1993 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1993 Chevrolet Caprice 305 efi from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 305 efi Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired243169 kilometres
Most recent distance297936 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Amazing passenger safety

Faults:

ABS light stays on, since bought. Problem unknown.

General Comments:

This car was an ex police car, and it drives and runs like it still is.

It gets fairly decent gas milege for its size.

It has a smooth and really comphy ride at high speeds.

Unfortunately, and on the plus side. I was hit by a semi truck trailer recently with it, ran right over the hood. The car has been written off, but it still runs like a clock and the amazing thing is I barley felt the collision. An amazing model of car for what I believe to be awesome survivability. I would buy another in a heartbeat, and recommend one to anybody.

As well amazingly easy to service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2005

1993 Chevrolet Caprice classic wagon L03 (305) from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission L03 (305) Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired221000 miles
Most recent distance274000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Nothing better than a caprice wagon

Faults:

The only thing that has gone wrong with the car is the PVC inlet at the throttle body became clogged. And now I have a small oil leak.

General Comments:

I love my wagon I have owned many cars, but the only cars that I have had the least problems with are Chevrolet caprices. the wagons are so versatile and the power is not the best, but they hold there own. handling is something to be desired, but the cars with locking diffs will eat snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2005

1993 Chevrolet Caprice LS 5.0 V8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired177320 miles
Most recent distance177550 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

This car is definitely a beast!

Faults:

The factory installed muffler and pipes needed to be replaced.

Rear brakes and rotors including all hardware needed to be replaced.

Needed suspension link pin.

Needed all fluid flush and fills.

The horn does not always work. It works 1 out of every 10 pushes.

General Comments:

I would not trade this car for the world. But I would trade it for an identical one.

This baby, to be 13 years old almost, runs smooth and sounds like a beast.

It is a gas guzzler by all means. I use premium gas to keep everything clean and to keep it running nicely.

My caprice is a luxury vehicle with a mint condition leather interior. Very roomy and comfortable. I especically love the power seats.

There is not really anything that I do not love about this car. It is.

Every household in America needs a Caprice classic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2005

1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0 ltr. from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0 ltr. Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 miles
Most recent distance144414 miles
Previous carChevrolet C1500

Summary:

The only thing lacking is more horsepower

Faults:

The ABS break light was on when I bought the car. The problem turned out to be the wiring harness for the ABS system. (139000 miles) I had an overheating problem at about 142000 miles. I thought it was the thermostat, but it turned out to be the water pump. There is a loud clunking in the rear end whenever I hit a bump/pothole. (144414miles) The horn buttons never worked when I purchased the car. (When I checked the problem I found it to be a manufacturers defect)

General Comments:

The miles per gallon is around 12 to 15,which I feel is very good for a car of it's size. The interior is very comfortable and spacious. (although I have never ridden in the back seat) Although I have the 5.0 liter engine I feel there is very little lack of motivation from the car. (I drive it like I stole it!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2004

1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic (9C1) 5.7L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.7L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carFord Festiva

Summary:

Eats a LOT of Road

Faults:

Had to replace radiator due to insufficient amount of antifreeze while in police service - slow leak apparently only replaced with water

Replaced water pump - twice - on par for a Gen I or II GM V8

Needed a new differential carrier - spun bearing

Fuel pump failed at 162,000 miles after letting it run out of gas.

General Comments:

This is a very fast and reliable car. It has far exceeded my expectations. It is a former North Carolina Highway Patrol vehicle with the Police Package (9C1) including the high output 5.7l V8. It handles remarkably well for a 4000 lbs. car, although it is harsh over bumps. It's great fun to blow away Mustangs and other performance vehicles at stop lights.

It is starting to show wear and is beginning to leak oil, about 1 qt. per 3000 miles.

I get about 16 miles per gallon (US) around town and about 21 miles per gallon on the highway. I wish it got better gas mileage, but considering the low repair cost, if figure I'm coming out ahead.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2004

1st Sep 2004, 07:52

Try not "blowing away" other cars from stoplights and you will see your gas mileage improve.

But you didn't buy this thing for it's gas mileage, did you?

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 14 reviews