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.

General Comments:

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.

1987 Cadillac Brougham 307 cu in from North America


If you want a second, special occasion car, this vehicle serves beautifully


So far, I haven't had any problems with the car. It was meticulously maintained by the previous owner. The muffler has a small hole in it and needs to be replaced. I plan on doing that this spring.

General Comments:

I bought this car because of my love of large vintage Cadillacs from the 70's and 80's. It is extremely comfortable, and all the buttons and gizmos work as they should.

The ride quality is excellent... it floats down the road. The handling is also quite good for such a large car.

The steering is a bit mushy, and the small 307 motor, while a workhorse to be sure, is too small for the vehicle. However, you don't drive one of these for speed anyway.

I am thrilled to have found one in such wonderful original condition, and look forward to preserving her for the foreseeable future. I get admiring looks and comments everywhere I go.

My every day car is a 2013 Honda Civic LX, so I have the best of both worlds!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th February, 2014

9th Feb 2014, 12:02

Man, I don't think I could go from the comfort of a full-size Caddy from the 80s to a compact Honda. Fuel economy is nice, but I'll take comfort over that any day of the week. I just choose to live close to my workplace, and then gasoline is not an issue.

1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Elegance 307 Olds from North America




Well when I bought it, the headliner was gone.

Got to driving it, parked at the dollar store, and noticed a puddle. Turns out I blew a gas line; not too bad of a fix.

I thought owning a Caddy would break the bank on repairs, but they are pretty cheap to fix if it's engine components.

General Comments:

They are great driving cars; the Olds 307 makes it easy to repair.

Don't really like the vinyl top, but other than that, no complaints.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2013

30th Jun 2013, 12:20

These are super cars, and in fact virtually all the mechanical parts are from Oldsmobile or other General Motors divisions - very little is specifically Cadillac. Parts are dirt cheap, and they're easy to keep running nearly indefinitely with a little basic care. Interior bits and bobs, and some parts of the body/bumpers and stuff, are not so easy to find or replace though.