1997 Cadillac Eldorado User Reviews

1997 Cadillac Eldorado Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Dwayne writes:
1997 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe Review
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4

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great style, advancements in technology ahead of the time for a 97

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gas milage, expensive replacement parts, typical Northstar motor issues

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Dream Car — although this car has its issues, it was my dream car from when i was young, i have been driving it for 3 years now, the only regrets are the cost of repairs and how sophisticated the electrical system is, other then that the drive and comfort level is amazing

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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NTL1991 writes:
1997 Cadillac Eldorado Base Coupe Review
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4

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Smooth, Effortless Power. Sharp Chiseled Body Styling. Comfortable & Supportive Seats. Great Stereo System. Excellent In Snow. Extremely Smooth & Quiet Engine. Good-Sized Trunk. Smooth, Comfortable Ride. Acceptable Gas Mileage. Definitely a Highway Cruiser. 80 MPH feels like 45 in this car.

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Slight wind noise from the frame-less front windows. Interior materials have poor longevity. Everything (dash top panel, rear sail panels, door panels) are foam-backed and deform from heat over time. Sail panels pull away from the sides near the rear window & around opera windows. Defroster grill no longer fits tightly into foam-padded dash panel.  Some small electrical faults are common, like the power mirror switch and garage door opener. Windows rattle when they're down while shutting the doors. Automatic parking brake release no longer functions. Huge rear sail panels give you two giant blind spots at the rear of the car. No trunk pass through for long items.

NTL1991
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Overall A Nice, Good Looking, Powerful Car. Some Small Issues. — This is a great, sharp looking car. It drives great, especially on the highway, and is a comfortable long-distance car for two. Rear seat is comfortable, but legroom is limited. Packed with standard options, factory radio is great considering it's the standard unit. Mechanically, the engine and transmission are perfect after 115k miles, and it's one of the smoothest/quietest engines at idle that I've ever seen. Power is plentiful, and the exhaust gives off a nice noise, even though it's a Cadillac. The frame-less windows can cause a bit of wind noise at highway speeds around the front mirrors, but can be adjusted to correct it. The power seats are very nice and supportive. Interior padded materials tend to shrink and pull away from the body after some time in the hot summer sun. The long door panels are known to break at the clips, causing them to sag. The windows rattle when you close the doors when they're down. (Probably a simple fix). Rear air shocks start to leak after all these years, need to be replaced or they'll burn out the air compressor. Polo Green Metallic is one of the best colors for these cars, especially with the chrome wheels. Great look.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Danny writes:
1997 Cadillac Eldorado Base Coupe Review
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power

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big

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Car — a fun classy car with some power under the hood it runs great never have a problem with it and the gas milage is great its a really fun car to drive with some top of the line power for a classyer car

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Eric writes:
1997 Cadillac Eldorado Base Coupe Review
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hate it

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al ways avoid this car

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This Car Absolutly Sucks — Performance - acceleration, braking, handling Build Quality -It is falling apart all the time Appearance - both interior and exterior styling Cost of Ownership - gas mileage and maintenance are super expensive Fun Factor - it is an awesome ride if it is in perfect condition.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Karen writes:
1997 Cadillac Eldorado Base Coupe Review
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Smooth ride, noise reduction, great stereo system, OnStar

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uses some oil

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Great Car — Owned this car for 7 years now and not looking forward to changing. It rides like a dream and runs great.

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Taras writes:
1997 Cadillac Eldorado Base Coupe Review
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Great Solid Car — Steering is too loose but its a luxury car not a sports car i guess... Does not lack power. I love the color(pearl white). Lasting a long time for me. The ride is very very smooth

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews

Great If You Can Afford To Keep It Going Or Have The Time By eller63

This car looks and rides great. It is a bit louder/noisier than I remember the caddi's of the 70's to be. I love the power of that North star! If you are a do-it-yourself type with moderate to goo... Read More

Would Buy Another Tomarrow If I Could. By James

Love the car, it's the perfect blend of performance and class.The El do always seems at home at any venue, weather your going out on the town for the night, taking a long trip for the week end or just... Read More

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2000 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews

A Beauty To Ride. By CarCrazy2

This is an excellent second car. One has to have a desire to ride in comfort and with power. Impressed by the North Star engine performance at high speeds and plenty of reserve power to spare past 70 ... Read More

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1999 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews

Rubie By Rubie

This car has it all. Beautiful styling, awesome power, excellent handling, comfortable ride. Safety in a high performance sporty and luxury car. The cockpit styling wraps around you like a glove. ... Read More

Wow By Rubie

Only an old Corvette Stingray could possibly outrank this beauty on style, performance, or curb appeal. Can you say "32 valve Northstar V-8". Feel the power and smooth, effortless acceleration when ... Read More

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1998 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews

I Love My 1998 Cadillac Etc - When It Works! By cadrolls

My transmission overheats on the highway. On VERY hot days (over 95 degrees), my engine overheats on hilly sections of the highway. I have to stay at 65 MPH and it is fine. If I push it over 90, it ov... Read More

Wouldn't Buy Another Cadillac Unless I Made More Money And Bought One With Very Low Miles. By Robby

Great, powerful, classy looking car. Had lots of extras like heated seats, mpg readout, and great lumbar support. A very fast car, but you had to really step on it to get it to show it's full potentia... Read More

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1996 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews

Beautiful Eldorado By Susan

It is a sleek design and has class and style on top of speed! The car is easy and fun to drive. I always wanted a Cadillac and the car is a a true beauty. It has been reliable beyond compare. Read More

Sweet And Well Kept Ride By Caddymomma

nothing, i really love my car, but i use it for work and it is killing me in gas mileage. will miss the 12 cd disc player and drivers info center. this car is well cared for and garaged kept. i also h... Read More

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