View Full Version : 1995 Fleetwood or 1998 Deville???

11-21-10, 09:02 PM
Which car will be more of a classic in the future or even now??? I'm having a hard time deciding which one to keep.

11-21-10, 09:13 PM
Look at 80s FWD Cadillacs and you get an idea ;)

11-21-10, 09:17 PM
The Fleetwood, definitely, unless it's trashed.

11-21-10, 09:34 PM
The Fleetwood is definitely more "cadillacish".

11-21-10, 10:07 PM
Fleet-Wood! Fleet-Wood! Fleet-Wood! :cheer:

11-21-10, 11:42 PM
The Fleetwood will be more collectible in the near future. As a matter of fact, in the December issue of Hemmings Classic car, they had an article talking about the 7 Cadillacs in the future that'll be collectible, and the 1993-96 Fleetwood was mentioned, I think it was #4. The Northstar deVilles weren't even mentioned.

11-21-10, 11:45 PM
Your on a RWD site.. the guys here are a little bias...but I have to agree with them....

11-21-10, 11:59 PM
Definately the Fleetwood! They will always be a classic! And devilles you can find cheap everywhere....

11-22-10, 07:06 AM
Fa Show the Fleetwood, due to the fact it's RWD, has front and rear chrome metal bumpers, is bigger, wider and longer than any 90's Deville, they are hard as hell to find in certain parts of the country, and is considered the flagship of Cadillac. I honestly think the 93-96 FWB's are built just like a 70's Caddy which is a good thing. The 98 Deville's do look nice, but when sitting side by side, the Fleetwood definitely wins.

BTW how would you compare the 2 cars since you own both, which one is nicer and and better feeling to you Daz77?

11-22-10, 08:39 AM
I'd go with the rear wheeler myself...never owned a fwd car, never wanted to

11-22-10, 11:41 AM
Fleetwood RWD all the way

11-22-10, 02:37 PM
Get rid of the Northstar unless you are prepared to spend thousands WHEN the headgaskets go.

11-22-10, 09:45 PM
To be fair across the board, I posted the same question in the FWD section.
@SDCaddyLacky- We've had the Deville since 02' and have been on both coast with it, racking up 100k, currently 160K. So, We do have alot of history with Deville.

Deville- Pro's...Smooth ride, quiet interior, plenty of space for cargo, V-8 power
Con's...High maintenance, Too many electronical fixes, FWD and very little performance upgrades.

Fleetwood- Pro's...Very Cushy ride, quiet interior, too much space for passengers and cargo, tons of performance upgrades
Con's...No Steering wheel controls, No CD Changer cord for ipod interface, vinyl top without sunroof...the biggest con!!

11-22-10, 09:50 PM
Out of pure curiosity, what do the FWD guys think?

11-22-10, 10:17 PM
Well, let's just said 33 views with no post as of yet. Wow!!!! That tells me alot right there.

sinatra caddy
11-22-10, 10:32 PM
i have a 96 fleetwood (just got it) and a 99 deville. the fleetwood feels more solid and you dont have to take out your radiator to change your alternator that gets wet when you go through the car wash and shorts out. both are nice but im leaning towards the fleetwood for colllectability.

11-23-10, 06:58 PM
Which one rides better, and has the best seats? Because I remember my friends 94 Deville Concourse had soft cushy leather seats, very cushy, and my Fleetwood Bro seats are somewhat firmer, but still soft and supportive.

durrk johnson
11-23-10, 11:20 PM
I dont know. I would say the 95 would definately, especially if it's a brougham. I have a 96 FWB and everytime I see the same era devilles, sevilles, whatever. It doesnt matter. They just dont look like they were made with the same quality.

11-23-10, 11:28 PM
I'll take advantage of this thread and ask if there is much difference with the 94-96-96 fltwd broughams, any improvements with the later models?.

11-23-10, 11:54 PM
Arguably, 1995 was the best year for the whole B and D body lineup.

11-24-10, 12:27 AM
Arguably, 1995 was the best year for the whole B and D body lineup.

Thanks, what does the 95 have that the 94 and 96 dont ?.

11-24-10, 12:31 AM
'95 has OBD I - '96 is OBD II
'95 has the bigger mirrors ('94's don't)
All have LT1's (except '93)

There are some other differences, like some sort of thing with a brass battery aux post that was recalled (?) for '94's and stuff like that. But the general consensus on all the forums I'm on say '95 = <3

11-25-10, 02:10 AM
I thought the 95-96 had more tranny problems because of the PWM controlled TC. Honestly there probably isn't much of a difference nor any major improvements from 94-96. Everything pretty much remained the same. I heard someone say here that the 96 FWB's seats are a lot firmer than the other previous years.

I do agree that the Fleetwoods body looks much better than a standard Deville, the longer length and width of the Fleets, matched more proportionally. I do like the 98 Deville body style, they look almost the same as the Fleets, especially up front because of the grill, including the rear end.