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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, first car help!!! in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; You're going to want '94-96 for the drivetrain....
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    Re: first car help!!!

    You're going to want '94-96 for the drivetrain.

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    Lol dont troll me bro I remember getting rides with my friend in his 2 door cavalier...it felt like putting a pitbull in a hamster wheel
    Matt is a member here who is 6ft 7 (at least) and looks like a football player. He had a 97? Cavalier and always commented on its head room due to the seats sitting on the floor and leg room due to the seat sliding back against the back seat.

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    Re: first car help!!!

    oh i guess i misunderstood u my mistake but ok......

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    Re: first car help!!!

    definately get a 94-96 fleetwood brougham very powerful and roomy and i know somebody told you that already but RWD all the way

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    Re: first car help!!!

    I still recommend a 97-99, those are so nice, but you will not know for sure until you try one out. Pretty much every cadillac dealer has one sitting on the lot, so go check it out. The 97-99 devilles were FWD, so they didn't lose as much space with the hump in the middle (more room) and the FWD makes for a better daily driver if you live in an area with snow. Nothing worse than a RWD vehicle in snow and ice.

    If you want something you drive in spring/summer/fall, then go with RWD as they are more fun, but if you plan to drive year-round, I'd recommend the FWD.

    Try several out though, everyone is different... even two people if they are 6'8" have different leg/arm lengths and torso lengths, so you gotta find that glove that fits.

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    Re: first car help!!!

    im glad you mentioned that because I stay in Michigan and we get more than enough snow

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    I've driven a Town Car, 2 Grand Marquis, a Caprice and Custom Cruiser Wagon, and 2 full size conversion vans (one a high top) throughout 9 New England winters... If you drive a large RWD vehicle in the snow, LIKE IT'S A LARGE RWD VEHICLE IN THE SNOW, you'll be just fine. Don't let a couple of months out of the year choose your car for you.

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    Re: first car help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    I've driven a Town Car, 2 Grand Marquis, a Caprice and Custom Cruiser Wagon, and 2 full size conversion vans (one a high top) throughout 9 New England winters... If you drive a large RWD vehicle in the snow, LIKE IT'S A LARGE RWD VEHICLE IN THE SNOW, you'll be just fine. Don't let a couple of months out of the year choose your car for you.
    this. I've driven my lesabre and brougham, and my high top van through the snow we get here. I survived just fine. I remember when I was a kid, my dad had a 77 impala wagon with the pokey 305. When we had really nasty snowstorms, he'd go driving around the people in their 4x4 suburbans and explorers as they got stuck because they couldnt drive.

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    Agreed get a set of descent snow tires and maybe rims too good to go if your worried.

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    Re: first car help!!!

    I'm Canadian, so snow is my forte. FWD is better for pulling away from a stop, but you loose all steering when your wheels spin. RWD is much more fun to drive in the snow that FWD. If you have a good set of snow tires, you will not see enough of a difference to make one better than the other.
    For highway, RWD is safer since if you do hit ice, your rear wheels are more likely to brake loose than your fronts, if your rear breaks loose, you can ease yourself back in the right direction. But if your fronts break loose (more likely in FWD), your boned.

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