1993 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1993 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired152000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

Reliable, Reliable, Reliable!

Faults:

No problems so far. Regular "wear and tear" items.

This caprice was an ex-police car so I assume It was properly maintained.

General Comments:

The car Is perfect in almost every way.

Plenty of room, very comfortable, great for everyday driving or for long distance hauls.

However, I do have one complaint.

Awful fuel economy (even for a large car like this).

I would suggest the optional 4.3 or

5.7 liter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2003

1993 Chevrolet Caprice LS V8 5.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V8 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired163000 miles
Most recent distance176000 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

A smooth reliable ride

Faults:

The alternator has been replaced twice.

The cruise control doesn't work.

The horn doesn't always work.

The turn signals don't work well.

These systems only recently stopped working, and can easily be replaced.

General Comments:

This car has been in eight accidents including getting totaled from behind, and it still runs perfectly fine.

This beast of a car is the safest car I have ever ridden in.

It is an excellent family car because it has such roomy interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2002

1993 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 5.7 Liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 5.7 Liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

A big rear wheel drive V8. BUY ONE!

Faults:

I purchased it from the Postal Service where it led a pretty easy life as an Inspector's office car. Mechanically it's a dream. I paid over 4 thousand below Blue Book when I bought it and there was about a thousand dollars worth of stuff that needed fixing. Since then the starter has died but that's been about it. New brakes and regular maintenance keeps it running perfectly. And I abuse it.

General Comments:

They truly don't make em like this anymore. What passes for a 'full size' car nowadays is quite sad. A big, rear wheel drive V8 that is less than 50 gs. TRUST ME. BUY ONE!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2000

1993 Chevrolet Caprice LTZ 3.1 MPFI from Finland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.1 MPFI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 kilometres
Most recent distance102000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Caprice STW

Summary:

Great car to drive and quite reliable too

Faults:

Alternator went at 100k. Rear shock absorbers changed at 100k. Windshield washer's motor replaced at 85k.

Headlamp wiring was a bit loosely installed, causing lamps to stay on or off on an irregular basis.

Great car to drive and mpg is satisfactory even with high Finnish gas prices.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2000

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