The Caprice Classic is the best Cheverolet ever made and one of the best build cars in the world. Unless the previous owner totally neglected it, these cars will last forever. These cars were the best bang for the buck when they were new. That's why they were popular with police and taxis. The Cadillac version (Fleetwood Brougham) were popular among those that liked a real American luxury sedan.I've never heard of these cars to have transmission problems. Transmissions are pretty cheap for these cars. G.M. made these cars forever and shared parts with other Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles, Buicks and Cadillacs.The only possible transmission problems would be with the el-cheapo V6 options. Only get a Caprice Classic that has the V8
350 or 305 engines. Thats what most of them have anyway.