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1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic WagonReview
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Greatest Gm Car In Recorded History —

this is our daily driver. you don't see these big wagons on the road anymore and that's a shame. me and my gf think that these eighties gm wagons are the best cars ever made. you can get one with 1000 euros or less. the original oldsmobile 307 engine is a wimp but when all the electrical and vacuum-things are working it's got a really nice low-end torque and very good gas mileage. spare parts are cheap and you can get them everywhere. but most of all, these wagons are fun to drive even if it is just a family car. small history lesson: the reason finland has a lot of these wagons is because of taxes and registeration. from sixties to june of 1990 you could import a CARGO CARRIER completely tax-free! and what makes a car cargo carrier? the size of cargo space off course. and if the car weighted over 1800 kilograms the size didn't matter. so you could get these wagons with a price of toyota corolla. the limitations of cargo carriers were another thing. you could only have the front seat and top speed was limited to 80kmh (52mph). these was no speedlimiter onboard, just a sticker in the rear. from 1988 to june 1990 there was a law that allowed an additional rear seat of 3 people for TEMPORARY USE ONLY. the seat had to be in 90 degree angle and it couldn't be thicker than 5cm (2") and that 5cm means the building material, stuffing and upholstery. when the rearseat law was passed, they started importin these wagons like crazy. brand new buicks, chevys, olds and pontiacs were bought and rear seats ripped apart. the government stopped that crazyness in june 1990. today all of the cargo carrier, plankseat cars are shunned by the community and everyone thinks you should drive a corolla or a volvo and wear shellsuit. but not me

Pros: greatest automobile ever made

Cons: more powerful engine would be great. a chevy 350tbi from early 90's would be good. direct fit and 200hp is enough for daily driver

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1988 Chevrolet CapriceReview
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Love It. I'll Hate To See It Go — the outside door handles aren't designed for a minnesota winter. its hard to believe this was once an intercepter, so much as just a powerful family car. those cops probably didn't catch many people. sure its relatively fun to drive, but I have no idea who those seats were designed for. but it CAN be comfortable enough for a tall person, which is more than I can say about MANY being made today. handling is surprisingly great for a large american car of its age!

Pros: its mine, its paid for and its got TONS of personality; especially for a clone

Cons: its rusty, and ineffiecient

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1988 Chevrolet CapriceReview
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Shows How Well An American Made Car Can Be. — I have only owned the car for only a week but the car was maintained well and looks great inside and out (great styling). No squeaks or rattles but sometimes has a noise from the distributor. The car was well built runs strong and the ride is smooth.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: well made

Cons: N/A

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Ca- Price — got it when i was 15. she's my baby... rebuilt 350 w/305 heads, headers, straight pipes w/glasspacks. edelbrock performer intake and carb with the pretty edelbrock air cleaner. fireball comp cam, dual roller timing chain, high volume oil pump, high volume polished aluminum water pump, chrome breathers, 100 amp alternator, valve covers, more lil chrome and blue extras too. lost the ac and rocked out a "custom" (ha) electric fan. lots more room. :) few subs, amp, and 10 disc in the trunk. "polar bear" fur on the ceiling, dash and ... well more places. blue underbody and under the dash as well. woot rockin the steel wheels and shredded vinyl but all is well. Love to drive it, one of a kind. needs some body work, but will come with time. tons o memmories and lots o work, still makes me smile.

Pros: pretty, beasty, fun. snorts and is just great.

Cons: nothing, love it all

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Police Package — I love the power and response. On to of that the thing takes a beating and gives it back. All and all this car is one hell of a ride and makes a good impression after driving it. Of course the police package helps with that. I love this car.

Pros: Fast solid reliable

Cons: Gas pig

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Poor Mans Caddy — A beast!!! this car is in my opinion the most efficent vehicle chevorlet ever made. Used as police cars and taxi's theese cars were packed with different engine and suspensions, from a small v6 all the way to a 6.0 liter diesel. four doors lost of space and a trunk big enough for a couple bodies, luggage, groceries, and still have room for a couple of 15's. and still comfortable enough to take to the drive in.

Pros: huge car, people usualy get the hell out of the way for

Cons: gas gussler

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Wonderful Old Car — I drive this car on shopping trips because it holds so much. The car gets between 20 and 24 miles to gallon on trips. The car has all the equipment, power seats, windows, steering, and brakes. The car is comfortable and easy to drive. It has 74900 miles on it. The last owner drove it about 1200 miles per year for 5 years. It's almost like owning a new car.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

Pros: Room, comfort, economical, very easy to drive.

Cons: Transmission jerks when climbing long hills as if it cannot decide which gear to go to.  

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1996 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews

Skies The Limit By Ilaisaane

I love this car and get alot of respect from people. It took alot of hard work to get this where it is now and I'm still in the process of getting some more work done. The color cordinates with the in... Read More

Best Old Car By Khalid

very less maintenance cost ,and the price is also very low if u customize this car in low ride , wide body , body kits , headlights and some other appliances its fuel tank is toooo big not too bad ... Read More

1995 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews

Nice By Frogwisard

Would like to have more space in the trunk without taking out the spare tire.parts are cheap unless you need new tires. Though that depends on the type and style of tires you want on it. Good overall ... Read More

A Fun To Drive And Reliable, Safe Vehicle! By woodypete

The "Woody" is truly a classic car. It is one of the last station wagon's before SUV's came on the scene. The rear 3rd row of seats faces backwards so you are looking out the rear window. What an expe... Read More

1994 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews

9c1 Cop Car By Stephen

It's mine and it rocks. 5.7 lt1 for now 17 in wheels, full tubular suspension, custom springs, brake upgrades, 3.73 rear with posi, full lt4 upgrade, 2500rpm stall converter, car runs 12.9 in 1/4... Read More

Solid American Car By Tim

like all used copcars it is cheap and fast but costly to maintain solid american car though a good all around car to own good to get through traffic everyone thinks a cop is behind them and moves ... Read More

1993 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews

Happy Chevrolet Long Roof Owner By GuyNewport

These cars are really under rated, IMHO. Naturally, since it's a used car, there are some issues to be over come but nothing's come up so far that can't be repaired. When I took ownership, the rea... Read More

Last Of The Land Yachts. By Stephen

Performance: Is decent it has a 305 V8 so it has power and gets reasonable MPG's. Its handling is very floaty like a boat so it's never dull. Build Quality: Is well typical GM from the 90's... crappy... Read More

1992 Chevrolet Caprice Reviews

A Car You Get Noticed In, Complimented On And People Stare In Admiration. By Barbidahl

I love everything about this car and always have! What memories of fun. Rides so smoothly you feel you aren't in a car at all. The leather seats make you feel as if you are on a comfy couch at home. B... Read More

Great For A Family Or Work Car By migration_key103

I absolutely hated this car when I was just starting to drive it to school its a family car(I was young). However as I drove the car more and more I loved it. It got me where I needed to go and when I... Read More

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