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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    From like the B pillar on back it looks a lot like a '90s Olds Achieva or Buick Skylark
    GM corporate styling, something Holden had to incorporate in the design because it was still basically a LWB V-Car.

    What I meant to say was that compared to the 1994 US Caprice, the Aussie Caprice of the time was not out if line...
    People may or may not like the style but both were popular enough in their respective markets.

    I wish GMNA would grow a pair and sign up to Buick Park Avenue and civillian Chevrolet Caprice
    because IMO, those cars would have more purchase in the US market than the proposed "SS".
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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    I'll take the 1994 in station wagon form. While I like the 2011, wagons always win with me. Also the 94 can out tow the 2011 by a substantial margin.
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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    Neither one. The 1994 was craptastic and the 2011's interior look like the one from 1994.
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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    2011 of course.
    old one was ok in its day especially the ss version.

    funny how some here hang it on the commodore when they drive some of GM's infamous fwd us puss barges.

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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    As highly as I hold the Impala SS I do definitely prefer the current Impala.

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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    Quote Originally Posted by vcs2600 View Post
    Sorry, but the 1994 model just looked wrong. It was like the body was too big for the car -- the wheelbase was tiny for such a huge car, and the track was too narrow (although they later fixed that).

    Overall, the impression was that someone flipped over the bathtub. (Although, I actually kinda like it when doinked.)

    The 2011 is very well-proportioned for the size; clear winner on styling considerations.
    Remember how everyone called them "Shamu" especially in police-car trim? LOL!

    What a weird design, GM really had stones back then to release such strange stuff. So huge, so ugly. Normally you try to make a big car look small, this is a big car that manages to look even bigger, like a person wearing a mumu instead of a well-fitted suit.

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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    Quote Originally Posted by Olds88 View Post
    I'll take the 1994 in station wagon form. While I like the 2011, wagons always win with me. Also the 94 can out tow the 2011 by a substantial margin.
    Yeah well all the wagons came equipped with a towing kit so they can pull 5,000lbs. I doubt the sedans would go anywhere near that. The 2011 caprice is rated to 2100kgs(4700lbs) so it isn't such a huge margin although yes it is substantial. That is for an 'off the showroom floor' model so the police versions may have an uprated capacity.

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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    Yeah well all the wagons came equipped with a towing kit so they can pull 5,000lbs. I doubt the sedans would go anywhere near that. The 2011 caprice is rated to 2100kgs(4700lbs) so it isn't such a huge margin although yes it is substantial. That is for an 'off the showroom floor' model so the police versions may have an uprated capacity.
    You could get a 5k tow rating in the sedans too. It was a 350 with the same 8.5 10 bolt as in the 9C1s. Still though, the '91-'96 B-body cars were butt-ugly and the quality was terrible. I'd rather GM pulled a smoothing, like Ford did with the Crown Vic before the '92 Panther, if they were going to kill it off. The boxy Caprice was a much better vehicle, even if the chassis were a carry over.

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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    The photo of the '94 Caprice is actually a '92, '94 had the open rear wheel wells and diff taillights. I own a '95 Caprice purchased new with the trailer package. Some of the included equipment includes the LT1 350,posi HD diff,oil and tranny coolers,FE3 sport suspension,HD brakes,140 amp alternator and full dual exhaust.It runs 14.9 in the 1/4 mile @ 93 mph! The ride and handling is outstanding and it gets mid 20's mpg.I added an LG Motorsports air intake,K&N filter,throttle body air foil and custom computer tune and it pulls hard all the way to 150mph.My vote is go with the B body

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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    Yeah well all the wagons came equipped with a towing kit so they can pull 5,000lbs. I doubt the sedans would go anywhere near that. The 2011 caprice is rated to 2100kgs(4700lbs) so it isn't such a huge margin although yes it is substantial. That is for an 'off the showroom floor' model so the police versions may have an uprated capacity.
    I still have a brochure for the 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood (which is a re-skinned caprice) that indicates it can tow 7000#. I'm assuming the Caprice would be able to do the same given its basically the same car.
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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    You could pull 70 000 lbs with it if you wanted, it would just take a long time to get up to speed and to slow down

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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    Quote Originally Posted by Smaart Aas Saabr View Post
    You could pull 70 000 lbs with it if you wanted, it would just take a long time to get up to speed and to slow down
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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    Quote Originally Posted by vcs2600 View Post
    Sorry, but the 1994 model just looked wrong. It was like the body was too big for the car -- the wheelbase was tiny for such a huge car, and the track was too narrow (although they later fixed that). Overall, the impression was that someone flipped over the bathtub. .
    To me, the 1994 looks like a hippo in high heels. The car needed a longer wheelbase.

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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    To me, the 1994 looks like a hippo in high heels. The car needed a longer wheelbase.
    That rear overhang is just so much. Maybe chopping a foot off the trunk length would be better, it almost looks as though that was the designer's intent but then marketing insisted on a giant trunk, and they tried to play a little with the rear window to compensate.

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    Re: 2011 Chevy Caprice vs 1994 Chevy Caprice

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