What's Wrong With This Picture: The Search For Eldorado Edition

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  • Rod Panhard Rod Panhard on Dec 02, 2009

    When Cadillac released the first Eldorado, it was a car for the country club set. By the time the mid 1970s hit, it was known for its garish presence, and was preferred by pimps and Texas oilmen. These are the guys we think of when someone says the phrase, "Men who wear large hats." Obviously, nobody says that phrase much, so Cadillac needed something to fill the role, built on an existing platform, and to appeal to playas and country club folks. And that's why we have this. Two different types of people, and my guess is that it will appeal to neither.

  • Libertyman03 Libertyman03 on Dec 02, 2009

    Replace the hard top with a soft one and call it an Allante.

  • Greigert Greigert on Dec 02, 2009

    Nothing is wrong! Well, the missing dual turbos, but I couldn't see those anyway with the hood down. I really like this car. While I agree with most of the comments criticizing Cadillac, I think the CTS group is solid product. People love to hate the STS, and it sells astonishingly badly, but I think the basics are there. At present, it's underwhelming in performance and quality for the price, but improved interior, more rear legroom, more drivetrain options that don't add 30k to the price.... and it will be solid. Conversely, they COULD start over and build a car worthy of $80k.... nah. Just make a ridiculously posh Escalade. An Escalade Phaeton v16. (with dual turbo, obviously)

  • TonyJZX TonyJZX on Dec 02, 2009

    it's not FWD?