1987 Cadillac Brougham 5.0 v8 from North America
What Cadillac once stood for
AC compressor, fan clutch (did the radiator also, noticed stains on the tank) fuel pump, valve cover gaskets, fixed leaking windshield.
All these repairs ironically surfaced the last year I owned the car; before that it was pretty much flawless.
Each job was fairly easy to fix besides the valve cover gaskets.
This is what Cadillac was all about. Comfort, lots of space, smoothest ride and handsome formal exterior. This style Brougham from 1980-1981 and 1986-1992 are the desirable years to buy. Stay away from 1982-1985. The 4100 engine from those years was terrible.
I wouldn't even consider a test drive in any new Cadillac or what's left of the regular cars in the lineup. They now focus mainly on unnecessary gimmicks and electronics and of course fuel economy. I give them credit in the performance department, which still doesn't attract new buyers that go the European route.
I do see the Escalade on the road quite frequently and it's the only thing left that is considered full size if you want to spend over $125 thousand on a rebadged Tahoe Suburban.
You will never see brand new Cadillacs that were built the way traditional American luxury car buyers preferred. Those days are gone. Go with a last generation Lincoln Town Car, if you want a large comfortable daily driver. They run forever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th August, 2023
8th Aug 2023, 16:25
The reviewer apparently got his definition of "ironic" from Alanis Morissette's dictionary.
Also recommends the last generation Lincoln Town Car, but fails to mention the 1994-1996 Cadillac Brougham which, with the LT-1 engine as standard equipment, had much better performance than its predecessors, as well as the Town Car!
8th Aug 2023, 18:59
You don’t see many around anymore. It really pains me to see one that’s been lowered and those tiny wheels on it.