1990 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1990 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon 305 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 305 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired21 miles
Most recent distance237000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Faults:

Had to replace radiator at about 80,000 miles.

Replaced it again at about 20,000 miles later (the deer needed more than a radiator though!)

Replaced the water pump at about 150000.

And last, but not least the alternator at about 235000.

Lost the rear windshied wiper blade to a car wash.

The power antenna stopped working several years ago.

The power door locks quit at about 200,000 miles (short in the passenger side door wiring that I will fix sometime)

General Comments:

The car has 237000 miles on it -- starts everyday goes forward, backward, and around corners. Driving it is like driving your living room sofa down the street comfortable, roomy and even with a lot of miles, the v-8 still pulls well and delivers reasonable gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2004

1990 Chevrolet Caprice 5.7 litre from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.7 litre Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired173000 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carToyota Tercel

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with it buts it's a real gas guzzler.

General Comments:

Car is very strong and fast. Doesn't have a govenor for high speed pursuits. Former cop car so has the police package. Great car!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2004

1990 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 miles
Most recent distance215000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Faults:

When I decided to buy my caprice I took it to my mechanic:

There was a little leakage at the water pump.

Front pads needed to be replaced.

He also recommended me to replace the tie-rod ends and the belt.

Other than that, nothing else.

Body is still in good shape with original paint and almost no rust.

General Comments:

This is a very good car. It has all options except leather. Chromes still shining like day one. Although it has a high mileage engine is running great. It is quiet, powerful and is not burning any oil. (nothing is leaking also) It also has a decent gas mileage: 15-17 miles/gallon.

If you consider the money I paid:2000 CAD it is too much car for this money.

Even I buy a newer car I am planning to keep my caprice forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2003

1990 Chevrolet Caprice Estate Wagon 5.1 gas from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.1 gas Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carFord Econoline

Summary:

A land barge!

Faults:

It has a transmission shudder when traveling with a slight load on the engine.

General Comments:

Roomy! Lord, all the room it has.

I like the look of it when all the seats, beside the fronts, are folded down.

Comfortable, very nicely padded seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2003

1990 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 Police Package 350 CID 5.7L from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 350 CID 5.7L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 miles
Most recent distance148305 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Fast!!!

Faults:

Had a new belt put on and work done to the front end. Had new front window put in when I got it and had to fix some rest on the trunk and doors.

General Comments:

Car itself runs like it just come off the show room floor. Very happy with the 350 CID 5.7L engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2002

28th Dec 2007, 02:04

I just picked up a 1990 Chevy Caprice 9C1 RARE 5.7 HO. Fuel injected 350, it has all the heavy duty stuff, it was the local fire marshals service car for the last 17 years and only has 93K on it. Its white with mint condition blue cloth interior, it looks like no one has ever even sat in it. It has the push bumpers and spotlight still on it. Merry Christmas to me...

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 7 reviews