#1
Well, I have always been interested in a 90's American ''boat,'' so to say. It's a 6 seat-er, 5.7L V8, 1991 Caprice Classic. It has 75000 miles and my friend wants to trade for my 2002 Chevy Venture with 106,000 miles and a rebuilt motor.

I won't go into the specifics, but does that seems like a reasonable trade? We both want each others cars, neither one has anything seriously wrong with them, etc etc.

Are there any problems I might expect from a 1991 Caprice Classic?

Thanks.
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#2
Do you live near sea or a lake ?
If yes.. i would go for it
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Well you should expect normal old car things. It's a 17-18 year old car, so expect things to not work. It seems like a pretty strange trade as yours is a 2002 model, maybe he should sweeten it with a bit of cash.
#6
nope...v8's got power, but they're innefficient
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Quote by pataldo
Well you should expect normal old car things. It's a 17-18 year old car, so expect things to not work. It seems like a pretty strange trade as yours is a 2002 model, maybe he should sweeten it with a bit of cash.


True, but given it was kept in good condition and has a moderate amount of miles shouldn't it be fine? I guess I was wondering if people knew about specific problems with this car, as I've heard it does last through 300,000 miles.

I understand the V8 will take more gas, though according to the internet it only has 15 more hp than my minivan lol.
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Caprices guzzle gas. They are alright if you like cruising around like a grandma though. Or you want to try to act black.

Get some giant rims so you fit in.

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Caprices guzzle gas. They are alright if you like cruising around like a grandma though. Or you want to try to act black.

Get some giant rims so you fit in.



Yeah, I've heard that from both sides. Someone said they get 16/25 *shrugs*
I drive about 30 miles a day so I guess I would be paying about $4 in gas per day I drive then? -that's with gas prices at $2.80 in my town.

EDIT:Those rims give +100 to gas mileage right ;D
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#10
I drive a Silverado and I pay over $100 bucks a week in gas and thats mainly JUST to go to work. A Caprice would get slightly better gas mileage but not much.
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Quote by nebiru
I drive a Silverado and I pay over $100 bucks a week in gas and thats mainly JUST to go to work. A Caprice would get slightly better gas mileage but not much.


How many miles do you drive weekly?
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About 40 miles each day Monday-Friday.

And not a whole lot most weekends. Maybe 50-100 sometimes?
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About 40 miles each day Monday-Friday.

And not a whole lot most weekends. Maybe 50-100 sometimes?


Ok, well I drive 150 miles a week on average... at least that's what I limit myself to.

So, 150 miles/16 MPG=9.3 gallons per week*$2.80per gallon of gas=$26 per week.

That seems reasonable enough.
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