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1994 Cadillac Fleetwood

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 23/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V8, 5.7 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.5
Out of 10

Based on 62 Ratings for the 1993 - 1996 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.5/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.7/10
    Performance
    9.7/10
  • Comfort
    9.9/10
    Styling
    9.5/10

Owned for three months. Purchased Dec. 2013

By on Thursday, March 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Big,Black,Powerful,Inexpensive,SAFE,Comfortable"

Cons: "Takes a large parking spot!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is twenty years old. The original owner was an older couple in a nearby town. The second owner lived a little further away (60 miles from the original owner). The second owner did NOT pull much maintenance on the car, but being older, too, didn't abuse it too bad. She did change the oil, but never had the cooling system flushed or paid any attention to the tires. After the purchase, I spent $2000 getting it "up to snuff" (new radiator, water pump, belt, and a few minor adjustments). This car has only 85,000 miles on it and the Lt1 is smoooooooth. This has been a dream car of mine for more years than it's been around. With my back having three compressed vertebrae, it's a pleasure to drive. The 260 horsepower puts my last car (2001 Town Car) to shame. It's Black with the grey interior. It's sharp, it's sweet, it's classy. My wife loves it, too. We've got very little into it for what it's worth to us. There's not a rear wheel drive vehicle out there today to even compare it to. 225 inches long and 4500 lbs."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Great land yacht - smooth as silk on the road

By on Friday, January 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "cup holders are very short"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The design, styling, build, comfort and overall reliability make this a true classic American vehicle - when we are on the road my wife says it is as comfortable as being at home in bed. The styling is beautiful and timeless - I shudder each time I see newer Cadillacs that are no longer true to their heritage - but I guess all things must change and "improve". We will keep this car for the rest of our lives and enjoy driving it every day."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great Car

By on Monday, September 23, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 49,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "written below."

Cons: "very big"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I was looking for a Cadillac Fleetwood for almost 3 years. I start looking for 70's coupe and drive couple of them. It is giant, soaks up gas and safety was a big concern for me. Airbags, abs, chasis design etc.. So I start looking for 93-96 Fleetwood and read lots of reviews and test drive couple of them. They have the corvette inspired engine for years 94-96 so I eliminate the 93 Fleetwood plus I really do not like those old looking steering wheels. I come up with a 95 brougham at 49K miles. Original owner kept this car in garage and then sold to a college student. This kid added flowmaster 40 series, upgraded stereo with mtx woofer, tinted windows and etc. Not lowered original vogue tires and chrome rims. It looks sleek and very very clean and I bought it for 5K. First day I made a road trip for 250 miles and averaged 27 mpg. Somebody please tell me how is that possible. As I keep on driving I realized how big it is and started to think where am I going to park this car. I watch the videos on you tube and saw a presidential limo which they mount a fire extinguisher between the front bumper and radiator. there is so much space. Interior is very roomy. both seats are way more comfortable than the sofa I bought from ikea. I wish I can find one, modify it and use it in my living room but I have no time. Driving on the highway is a dream. you have to experience it. Words are not enough to describe. I was cruising at 80 miles and thought I was doing 40. I think because of the momentum of the car you really don't need to step on the gas all the time or even if you step on it you will run on low rpm which saves gas and makes it possible to do 27 mpg on the highway. I think I can do more than 27 actually. I was stepping on the gas pedal frequently to hear my flowmaster exhaust. I drove to san Francisco and realized that I was not using the gas pedal that often. step on it for 15 seconds and let the car gain some momentum and then let it cruise. No more speed needed. You can haul your boat with this car. This will give you an idea about the engine. you have the torque and horsepower. Set it on cruise and enjoy the ride. The only bad I can think about the car is it is big, too big, very very big. You dont need that much trunk space or engine bay area unless you are living in your car. Engine bay is way too big. You can fit 3 Honda civic engines in there. You buy a new car loose 5-10 percent when you drive off the dealer lot. You drive it till 100K and loose 50 percent of the original purchase value. then you end up changing timing belt, water pump, brakes, fluids couple electrical hick ups and you loose 2K more. I purchased this car for 5K. How much would it be 5 years from today? How much will I loose? Somebody might say I use more gas.. well do the calculation yourself. How many gallons would you use more in one full tank? How much would it be? Lets say I use 2 gallons more than an average driver, how much is it? They say gas prices going up.. How much is it going to be? As of 9/20/13 it is about $4 to the gallon? Will they increase it to $6 in two years? If they do it is an economic crisis and we will all loose not just the caddy drivers. 70% of our oil usage is used in the transportation industry. they cant jack it up that high sooner than you would think. If you have room to keep this car just buy it. If you are not able to find a clean Cadillac look for buick roadmaster. Impala's are good too but not as good as caddy and buick. you get your heated seats, ac,leather, cruise etc. Upgrading your stereo would cost 100-150 ( Bluetooth hands free talk and remote control number dialing with built in microphone) choose a $400-$600 stereo and you have built in navigation with all goodies. buy it online and catch a deal and you may get all these for half the price. What are you missing from newer cars? Rearview camera? Choose the $600 stereo with navi and it has built in rearview camera, choose the 100 stereo and buy an external rearview camera for 80-120 bucks. parking sensors? 100 bucks and couple hours of drilling or running the wire. they have the distance control and driver wake up system for the ones who do not pay attention to the road. You sleep on the road and then rely on the technology to save your life? You dont check your rearview mirror and rely on the red warning sign to change the lanes? you risk your own life and rely on sensors and pay 50-80K for those cars? No comment on that.. I agree with what others said. Detroit has no idea what they had built. Actually I would like to add they know what they did but they choose to stop the manufacturing for 1- super low maintenance ( most of the mechanic will not make money on the business ) 2- most people would not change their car till the tires fell off because it is that good. they choose to stop the production so that they can make money in the long run. I love my car even though it is too big."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I LOVE MY CADILLAC

