1990 Cadillac Brougham Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1990 Cadillac Brougham 4 Door Sedan 5.7 Litre from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18800 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carCadillac Brougham

Summary:

The Best of e Bestt

Faults:

Normal brakes tires etc.

General Comments:

These are among the best cars cadillac ever made for fit finish reliability, and gas mileage is reliably 19 around town and 21 on the road I have had 3 of these cars a gray one a Burgundy one and a blue one. I wish I had one with no miles on it ready to go when my gray one wit almost 200,000 on it finally dies. GM wonders why they are failing. Why don't they build what they already know how to build best a retro 60's style Cadillac with all the safety features and great gas mileage. It might be scarry, people would be lined up at the dealerships door like a supermarket to buy them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th December, 2005

24th May 2007, 20:56

This review is rated low. I don't get it. I am a 40 year old male (Younger than the "set" the PR flaks associate with an automobile of this ilk) The writer of this review is RIGHT!!! The Cadillac Brougham is what we want! The 2005 to current Chrysler 300 is a hit on account of being CLOSE to an American Luxury Car. There is nothing for us lovers (READ BUYERS) of full size GM luxury buyers. The only thing that comes close is the Mercury Grand Marquis (Every year it looks more & more like a Buick Roadmaster!) and the Lincoln Town Car.

Now before you think I am advocating a move to Ford products FORGET IT!! These car will NOT be available in a year or two!

The writer is right. GM should re-create the Brougham. If they want Cadillac to be some "edgy-wild" division, OK, let Buick occupy Cadillac's former position and produce cars for the "DTS" market.

A re-created BROUGHAM would be the Limited Brougham (RWD with traditional Buick type ride) A DTS based car (Lucerne FWD American Luxury car) would be Roadmaster. The LaCrosse would be LeSabre. (To cover high-end midsize family haulers)

This should cover "the market" and give people a chance to buy somthing NOT in the Impor idiom.

I swear there is a market for AN AMERICAN STYLE CAR!

25th May 2007, 10:45

I couldn't agree more with the above writer. I prefer the full size american car of yesteryear, and though I like the full-frame (separate body-on-frame style construction), it's not absolutely necessary. But what is necessary is a large PUSHROD engine, preferably V-8, with lots of torque, made entirely of CAST-IRON. These long lost engines are more reliable, durable, and provide better power where you need it (low-end) than all the expensive high-tech nonsense since. Lastly rear wheel drive is preferable though not really absolutely necessary.

I currently own a 1992 Buick Park Avenue and its pretty close to what I like. I also have a 1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 which is wonderful, but just a bit primitive and gas-guzzling for todays world (alas).

1990 Cadillac Brougham d'Elegance 5.7 litre from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.7 litre Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Most recent distance113722 kilometres
Previous carCadillac Brougham

Summary:

It is Great.. compared to other offerings in the same class

Faults:

Electrical problems... I understand that it is quite common with the 1980 and newer models to have the heater fan relay quit. On my 1985 Seville it caused the heater fan to stop completely... on my 1988 and 1990 Broughams it caused the fan to remain running after the car was shut off. An interesting cunundrum... I would like to see a suitable replacement unit that would not quit so easily and readily.

I also own a 1953 Series 62 sedan and a 1969 and a 1970 DeVille convertibles... the climate control systems, including all relays and the fans are still in original operating condition, with virtually no maintenance (those were the days... they really knew how to build them)

General Comments:

A very nice highway cruiser and reasonably cheap to drive (comparatively speaking). The 5.7 liter (350 CI) motor moves it right along at reasonable expense.

The seat backs are considerably lower and very much straighter than my 1969 and 1970 Cadillacs (very much like my 1953 model), and are therefore not nearly as comfortable, but they are "alright", and are certainly very presentable and luxurious looking / the later and new models suffer with the same decreased comfort comparatively.

There is no problem passing on the open highway and it will comfortably seat 4 adults, squeeze in 5 adults and force in 6 (as long as everyone is thin). Don't get me wrong... I do like and enjoy the car and I am very much a Cadillac man, but they have suffered in the quality and comfort departments since 1980. The Cadillacs are still better in most departments than most every other car in the field (including Mercedes/BMW/et cetera), and have the advantage of having the most modestly priced replacement parts, and a relatively economical overall operating cost when comparing any other automobile in the same class.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2005

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 8 reviews