1995 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 9C1 5.7 D.F.I. from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7 D.F.I. Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired270000 kilometres
Most recent distance387000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Excellent for merging into traffic, nimble for it's size

Faults:

Permanant Magnetic starter at 290000k.

Opti-spark replace caused misfire at 310000k.

Waterpump rear seal seepage caused opti-spark failure.

Broken bolt for exhaust manifold at RH head next to firewall. (Fun to get out!)

Front rotors warp prematurely, due to rear brakes not fully applying. Replaced rear rotors, pads, front rotors, bearings, pads, hoses, and Master cylinder.

ABS not working during winter months.

Corrosion found at single wire power feed connector for the ABS motor. Connector located below master cylinder.

General Comments:

I am very impressed by it's acceleration!

The fuel mileage is very good on the highway. On a 2400 mile highway trip between Edmonton, Alberta Canada, and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, round trip was calculated at 26.5 mpg. Using premium gas.350-LT1 3:23 ratio.

On the downside, with the digital speedometer and the Tilt steering wheel in it's lowest position, the speedometer is completely obscured. I wonder if this was noticed in 1994 when this dashboard design was first introduced? Maybe that's why a the Camaro analog speedo display assembly fits right in there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2006

1995 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 5.7L LT1 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7L LT1 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carPontiac Catalina

Summary:

9C1: The Four Door 'Vette.

Faults:

Nothing yet. Just bought the car.

General Comments:

Just bought this car from a fellow in New York. The car was part of an order for 127 State Police Vehicles for North Carolina through the Sir Walter Raleigh dealership. The paint scheme was supposed to be silver over black, however, the manufacturing plant delivered them black over silver. Because the error was on the dealership for mislabeled paperwork, they were forced to sell the cars to the public.

If you doubt the validity of this story, I'll gladly direct you to my Cardomain page, which has a newspaper ad about the cars in it. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2234182

This particular car, was bought by the father of the man I bought it from, who passed away this past April. Not having a need for the car, he put it up for sale, and obviously I bought it. Intricate records were kept for the car, from major repairs, down to a notepad in the glove compartment citing each time the gas tank was filled, how much gasoline was put in, how much it cost, and how many miles the car had on it at the time of the fill.

I get a lot of comments about the car too, which is probably the most rewarding thing about it. People always tell me how gorgeous the car looks.

Second most rewarding thing is the performance... It's basically an Impala SS, so most stock vehicles are objects in my rear view mirror. Exceptions of course would include high end sports cars, and high performance sedans such as BMW's. Easy pickin's would be pretty much any Honda, Hyundai, Mazda... you get the point ;)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2006

21st Feb 2007, 14:36

All the caprice models made in the 90's are the best cars ever made!!!

1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7 LTI from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.7 LTI Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Looks like a MN State Trooper car

Faults:

Rear main seal at 66,000 miles. Rear main seal again at 125,000 miles.

Digital speedometer/odometer does not always like to work.

Fuel pump at 75,000 miles.

Transmission cooler and oil cooler replaced.

Chevrolet noticed power steering leaking.

Oil pan leaks.

Other leaks in various places.

Front of hood is flaring up with rust. Body shop said it was likely a defected hood, because of the welding job on it.

Power window motors have failed on previous owners. Mirrors on outside have been shaved by garage. Rust on both panels behind the rear wheels. Trunk opener had to be replaced. Hood latch does not like to work.

General Comments:

This car was in mint condition when we bought it in 2003 with 66,000 miles. It had been in for servicing with a Chevrolet dealer all of its life and we figured it was a great car. Car was having problems off the dealer lot. First real main seal, then the fuel pump.

Though it may seem like it was driven hard, it has been granny driven most of it's life. My dad who is 50 drives it like a granny drives it. No reckless driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th January, 2006

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 12 reviews