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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    ....man, you're in Dallas. Oh, how I miss Taco Cabana!! ... and Spring Creek Barbeque, and ... Spent a few months out your way in 04 looking to buy a house and nearly put on 15 pounds!!! It's all that barbeque and Tex Mex!!!

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    I'd definitely insist on something with the L03 or L05, which means a 90 L05 (350) or 91-92. Though you didn't mention it, if you also like the newer body style, you could find a 93, which runs the same L05 (350). Dead nuts reliable. Simpler/more reliable, more powerful and better fuel economy than a carb, too.

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    I thought the 350 went into the Brougham from '90-'92. I'm considering anything from '87-'92. I'll have to save up more money to get a low mileage Brougham, but I think it'll be worth it in the end.

    Don't get me started on '94-'96 Fleetwoods. I love those, but they're not in my budget range.

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    Hey,
    My parents gave me the same talk when I was 16. I always wanted a 76 or so Eldorado Conv. or a mid 80s Brougham. I saw a 76 Eldo Conv. Red with a white top. $5000. Low miles, and great condition. I took my parents to see it, and they said they didnt even want it in front of the house. I was forced to pass on it, and my dad wanted me to but a Sentra, Civic, Sunfire etc.. I ended up buying a 1998 Monte Carlo... not a bad car by any means, it lasted 155K miles and was totally problem free. But it wasnt a Cadillac. Till this day I regret not buying the Eldo. I finally bought my first Caddy a little over a year ago. (Im 27) A 1988 Brougham, I have a newer Silverado for a daily driver, but the Caddy for weekend cruising. I looked for a Brougham for 6 months before I found one I liked. I had to go to Nashville, TN to get it (I live in Northern IL) I bought it from the family of a 91 year old woman. It had a few issues, but I had every one fixed, and the car is flawless. I work at one of the largest auto auctions in the midwest, so mechanical and body work are cheap for me. DO NOT let anyone talk you out of a Cadillac, it will be a great car, and I agree with what someone previously stated... that the mid 80s Broughams were one of the nicest looking cars America ever produced. It just screams over the top luxury. Besides, all the cars now look like jelly beans, and you dont want to be caught driving a jelly bean, now would you?.
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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessRyd View Post
    Hey,
    My parents gave me the same talk when I was 16. I always wanted a 76 or so Eldorado Conv. or a mid 80s Brougham. I saw a 76 Eldo Conv. Red with a white top. $5000. Low miles, and great condition. I took my parents to see it, and they said they didnt even want it in front of the house. I was forced to pass on it, and my dad wanted me to but a Sentra, Civic, Sunfire etc.. I ended up buying a 1998 Monte Carlo... not a bad car by any means, it lasted 155K miles and was totally problem free. But it wasnt a Cadillac. Till this day I regret not buying the Eldo. I finally bought my first Caddy a little over a year ago. (Im 27) A 1988 Brougham, I have a newer Silverado for a daily driver, but the Caddy for weekend cruising. I looked for a Brougham for 6 months before I found one I liked. I had to go to Nashville, TN to get it (I live in Northern IL) I bought it from the family of a 91 year old woman. It had a few issues, but I had every one fixed, and the car is flawless. I work at one of the largest auto auctions in the midwest, so mechanical and body work are cheap for me. DO NOT let anyone talk you out of a Cadillac, it will be a great car, and I agree with what someone previously stated... that the mid 80s Broughams were one of the nicest looking cars America ever produced. It just screams over the top luxury. Besides, all the cars now look like jelly beans, and you dont want to be caught driving a jelly bean, now would you?.
    Mike.
    Had the same problem too. My parents talked me out of buying a Brougham and a 70's eldo multiple times. I just recently picked one up as a second car because I just "had to have it".

    Urges like that don't go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair View Post
    I guessed as much. Have you driven a Brougham with the 350 before? What's the difference between the two? I'm sure the 350 can actually move unlike the 307. I'm not picky though. Everyone should move out of my way if I can't accelerate fast enough to merge. I'll be in a Caddy.
    I have driven a 350 TBI Brougham, and yes, there is a huge difference between that and the 307. The 350 makes 45 more horsepower, another 45 lb/ft of torque and the throttle responce is much better. The 0-60 drops from the 13 second range to the low nine second range, which makes it the quickest 1977-92 D Body. The 350 offers *gobs* of low end torque, which makes burnouts readily accessible and it's easily modifiable, and very, very simple and reliable. For those reasons, the TBI 350 is one of my favorite engines of all time.
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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    Even if I have to buy the car entirely with my own money, I would. My parents are willing to pay for some of the car, but we have to agree on something. It's going to take a lot a begging.

