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.
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.
14th Feb 2014, 15:53
I actually love my Honda. It isn't extremely small and it is full of luxury and technology items that make a very interesting ride. It is peppy and fast, and looks great, too. I just wish it was straight shift! Like I said, best of both worlds. Surrounded by cushy velour in the Cadillac, or sporty leather in the Civic, I am fully satisfied with both cars. I like the fact that they are so very different. I'm 6'4" and the Honda fits me fine :-)