1972 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 special Broughm 472 cubic inch V8
Powerful beast that will break you with the gas bill
Age related things, (cost to fix)
Exhaust pipes from gaskets to rear ($45)
New rear brake lines and rotors ($145)
Great car, very low cost to fix problems.
Lots of power under that big hood.
Keeps on going and going, interior has held up well for a car of this age.
All repairs are fixable by a semi-knowledgeable person (I did all except brakes)
Exceptional handling and great ride.
Terrible, terrible gas mileage. 4mpg in town and 11mpg on the freeway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th March, 2003
10th Feb 2004, 19:06
Thank goodness they don't make them like they used to...
OPEC must have been rubbing their hands with glee as these trundled off the assembly line.
Having said that, I used to love the old Fleetwoods; they really had presence.
27th Apr 2004, 20:19
4 mpg.? It should get about 9-12. Something is wrong. My '71 Fleetwood Brougham averages about 10.5 to 11 mpg. They drink a lot of fuel, but not that much!