1991 Cadillac Brougham 5.0L from North America
An American Beauty
Automatic transmission quit after about 60,000 miles. Bought a new one from GM.
Rear air ride suspension had to be replaced by Cadillac.
New radiator at some point.
Alternator and water pump were replaced.
Twilight Sentinel only works when it wants to.
Power antenna quit working and had to be replaced.
All electrical wiring and harness had to be replaced due to a fault.
Trunk seal had to be replaced to keep the trunk from turning into a bathtub when it rains.
Genuine wire wheels would not stay round and made for a terrible ride, so the wheels had to be replaced.
Coolant was disappearing. Engine had to be taken apart and gasket re-sealed.
Muffler fell out. Bought a new one from Cadillac.
Rear moldings around license plate cracked and had to be replaced.
Digital instrument cluster faded out and had to be replaced.
Demands premium fuel. Had injectors and throttle plate cleaned. Still demands premium fuel, and lots of it.
I call my Cadillac Brougham "The Old Girl." I have been through everything with her and she does get fussy and needs quality repairs. However, I could never get rid of her. She looks showroom new and gets compliments everywhere we go, but she is retired as a second car now.
You simply cannot beat the Cadillac Broughams. The luxury is without equal anywhere else in the market, even today. Very comfortable even for 5 adults to ride in, engine is powerful, and trunk is cavernous.
This car feels very safe and secure on the road, and the materials are genuine. Bumpers are heavy and there is real chrome. Even has the traditional fins. The beast weighs about 4,500 pounds!
The verdict: buy one of these for the classic styling and ultimate luxury. I would say that the time and effort I have put into maintaining the car have been well worth it, but not everyone feels this way about cars, so I say don't buy one if you don't like to work on cars or can't cough up the cost of the repairs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd October, 2007
7th Sep 2009, 20:45
Thanks for the great information. It was a huge help to me.
26th Jan 2011, 11:35
This 1991 Brougham I have purchased from the original owner 3 years ago is still like a new car, in and out, my wife has a 2005 Caddy, and my 91 rides much better. I get compliments all the time. I would not sell this car for anything.