1991 Cadillac Brougham D'Elegance 5.0 EFI V8 from North America
An American Rolls Royce
The water pump failed, but it was cheap and easy to replace.
Two front door locks failed.
Driver side power window failed.
Electronic Climate Control sticks at 65 degrees periodically.
Very beautiful car with it's composite headlights give it a very pretty update over previous 1980's models. The seats are very posh, supportive, and comfortable as they have button tufted pillows sown on top of them! Car has power everything! Digital dashboard looks great and is very easy to read as the numbers are quite large. The 5.0 liter fuel injected engine is quite powerful in this year. This is the first year the 305 Chevy V8 was used and it performs much better than the 307 Olds it replaces. The ride is of course silky smooth and very quiet. A really neat feature on this car is the warning lights shine through a wood grain instrument cluster. Everywhere I go in this car I get offers for it. I don't think I'll sell it for anything. Has more class than new Cadillacs and it looks a lot better too. Chrome was not optional this year as it is in new Cadillacs. Many large imports can't compare to this car (Lexus, Infiniti, etc.) this caris way too much luxury for them. Not many cars can touch this one when it comes to luxury as this is truly top of the line. It's like driving an American Rolls Royce. Did I mention it is extremely reliable!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th September, 2002
Review lists the 90' as the first year with the 305 Chevy replacing the 307 Oldsmobile engine. 1991 was actually the first year the 305 was introduced in the Brougham. The Chevy offered 170hp, compared to 140hp in the Oldsmobile.
I like the 307 better - it may have had slightly less horsepower, but torque seemed better, and it was more durable than a 305. I say this out of years of owning various Caprices and Delta 88s.