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    Re: 1990 and newer Brougham/Fleetwood Brougham, your likes and dislikes!!

    Hey does a 94-96 FWB handle better than a '90-97 Town Car? I would imagine its a bit better, but I'm not positive. The Town Car has such vague steering its not even funny. It just feels totally disconnected from the road, especially on the 90-94's. By '95, they added the driver adjustable steering so that helped a bit.

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    Re: 1990 and newer Brougham/Fleetwood Brougham, your likes and dislikes!!

    Sorry to resurrect this thread guys, but I recently drove my dads friends grey Sig 94 town car with a grey interior.

    I begged him to drive it, so he let me. I owned a 93 town car Executive series, and this Sig series was just like the Executive just with nicer seats and that was it!! The car had way less miles than mine did, his only had 92,000 on it, and it's very well kept.

    My thoughts....I liked it a lot, I miss the old school interior design on these TC's, the seats were really nice and wide (because it's a Sig), wider than my 94 FWB. The Caddy leather seats feels and looks more supple and higher quality than the TC's, but the TC's seats feel a little more solid.

    The engine was also very smooth, but again, it doesn't have that brute force power like the LT1 has, and it's gets whiny when you push on it. After cruising around a bit I noticed the transmission whine (Ford AODE culprit) when shifting, it got so annoying, I think I'm truly spoiled by the complete silence of the FWB.

    Anyways not to drag this thread along, but even though the TC's of this era were nice, the 93-96 FWB's beats the crap out of them in every segment. I liked how the TC rode, but my FWB rides a little nicer, it's not floaty boaty like the TC, and the handling is definitely way better than any 90-97 TC. The Caddy seems and feels more stable, but in the Townie, I always felt like it bobed and weaved often with a ton of body roll, it truly feels like your back in 1970, than 1994. My friend actually gets nausea when he rode in my 93, it was funny.

    The TC was a little quieter on the streets, but once you got on the freeway, it was like driving a economy car! It was actually pretty loud, my FWB is a lot quieter on the freeway than this Sig TC was.

    also like I have mentioned in the past, the 90-94 TC interiors are overated, people act like they are high quality or something, this is far from the truth.
    If anything, the 93-96 FWB have a better build inside than the TC's, but not by much. They both arent great considering they are luxury cars, but with the horribly cheap dash on the TC, and the plastic, and cheap low grade vinyl on the door panels and dash makes these cars feel less worthy, and that hurts.

    Plus the little things inside have a better feel to them on the 93-96 FWB's than in the TC's like the window switches and upper door panel trim. Nothing on the inside of my Caddy feels like the trim is about come off, or snap in pieces. for gods sakes, the middle of the TC steering wheel and the whole dashboard is cheap creaky plastic instead of padded vinyl like in the FWB's.

    It's the small stuff that I look at, and so far the Caddy wins. the FWB's feel so much bigger to drive, when I got behind the wheel of that TC, it felt really small to me, almost compact. The FWB's feel more substantial and more important when driving around, one of the huge differences people will notice going from a 90's TC to a 93-96 FWB is the weight. The Caddy has a heavy duty feel to it, not as heavy as the 70's Cadillacs, but a certain quality of weight that you feel when driving and opening the doors. This is what the TC lacks. The TC body is solid and tight feeling, but the doors, the hood and even the trunk feels too lightweight for a large BOF car. It matters when you go over bad road surfaces, you get jolted more in the TC, it doesn't absorb bumps as nicely like the FWB does, but it does great on smooth surfaces.

    After driving around in that thing for a good half hour or so, I can honestly say without bias since I love Lincolns, Cadillac should kept on making the Fleetwoods, because they were so much better than the TC's in the 90's. I truly don't understand why they sold so badly in it's last few years. The only reason why the TC's get so much praise is because of the rear Air Suspension which does make a big difference in ride quality. If guys would only install rear air springs in their FWB's, I bet they would have that floaty (riding on clouds) ride that many people enjoy. Because TC's do feel like your riding above the ground, it's weird. At the same time it doesn't mean that the ride quality is better, it just feels nice on perfectly flat road surfaces, once you ride on rough patches or uneven streets, thats when the TC can fail.

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