I was considering a 1992 Eldorado Touring Coupe, and since there are no reviews I went with 1993-1995 reviews (since the 1991 model was a completely different design) and judging by them all, you're not alone. These cars seem to need a LOT of TLC that I just can't afford. Its making me seriously reconsider whether or not to buy one.
Some might think it's a no-brainer, but my other car in mind is a 1996 Caprice Classic LT1 :)
I thank all that make an accurate review on this site.
Actually a 92 or 93 with the 4.9 (the none Northstar) is a great choice; they're extremely reliable and deliver more than enough power, and yes every car loves to be taken care of, but a big V8 caddy hates to be babied on the road; it wants to be punished, you know wide open throttle (on occasion), powering through twisty back roads.
Yikes, that's a lot of problems in only 119k miles. I wouldn't consider that reliable in the least. Problem is, I'm so spoiled to the good older Volvos I have owned in the past that nothing else seems to live up to my expectations now. I want something sexy, but it seems all the stylish sexy cars are rather problematic and expensive to keep running. That's disappointing. Style or substance?
I bought a 95 ETC a couple of months back with 75K on the clock. Literally owned by a doctor's wife (one owner older couple) and it was meticulously maintained. I think she got rid of it because it developed S060 and P056 codes and didn't want to deal with 'em. The P056 and S060 were both electrical contact issues easily fixed.
I have owned seven Volvos two 164E's, two 240 Turbos, one 240, a 90 760 Turbo, and a 780 Bertone Coupe. I still own the Bertone with 226K on the clock and it is a high condition 2 car. I also own a 91 Lexus LS400 with 255K on the clock.
My point is, if you do the proper due diligence when buying used AND the proper preventative maintenance, the costs are MUCH lower than buying any new car. I once had a 91 Nissan Maxima with 280K and was still going strong when I sold it to an acquaintance. This and other groups are good for identifying manufacturing defects like 2.7L Dodge and design weaknesses like the Cadillac's coolant sealant tablets and flushing. Don't be afraid of a model just because people buy badly abused ones.
I LOVE my '94 Eldorado Touring Coupe. I've had it for about 6 months. I've replaced the usual things; plugs, wires, coils, air compressor and belt, starter, oil. It's super easy to work on.
She's beautiful! The pickup is amazing, the cornering is incredible. She has so much power you can almost feel the g's. Blows anything else off the road, and still gets fantastic fuel mileage.
I recently purchased a '94 Cadillac Eldorado. I gave up a small Toyota sport utility to get it, and so far no regrets. I am amazed at how quite and comfortable the ride is, and the power is dramatically better in the Caddy. It is relaxing to drive, but sometimes parking can be a challenge due to the length of the car. My friends teased me because I bought a 17 year old car, but I think it was a great move. It is truly a hidden gem.
I bought a 94 touring coupe with Northstar engine in 2005 with 73,000 miles on it, and it now has 112,000.
I've had to replace the aluminum radiator and both rear wheel bushings in 2009 & 2010.
Just recently a new starter, and as that was being done, it was discovered that it needed an air compressor.
Other than that, so far so good. Don't know how much more, if any, I'm willing to put into it. However, I've had this car going on almost 7 years now, and if I bought a new car with similar options back then? Well the math speaks for itself. New car payments around $400 - $600 per month for 5 - 6 years = thousands!!! So I'll put a few grand into it. And if I get a couple more yrs. out of it, great!
Paid $5,100 for it in 05, maybe 3-4 grand in repairs? Lasted 7 yrs. No car payments and very much enjoyed driving a very good looking, well handling, and a very fast car!!! Point being for me: well worth it, and I'm looking for another 94 Touring Coupe.
I have a 1994 Cadillac Eldorado Touring coupe with 140,000 miles on it and just love it. Black w/black interior, no dents, always garaged, no major problems so far. Until now that is... the car will start right up, but then immediately dies. Have replaced the fuel pump, that didn't help. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the problem might be?? Any info would be greatly appreciated! Please contact me with any ideas on what might be the problem. Thanks.
It's your alternator sir. I have one too.
I bought a 1991 Eldorado Touring Coupe in 1994. I still have it as of Sept 2013. Great car with a few problems, chief of which it should have come with better brakes (disc all around). I have compensated by going from factory 215/60R16 tires to 235/55R16 tires, which I highly recommend.
The 4.9L V8, last before the Northstar, is a good durable reliable engine, though some are prone to developing main bearing issues. I keep the car up and get constant comments on it.
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