29th Aug 2004, 21:11
I must say, I just purchased a 89 d'elegance for 4,400, but the reason I paid that much is everything works on it (except the power antenna which stays up). I know it has been well taken care of and the interior is mint, and the exterior is darn close! Some minor, minor issues, but it is a 15 yr. old car. Regardless of what I paid, I personally think they are one of the nicest cars on the road (the ones that are left anyway). Yes, they have their problems just like any other car, but maintain them properly and it will last a while. I mean if they weren't reliable, the limo company I have used would not be using them over Lincolns. And the best part... its still a real head turner (white and red interior).
6th Jul 2005, 13:50
I just purchased an 89 Brougham De Elegance with 19,800 miles. The car is mint both physically and mechanically. I paid $4,000 and have not one regret. I expect that someday I will have expenses to maintain this prize, but owning this machine is going to be worth it.
It parks easier than my Chevy Silverado long bed P/U, it's comfort is beyond what I heard, and gas mileage is right in line with SUV's and P/Us.
Every mechanic I've talked to say the 307 engine and transmissions in the car are almost bullet proof and if maintained should run a couple of hundred thousand miles easy.
Short of a bumper to bumper rebuild any mechanical problems are worth the fix.
21st Sep 2008, 15:48
I just bought a Cadillac Brougham 1989 with only 28,450 miles. It runs great, but I need to replace the gaskets; common on all older Cadillacs.
I'm having a problem when I try to go up a big hill; it does not want to go more than 45 miles an hour with the pedal all the way to the floor. On flat land it does fine all the way to 85. Can any one help?