I keep all of my vehicles is excellent condition and properly maintained. I was disappointed all around with the 95 for the previously stated reasons, however the most unpleasant was the feeling of hugeness that the bubble body gave. I always felt that the car was bigger than it was. The 89 never felt like a big car because I could see all four corners an I knew where the end of the car was. The 95 was just like my wife's Taurus. Incidentally, the bubbles were 100-200 lbs. heavier than the boxes, not the other way around. Besides, torque effects acceleration more than horsepower and the L03 305 had 15 ft-lbs. more than the L99 265. Either way, whichever style you prefer, the Caprice should not have been discontinued, just updated.
What were you thinking getting the 4.3L Engine!? Upgrade to 5.7L engine and upgrade your gear ratio to 3.73 and you'll probably change your mind.
There is no reason to even own this car if you aren't going to get the 5.7 liter engine. I had a 9c1 before it was totaled and I'm missing it like crazy. Insurance actually gave me $800 more than what I paid for mine so I'm off to get another one.
"Can't explain the feeling when I'm ridin' in my chevy"
Hi there, I also own a 91 Caprice Classic LTZ bubble type, and the only thing I can say bad about it is the rear axles are weak. I am a certified mechanic and I do maintain my cars! I replaced my axle 2 years ago and now again bearing failure. I only done 20000 KM! But besides that the car is a great car! Mine BTW is an 9C1 from the RCMP and only had 115 000 Km on it when I bought it.
You may think that torque moves a car, and cite the loss of torque, but you gain 30 horsepower, which is MORE than enough to offset the 15 lb/ft of torque.
On a different note, I don't understand why the L99 4.3L V-8 is the same horsepower/torque, and ironically the same 'W' engine code as their 4.3L V6 found in the Blazer style. It's easy to find someone that has a Caprice with a 'P' in the VIN, yet the 5.7L was pulled, and replaced with the cosmetically essentially similar L99 4.3L :( That was a reckless decision of Chevy to not distinguish the LT1 from a lowly 200 horsepower 4.3L.
"That was a reckless decision of Chevy to not distinguish the LT1 from a lowly 200 horsepower 4.3L."
It was and still going to be the same mistake Chevrolet, Pontiac and Ford will make. The Z28/Trans Am/Mustang GT was only distinguished from the lowly base Camara/Firebird/Mustang with small badges and exhaust for cosmetics. The difference was under the hood, the suspension and exhaust. Muscle car fans know the differences.