By on June 13, 2014

11 - 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinThe Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was made for the 1976 through 1991 model years, but the real Biarritz existed only through 1985. Today’s Junkyard Find is a final-year example of the proper, stainless-steel-roof-equipped Biarritz. (Read More…)

By on March 16, 2011


Before GM delivered a one-two-three punch to Cadillac’s image with the Seville, V8-6-4 engine, and Cimarron, the first of the front-wheel-drive Eldorados attained some sort of zenith for strip-club-owner-grade, ridiculous-yet-awesome Detroit Iron. Here’s a ’68 Eldo that will never drive the Las Vegas Strip again. (Read More…)

By on February 11, 2010

Ironically, the Continental Mark IV is the most “American” car ever. It’s the ultimate counterpart to that most continental/ European car ever, the VW Rabbit/Golf Mk  I that appeared about the same time. The Golf was a brilliant triumph of modern design: space efficiency, economy, light weight, visibility, sparkling performance and handling. And in Europe, the Golf became known as the “classless” car; one that didn’t make a statement about its owner. The Mark? Well, take all those qualities,  turn them upside down, inside out, and then toss them out the window.  Americans have long had ambivalence about “modern” anyway; it hinted at socialistic and intellectual influences that didn’t always sit so well. The most modern American car ever was the Corvair, and look how that turned out. Even the Kennedy Lincolns were a touch too modern. America was ripe for the first true post-modern car, and Ford was the obvious company to make it.  (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Re: Junkyard Find: 2001 Pontiac Aztek AWD

    CAMeyer - To focus on the appearance of these vehicles, as ugly as they were, is to overlook how they drove, which was…even uglier. I had one of these as a...
  • Re: Generation Why: I Want My S16

    bball40dtw - I can only dream.
  • Re: While You Were Sleeping: February 11th, 2015

    tresmonos - RobertRyan calling someone a troll. Take your Metamucil and go back to your sh1t for brains macroeconomics rants.
  • Re: Reader Review: 2014 Cadillac ATS

    NVHGuru - No it doesn’t ; ( When I looked at a GTi the lease price for a $28k VW was much more than I’m paying for a $44k Cadillac – but I guess you get...
  • Re: Reader Review: 2014 Cadillac ATS

    danio3834 - A loaded 200C pretty well defines entry level luxury today. Stuff like self parking, active collision avoidance etc. were still pie in the sky type things in...
  • Re: Reader Review: 2014 Cadillac ATS

    DeadWeight - Only GM owners can “brag” about “only” having to replace major suspension & other mechanical components in less than 50,000 miles...
  • Re: Generation Why: I Want My S16

    krhodes1 - I test drove the EB Mustang. I REALLY wanted to like it. I have long had a soft spot for Mustangs. But it’s still a barge. I completely disagree with Derek...
  • Re: Junkyard Find: 2001 Pontiac Aztek AWD

    CJinSD - Yeah, but they’re about Detroit.
  • Re: Reader Review: 2014 Cadillac ATS

    TMA1 - That’s the best reason to avoid the ATS or CTS. Keep the chrome, I’d rather have the Camaro V8 for thousands less.
  • Re: Reader Review: 2014 Cadillac ATS

    geeber - Thank you for the excellent review. I keep seeing this car compared to the BMW 2-Series, Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA. You even mentioned that the interior quality of...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributing Writers

  • Jack Baruth, United States
  • Brendan McAleer, Canada
  • Marcelo De Vasconcellos, Brazil
  • Vojta Dobes, Czech Republic
  • Matthias Gasnier, Australia
  • W. Christian 'Mental' Ward, Abu Dhabi
  • Mark Stevenson, Canada
  • Cameron Aubernon, United States
  • J Emerson, United States