1988 Cadillac Brougham Fleetwood 5.0 liter (307 C.I.) from North America
A exceptional car for the money
I replaced the alternator at 78,000 miles.
The air conditioner evaporator developed a small leak 66,000 miles, and was replaced for $235.
The level-ride motor was replaced at 68,433 miles.
I replaced the windshield when it cracked due to a large stone hitting it.
The gas mileage could be better, but for a carburated vehicle that weighs 4000 pounds, 20-21 miles per gallon average is quite respectful.
The car could use a larger engine or more horsepower, as the 307 C.I. engine is inadequate when accelerating from a standing stop with a car this size. The car does seem to have adequate passing ability while passing another vehicle out on the freeway.
This year and model Cadillac is, in my opinion, one of the most dependable automobiles that I have ever owned.
This car rides exceptionally well, and on the highway it rides better than my 1998 DeVille.
The fit and finish on this car is above the majority of other large American built luxury cars.
The factory installed vinyl top still looks as good as when it was new. It has held up very well, even out here in the hot, desert climate of Arizona.
This Cadillacs factory installed leather interior is still soft and supple, and has not dried out or developed any cracks or tears, even after 14 years in the desert Southwest.
The white lacquer paint has held up well, and the car is just now starting to develop "lacquer check" on the hood surface.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th February, 2003