1970 Cadillac Eldorado 500 V8 8.2 litre
What a personal luxury car should be
To date, some 34 years after owning this truly wonderful car, it has only needed just regular service.
The valve cover gaskets started to leak about four years ago, and that was an easy, and cheap fix.
I think the water pump went bad at one time many, many years ago, when the car was still fairly new.
This cars power is very, very impressive!!! A Corvette is quicker off the line, but the Corvette won't lose the Eldorado. 34 years later, this huge, powerful car still gets very respectable gas mileage, around 17 in the city and about 19-21 on the open road. I have never owned a more reliable, and well built car. My car still has a shiny, glossy paint job, which is original. The inside of the car looks new, very little wear, on a 34 year old car with almost 200,000 miles on it.
I have owned many cars since 1970,but this is the only one I have kept. In 1970 Cadillac was the "Standard of the World",I find it sad they cannot make that claim now.
This car, in my opinion, handles quite well, even by todays standards.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th October, 2004
4th Nov 2004, 07:53
What is the size of the gas tank on one of these cars.
1st Feb 2005, 21:25
Its like 25 gallons probably, but that's foolish to say your car gets 17mpg in the city.
4th Apr 2005, 07:10
The gas tank is about 80 litres in metric terms - which costs about $90 AUST to fill. You don't get anywhere near 17 MPG in the city or even on the highway. 472 Cubic Inch Displacement - Come on... be fare... I get about 13MPG if I'm lucky. But nobody buys a cadillac or fuel economy. Given the immense power (some 375 BHP) and with a car weighing over 2.5 tonne this is more than reasonable. I drive my 1969 Cadillac Eldo daily and wouldn't have it any other way.