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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Just like the Fleetwood, aside from it being 10 inches shorter and 200 lbs lighter. The Fleetwoods had a digital ...
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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    Just like the Fleetwood, aside from it being 10 inches shorter and 200 lbs lighter. The Fleetwoods had a digital dash, the Roadmasters have an analog dash...the seats are a little bit different, and the FWB has an additional five inches of rear seat legroom, which is a *huge* amount. And obviously the FWB is gonna have some things, both standard and optional, that the RM does not. But the R/M is 80% of the Fleetwood at 50% of the cost.

    I had a '95 Roadmaster for eight months back in 2004, it was my first car. I loved how fast, reliable, simple and durable it was, but didn't like the overall build quality, handling and the size could get a bit tedious for me.
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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    I like good handling. Do the '87-'92 Broughams handle well? My mom's '03 Pathfinder has excellent handing, nothing like my dad's '98 Honda Accord.

    I'd be content with a Roadmaster, but the Brougham is so damn classy.

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    Nice to hear a teen person w/ a RWD Cadillac .Who said you drive your grandpa's car lol

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

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    I like good handling. Do the '87-'92 Broughams handle well?
    No. The steering feel is akin to churning butter while drunk and the thing is just so dang long and the suspension is so soft. It's definitely a cruiser, not a racer. The 93-96 models "handle" better, but it's still a floaty ride. Luckily, the suspension and steering box is easily modifiable so you can change it up if you wanna.
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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    Come on, Chad, the steering feel isn't *that* bad. Def not crisp like your Benz, but it does quite well for the car and the longer you drive it, the more you learn how far you can push the envelope.

    These are really great cars, very distinctive and extremely comfortable. Hold out for the Caddy, Blair. Leave the tin cans to the sardines.

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    Pushing the envelope is trying to take a lazy rolling bend at 30
    But seriously, my first car when I was 17 was a 1979 Deville, had been sitting in a field for five years before I found it. Threw a battery in it and a bit of gas, and it fired right up.
    Trust me, once you buy a Brougham, you won't ever look back.

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    Well, I shouldn't have said that the Accord had bad handling. It seriously needs a new alignment. The steering wheel shakes when braking at high speeds and the steering wants to tilt when you drives straight.

    Saw a Brougham broken down today. Some old lady was under the car trying do something, but man did it look nice.

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    Quote Originally Posted by 77CDV View Post
    Come on, Chad, the steering feel isn't *that* bad. Def not crisp like your Benz, but it does quite well for the car and the longer you drive it, the more you learn how far you can push the envelope.

    Yeah, you're right. It just takes time to get used to it. I will say though that the Cadillacs always had tighter steering and better road feel than the comparable Lincoln models.
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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    I don't think my FE1 95 FWB is a bad handler. The key is I replaced all 4 shocks with AC Delco premium gas shocks. It still needs steering linkage and maybe a steering box adjustment. FE2 would be even better, and anything from the Caprice/Impala SS world bolts right up. Now my Caprice 9C1 (SEO 7B3) handles like a sports car by comparison, but the Caddy has a more comfortable ride. In the Caprice I have cut 9C1 front springs (brings it down to stock SS height or a tad lower), stock SS rear springs and Bilstein shocks. Pretty much everything else that effects handling, other than bushings here and there, is also stock 9C1. And between the faster steering ratio, lighter weight and shorter wheelbase, it literally feels like a different car. Ultimately I prefer my Caprice's ride/handling combination. It suits me as more sporty oriented, but I'm not sure if I'd want my Caddy to feel the same.

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    I wouldn't expect a 4300 lb vehicle to handle well. It's no sports car.

    I'm worried about the transmission, though. If the tranny goes, I'm screwed since they're so expensive to rebuild/replace.

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    Quote Originally Posted by Blair View Post
    I wouldn't expect a 4300 lb vehicle to handle well. It's no sports car.

    I'm worried about the transmission, though. If the tranny goes, I'm screwed since they're so expensive to rebuild/replace.
    Should be pretty common to find, check the wreckers for a b body and it should work. Preferably one that got in an accident as its more likely to be good.

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    What about the D body (Cadillac Brougham)?

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    Yeah those too. It just has to be the same or compatible tranny (of which there are plenty), regardless of b- or d- distinction. After all, d-body cars had the same drivetrains as their b-body counterparts. That's the Buick Electra/Park Avenue and the Olds Ninety-eight, which both had 307s for the years you'd be concerned about.

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    93 runs the same 4L60 that the 90-92s with a Chevy engine got.

    I also just found out some interesting trivia about the 93: the thermostat is actually located next to the crank pulley on the right side, front of the block. The traditional thermostat housing is empty! What were they thinking?? Are the 90-92 L05s also this way?

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    Re: '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham first car

    I was also thinking about a '77-'90 Caprice Brougham. Looks like it was the rich man's Chevrolet.

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