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Cadillac or competing brand model ? Why ? Discussion, Is a Buick Riviera 90% of a Eldo, without the Reliability Issues? in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 As far as overall design is concerned, I prefer the early Mark VIII's to the later ...
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    Re: Is a Buick Riviera 90% of a Eldo, without the Reliability Issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 View Post
    As far as overall design is concerned, I prefer the early Mark VIII's to the later ones. I prefer the Riv's to the late VIII's, but between the early VIII's and Riv's, it's tough. But I prefer the Eldorados to all, as far as overall design is concerned.
    The Riviera I never found attractive and the Eldorado has FWD and a N* so it would never even be a consideration even though I always found it to be an attractive car. I like cars that can be modified, I know you are not much into modifying cars Chad and you compare stock vs stock but to me its a big thing. Its a big thing to a lot of N* owners as well it seems who buy the car and then realize that there is no aftermaket support. Oh wait, there's the "AJ tune"

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    Re: Is a Buick Riviera 90% of a Eldo, without the Reliability Issues?

    Well, I wouldn't really be thinking about modding this car, (at least, not to start with), but I can see where a good aftermarket for a particular vehicle can make replacement parts more easily accessable and lower the prices of those parts.

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    Re: Is a Buick Riviera 90% of a Eldo, without the Reliability Issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by gothicaleigh View Post
    So it has truck-like handling? The Mustang has never been known as a very good handler in any form.
    Compared to what? A vette or an M3? Granted. A FWD Eldorodo? Not even close. Mustangs have acheived reasonable road racing success; no sane person would even think of putting an Eldo on the track. Of course, no racer would choose a Mark VIII either, but at least he'd have a shot at putting together something that wasn't a total joke.

    Please folks, let's get real. If "great handling" means light steering, a soft ride, and a (relatively) tight turning circle, then the Eldo qualifies. But let's not suggest its a performance vehicle on any level.

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    Re: Is a Buick Riviera 90% of a Eldo, without the Reliability Issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-Mo-Shun View Post
    Compared to what? A vette or an M3? Granted. A FWD Eldorodo? Not even close. Mustangs have acheived reasonable road racing success; no sane person would even think of putting an Eldo on the track. Of course, no racer would choose a Mark VIII either, but at least he'd have a shot at putting together something that wasn't a total joke.
    Any Lincoln on a track would be considered a total joke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-Mo-Shun
    Please folks, let's get real. If "great handling" means light steering, a soft ride, and a (relatively) tight turning circle, then the Eldo qualifies. But let's not suggest its a performance vehicle on any level.
    I agree and would suggest you do the same with the MarkVIII.

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    Re: Is a Buick Riviera 90% of a Eldo, without the Reliability Issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by gothicaleigh View Post
    Any Lincoln on a track would be considered a total joke.



    I agree and would suggest you do the same with the MarkVIII.
    Pfff, yeah...........a Mark VIII on the track?. Absolutely ridiculous!.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=L-pCOQf_cUY

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=uOw0-96mOpk

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=U6pknvXAhkM

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=86wydyo5HT0

    Your turn, show me a N* powered 11 second Eldorado.

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    Re: Is a Buick Riviera 90% of a Eldo, without the Reliability Issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 View Post
    As far as overall design is concerned, I prefer the early Mark VIII's to the later ones. I prefer the Riv's to the late VIII's, but between the early VIII's and Riv's, it's tough. But I prefer the Eldorados to all, as far as overall design is concerned.
    Thought you might enjoy this Chad. Riviera vs. Mark VIII video!. Riviera won but the road testers seem to be gay so who knows?.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=-OhVQGdDa2I

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    Re: Is a Buick Riviera 90% of a Eldo, without the Reliability Issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    Pfff, yeah...........a Mark VIII on the track?. Absolutely ridiculous!.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=L-pCOQf_cUY

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=uOw0-96mOpk

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=U6pknvXAhkM

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=86wydyo5HT0

    Your turn, show me a N* powered 11 second Eldorado.
    Where was the track in those videos? All I see are dragstrips and pointless burnouts.

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    Re: Is a Buick Riviera 90% of a Eldo, without the Reliability Issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by gothicaleigh View Post
    Where was the track in those videos? All I see are dragstrips and pointless burnouts.
    A dragstrip is the only kind of track I'd go to. I'm not into road courses, way to much too much abuse on the car and too much money to spend getting a car prepped for. Any car can be setup for road racing though, I've seen anything from little VW's to full size Cadillacs so its a moot point.

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    Re: Is a Buick Riviera 90% of a Eldo, without the Reliability Issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    In all honesty as a former Cadillac owner (a '98 Deville led me to buy a Lincoln), this is a great alternative to a N* powered car and is much more modifiable plus its RWD. This is my wifes '98 Mark VIII which currently has 24k original miles. These have a 280hp DOHC 4.6 much like the N* but they have no issues with headgaskets and the average guy can work on them. This is a base model but I gave it the LSC treatment with LSC moldings plus I painted the grill body color. Awesome cars, great power and reliability. We already put over 8k miles on it and have had no problems with it.



    This is my third DOHC Ford powered car and not the last. I currently have a '99 Vert Cobra and had a '95 Mark VIII.




    Marks are great cars, I have had a 97 and 98 LSC

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    Re: Is a Buick Riviera 90% of a Eldo, without the Reliability Issues?

    BTW I just had a chance to race my 93 (fastest model) vs my 97 base (slowest model)
    Basically the difference between gen1 and gen2 preformance if you are wondering how much it would be.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=tij7y6P5EkM

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    Re: Is a Buick Riviera 90% of a Eldo, without the Reliability Issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark0101 View Post
    BTW I just had a chance to race my 93 (fastest model) vs my 97 base (slowest model)
    Basically the difference between gen1 and gen2 preformance if you are wondering how much it would be.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=tij7y6P5EkM
    Great video. I know my '95 felt quicker than the '98. The '95 also had a nicer steering feel, less assisted than the '98. The Gen 1 is more of a drivers car and the Gen 2 is more luxurious and better looking IMO. Either way great cars and a good Eldorado alternative as is the Riviera.

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