1985 Cadillac Eldorado Barritz V8 4.1 DFI from North America
Good for the collector, not the teenage speed-demon
Transmission has developed a "lope" in 1st gear OR the 1st gear is too long. Very slow to accelerate, when rapidly accelerating engine stalls.
Numerous dime to hand size rust spots. The car doors (passenger and driver) are both sagging approx. 1.6" and the windows can no longer match the weatherstripping.
Headliner had to be replaced because of sagging and minor rot. Seats are cracking, driver side especially. Replaced alternator 2 times since I got it.
Carpet wears easily, especially near gas and brake pedals.
The darn radio has gone out once and was replaced, now the cassetteplayer doesn't work.
Speakers (6 piece Bose System) are damaged, door speakers are only putting out high-end hiss.
Outside vinyl rear roof cracks easily.
I'm sure in it's day, this car WAS a luxury vehicle, it's a Caddy! But these Cadillacs don't seem to stand the test of time. This car was originally owned by an elderly relative and driven easily and taken care of. Then my father got the car, drove it every day 60 miles or so and took good care of it. That's when it began breaking down. Now I have the car, my second car. I'm selling this old car. I can respect these soon to be classics, but I need a quick, agile car-NOT a tank-like monster.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th April, 2005