    Yeah, all cars do look like upside down bathtubs now. I always look at an old Impala and a new one, and I'd always take the old one over the new. They just look an Impala. The new ones are V8 Camry's.
    I have driven a 350 TBI Brougham, and yes, there is a huge difference between that and the 307. The 350 makes 45 more horsepower, another 45 lb/ft of torque and the throttle responce is much better. The 0-60 drops from the 13 second range to the low nine second range, which makes it the quickest 1977-92 D Body. The 350 offers *gobs* of low end torque, which makes burnouts readily accessible and it's easily modifiable, and very, very simple and reliable. For those reasons, the TBI 350 is one of my favorite engines of all time.
    As long as it's just a smooth and reliable I'm fine. 180 HP seems so dismal still for a 2 ton plus car.

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    The torque is what makes up for the 180hp. Around town, acceleration is plentiful and readily accessible. At speeds above 60, it dies off. But just go out and drive one, it doesn't seem like only 180 hp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair View Post
    I thought the 350 went into the Brougham from '90-'92. I'm considering anything from '87-'92. I'll have to save up more money to get a low mileage Brougham, but I think it'll be worth it in the end.

    Don't get me started on '94-'96 Fleetwoods. I love those, but they're not in my budget range.
    You might be able to swing a 93. Looks just like a 94, but with affordable L05 power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevm14 View Post
    You might be able to swing a 93. Looks just like a 94, but with affordable L05 power.
    I might get a Fleetwood Brougham eventually, but I think I want to start out with the Brougham first then "graduate" up.

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    I used to drive 84 Coupe Deville (RWD 2door) with the HT4100 during my college time ( 98ish...) and that car was not really as bad as the HT4100 is said to be. But, its slow. Meaning... very slow. 120ish HP for such a car is just a plain and simple bad idea.

    I then upgraded to a 91 Fleetwood Brougham with the 305 Chevy TBI engine and that thing was an eyeopener: Quiet, Reliable, Smooth and fast enough for my kind of driving, which is cruising at 60-70 with a rare sprint (whenever I felt like driving "German Autobahn"-like). Gas Mileage was very decent as well.

    Last month then I bought that 91 Fleetwood Brougham with a 350 Chevy TBI engine. Actually, even though there is a HP difference with the 305, it does not feel that much more or that much quicker. I would have bought the car, even if it had the 305 TBI, but since it came with a 350 and there are not many choices around here (Germany), I took it. Gas mileage, now that the first tank of gas has been spent: 11.49 Liters per 100 km (sorry, you will have to convert to mpg on your own).

    So, to make it short: Try to aim for a Fleetwood Brougham with the Chevy-built 305 TBI or 350 TBI. Parts are cheap, those engines are very reliable (no carb to fumble around) and also they are very smooth running (roller cam) as well as strong. I would take a higher mileage 90-92 over a lower mileage Olds-powered or HT4100 / V8.6.4 powered car any day.

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    I should get out and drive a TBI 305 Brougham some day. A friend's brother has a TBI 305 Camaro RS, and he says it's not very fast, but it's probably close to a 4.9L deVille, so idk.
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    Yeah but the 4.9L Deville is faster than 305 Brougham. My '91 Coupe was like a racecar, and my mom's '92 SDV is only a tad slower. The Brougham is a slightly bigger tad slower than that. Devilles just zoom out of stops and do great everywhere. The 305 Brougham is nice and relatively fast, but it feels sluggish after that first shift out of a stop. Everywhere else, it's a cherry!

    If I could have two Broughams, I'd have a 350 for driving around town and a 305 for long highway trips. The 350 would get out of lights faster with less shifting, and the 305 would do better on gas for trips and cruises just as easily as a 350 on the highway. Basically, I find the performance differences to be less noticeable on the highway.

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    Oh, I'd imagine a big difference between a 4.9L deVille and a 305 Brougham. The deVille offers another 30hp, 20 lb/ft of torque and weighs 600-700 lbs less. But I remember from the first time I drove Brian's 90 350 Brougham, first gear in that car was almost as powerful as the 1st gear in my deVille, and that's really saying something.
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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    Hmm, what about a '94-'96 Buick Roadmaster. Just like the Fleetwood?

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