By on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 81,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "I LOVE TO DRIVE THIS CAR.IT HANDLES WELL"

Cons: "I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A NEWER UPDATED STEREO SYSTEM"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"WE HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THE CADILLAC CARS.THIS OUR SECOND 93 CADILLAC BROUGHAM. WHEN WE HAD PUT UP 140,000 MILES ON FIRST ONE,WE DECIDED TO TRY TO FIND ANOTHER ONE WITH LESS MILES ON IT.WE FOUND THIS ONE ON E-BAY.AT THAT TIME IT ONLY HAD LIKE 65,000 MILES ON IT. I HAVE HAD SOME MINOR REPAIRS DONE ON IT,NOTHING MAJOR,THIS WILL BE MY LAST CAR,AT MY AGE I DO NOT FORE SEE BUYING AGAIN. IT IS A SAFE CAR,WELL BUILT,THE MILEAGE ISN'T GREAT,BUT I DON'T GO VERY MUCH ANYMORE.SO FOR THE DIFFERENCE IN COMFORT AND RELIABILITY,IT WOULD BE FOOLISH FOR ME TO INVEST IN A SMALL ECONOMICAL CAR.THIS ONE GIVES ME A LOT IN THE WAY OF A SAFE RIDE. THIS CAR IS RIGHT FOR ME."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

It's what God would drive.

By on Saturday, April 27, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, quiet, fast, cheap, reliable, big"

Cons: "Can't buy a new one."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love this car. Comfortable--the front seats are fantastic. The only exception is the headrest, which protrudes too far forward (like every other in recent memory). The back seats are great, too. Slightly firmer upholstery than the front, but still cushy, and the seat back comes up high enough to lean my head back against it when I'm a passenger. I'm six feet tall with big shoulders, and the Fleetwood's back seat room is nothing less than wonderful. Quiet--you can gobble up hundreds of miles and not be fatigued by road noise. The only thing you hear is a wonderful muted roar when you lay into the gas pedal, which you'll want to do often. Fast--it isn't the fastest car out there but with 260 horsepower it goes a lot quicker than anyone expects. Economical--I get about 17 in town, maybe 23 mpg on the highway, on regular gas. Parts are relatively cheap, too, and the rear-wheel-drive design means that there's plenty of space to work on the engine and transmission. Reliable--buy any car that's almost 20 years old and you have to do some things. Replace the cooling system, serpentine belt, hoses, brake hoses, stuff like this that just doesn't age well. Suspension parts will have to be replaced depending how the car was driven. The one big expense will be the 100,000 mile replacement of the Opti-spark distributer and plugwires. Do the water pump at the same time. Then you're set for another 100,00 miles. But, the basic mechanics and electricals are extremely reliable, and basic service like oil changes and antifreeze changes are easy. The engine is rock-solid and burns no oil. The transmission may give up the ghost around 150,000 mile depending how it's treated/ maintained. Still, it's a cheap car to own and keep up. Big--yeah. God bless General Motors. A real trunk to hold as many bodies as you need to move or, in my instance, 10 cases of copier paper. A real rear seat, wide, deep, and roomy. A real hood with a great view. So much space in front of the driver that you can lock your fingers together to stretch your arms and not hit the windshield. Big enough to be safe and feel safe. Big enough that oncoming cars move over. Big enough to be bigger than whatever car you or your neighbor are currently driving. The 94-96 Fleetwoods have a very loyal following, and hopefully this review explains why. (The 93 model is the same, but with a smaller engine, so go for the 94-96 LT1 350 inch engine). Find a one or two-owner example that hasn't been trashed by a series of morons, and you'll be a happy camper."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

this is one fine land yacht

By on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,200

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "smooth ride"

Cons: "wish it had a/c seats for the hot summers"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"i own a 2002 BMW 530i and a 1996 cadillac fleetwood and the bmw is quicker and handle tight and is fast the Fleetwood also have the gusty power as well and it float on the highway like a yacht on the ocean - everyone should get a opportunity to drive this beast of a car the fleetwood you will not regret it - a fine american classic modern full size car to enjoy"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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