1987 Cadillac Brougham from North America - Comments

9th Dec 2003, 18:09

How do you get 21 miles to the gallon? that's impossible!! I only get 10 at the most, you must be bluffing. And yes, driving in a Brougham is very satisfying to drive. I am also 16 years old. Forget those tinny export cars with their stupid tinny mufflers, I'd rather drive a Caddy.

23rd Jan 2004, 22:55

I have an '86 Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance with 76000 miles on it and I average 20 mpg (17 when it's hot and the climate control is using the A/C), so I don't think that the guy is lying.

10th Feb 2004, 18:37

That guy 2 squares up gettin 10mpg in the caddy probably has a hole in his gas tank.

My 68 sedan get 8mpg if I drive it to the boards all day (and I do) and its got a big 472ci in it.

23rd Feb 2004, 11:21

I love my!989 Cadillac Brougham D'elegance. It is the smoothest riding car I've ever rode in. I am also 16 and received my Caddy as a birthday present... It was sitting idle in a driveway for 2 years so it does need a little work to get going... Other than that everything still works! I did have to fashion a new windshield whiper fluid switch out of some old parts I found... and I do have to change out the fluids (it had overheating problems while it was working) and I need new driver-side head gaskets... Other than that it is in great condition for have 268000km.

And it still gets 21-22mpg on the highway atleast!

28th May 2004, 08:59

I just recently bought a 1988 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham from my grandparents, who treated this car very well. I am 16 years old and this is my first car I have ever owned besides my parents car which was a 1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, also a large vehicle. I am in love with RWD, V8 powered vehicles because they are the best vehicles that General Motors rolled off their assembly lines. It's too bad that they don't make them like they used to. Now all I hear about at school is how great those lousy japanese cars are, and how fast they go. Well I'd rather be in a Cadillac any day than some sardine can. I plan to keep my caddy as long as I can.

27th Feb 2005, 14:20

Caddis are great. I was wondering if any of you teens kick off your sneakers and pound the gas pedal in your white socks? try it some time. driving in socks is awesome.

9th Mar 2005, 20:51

I agree. I am 17 now and bought my 87 brougham when I was 16. I do not regret the purchase. For everyone who doesn't think the Cadillac Brougham gets good gas mileage, it does. 21 miles to the gallon is no exaggeration. I made a 300 mile trip and used a tiny bit under a fourth of a tank of gas.

4th Apr 2005, 07:04

Yeah, something's up with mine, then ('89). I went from 15 MPG around town to 9 lately. That was AFTER I switched to 92 octane fuel. When you guys say 20 MPG I have to assume you're talking highway mileage. Even then, it's nothing, but a dream for me at this point!

22nd Apr 2005, 12:50

I bought my 87 Brougham when I was 16 as well. I'm 22 now and still have my pride and joy. I've only put on 10,000 miles in those years. Other cars I've owned are 2 85 LeSabres and a 93 Roadmaster. I love full-size GM. I'd rather drive used than spend a fortune on a new piece of plastic. I respect people who appreciate a little class.

17th Nov 2005, 10:07

I bought an '87 Brougham back in '91. Paid $10,000 for it at age 19. (finaced of course) Gas mileage??? Are you kidding? When I got mine with 55k miles, I got easily 25+ mpg on the road and 17-20 in town. Maybe it was because it was all new and tight. I'm now 34 and am getting nostalgic. I just bought another '87, this one Carmine Red with white leather. a D'Elegance. 53K miles. Can't wait to pick it up!

21st Nov 2005, 23:25

I'm 18 and I've saved up about 2 thousand CAD for my Caddie, Theres one for 600 bucks on autotrader and I am going to get it this weekend. My dads gonna look at it whos a mechanic. I Can't WAIT TO GET IT! Currently I own a P.O.S Corsica which has been nothing, but trouble.

13th Jan 2007, 08:50

I am 16. I got a 1987 Cadillac brougham for a $100. Runs and drives great. Brakes need help, there is a little cancer, but still a good buy. It will be deep red with silver flack tinted windows with gold rims.

18th Apr 2007, 14:13

Just bought a 1987 Caddy Brougham D'elegance 307 V8... damn this thing is comfortable. I swear you put on the heat and go to drive it you'll wake up in a ditch.

Paid $400 canadian, it's got over 230,000km on it so i'll have to take her easy... but all it needs to get on the road is a new exhaust and the starter could probably use replacement. I'm thinking dual pipe.

4th Jul 2007, 13:56

Cadillac is the best car ever... that's why when something is the best in its class, they call it, "the Cadillac of all..." whatevers.

I've driven all kinds of cars.. Big metal American made cars.. the Cadillac is by far the best.

The Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham carries two famous designer names and is meant to be (and is) the finest car one could produce... it's true.. wiki that..

18th Feb 2008, 23:18

I'm 18 and just bought myself an 86' Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. These really are fantastic cars! I've owned a 1985 Olds Delta 88 (very similar car) for the past 2 1/2 years, had extremely good luck with it and loved it, and am ecstatic to own the silver Brougham I do now. My little sis gets the olds. This is hands-down the finest luxury car ever built. All of the modern power features combined with the chrome and fins of eras past. Definitely an excellent car to go to the movies in with friends and cruise around Lake Minnetonka in during the summer.

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