I'm 17 and I'm about to buy my first car. What I'm thinking about now is an '87-'92 Cadillac Brougham. I'm not really concerned about power. The 307 Olds will do. It's torquey enough for quick passing (346 lb/ft) and all I care about is it riding smoothly. Not really worried about drag racing from light to light.
I wanted to know if these cars are reliable and durable though. I've always been a fan of Cadillac's, but my dad is bent on the idea of making me buy a small, gutless Japanese sardine can. He says they're more reliable (said nothing about safety though) and thinks that Cadillacs are money pits (as if they were all the same). So, if any of you can give me some anecdotal evidence, that'd be nice. My dad also called a mechanic who said Cadillacs were unreliable also, but he didn't even know what a D body was? I think I'll talk to some more credible mechanics about this. Thanks.