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My parents have owned a '95 Eldorado Biarritz since new. Sadly, this car has been a real POS! I'm surprised they kept it for as long as they have. The car has been nothing but trouble for all these years. It barely has 75,000 miles on it. It has had one thing or another go wrong with it. Things would just fall off of this car. Not long ago the transmission had to be rebuilt (at 60K miles). It has been a real money maker for the dealer's service department. Just recently the water pump started leaking. They were told that by the dealer 2 years ago it needed new motor mounts as well, but my parents decided not to sink anymore money into it. (I've never had to replace motor mounts in anything that I have owned. All my cars with over 100K miles have mounts that are still fine.) This is a car that has been serviced by the dealer at the required service intervals. This car was never abused. (YOU THINK THE DEALER HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS CAR FALLING APART?) Wouldn't you think a car that cost nearly $50K would hold up better? No wonder people buy imports! My parents are ready to get rid of this headache once and for all. They're asking me for advice as far as what to recommend them to replace it.
I know they will never buy another Cadillac nor a GM for that matter. I wish Cadillac would listen to their consumers. I personally would not own a Cadillac built after 1964. They put too much technology in their cars these days and they can't seem to make them last long enough anymore. The wrecking yards are full of Cadillacs that are not even 10 years old.
 

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I'm sorry to hear of the misfortunes that your parents have had with the Biaritz. Most owners I know and those here have not experienced the problems you describe. Perhaps they should get a second opinion before throwing in the towell. If it were your parents health, I'm sure they would want a second opinion. Shouldn't they treat their expensive auto the same way.

If they are disgusted and ready to give the car away, I would try my best to get it to Tennessee for a second chance at life. Theirs may be a lemon, but I would venture a guess that its a diamond in the rough and only needs some TLC.

I hope you don't give up on the General, he may stumble from time to time. It's not all machines on the assembly line or the drawing board. The human factor has a higher level of error, but we learn from our mistakes. That goes for everyone.

Good Luck!
 

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Allante North * said:
I'm sorry to hear of the misfortunes that your parents have had with the Biaritz. Most owners I know and those here have not experienced the problems you describe. Perhaps they should get a second opinion before throwing in the towell. If it were your parents health, I'm sure they would want a second opinion. Shouldn't they treat their expensive auto the same way.

If they are disgusted and ready to give the car away, I would try my best to get it to Tennessee for a second chance at life. Theirs may be a lemon, but I would venture a guess that its a diamond in the rough and only needs some TLC.

I hope you don't give up on the General, he may stumble from time to time. It's not all machines on the assembly line or the drawing board. The human factor has a higher level of error, but we learn from our mistakes. That goes for everyone.

Good Luck!
Thanks for the words of encouragement. They live in California, I doubt that the car would make it to Tennessee. My parents are afraid to take it on any long trips anymore. My dad bought an Excursion for himself recently but my mom won't drive it. It's too big for her. Now they're looking for something she will drive. Cadillac's are not on their shopping list.
 

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Chuck C said:
must have been built on a friday afternoon!
Or maybe on a Monday morning with a hangover?
 

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It sounds you got a real lemon.... Most cadillacs arent that more expensive to maintain than most import luxuary cars.....
 

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elwesso said:
It sounds you got a real lemon....
Yer killin me Wes!
:thumbsup: :histeric: :rofl:
 

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Unfortunately, it was my parents who got the LEMON.
Elwesso, the keyword in your reply was "most". There's always an exception to every rule.
There must be a reason why you drive an Infinity. Is there any truth in the name of your car?
 

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Sorry to hear about this, Liseckas.. I got a '95 Lemon as well.. My last 6 months of ownership (after the warranty ran out) costed me an average of $600 or $700 per month - then I got rid of it.. Plus, the owner called me back a year later (couple of months ago) asking if I would take it back. hehe. Unreal..

Not like he said it was breaking down - he just noticed an ad for my Vette and wanted to trade...

For what it's worth, I think things have improve since those days. Ya know.. A CTS would probably be a good choice for your Mother. It's similar in size to the Eldorado and they're really working on reliability these days...
 
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