30th Nov 2008, 19:19
I love my 1996 Fleetwood. Sold a 420 SEL. I thought it was the best until I fell in love with the Fleetwood. I need to replace the rear shocks, but other than that everything works perfect. A true cruiser.
28th Jan 2009, 13:36
I've had 5 Cadillac Fleetwoods, a 90 d'elegance white on white with a white rag.. a 93 dark cherry.. another 93 baby blue.. and two 95s both gray...
I currently still have the 95 with 100 000 miles on it. Never has gave me a problem. A lady in a truck backed into me while the car was parked, and put it up against a tree. The car needed a lot of work. I bought a 94 shell without a motor and switched the hood and all doors.. including the back fillers. The car is two tone gray and green..
I've currently got my tax money and I'm trying to buy another one and sell the 95 cuz I know no matter how much work I put into it, it will never look new again. I found a 96 impeccable with 108k miles, and then I found a 93 with same mileage for same price.. which should I get, the 93 or 96...? I'm thinking 93 is will last longer than the LT1..
28th Nov 2010, 23:00
Love, love, love my '95 Fleetwood!
I've owned or driven many, many cars of all types and makes, but there's nothing like this car. The only car that was as comfortable was a '69 Fleetwood 75 I used to take on vacations.
I use the '95 mostly for long-distance driving, but even in-town driving is fun. I just sit in quiet comfort and enjoy the view over the hood. I treat it gently most of the time, but the gobs of torque produced by the LT1 engine make it fun to turn off the traction control (the switch is in the glovebox) and floor it from a stop.
The car is flawless inside and out, and I plan to keep it that way. I cringe when I see beaten up Fleetwoods, Impalas or Caprices that have been junked up with giant wheels, crummy paint jobs, and trailer-park subwoofers. That's a crime, and just plain trashy, so it makes me pay even more attention to keeping my car clean, waxed and sharp-looking.
In addition to careful maintenance and prevention, I've done a few subtle upgrades for handling, including urethane swaybar bushings, quicker Impala/Roadmaster steering box, braided brake hoses in the front (Impala application), new steering linkage, and new shocks all around. Those things make it a pleasure to drive.
Yes, I would love a new CTS-V, but that's not in my financial future. In real life, I'm extremely happy with my Fleetwood. Cadillac rocks.