1992 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1992 Chevrolet Caprice Police Package 5.7 liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.7 liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired382000 miles
Most recent distance383000 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

With the abuse, nothing could outlast it

Faults:

A/C, Water pump, Alternator, Batter, Brakes, Tires.

General Comments:

Nothing from Japan could take the abuse and last this long. This is one boat that can't be killed.

Perfect highway cruiser, just make sure if there is a corner you pay close attention to the recommend speed limit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2003

1992 Chevrolet Caprice Stationwagon V8 5.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V8 5.0L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired164000 miles
Most recent distance187000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Excellent value for Price and comfort, compromise on gas expense

Faults:

Blower motor died soon after I purchased it. That was fixed easily with a new motor for around $30 with a lifetime warranty and a friend put it in for me.

Radiator was leaking too badly and I had to fill her up with water every ride so I put in a new thermostat and radiator and that cost all up including installation about $200.

The major cost was the front wheel bearings making the car go really toward the right side at low speeds and at speeds above 50mph, it would make a terrible dragging noise and the car drove like it had a flat. New bearings and installation cost me $479.

Stalls sometimes when engine is still cold. This can be overcome by idling the car for 1-2 minutes, no need to rev up the engine or such.

General Comments:

After all that I did to fix it, I figured it was good for a bit of a ride. I drove this tank from the Midwest to L. A (2400 miles in 4 days) and had no problems. 4 days coz I was in no hurry and wanted to rest as well. I didn't calculate the mileage, but it was beautiful considering how many miles I did.

The drive between Utah and California was really treacherous so say the least. Picture this; a curvy road of over 10 degrees decline, loads of rain and my station wagon loaded down with my treasures. On that part, I handled satisfactorily (it was really loaded down with my garbage) andI gave it a7 out of 10. Although Jeeps and other cars sped past me, they were lighter and front wheel drive.

Overall, I am quite happy and oil and filter job it every 3000 miles religiously. I also change the distributor cap, cables and spark plugs every 10,000 miles. Few cars take off like this dinosaur!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2002

7th Aug 2004, 18:29

You hit it right about these cars being good on the longhaul. I have a 92 caprice wagon and have driven it in Northern Canada in the scariest snowstorm weather and have felt safe in this car. Although I get passed by SUV's all the time I eventually pass them as they rest in the ditch.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 8 reviews