1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

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$19,153

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1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

2 trims

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  • Base

  • LS

    $19,153

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1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic review: Our expert's take

By Jim Mateja

The verdict:

Versus the competiton:

Continuing on the topic of cars from the folks at Chevrolet, we tested the 1994 Caprice Classic. The exterior was finished in a lush, dark cherry metallic, which meant no one hailed our vehicle for a ride to the train station at night. The Caprice is as attractive in dark colors as it is ugly when it is dressed in yellow and has a fare meter on the dash.

Recently we drove the Roadmaster, the Buick version of the full-size, rear-wheel-drive Caprice. Like the Roadmaster, the Caprice was equipped with alimited-slip differential ($250). As with the Roadmaster, we experienced bad weather in the Caprice.

Unlike the Roadmaster’s rear end, however, the Caprice’s stayed in its own lane when we accelerated, made turns or took corners on snow-covered roads. Limited-slip performed well in the Caprice, and handling was stable, while it was dicey in the Roadmaster. Give credit to the ride-and-handling suspension ($49) as well.

For 1994 the 5-liter V-8 is replaced with a 4.3-liter V-6 that produces 200horsepower, 30 more than the old 5-liter. The V-6 sure felt like a small-blockV-8 under the hood. The EPA mileage rating is a respectable 18 m.p.g. city/26 highway with the standard four-speed automatic transmission.

Caprice offers a complete package: lots of room and comfort; very good rideand handling; above-average fuel economy; and standard four-wheel, anti-lock brakes and dual air bags.

The base price is $18,995. Our test car added cloth seats at $223; trunk cargo net at $30 (perhaps a $29 markup for what looks like a grocery bag); rear-window defogger at $170; pin-striping at $61 (a bigger markup than for the grocery bag); deluxe wheel covers at $70 (no comment); upgraded whitewall tires at $176; upgraded AM-FM stereo with digital clock and compact-disc player at $256; and an option package consisting of all the power goodies-fromseats to windows to mirrors-at $1,607. With a $575 freight charge, the stickertopped $22,000.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 3.2
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 3.2
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Great running machine. Minor problems front side w

Great driving experience. Just had front end checked great shape except when turn wheel Both ways To end Said maybe gear box. Doesnt feel right problem.little drop off. Dont turn smooth at end of wheel turn... Reliable Car Best i ever owned. Front electric windows. R to B aligiment tightened.

4.3

Caprice

I have a 1994 Caprice 9c1. This car is big and ugly, but it fast, comfortable, and reliable as h***.

3.6

smooth

hate the distributor position though have to replace the front end stearing parts a bit to often got bit rust hole where front pass feet would rest at seam between floor pan and fire wall they calked the inside and water got in and salt good thing i noticed it before it rotted the whole floor pan. fixed it with a old license plate and pl200 glue.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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