1997 Cadillac Eldorado User Reviews

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    1997 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe Review
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    35

    Amazing — Very smooth reliable car very comfortable low maintenance cost it is definitely a head turner it also handles like a dream and the v8 engine shows up when you need it to very very reliable car and it also gets great gas milage

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Smoothest ride I've ever had

    Cons: If you're over 6'5 not the best fit

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    1997 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe Review
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    25

    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

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

    Cons: gas milage, expensive replacement parts, typical Northstar motor issues

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    1997 Cadillac Eldorado Base Coupe Review
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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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.

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    1997 Cadillac Eldorado Base Coupe Review
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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.)

    Pros: power

    Cons: big

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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.)

    Pros: hate it

    Cons: al ways avoid this car

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    1997 Cadillac Eldorado Base Coupe Review
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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.

    Pros: Smooth ride, noise reduction, great stereo system, OnStar

    Cons: uses some oil

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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

    Pros: Longevity

    Cons: gas mileage...

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2002 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews

    Looks, Luxury And Performance! By rebel3939

    This car is an awesome highway cruiser that actually gets respectable gas mileage! The comfort and technology is first rate. The leather seats and dual climate control along with the Bose audio system... 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

    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

    1998 Cadillac Eldorado Reviews

    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

    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

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