1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 5.7 LT1 from North America
Why would they stop making such a great car?
Radiator needed replaced (Cracked plastic holding tanks).
Tie-Rod Ends failed.
Pinion seal in rear differential.
Starter replaced at 130,000.
Traction Control Light on steadily.
This car is the best. I cannot honestly complain about anything yet. The seats are comfortable and the car is ideal for long trips, however most of my driving is around town. The LT1 motor has ample power. This car always turns heads and I get compliments about it all of the time. It took forever for me to find one in the color combination I wanted-triple black. GM was really foolish to stop making these. They are the last true Cadillacs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th April, 2005
Why did they stop making it?
GM wanted to use the Arlington, TX factory where they were building the B-bodies to build more SUV's, which were apparently more profitable.
So it was goodbye Roadmaster, Caprice, Impala SS and all the other B-body models.
I wrote to GM in 96 pleading with them not to stop making the B-Bodies... they told me the same thing that SUV were more profitable. I was most upset about the Impala SS..They said don't worry.. it may return in the future...I'm still waiting for it.. and NO the current line of Gimp-alas can't even come close.