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1972 Cadillac EldoradoReview
Brendan writes:
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1972 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible — Awesome car. Trying to figure out why she dies - seems like gas starvation. Changed all the low hanging fruit, including distributor, carb, fuel filter, fuel pump, wires, plugs, coil... Hoping the tank has crud in it - and cleaning it out will solve the problem.

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

Pros: 8.2 litre fwd

Cons: 8.2 litre fwd

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1972 Cadillac EldoradoReview
Frank writes:

Beautiful Car, But You'll Have To Spend Some Time Under The Hood. — Beautiful body, and interior. Had power seats, windows, locks, convertible top. Power everything in a '72 was awesome. Loved it while I had it, but it handled terribly in the snow. Perfect weekend cruiser, not necessarily an everyday stop-and-go driver. Very fun to drive. I definitely spent some time and money working on it though.

Pros: It's a drop-top Caddy... Who wouldn't want to drive it?

Cons: Hands-on maintenance.

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1972 Cadillac EldoradoReview
Benjamin writes:

Finicky Beauty... But Worth It! — The early 70's Eldo's were kind of a strange car. They had early technology front-wheel-drive which gave them an enormous wheel offset that is impossible to find aftermarket wheels for. Also, the convertible top mechanism design is said to be the worst engineering mistake GM ever made. Being a scissor-action fully-electric top eliminated the hydraulic part of the system and allowed for full width rear seating and smaller top well area, but the complex movements and tiny pieces of the electro-mechanic system are a nightmare to repair or adjust. From 1970 to 1976, the Eldorados came with the largest engine ever put into a passenger car for production. It is a 500ci (8.2 liter) V8, and in 72 it was rated for 325 hp and 525 ft-lbs! The bottom line is that it gets about 8 miles a gallon, but will break the front wheels loose any time!

Pros: Big beautiful boat... there is nothing like a Cadillac!

Cons: Difficult to fix many areas, THRISTY, hard to find parking in San Diego!

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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews

Review By GuruG79MN

Oh yes a very beautiful car, but the price is way to high, they claim 8,000 miles but 25,000 is far to high, but a very beautiful car Read More

Review By Stj

The Eldorado is a fad cast it looking automobile but extremely unreliable for service Read More

2001 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews

Great Car To Own By marcdoug

This car can really get up and go especially on the highway. City driving its a smooth and quiet. However granted that i don't have a lead foot, but if you needed the extra horses they are there. The ... Read More

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

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

1999 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews

Review By Darrell

Im interested in the car myself looks nice if it rides as good as it looks Im getting it Read More

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

1998 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews

Review By GuruT5GL4

good looking rides great, superior gas milage....holds resal value very well Read More

Still A Beauty After 17 Years By SKYE

My husband bought me a 98 ESC the body is Bisque, interior beige leather. It replaced my 87 Eldorado Biaritz which had a Cadet gray body, interior gray cashmere both beautiful cars. I'm a widow since... Read More

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