: 93, 94 or 95 Eldo worth buying?

Faded Crest
04-04-08, 01:04 AM

I have been shopping for a clean Eldorado ETC or ESC, 1993-1995... A friend in the car business has pleaded with me to stay away from Northstar cars. From his point of view, it just isn't worth the risk of dealing with a potential blown head gasket... But he's in business, I just want a clean Eldo to drive.

1996 and newer cars fail inspection in NC if there is even an engine light on. But from what I have read, those are the worst ones anyway.

My question is this... Assuming I am willing to roll the dice on a 93-95 N* car, how can I best hedge myself against getting a loser right off the bat? At the price I would be willing to pay, ($2,000-$3,000), it would be a throwaway car if the head gasket blew. Low mileage doesn't necessarily seem to be much of a safety net against the problem. Any thoughts? It just sucks that they didn't offer the 4.9 in those cars like they did in the SDV!


04-04-08, 06:49 PM
the 92 ETC was 4.9 powered....

either way if your looking for a beater then buy a beater please dont buy a Cadillac with the intension's of junking it if it breaks....
its like investing in the stock market hoping to lose your savings...

Faded Crest
04-04-08, 09:19 PM
I don't understand your comment.

In case you haven't been looking $3000 buys a pretty nice 94-95 Cadi, at least around here. I've seen several with under 100K in that range. But realistically, it is foolish to spend $4,000 on a $3,000 car... Isn't it?

04-04-08, 10:02 PM
your saying you dont want a northstar
i said buy a 92 ETC which is the same body style with the touring suspension and a 4.9L engine...

Faded Crest
04-04-08, 11:41 PM
That is good advice. I forgot they made a Touring Coupe in '92.