: Favorite Decade For Cadillacs?
What is your favorite decade for Cadillacs? If you have one and can choose one decade over all the other ones.
My favorite year for Cadillac is 1969, so my choice is the 1960s. Next would be a tie with the 1950s and 1970s.
10-13-10, 04:36 PM
My favorite body style is the '53-'56 body. The lines are just so attractive and they make the car looks bigger than life.
My pick would be the 1950's. Cadillacs led the world in luxury and prestige and the differencebetween a Cadillac and lesser makes was still easily discernible. It was also the last decade when made an effort to compete in the true "luxury" class with the Eldorado Brougham.
10-14-10, 08:15 PM
The 1970s are top choice for me. Cadillac didn't produce any car that decade that I didn't like. Aside from the '75.5-79 Sevilles, all Cadillacs from that decade are ones I really like. I love the sheer size, exterior design, the proportions, the butter soft ride, big torquey engines, etc etc. I like the early '80s models the most when it comes to design and size, but they only had a good engine in '80, then after that they had a lot of junk engines and weren't worth the trouble. The '60s were also a high point of Cadillac design and quality, but I like the way the '70s models look more. The '90s were great too, but too much of their line was FWD and I don't entirely trust the Northstar, but they're a hell of a lot of fun to drive.
10-14-10, 09:41 PM
Since I just bought my first Cadillac(DTS) this past March I'd have to say 2000's.The early decade Devilles are classy too.As for the big body Devilles of pre 2000,their not really my style.Back in high school my buddy had a late 1960's Caddy and all I remember is thinking to myself(as we're driving down an old farm road in CT) will this car ever stop bouncing,lol
Tough decision, but I have to pick the 70s. The colors, the fabrics, the sheer size of the things all conspire to create cars the likes of which we'll never see again. The 60s are a close second.
I think 1953 (Series 62/Eldorado) and 1967 are my favorite years for looks. But for performance, handling, and total packaging, its a tossup between 04+ and 92-97.
I think some of the best Cadillacs ever made, not counting upper-crust ultra luxury cars like the 1930s V16, are being made right now.
10-15-10, 12:16 AM
I voted for the 90's mainly because two of my favorite Cadillac's ('92-'97 STS and '98-'03 STS) are from that particular era. I have recently started liking the early 90's Deville's quite a bit as well. Who can forget the Allante, the '90-'92 Brougham, or the Eldorado? Some of my favorite Cadillac's came from that era. I enjoy Cadillac's from every era since the 50's (except for the 80's) up until today. But I agree with Jesda, some of the best Cadillac's are being built right now.
10-16-10, 04:42 PM
I went with the 90s decade because I really liked the way Cadillac's were still very comfortable and powerful compared to other luxury offerings. I love the styles as well - especially the STS and ETC.
10-17-10, 09:20 AM
1990s , namely from mid because you get proper engines for Fleetwoods , more chrome trim outside
10-17-10, 07:56 PM
10-17-10, 10:51 PM
I voted 1990s, but 1960s also qualify for sure.
10-17-10, 11:25 PM
Damnit! I clicked 70's instead of 60's which I prefer. Put me in any 60's-early 70's Cadillac convertible and I will be a happy man. Those were the days when a Caddy was a Caddy! Not the bullshit car it has become and has been for the last 30 years with few exceptions. :cool2: