaced all of the belts.

New thermostat and hoses.

Power steering pressure line.

Fuel filter.

Cap, rotor, coil, control module, plugs, and plug wires.

General Comments:

For 350 dollars my Caprice Wagon is probably one of the best of the last "big cars".

No rust, power everything (and works too).

The Oldsmobile 307 and 200 4r transmission are probably the weak point in the car. It's severely under powered and reflects this in 7-10 miles per gallon fuel consumption.

Although not a Dodge Diplomat, I'll say that this car provides Cadillac comfort and reliability that you can only get in a Chevrolet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2001

8th Dec 2003, 00:55

Dodge Diplomat? What?? I can't remember the last time I seen one of those driving around, but I still see Caprices everywhere.. tells you something I think :P.

9th Sep 2006, 20:17

Wasn't the Caprice more of a car than the Diplomat when it was new as well? It's certainly bigger and roomier.