1989 Chevrolet Caprice classic 5.0 FI from North America
I hope to own the car for years from now
The exhaust has fallen apart on me.
The fusible link corroded and broke.
The tie rod became weak on me plus needs a alignment.
The dash split, and the speedometer cable needed replaced.
The alternator, starter, and radiator had to be replaced.
Paint has faded considerably.
This car I have had for 9 years and has been a strong car.
The inside is comfortable and roomy.
It did sit for the past 5 years, but came back to life recently.
Still has decent power, needs fuel injectors cleaned out too.
Most people who own this car think the valve guide seals are gone, but if you clean out the valve area full of carbon, you might fix a blue smoking problem. So next time you're told you need valve guide seals or piston rings, see hoe much carbon and sludge has built up in your valve area, and is holding oil.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th January, 2008