1985 Cadillac Eldorado Base 4.1L V8
Great car, body style that will eventually be a car that collectors will seek
Replaced all brake pads.
Replaced all shocks.
Replaced all belts and hoses.
Replaced headliner, recovered the sun visors and sail panels for the back seat.
Replaced all the speakers.
Front seat cloth is old and worn; needs to be recovered.
Replaced the windshield washer pump.
Repaired the power antenna.
Replaced the power trunk pull down.
Replaced the ignition lock.
Fixed oil leak at the oil cooler at the radiator.
Fixed leak at the differential.
Replaced the bumper fillers.
Replaced the twilight sentinel sensor in the dash.
Replaced the stereo.
Replaced vinyl top.
Bought the car for $1500.00, and it has been the best buy I have ever had with a used old car.
Front seats were a bit worn and dry rotted, but still comfortable. The back seat was perfect.
The ride is very comfortable, like it floats. Even though the car has a soft ride, it handles well for it to be a large 5,000 lb car, but most definitely it's an interstate cruiser.
For the car being lacking in aerodynamics, it being as heavy as it is, around town I will get about 17 MPG and 27 MPG on the highway (sometimes 30 MPG if I keep it under 70 mph). Not bad for a car from the 80s.
The 4100 V8 and the 4 speed automatic overdrive are adequate for this car. The like wise Toronado's 5.0 engine only puts out 5 extra ponies and only 50 extra lbs of torque. All engines in the eighties had issues and were watered down. So, 135 HP and 200 lbs of torque wasn't bad for a 4.1L V8 from the 80s.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th December, 2013