Originally Posted by Shane
Three, SRX, STS4, and STS, all bought new and depreciating like a brick.
Why can't Cadillac get with the program and make the DTS, an otherwise pretty good car, rear wheel drive again? everything else in the lineup is RWD again except these.
Those 1996 Fleetwood Broughams were pretty damn nice cars, you ask me. I seriously considered getting a new one, but finally didn't because I knew they were about to be discontinued and didn't think I could get one with cloth seats.
Those used Broughams, Roadmasters and Caprice SS sedans were really good cars. They sold a shitload of them to the Saudis, lots of them still are around there.
The last Cadillac I had was a '79 Coupe de Ville that I really wanted to love, but couldn't. That thing was cursed by every diety from Allah to Zeus. I couldn't keep it for much longer than a year, went to Crown Victorias.
From there it got worse and worse, the HT4100, the V8-6-4, the Cimarron, Allante, bustleback FWD Seville and all the other disasters that followed.
It was a shame to see Cadillac's reputation slowly slide down. The brand equity that was evidenced in your '60 convertible that made Cadlillac the "standard of the World" was pretty well shot by the mid 80's, and it's been a long road back, and they are coming along well.
I loved the '69 and '70 Devilles, they were still great cars back then. But in 1971 they started being built by the dictates of lawyers, and gvovernment lawyers, at that. They got bigger, thirstier, slower and sloppier. Such a shame.