Cadillac or competing brand model ? Why ? Discussion, Cadillac IS better than Lincoln... in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Yeah, I got my friend with me in the car (The 89 Sedan deVille) and his younger brother ridding in ...
Yeah, I got my friend with me in the car (The 89 Sedan deVille) and his younger brother ridding in the back of the Caddy. The brother says "Damn man, this car rides better than my friend's 95 Towncar...what year is this thing?" My friend takes the liberty of answering the question by saying "This is an 89 Sedan deVille with 283k+ on the clock and if you think this rides nice his [about me] Fleetwood Brougham rides even nicer and its an 85!"
So its all about Cadillac, and I feel sorry for those people who wasted their money on Lincoln products.
I had a couple old ones over the years and they had some good points. The bottom line was that every Ford car I had was a bigger pain in the ass than the one before it. I wouldn't mind another pre-80 Lincoln for a change just to drive now and then. Kind of like a little change in the sack you know? But my best girls will always be my Caddys. There's just something about the feel of Fords I just don't like.
ive had 2 cars in my 3+ year driving. a 1990 continental, and my caddy.
i didnt expect much of a difference, until i got to borrow the caddy before it was mine. the interior features on the lincoln were slightly ahead of the deville, but the cadillac blows the continental outta the water in every other aspect i can think of.
I've driven the LS and its nice, but it doesn't compare to a Deville. I've also driven Navigators and Escalades, I gotta admit the Navigator interior is nicer, the Escalade handles better and drives smoother. As for towncars, I really like the Towncar ultimate it rides nice, handles well and has cool features like factory pop trunk, and Cadillac doesn't have a big body car anymore if I had to choose though I'd still get the Deville. Lincoln always has and always will fall short of a Cadillac.
whats the tunring circle like between the 2? and fuel consumption...
i've seen a lot of caddies and a few lincs and the caddies LOOK 10X better inside and out all the time.. lincolns are nice rides, hell i almost bought one the other week, but they just dont look as nice and ALWAYS look like they're fallin apart more than 'lac..
the linc i was gonna get was a 1980 continental mark 6... was worse than a 76 eldorado i saw... just seems like GM cars usually have slightly higher build quality to them IMO
in the end ALL US cars i see here the A/C never works lol
Automobile(s): '93 Cadillac 60 Special; '03 Lincoln TownCar Limited ED
Northern New Jersey
Re: Cadillac IS better than Lincoln...
You may not like this, but it's the truth.
I bought new a 1988 Sedan deVille, followed by a 1993 Sixty Special. In 2003 I was in the market again for a big "luxury" car. However, in the meantime, my very conveniently located Cadillac-Pontiac dealer closed up, after 53 years in business & 3 generations of owners. The current owner sold the property for 6 milllion and retired at age 31. Naturally, a builder built condos there. So.... the next nearest Caddy dealer is 26 miles away - but....it's 26 miles on an interstate at 65 MPH. Tough to do, if the car is 'broken' or cannot be driven over 25MPH due to?????? So, my nearest Lincoln dealer is just 7 miles, on "in-town" residential streets. A much easier ride. Furthermore, they hold the distinction of being the #1 dealer in America, in CSI with a SCI score of 99% So, I went & tried a 2003 deVille DHS. I found alot of tacky looking plastic, especially on the door panels, I found that the seats, (the part where your "rump" goes) to be too short. As in from the botoom of your back, going forward towards under your knees, was way to short. Otherwise, everything else was good, but the CD changer took up the entire glove box, which is dumb, and the trunk did not have a power closure.
At Lincoln, the CD is in the trunk, out of the way, leaving a big glove box, the seat are more supportive and come all the way forward and offer support under the knees and there is no visable plastic, and lots of real wood trim. I drove the Lincoln and fell in love and bought it. It's now 19 months later, and I have never been back for a single problem, adjustment, squeek, rattle, mis-aligment or anything else. She rides & drives like a dream and corners especially well for a 215" long, 4600 pound car.
What she needs? MORE POWER !! The 239 H.P. works hard with the A/C on. She needs 300 HP. Is lacking a very important 60 H.P. She relies upon her 3.73:1 rear axle ratio to do the job. It's a rocket ship from 0 to 37 MPH, then she goes into labor Lincolns are NOT junk. If you think they are, visit a dealer & take a 2004 out for a spin, I promise you'll be very impressed with the fit & finish, control placement, seats, quietness and - of course, the best "toy" of all, the power trunk closure feature. It totally freaks out BMW owners. Something you can sho off that they don't have. Open trunk, place item insude & walk away like you forgot to close it. With key fob in your pocket, & finger on the button, turn toward the Lincoln, when you are - say - 30 feet away, and say loudly, "CLOSE" as you push the button. The BMW owner thinks it's a voice activated trunk lid