1990 Cadillac Fleetwood Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1990 Cadillac Fleetwood 4dr Sedan 4.5 liter V8 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.5 liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carVolvo 740

Summary:

I miss driving my Caddy, but not fixing it

Faults:

Fuel pump went out without warning.

Exhaust system came apart after going through a deeper than expected puddle.

Anti-lock brakes stopped working at 120k miles.

Emissions belt went bad - replaced.

Alternator belt went bad at 150k miles.

Parking brake became locked in place - then line broke on the way to shop fixing the problem (though the parking brake no longer works).

Seats (leather) are full of ugly creasing and folding.

Car stalls when low on fuel or going around a long/sharp curve in road.

Fuel tank leaked and needed to be replaced - twice.

Fuel system needed to be replaced at 140k miles.

Power door locks went out on all doors, but driver door.

Power window motor died in front passenger window - was slow in front driver window - worked when it wanted in the passenger rear window (it helped to slam the door, so probably just a bad wire).

The wiring of this car is just plain bad.

General Comments:

I really liked my Fleetwood. It might be an ugly car, but boy was it faster than it looked. With a puny 170 (I might be a little off, but not much) horsepower I did not think this boat would move like it did. It did a quarter mile in about 16 seconds (with all four gears on the stick), and got up to 60 mph in under 10 seconds. Its handling was terrible, lots of lean on turns, and HORRIBLE brake power (even before the ABS went out). But that's to be expected from such a boat. Unfortunately the '90 Fleetwood is front-wheel drive, another thing I didn't like... but I loved how well my Fleetwood could scorch the tires. The interior of the car is pretty boring, but luxurious... Leather seats, power front seats (2 position driver memory), HUGE rear seats, power everything, cigarette lighters/ashtrays in the back doors, an excellent stock speaker system once I put in a more powerful CD player (the two 6 by 9's in the back pounded pretty well for their size), and the surprisingly convenient "de-icer" for the front windshield -- this does mean that there is metal in the windshield which made my radar detector useless unless the cop was behind me --... In fact there aren't many options that my '98 Lincoln has that my '90 Caddy didn't have.

The air ride and engine of this car stood up to the worst possible conditions - teen driver, dirt roads, and lots of miles in a short time. But eventually I got sick of replacing all the little things that would go wrong with the car and moved up to a beautiful Lincoln Continental... But since Lincoln has discontinued the Continental and the Mark VIII, I think I'll return to Cadillac for my next vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2004

28th Oct 2005, 16:47

The fleetwood front wheel drive is not the same fleetwood that is a rear wheel drive. All together a different car.

1990 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham De'Elegance 307 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 307 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 miles
Most recent distance64740 miles
Previous carCadillac Seville

Summary:

Extremely awesome

Faults:

My digital speedometer is not reading anymore.

General Comments:

The car is one of the most reliable cars I have ever seen.

Not comfortable inside for the driver, I am 6,2 and I found it very uncomfortable to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2004

22nd Jun 2004, 11:03

So what's so "ausome" about it?

Besides the 507 (?) engine.

1990 Cadillac Fleetwood Coupe V-8 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission V-8
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

Faults:

Occasionally stalls, esp. after coming off the freeway or if the gas level is low.

General Comments:

I love this car! The only complaint I can think of is the seatbelts are very short. I've heard this complaint from other Cadillac owners as well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

15th Sep 2001, 03:59

I have a 91 Fleetwood, love the car, very comfortable. Big, yes, and it's a V8, so if you want to save gas, get a Japanese compact.

8th Oct 2002, 11:42

I have a 1990 Fleetwood. It has 145,000 miles and the only thing that I have a problem with is that the steering column is off, and the poor gas mileage. Other than that, it's a awesome, safe, fast (for it's class) and a solid automobile.

26th Nov 2002, 08:19

I have a 90 Fleetwood with 133,000 miles this is a great car, just had a problem with the ABS system that cost $251.00 but other than that its a maintenance free car I've owned it for 4 years I am an avid CADILLAC owner this is one of the better ones I've owned.

28th Nov 2002, 21:45

I have a 1990 Fleetwood, and it's got 206500 plus miles on it. This is the best car I've ever owned, I get about 28-30 mph highway, and about 18 in town, the only problem I have is the same as someone else, it stalls when very low on gas, but everything works great! I talk a lot about tradeing it in on a newer one, but when it comes down to it... and I never worry about having passing power, it's almost 13 yrs old, and still looks and runs like new. A++++++++ excellent car! I love it.

26th Jun 2003, 09:08

I have a 1990 Fleetwood and I love it I come from a long line of Cadillac owners and this is my first one!!! I think I'm hooked. No real problems with it just basic maintenance.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 6 reviews