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1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 24/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V8, 4.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 96 Ratings for the 1993 - 1996 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

Really solid running car

By on Monday, June 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "solid feel. Great power and milage for the size."

Cons: "Interior fit and finish not as solid as it could b"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The same ride comfort at 50 as at 80. everything you'd expect from a full size touring car. There was a reason so many police forces chose this car. The last of the American V8 rear wheel drive saloons."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Oldest yet best car I have owned

By on Friday, April 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun ride, cheap parts, easy to fix, safe, comfort"

Cons: "Location of distributor cap/rotor on 4.3 model"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"For a very long time, I wanted one of these. A neighbor of mine had '94 caprice and for years I would stare at his caprice with envy whenever he passed by. I work for an auto parts company and one day when I was delivering parts to a dealer who buys from us, I saw that very car in the lot as the man had just recently traded it in. The next day, I was driving that car after trading in my '98 dodge dakota. It was the middle of winter and my old man was ticked off because I traded a 4x4 for a rwd that was 4 years older. Long story, make it short, I showed him and everyone around me that I'm not crazy and that this car acts like a tank in the snow. Ok I'll stop putting you to sleep with the back story and actually review this boat. My particular specimen is the sedan model with the 4.3 V8 and I have had it for about a year and a half. When I first got her, she had about 107K miles and needed some work. The distributor cap and rotor needed to be replaced and honestly I don't care for the location of said parts but hopefully I wont have to fix those again as long as I own it. Things like the fuel filter, brakes, and tie rod ends I consider to be average basic maintenance so I can't really gripe about that. After all that was done, I have gone several months without having to do anything but fill the gas tank and change the oil. What I particularly enjoy about it is how simple it is to work on. Open the hood and the contents are very straight forward with all the parts in easy reach not to mention replacement parts are quite inexpensive. The serpentine belt replacement required a 15mm wrench and 5 minutes of my time. the thermostat is right on top of the water pump and took less than 10 minutes to replace. When it comes to driving the beast, I feel like I'm king of the road as its size commands respect on the highway and around town. After replacing the center steering link, idler arm and a tie rod end, it handles very smooth for being as big as it is. I often feel like I'm driving a living room on wheels as the cushy suspension eliminates the shock of any bumps or dips on the road. This land yacht is extremely fun to drive and I don't have to worry about flipping over while cornering. The interior is quite nice with only a few minor gripes. The so called "cup holder" in the pull-out console where the ash tray is located is nothing to brag about and could hardly hold onto a paper dixie cup. Alas a very minor inconvenience that was easily fixed with an aftermarket console. With a split bench seat in the front, I was able to rush myself and 5 of my friends with all our luggage in the trunk to the bus depot and not only arrive on time but in comfort and style. I plan on taking it on my next vacation to Baltimore, MD and I feel as if I can with the confidence that it will get me there and back without issues. As it is now, I have about 128K on the car and I anticipate to get another 100K or maybe even more. When it all comes down to the knitty gritty, GM did something right when they made this car as the Cities of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and many others who used them as police fleet will tell you. Over all, I would very highly recommend this car. It's practical, cheap, reliable, VERY safe and with the proper care and maintenance, a very long lasting ride."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great car

By on Monday, November 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great value, reliability, it's a chevy USA"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

Great car

"Just got this car from my Father who is not driving anymore, car has no rust just ordered new side moldings everything else is mint, smaller motor still quick enough very quiet interior."

11 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Great car

This caprice has all service records its the best

By on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "excellent car ,fun to drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am second owner it came from an older man I have all service records from day one .Nothing is wring with car great a/c and heat tires are great no problems inside nor out."

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Driving comfort and performance on a budget

By on Saturday, April 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 194,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "For less than $150 a month in repairs, the Best!"

Cons: "Often get offers from strangers to buy them."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I currently own a 1993 and a 1995, I have owned them for 19 and 15 years respectively. They both have nearly the same mileage about 194,000 mikes. I hope to continue driving them another 5-10 years. The 93 was. Stripped down model with a cloth interior & a front bench seat. The only thing that would have made this car more perfect would have been hand-crank windows. The 93 has a 302 cu inch engine. In the 19 years of driving this used car I bought in 1995, for $11k, I have only put about $10k into repairs & maintenance (average $500/year). That s why I think the low-end Caprice is the best of all of them. My 1995 Caprice also cost me $11k to buy, but if easily costs about $1,200/year to maintain. The 350 cu inch engine provides nice torque and a more sporty driving experience. Problem areas have been Power a Steering Pumps and engine cooling. All said; they have been two great cars. I never planned on owning a car for more than 5 years, but I don't want to give either one up."

9 people out of 15 found this review helpful

An "Oldie but Goodie"

By on Monday, March 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 113,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned it for several years now and love it. I am retired now and only drive 3 to 4 thousand miles a year and it always gets me where I want to go and back - what else can you ask of a car at my age? As with any old car there are mechanical issues but even with those it is still a lot cheaper than payments, higher insurance and taxes, etc so it is a lot cheaper in the long run. It is a large car with big doors but I had both knees replaced so it suits me fine (it turns and parks better than my wife's '99 Lincoln Town Car. All it needs now is a paint job to be really spiffy."

9 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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