: 1995 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe
01-18-05, 02:34 AM
This car was my first "prized possession". I was 29 when I bought it (used from a friend) and I was in heaven. White diamond and in mint condition, it turned heads everywhere I went.
PROS: Very powerful, very smooth engine, good handling / ride, classy looks, comfortable interior, luxurious.
CONS: Expensive to repair
Besides a little torque-steer, I never had any complaints about how this car performed. I never had a better time driving in the snow, either. While other luxury cars powered by their rear wheels were fishtailing in the snow, going nowhere, I'd accelerate and take-off with no problem. I felt very safe in this car and I'd recommend it to anyone. Would I buy one again? Yes, definitely. In fact, I hope to someday have a 2002...
I still can't believe you sold it!! :tisk: ;)
01-18-05, 02:45 AM
Me neither. Especially after investing so much money in repairs. The next owner loved it...
01-18-05, 03:56 AM
This review raised my hopes about my 95 ETC which I have to go pick up this weekend from Mass.
01-18-05, 10:46 AM
You're going to love it.. In fact, I'm jealous. :p I should have never sold mine...
I have a 95 ETC and love it. This site has helped me do everything the car has ever needed.I proly shouldn't say this but I have been using this site for two years without being a member. I recently joined to share my exp. and get to know some of these guys that have helped me so much. Just reading posts I have changed to passive shocks and struts, heater core replacement, front hub bearing assembly replacements, radiator replacement, and waterpump replacement which Im currently in the middle of. I will drive this car til the wheels fall off. Sometimes you just have to take a chance. I won this car for 11,000 of ebay 4 years ago with 56k on it. I now have 80k and have only done the above to the car. This is one of the best cars ever. I'm hoping to finish my stuck pump this eve. and I will post some pics tommorrow
01-18-05, 01:18 PM
2 years! You owe us MONEY! :p
Just kidding.. I'm happy to see that we've helped you so much! Oassive shocks and struts, huh? How difficult was that? How much did it cost you? You must be pretty good with a wrench. :)
01-18-05, 01:30 PM
I bought my 99 ETC in Oct 04. It's diamond white, ivory leather, chrome rims. white vinyl top, gold package with 16,200 miles. MINT. With winter upon us I'm now driving my 02 Chev Suburban, Caddy is clean in the garage. Pass weekend it was sunny and dry. You know what I did. You don't know how much you miss driving an ETC. Don't get me wrong, my Suburban is the next best thing to driving that ETC. I have not owned the vehicle long enough to have had any repair issues. I'll do some filter and fluid changes in the spring.
The passive change over was easy. Did it in one day along with new front hub bearing assemblies, studs, rotars, and brake pads. I used boston off ebay for under 500 bucks for the set of shocks and struts. Still get the service ride control but it doesnt bother me because I know why its coming on.
I should have joined alot sooner. Searching thru the treads for the proper information is alot more time consuming when your not.......................
my 94 ETC is an AWESOME car is all i can really say. its easy to drive, luxurious, powerful, and a very nice car.
i have over 130,000 miles on mine and its still going strong, i dont think its every going to stop.
i have also put new better performing brakes on the car so its even more of a joy to drive
Pros: fun to drive, safe, luxurious, powerful, head turner,
cons: gas mileage (16/25 not bad but im use to driving a civic :) ) oil changes it uses about 8 quarts every oil change a bit more then im use to but it keep the ol' lug going
if i were to ever sell this car it would be if the car was totaled or had no more life in it. but if you keep it running right and change the oil regularly and jsut give it some TLC it will treat you better and keep you safe and probably go on forever.
as of now the only repairs i have made to the car are:
regrounding of electronics
other than regular maintenance it has been a great car for me and hopefully it will last forever
I have a 95 ETC Doral package. This car is so good; I like it better then my 69 SS. I will race most anything except a few Vettes and those dodge almost Vettes can't recall their names. Have seen many "What the? was that" when I flog this “ILL LD” at a light or just playing on the interstate. Just love the power band. Anybody wonder why the computer in this car will track speeds up to 255mph? Run studded Nokias in the winter, fly right by the cops with an accidentally snow covered plate. This car screams!!!!
01-24-05, 12:49 PM
I think the Dodge "almost Vette" you're referring to is the Viper. :D
You will love the car !! We got ours in Nov. a 94 ETC with 45000 miles on it garage from day one .Yes we to had to put some money into it from things drying out from the heat ,and not being take care of mantaince wise . Anyway we love it we live South West Florida and have a place on the east side near West Palm 160 miles in the Eldo on back roads doing 70+ makes the ride a lot of fun .Money well spent , You will love yours
I know your review is old, but are you interested in a 2002, Red, ETC, 10,000 miles, never been in snow or salt? 2002 has not been driven for a couple years; drive our 1999 Eldo.
01-10-07, 10:42 PM
I've bought or leased 21 new Cadillacs since my first coupe deville in 1975. Of the 21, I kept 20 of them 3 years or less. I bought a 95 white diamond Eldorado and kept it 8 years, put only 42,000 miles on it, it was immaculate. I ran out of room and sold it to a friend 3 years ago for $10,000.00. While I had the car I put on one set of brakes and one set of tires and that was it. The new owner put on mufflers and so far that's it. This car was by far my favorite Cadillac and it was one powerful mother.
07 EXT Mrs Bum 04 SRX
02-06-07, 02:41 PM
I have a 95 Eldorado Touring Coupe like most of you and was wondering if there are any websites out there for me to get replacement parts. I browse ebay all the time, but am looking for more results. I also use this website to find answers to my car questions. I have 141,000 miles and its still ticking. Like a timex, they take a licking and keep on ticking. Keep the questions and answers rolling. We all have ways to help each other.
02-06-07, 05:05 PM
Cadillac Parts (http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadillac-parts/)
03-08-07, 11:02 AM
Before my current CTS, my last car was a 95 ETC, black on black, chrome sherrif badge rims, rear spoiler,billet grill, loaded.
I just sold it with 76K miles.
I have to say it was one of the proudest and enjoyable cars I have ever owned!
Even at 10 years old, it received many looks and compliments.
I agree that the cost of repairs were high, but that's a caddy right?
12-18-08, 01:13 PM
FYI - I just purchased a 1995 Cadillac Eldorado ETC and am in complete shock... this car is amazing! Mine came with a few problems of course, as most used cars would have... its got the front bumper pushed in a little bit on the right side, from what the auto body shop tells me, some hydraulic pump / shock absorber has to be replaced and its going to cost me roughly $710 to replace. The rubber seal on near the side view mirror is sort of torn just enough to allow for wind noise to come through when driving fast (Not sure how to fix this...).
However, all that aside, this car is amazingly fast. Im seriously surprised... it pushes you back into your seat when you press the accelerator down all the way. Fortunately I can afford to pay for repairs on this puppy and plan on keeping it for a long long time.
Question, anyone know how I can clean the leather on the gear shift? Its a tan interior and over the years apparently they didnt clean it... its dark, grimy now...
If any ideas please post here or email me!!!
01-25-10, 10:09 PM
I just bought my 95 Eldorado from my sister who lives in Cleveland, 600 miles from me. I have never drove it but trust her when she says it is in mint cond. Her husband is a car freak so I know it is true. They knew I needed a car and sold it to me for $500. From what I have been reading here and everywhere else I made a great purchase. I cannot wait to pick the car up in the next week.;)