1989 Chevrolet Caprice 305 EFI from North America
A legend in it's own time
The only major troubles the Caprice gave me were: a failed water pump, worn universal joints and a bad engine control module.
The Chevrolet Caprice and it's B-body GM cousins were the best cars ever made. Smooth, safe, powerful and absolutely unbreakable under heavy use.
My '89 only cost me $2000, and it gave me almost 40,000 miles of service without complaint.
The 305 V8 provided outstanding acceleration, and the 2.56:1 rear axle ratio/overdrive transmission combo gave phenomenal gas mileage: 26mpg on a trip, and close to 20 around town.
My new '95 Caprice can't come close to that.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th October, 2002
24th Aug 2004, 23:12
I agree, for a car this size the acceleration is excellent and the fuel economy is much better than you'd expect. These can usually be bought for low prices too, they're quite a value.
30th Aug 2015, 22:49
Yes, the best car ever made. Mine has almost 500 thousand miles and still runs good.