: Trade my supercharged Tahoe for a '93 Fleetwood Brougham?

01-29-09, 09:45 AM
A buddy of mine is selling his 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, it is originally a Las Vegas car and has only been in Illinois for a year. It has ~67K miles on it. It is also one of my favorite colors: Dark Cherry Metallic with tan leather interior.

Garage kept, runs great and body is in good shape despite the age. He was asking $5K for it.

He is offering to trade straight up for my 1996 Supercharged Tahoe LT 4x4. The Tahoe has over $10K in mods, but we all know that is worth squat for resale. The Tahoe has 148K on the body and 38K on a rebuild.




The Tahoe makes 9 mpg in the city... don't know if I can get $5K for it because it is so heavily modded and only caters to a certain audience. The Tahoe is not flawless.. it has a dent in the passenger front fender and some random dings on the body. I guess it is in typical condition for this age truck.




What do you think? I think I should trade...:hmm:

01-29-09, 01:43 PM
Try trade without the blower. Then, make the money back on ebay. Or, put the bower on the Caddy!

01-29-09, 02:29 PM
I think it may be a little too much for it, 93's don't seem to be that much compared to 94-96 fleetwoods... found this one http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/1007161016.html, road trips are always fun.

Try selling your truck on EBay with a reserve if there is no takers then trade it.. or if you really like the car trade it, its up to you. Looks like a very nice cadi.

01-29-09, 02:36 PM
Thanks for the input. I will have to think about it.

I was watching a '93 Fleetwood on eBay this morning and was surprised on how much it brought:


That is far more than the Tahoe is worth...

I wanted a 2 door Tahoe or Yukon originally but ran across this monster when I was in Florida in October. We will see what happens..

01-29-09, 02:40 PM
haha yeah that certainly is a niche vehicle :p
good luck!

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01-29-09, 02:52 PM
Go with the Caddy, I say. Truck looks nice as well, but not when gas will go up to $4 a gallon again. God Bless,Joe

Old Fleetwood
01-29-09, 04:55 PM
I get the feeling he wants a toy, you want a ride.
GO FOR IT.:bouncy:
The '93 may not be worth many $$ now, but it has low miles and the value has nowhere to go but up.

01-29-09, 08:55 PM
I dont know man, thats a nice truck. But in the long run, I do see that caddy being a better value.

01-29-09, 08:59 PM
I'd get that '93, only because it's my favorite color combo, and it's SO CLEAN!!

01-29-09, 09:33 PM
Didn't you just acquire that Tahoe recently? Is there anything mechanically wrong with the Tahoe?

01-29-09, 09:41 PM
Didn't you just acquire that Tahoe recently? Is there anything mechanically wrong with the Tahoe?

Yes, I purchased it at the end of October... don't you know I have vehicle ADD? This is my 15th daily driver in 2 years :bonkers:

Nothing wrong mechanically except it needs a actuator for the 4x4 which I ordered, doesn't affect driveability. I drove it 1,500 miles from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago and have been driving it 38 miles roundrip almost daily.

Old Fleetwood
01-29-09, 11:49 PM
And that '93 is a fine, protective cocoon around your significant other when she needs wheels.:cool2:

01-30-09, 01:59 AM
I think you should weigh your need for a vehicle that can haul cargo and your desire to have a Fleetwood Brougham as a daily driver. But then, if you can have both, then by all means, buy the Fleetwood!

01-30-09, 11:27 PM
I really like that truck. I would NOT do the trade but I'm a little less than "infatuated" with the '93-'96 FWB body style. The truck looks tough and has a nice stance!:cool:

01-31-09, 10:05 AM
I hear ya, but all these cheap cars I buy are just temporary... been saving my pennies to pay cash for something semi-exotic in the next year or so. :stirpot: Also saving up for a drivetrain transplant in the Fleetwood (440hp/460 ft/lbs). All three of our cars are paid for and I want to keep it that way.

Don't get me wrong, this Tahoe is a beast and one of a kind.... but I better get out of it before gas climbs to $4.00 a gallon again :rolleyes:

02-07-09, 02:38 PM
Hey man, its 1999hoe from the tahoe forums and i think your nuts ide bet you put your truck on ebay all shined up with a full mod list and shes gonna sell for some good cash