1991 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews - Page 5 of 7

1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0 liter gas from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 liter gas Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

A great all around full size car

Faults:

Ignition switch gets stuck in the lock position; water pump failed; catalytic converter got plugged.

General Comments:

The motor isn't fantastically powerful, but it works for me. I've had a 1992 caprice, and this 1991, and they are great heavy duty, reliable cars. I get 20 miles a gallon consistently. I drove this car from Ohio to California fully loaded with no problems. It's the perfect affordable full size luxury car that is still practical transportation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2003

1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 305 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 305 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired51000 miles

Faults:

No real faults so far. Had to replace radiator valve and tires. Person before me did not take good care of it. Is in still great conditon as my first car.

General Comments:

I'm in love with my car. It is the finest thing I have driven. It handles like a dream, and I have 205/16s on there right now. I will be upgrading to the 255/17 in the next few weeks. The acceleration is wonderful. I blow other "sports cars" out of the water. The higher gear ratio wont let me get off the line as fast. But once it kicks into second gear, the caprice will overtake just about any little punks turbo charged civic. The gas mileage is very impressive as well. Ive gotten up to 25 gallons to the mile if I don't drive it that hard for the 3 weeks or so. Overall, I would definitely suggest this wonderful car to anyone that asks about it. Also, the interior of the red corduroy and velvet is the best.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2003

1991 Chevrolet Caprice Base 5.0 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Maybe a lemon?

Faults:

Um, where to begin. transmission at 114k, horn, cruise, radiator, radiator, radiator, egr valve, egr valve again, 2 converters in 9 months, failed emissions and blew the trans in the same month.

General Comments:

Loved the gas mileage... still unsure why this car could get over 20mpg/400 per tank, when most cars with V6's are only getting about the same.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th August, 2003

13th Jan 2004, 12:06

I would almost suspect an electrical fault causing those kind of problems.

The '91 was the first year model to use the Throttle Body Fuel Injection system. I love my 20MPG. Moved one engine over to a truck body, it still gets great gas mileage. Go figure.

3rd Jun 2009, 00:06

I know this is old, but they used throttle body injection in 1989-1990 box body caprices also so this wasn't new to GM.

1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0 V8 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired217000 kilometres
Most recent distance226000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

Big and comfy cruise ship

Faults:

Only a new battery and and an oil change. Brake fluid has to be replaced.

Front brake shoes have been replaced and coolant hose has been replaced.

General Comments:

Very luxurious car with a good handling for such a big car. Especially here in Europe. With my height (6'3") it's still very roomy.

Fuel consumption is very good. 1 Liter to every 9 kilometers.

Modern cars often are more fuel consuming.

Nicest Caprice of all. This car is here to stay.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2003

1991 Chevrolet Caprice 5 l gas engine from Switzerland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5 l gas engine Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 kilometres
Most recent distance99500 kilometres
Previous carCadillac Seville

Summary:

A highly recommendable goo car indeed

Faults:

- Everything OK. Had just to replace a burnt out bulb for the front headlights.

General Comments:

- Very robust, comfortable, reliable, confortable car indeed

- One small drawback: the body of the car is rather bulky, roundnosed(like having baby fat around it) with protruding parts in front and in the rear. No wonder thy nickname it the "whale"! This body idiosyncrasy made it tricky for me to park it in the second underground floor of the building: there was a only few inches clearance from the fenders to the next wall...

- Despite it's huge size, easy to drive even on narrow mountain roads in the Swiss Alps...

- Would still drive it, had I not been offered an enticing Cadillac Fleetwood 1989.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2003

23rd Nov 2004, 19:49

I have a loaded '91 Caprice Classic. Great car, very solid and reliable. Make sure you treat them with Krown or other rust-preventative. These cars are "over-built" and will last forever if you keep on top of the maintenance.

12th Jun 2007, 03:52

I bought one 3 years ago with 123000 miles and now it has 180000 miles. The performance is same as it was at 123000.

A great car indeed!Anil John

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 33 reviews