1994 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 9C1 5.7L LT1 9C1 police package from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.7L LT1 9C1 police package Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance240000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

Loved it, wish I still had it, want another!

Faults:

The speedometer quit working and after the second time fixing it, I just drove without it. It quit because of bad grounding.

The ground post attached to the fuse box under the hood kept coming loose and causing the car to stall.

Something went wrong with the starter which caused the 140amp alternator to fry which caused the battery to die.

The transmission needed to be rebuilt at 180,000 miles.

The optispark (type of distributor) went bad once.

The engine finally spun a bearing real badly and needed a rebuild at 240,000 miles.

Oh yeah- the tail pipes and sometimes rear bumper drag when going up or baking out of steep drives.

General Comments:

Awesome car!

I bought it as a used state patrol car (which meant it was plenty abused), and I abused it some more by doing 0-123mph runs frequently, power-braking to show off every now and then, racing at the NHRA quarter-mile track, and street racing if anyone dared.

This car performed like a monster, knocking down low 15-second runs completely stock... and after adding cold air, complete exhaust, and new street tires it made low 14's (a best of 13.96 seconds at 98mph)!

One of the most comfortable rides I've been in... would be better with bolstered leather seats like those from the Pontiac Bonneville or something.

Brakes were awesome.

Handled great for being so heavy.

Strong engine, with perfect reversed cooling set-up (never over heats).

Plenty of after market and car club support.

Replacement parts are way too expensive!

Obvious tons of room in cab and trunk, plus towing capacity.

Never had any problems on rain, snow, or even ice. (because of the weight).

Get one! I dream of getting another (i gave this one to my brother so he can rebuild it and keep it), if my wife lets me.

If I took better care of it, I would still be driving it today! That thing was nearly indestructible!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2005

1994 Chevrolet Caprice LS V8 4.3L from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V8 4.3L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired146300 miles
Most recent distance157000 miles

Summary:

A freaking TANK!

Faults:

Nothing but replacing a rear brake light.

General Comments:

This is my first car. I have never had any problems with it. It's fast and VERY reliable. If something were to happen to this one, I would buy another one or a 94-96 Impala SS. Very comfortable and the chicks love it. As long as you buy this car from a dealer or a GROWN adult, you will have yourself a nice piece of machinery. The reviews from this site helped me out a lot. Out of all the reviews for this car you can't find one negative view. PLUS these things are battle Tanks!!! I swear on tow different occasions I bumped into a car and there was NO damage. Trust me!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2005

15th Mar 2005, 07:57

Wow, what a car, you can hit things with it and not sustain any damage.

The hell with whatever you run into eh?

27th Jul 2005, 13:41

This guy says his car is "fast".

P.S. The 4.3liter V8 has 200hp and 245lb of torque. Mix that with a 4000+lb car and a granny transmission and you get a 0-60 time of 8.9 seconds.

Trust me... that is the slowest car on the planet. I used to have one and got beat by 1988 chevy corsica with a 2.8liter engine. This car is nothing, but a grocery getter.

1994 Chevrolet Caprice Base 5.7 LT1 from Mexico

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7 LT1 Automatic
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired483500 miles
Most recent distance483550 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

I really like the big boats!

Faults:

The fuel pump was broken and I paid just $100.00 to fix it. (parts and labor)

The starter was fixed too, believe or not, I did the job by myself, and just spend $2.00 on parts.

Also I put new very cheap spark plugs, but the car needs platinum plugs, 8mm wires, and new all filters, new everything.

General Comments:

I need to run the car a lot to really know how works.

I get the car from a junkyard for only $600

If you can help me about those cars, please write comments for me, you can save my life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2005

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 13 reviews