Cadillac Cimarron Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1984 Cadillac Cimarron 4 door 2 litre from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2 litre Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance189000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 280C

Summary:

A baby Mercedes at a bargain price!

Faults:

Replaced Water pump, hoses, belts, brakes and alternator. Very little else besides routine maintenance.

General Comments:

This has been a great little luxury car. A very solid, comfortable vehicle with great acceleration and crisp handling. Though derived from the Chevy Cavalier (another great car), the Cimmaron has many exclusive Cadillac touches such as sumptuous leather seating, leather wrapped steering wheel, distinctive Cadillac grille and taillights, factory alloy wheels and deluxe dash. This car is destined to become a highly sought after classic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2004

16th Aug 2004, 10:14

First, never use the words "Mercedes" and "Cimarron" in the same sentence.

At least the reviewer acknowledges that the Cimarron was "derived from" the Cavalier--yeah, it had Cadillac touches in the steering wheel, dash and taillight design... but it was still a J-car: a fwd economy car.

The prediction that the Cimarron will become a "highly sought after classic" is so laughable that it needs no rebuttal. The only ones who will be seeking this car would be those who want to remind Cadillac of this embarrassment.

Maybe someday Michael Moore will make a "documentary" about it.

1988 Cadillac Cimarron 2.8L from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance215000 kilometres

Summary:

A top notch car with a taste of luxury!

Faults:

Nothing, I've only had to do regular maintenance.

General Comments:

I love this car. It has performed well over the years. It was my first car and I still have it. I collect cars and it's in my garage.

The six cylinder engine is great on gas and is very powerful. I liked how inexpensive it was. I was going to buy the Cavalier, but I liked the touch of luxury that the Cadillac had to offer.

Its quality, like all the GM's I've had, has been excellent. All the people who I've recommended GM's to have loved their cars as well. My compliments to GM.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2004

20th Feb 2004, 11:55

Hard to believe this review.

Was looking at Cavaliers and decided to get a Cimarron instead?

Even though the Cimarron was nothing more than a glorified J-car, it was not even close to being in the same price class as the Cavalier.

Unlike one of Cadillac's other recent blunders (the Allante), NOBODY is looking at the Cimarron as a collector's item.

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 8 reviews