1994 Chevrolet Caprice LS 4.3 from North America
She's a big girl, but she's light on her feet!
In the seven years I have owned this car, the following repairs have been completed:
Tires, brakes, spark plugs, O2 sensor.
Tie rod ends.
This has been a great car. It has never left me stranded. The engine runs well, and returns wonderful gas mileage for a vehicle this large. Highway mileage is 26 mpg.
It is a very comfortable ride on the highway. We've driven 22 hours straight to Florida several times with no trouble.
Sure, the car isn't a road rocket, but you have to know that going in. The LT derived 4.3 engine is well engineered, except for the Optispark issue on some engines. This issue affects the 5.7 as well.
I keep the oil changed every 3 months. It never uses any oil between changes. Everything still works; power windows, A/C, radio, power seats, rear window defrost etc.
Towing capacity is 5000 Lbs; unheard of today for a car. I pull a 19 foot boat with it, and have no trouble at all.
I love the car, and would definitely buy another.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2012
29th Jan 2012, 20:36
The Caprice is superior to the Intrepid.
30th Jan 2012, 18:04
This generation Caprice is my dream car, especially the 1996 Caprice SS.
5th Jul 2013, 11:36
I'm the original poster... Bad news... my son was in an accident with my Caprice. He was T-boned by a Toyota Camry. The good news is he walked away from the accident, the car saved his life. The Caprice really wasn't damaged that badly compared to the crumpled mess of the Camry. The bad news is the car was a write off, as was the Camry. I paid $5000 for this car 8 years ago and the insurance company gave me $4000 for the write off; not a bad deal for all that driving. I loved that car, so I have since found another 1994 Caprice to replace it with; same engine, same color. How lucky is that!
7th Feb 2014, 08:38
Great. Don't let your son drive this one though.