1990 Cadillac Brougham d'elegance from North America - Comments

29th May 2009, 15:57

Hang onto it. You got the last year made with the rear wheel drive large chassis and it's got the right engine (the 4.9 litre they put in most of 'em has some severe flaws). I've looked for that particular model myself and they've become very hard to find.. they didn't build that many with the 350 to begin with. And I can't believe the low mileage on that.. with regular maintenance you should be able to rack up at least another 200,000 miles with no major repairs. You got yourself a real gem there.

29th May 2009, 16:44

Exactly!!

And ironically enough, even their "new" customer base seems to favor the old "big bodies"

30th May 2009, 08:41

Actually they never put the 4.9 in the Broughams. Broughams from the early 1980s had the 4.1 or '4100', which was definitely a poor engine. Most Broughams from the mid to late 80s had the Oldsmobile 307, which, while certainly less powerful than the 350s of 1990, 91, etc, was just as reliable and durable.

2nd Jun 2009, 09:18

That is true, they still made a RWD Fleetwood through 96, but I think what the guy meant was the last "REAL" Cadillac was built in 1990, in which case he was still wrong as the old style was made until 1992. But I agree with his sentiment. 93 and up are not so good with the exception of a few models.

3rd Jun 2009, 17:45

I special ordered mine. It is White with Red Leather. Has the Gold trim (emblems etc).I put all the options on it plus the "Trailer towing Package". That gave it a little lower rear end ratio and a big altenator. What a beauty to drive, with lot of umph. Particularly with the lower rear end ratio mated to the four speed auto trans. It has 96,000 KM (about 60,000 miles) on it now. Still looks new and get a lot of comments when people see it. Not too bad on gas either. Have had it over 100 MPH and still don't know when it kicks out of passing gear. Going to keep it forever.

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