I've been thinking off and on about dumping the caprice. I just can't afford a DD that gets 18-20 MPG highway. I'm blowing easily 60-70 dollars a week on gas, and it's really can't continue.
Figured I'd throw it out here first, since the "clientele" around here that are in the market for a caprice aren't exactly the type of people I like to deal with. Does anyone have a decent W or other vehicle that they'd be interested in trading? I have no idea what the market for a project B-body is around here but I figured someone might want it.
Quick overview: Fuel pump is a month old, along with strainer and filter. Belt is new, plugs/wires/cap/rotor are newer. Front ceramic breaks with rotors and repacked wheel bearings. Both outer tie-rod ends (needs 2 tires up front from the bad alignment). Has an odd low idle/stall when the engine is cold, still trying to chase that down. May be swapping MAP's soon to test. Once it's warm it runs absolutely perfect, trans shifts perfect.
I DD this car, usually at least 150 miles a week. Besides the fuel pump it's never let me down, it's a very strong runner. It will also be getting an oil change in the next couple days, and I've been using high mileage in it. Has used LESS than half a quart in ~4000 miles.
Steering column suffered the broken ignition rod syndrome. I have it rigged right now, works fine but should be fixed.
High pressure P/S hose leaks, fill up once a month
Rear pinion seal needs to be replaced. I have kept the diff. full and it hasn't been run low. No rear end noise.
Needs... body work. You be the judge.