1990 Cadillac Brougham d'elegance 5.7 litre V8 from North America
Classy, elegant, powerful, extremely comfortable. this is my third Cadillac, first Brougham.
Sold my 96 Deville, a beautiful car, but it can't hold a candle to the d'Elegance. The Brougham's interior appointments and quality of the leather are much better. Giving up the "Fleetwood" assembly lines in favor of Cadillac trucks and SUV's was a big mistake for GM. The Brougham is what a Cadillac should be!
Mine has almost 59,000 miles, and is silver frost with a slate blue grey interior, without a blemish. I get asked constantly about the car anywhere I take it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th May, 2009
Yes, you are correct - excluding the most loyal customer base by virtually doing away with their most traditional models was a huge risk.
However, I must say that changing the Cadillac image to compete more with the European marques might have actually saved Cadillac. However doing away with the traditional models in favor of those hideous SUV's was a mistake.