1992 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.9L V8
Best car ever made
Alternator replaced by me; first thing done when bought.
Idle air controller replaced by mechanic.
Oil change just done.
Now running 100 percent perfect.
This car is my first and last car!! She is amazingly quick, powerful, and makes turns so very sharp. She glides down the street swiftly and quietly. Like many say, Cadillacs ride like dreams. It's so very true. You can go 75 on her and feel as if you're going 45. She does 18 MPG in the city and 28mpg on the highway.
Her seats are as comfortable as the furniture in my home. Perhaps, even better. My friends say they feel as if they are royalty in a limo Haha. So very roomy. Best car I have ever owned. Only car I will ever own. I'll keep her forever!
Her name is The Millennium Falcon. Why? When she had her alternator issues, she would stall at the funniest of times. But when she was needed, she showed me what she was made of. She's got it where it counts.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd June, 2012
2nd Jun 2012, 11:36
I'm very glad you are enjoying your first car - first cars are always special. Be sure to take lots of pictures, so 40 years from now you can look back with fond memories.
However, you say it is your first car, and then go on to say it is the best car you have ever owned? Gee, I wonder why? I felt my first car was the greatest car on the road too, I think lots of us do in our youthful exuberance.
I must say, I tend to think your MPG figures are on the highly optimistic side, unless ALL of your driving is down hill, and a very steep hill at that, and I seriously doubt that it will be your last car or the only car you will ever own.
Please do us a favor and let us know if/when you sell it or trade it in. My guess is within a year or so you'll be driving a different "best car you'll ever own".
2nd Jun 2012, 11:48
By the way, an oil change isn't a "fault", that's routine maintenance.
3rd Jun 2012, 11:40
I was foolish enough to trade my dream car in. I traded in my 2005 Park Avenue for my first brand new car last year, and regretted it every day. I really feel dumb now, as I realized I could have afforded to keep that car if I hadn't bought the new car last year, and leased the Enclave that I now have. I shouldn't have let that one get away; I am pretty certain that is the nicest car I will ever have.
In short, even in a few years when you aren't so enamored with the car, you might just want to keep it, because believe you me, modern cars just don't measure up, even if they are shiny and new.
21st Jun 2012, 03:02
Thank you all!! I doubt I'll sell her. Haha, I take pictures of her like crazy!! Even dedicated a song - Cadillac ranch by Bruce Springsteen. Think my girlfriend's jealous haha. She's been problem free and still rides beautifully, very happy. It is special, I truly love my car. Wow man, selling your dream car was a very bad decision!!!
21st Jun 2012, 03:05
True, lil mistake. Thanks!
13th Mar 2013, 20:27
Wanted to say, I still have my baby! Running strong.
19th Apr 2015, 14:14
I agree with the MPG statement figures. I had a 91 Eldorado with the same engine and tranny, and my milage was about the same. Very good on long trips.