1979 Cadillac Eldorado Review

1979 Cadillac Eldorado 350 small block from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 350 small block Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carToyota 4x4

Summary:

This car is has pep and is a classic

Faults:

Engine Crapped out.

Started slips.

Alternator hardly works.

Its had 3 gas leaks.

CV joint on right side bad.

Trunk won't latch shut.

Side mirrors are broken.

Driver seat is ripped up.

Battery went bad.

Passenger door handle broke off.

Passenger lock snapped off.

Fuel injection needs cleaning.

Needs to pass smog.

Right head light burnt out.

Computer went out.

Distributor cap burnt up.

General Comments:

Well this car was a mess when I got it, but I've given it some tender love and care. I put a new engine in the car, I bought a starter a few days ago, I fixed all 3 gas leaks, still working on mirrors, got a new battery,I going to smog it soon and the rest of the stuff still needs working on. This car is a classic and beauty at that. Its got plenty of power and gets me were I need to go. I take this car for a cruise every morning at around 5:30 AM. The paint job on it is pretty decent for a 79. I think this car is a good car for people who don't stress over cars that have minor problems here and there. The car has plenty of power and speed and it looks great to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2006

7th Mar 2006, 17:30

Fuel injection? 350 small block? That's not the original engine, is it. A friend of mine had a 1980 Eldo, it had the Caddy 368 with a 4 barrel carb.

8th Mar 2006, 01:39

Owner clearly stated he/she put a new engine in it.

8th Mar 2006, 05:37

According to the "Standard Catalog of Cadillac" the 350 engine with fuel injection was standard on the 1979 ElDorado. This was the same engine used in the 1975-79 Seville.

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review