A stalwart road companion beyond compare
The valve cover started to blow oil shortly after I purchased the car. I replaced the gasket.
I had to replace the gas tank, and later, the fuel gauge.
The cruise control stopped working.
Windshield wiper motor conked out, and the new one I've installed is already acting up.
Other than that, just regular maintenance.
The best car I have ever owned.
She is a strong, reliable workhorse, and yet very comfortable to drive. (I've had passengers say it's like relaxing in a living room while going down a highway!)
Perhaps I shouldn't even start in on how versatile this car is. No mini-van can compare: I can fit full-size flats of plywood in the back (with the rear seat down) ; I've slept two people very comfortably (the same way) ; it also easily seats 6 people.
Handling and performance is what you might expect. It's a big, big car, with a big heart. If what you want is performance and handling, get something else.
This car has been remarkably inexpensive to own and maintain. Yes she sucks up gas, but not as badly as you might think, and parts are dirt cheap, even new.
My girlfriend and I recently purchased a BMW, which we both enjoy thoroughly. Meantime, I've had a friend doing some work on my wagon, giving it a body/engine overhaul. If my girlfriend thinks I'm going to sell my Caprice now, she's got another think coming! I can't imagine life without my sweet old "Sled."
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd November, 2001