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Thread: '99 or '00 ETC?

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    jlarson69 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    '99 or '00 ETC?

    I'm in the market for an Eldorado, a car I've wanted for years.
    I've found two I really want.
    One is a 1999 ETC with 56k, a Viper alarm, 2004 Cadillac wheels, tint, and it comes with a 90 day/3,000 warranty. The bad part is it's on Ebay and I can't go drive it due to distance. This car is about $10k plus $795 shipping.
    The other is a 2000 ETC also with 56k miles, but it has Onstar and a moonroof.
    Other than the options I listed, they're both the same. Black exterior/interior, same mileage. I would be able to drive the 2000 before I buy but it has no warranty as it's from a private seller and it's 10 hours away. This seller wants $12k for this car.
    I've seen pictures of both these cars and they're both really clean.
    Neither have maintenance records and both cars check out with Carfax.
    I like the options more on the '99, but would the 2000 be a better bet since they changed the N*s in 2000? Do the 2000 and up Eldos have less problems with blown headgaskets?
    I am scared to death of these cars blowing a headgasket in a few thousand miles.
    I haven't been able to find a black on black ETC in the area I live in and I've been looking for months.


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    Ranger is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: '99 or '00 ETC?

    Keep up with the cooling system mainatnence and you should be ok, though there is always the exception. Either car should have had the coolant changed once already.

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    AKETC is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: '99 or '00 ETC?

    Hey Josh Is this you? I tried to email you back through ebay about your car and they cut me off. I guess they don't want members talking to each other. Just so you I post here so maybe you will check in and I can get ahold of you


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