Cadillac or competing brand model ? Why ? Discussion, '93-96 Fleetwood vs '00 Cadillac Seville STS in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Morning dear friends ,
I think this is right place to post this thread .Well, it really draws my interest ...
Morning dear friends ,
I think this is right place to post this thread .Well, it really draws my interest to learn anything as much as possible about '93-96 FWBs
So, I will try to make a comparison '93-96 FWB vs '00 Cadillac Seville STS .More correctly , I will need your experiences and shed a light on this by your valuable inputs .
This comparison is based on stock cars so no mods is taken .I will compare those cars in a few sections are these below :
Braking distance ,performance ,turning ratio ...
Now, I am narrowing it down .'93-96 FWBs don't have the disks on the rear brakes they all come with drum .As I recall, that wouldn't cause a problem but I have still some question marks on my mind .
1- Do you know stopping distance or braking distance to '93-96 FWB ? (stock)
I assume Seville has a shorter distance but don't know for sure
2-Acceleration ...Stock Seville vs stock '95 FWB ,Seville must be faster but can you really feel that coming from '00 STS to '95 FWB ? Is there really noticeably and convincingly win for '00 STS .
Let's say for 0-60 mph ,0-50 mph ,30-70 mph .
3- Turning radius in other words maneuverability .Ok, you can park easier '00 STS but is FWB really that difficult in regards to parking and maneuverability ? What I wanna learn let's say you make two maneuvers ( one forth and one back) where you park a '00 STS but how about the '95 FWB ? That's really a crucial point for me
I asked a few persons they all said FWB is easier at parking then a W140 S600 albeit it's dimensions .Is it true ?
Well,sorry for asking you a question and taking your time but can you compare your '96 that is a modified one to your brother 2000 ?
What would be the results this time with the respect to aforementioned comparisons ?
In its current state, my '96 Fleetwood can probably match or surpass a 2000 STS in all the aforementioned except maneuvering... it is just too long to swing around like you can swing a FWD STS. Even though my Fleetwood is stiff, it still has so much more weight to shift during sudden lane changes and the like.
As for parking, I have grown accustomed to it, mainly because most of the cars I have owned were this big. It is harder to park than most cars, but it is something I deal with, even with the Roadmaster.
One thing the Fleetwood does not have is the crazy torque steer the FWD Northstar cars have. I prefer to have my rear wheels spinning
Thanks again ,your helps much appreciated
Somehow ,I will install a rear view camera to be safe and sound parking and make a pattern some of the mods you have done so far when I get a '93-96 FWB as well .
I think I would leave the suspension as it is because I am used to driving comfortable cars so I assume due to the mods in your car you have a firmer and harder suspension than '00 STS .
I also thought of buying a Jaguar XJR prior to buying Cadillac but XJR is said to have a harder suspension than most cars that's why I switched to Northstar Cadillac .
Comfort level is also important to me . Back to parking , I talked to a '93 FWB owner who also owns a '02 W220 MB and says his '93 is way comfortable and easier to maneuver than W140 S600 and only drawback is lenght when parking between two cars .
Agree, I don't like torque steer either and prefer rear wheels spinning