1990 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1990 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe 4.9 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.9 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance143537 miles
Previous carCadillac Eldorado

Summary:

A well kept secret, a sleeper, if you can find one

Faults:

Air pipe broke, easy fix. Installed new brakes and tires at 142,000 Headliner needs repair, a common thing for older gm cars. Drivers seat torn, but a seat cover fixed that for now.

General Comments:

This car rides a little stiff for a caddy. It has a sporty feel. Very good power from the v8 motor. You don't see one on every corner. Very rare car only 1570 made in 1990.A very good personal touring coupe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2004

1990 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe 4.5 liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.5 liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

Great fun, comfort and reliability, everything You expect from Cadillac

Faults:

When I got the car the drivers seat, arm rest and pass seat was pretty worn. seat covers solved this problem.

The headliner was completely shot and hanging, quick trip to pep boys and $50 later that was solved.

When they say PERFORMANCE Cadillac they mean it, I blew the transmission, but won the race ($600 used)

My anti-lock brakes (computer) also blew, again my bad another $700.

And finally my alternator went, but I had a replacement on hand and that was nothing.

General Comments:

This is by far one of the best cars I have ever owned right next to my fathers 1990 Cadillac Fleetwood (FWD) that he has owned since new.

This car handles great, Even on solid ice. I went places you wouldn't dare take your SUV and she still went strong.

Car is incredibly comfortable, even those worn seats seamed to hug your body.

This car is reliable and strong even when drivin like a race car and even off road (across the school yard and football field).

I have owned a lot of cars and I only sold it because I needed the money for my Project DeLorean (which I am putting a Cadillac Northstar engine into). even after I sold the Eldorado I lost no money, between the cost of the car and all the repairs I actually sold it for $500 more than what I put into her.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th November, 2002

9th Jul 2007, 01:57

I finally got my early 90's dream car-

A 1990 Eldorado TC in the summer of 2007. She's bright red with 116,000 miles on her. All I can say is this: She smells like a Cadillac, feels like a Cadillac, looks like a Cadillac and runs like a Trans-Am!

3rd Jun 2008, 21:56

I just got one on eBay with only 28,000 miles on it. Since it had sat for some time, a few things failed on the way back from FL to Boston. Needed new tires, starter, brakes, hoses and ball joints. Since then it's been great, unique and fast!

18th Sep 2010, 02:14

Just got my dream Eldorado, a 1990 Biaritz that has 138.000 miles, is navy blue with navy diamond tuck interior. She feels like a Cadillac, she moves like my 69 Grand Prix, she is stunning, and I am thrilled!!!

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 5 reviews