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Hey I was wondering what driveability differences there are between the 97-99 Deville Concours and the 94-96 Fleetwood Brougham. They are both the biggest sedans of their time with massively powerful V8's. One is a cammer and the other is a good old pushrod. I'd imagine the Concours handles better while the FWB rides smoother. Which is quieter? Which is smoother, which handles better? Which is more powerful? I know the Concours is definetly more modern and sportier, while the FWB is simpler and more "old school"
 

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I~LUV~Caddys8792 said:
Hey I was wondering what driveability differences there are between the 97-99 Deville Concours and the 94-96 Fleetwood Brougham. They are both the biggest sedans of their time with massively powerful V8's. One is a cammer and the other is a good old pushrod. I'd imagine the Concours handles better while the FWB rides smoother. Which is quieter? Which is smoother, which handles better? Which is more powerful? I know the Concours is definetly more modern and sportier, while the FWB is simpler and more "old school"
I would imagine the FWB is going to be more driveable, and be a bit more fun to drive since its RWD and the Deville is FWD
 

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interesting....You would imagine that the deville concours would be more fun because of all that technology, but in the end the simple FWB wins out because of the RWD....
 

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You'd enjoy the seat-of-the-pants feel of the LT-1 in the FWB more than the DeVille, it would be snappier around town, especially with the 4VP option.
 

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The FWB will have a quicker launch because of the pushrod engine/RWD having more low end torque. But in a race the Concours would win because it has more high end horsepower. The FWB would also provide the best ride since it's body-on frame constructed(I think). Both are excellent vehicles but my vote goes to the FWB(biased partially because I want one) However based on our MN winter so far the Concours would edge out over the FWB, then again the FWB has traction control so I'd get them both
 

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yeah thanks for the input, but the Concours is arguably more of a "drivers car" because it has full instrumentation and a console setup instead of the Broughams 6 passenger configuration and digital dash. The guages really matter a lot to me though. And the Concours has a lot more high tech gadgets, stabilitrak for one. Which has better seats? Which is more comfortable?
 

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Interesting opinions.

Technically the FWB should walk all over the Deville, mainly because its in the next class up, its an entire class bigger, and should be an entire class faster and better.

Not always the case though, fortunately.
 

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Fleetwood Brougham= throwback to the '70s (good though :) )
Deville Concours= modern full size sport sedan (good in another way)
 

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yeah addison where ya been my minnesota brother? (90 Brougham 350 is other minnesota brother)
 

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Here some interior dimension figures for a 96 FWB
Exterior
Length: 225 in. Width: 78 in.
Height: 57.1 in. Wheel Base: 121.5 in.
Ground Clearance: 5.5 in. Curb Weight: 4448 lbs.
Interior
Front Head Room: 38.7 in. Front Hip Room: 59.2 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 64.3 in. Rear Head Room: 39.1 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 64 in. Rear Hip Room: 59.8 in.
Front Leg Room: 42.5 in. Rear Leg Room: 43.9 in.
Luggage Capacity: 21.1 cu. ft. Maximum Seating: 6 and here are some for the 99 Concours
Exterior
Length: 209.8 in. Width: 76.5 in.
Height: 56 in. Wheel Base: 113.8 in.
Curb Weight: 4063 lbs.
Interior
Front Head Room: 38.5 in. Front Hip Room: 58.1 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 60.9 in. Rear Head Room: 38.4 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 60.8 in. Rear Hip Room: 57.3 in.
Front Leg Room: 42.6 in. Rear Leg Room: 43.3 in.
Luggage Capacity: 20 cu. ft. Maximum Seating: 5

I agree that the Concours is more driver oriented while the FWB focuses on old school comfort. The FWB has only 10.6 inches of more interior space than the Concours but, as stated the Concours will have more modern items and instrumentation. Surprisingly though the prices I've seen for the Concours are lower than some prices I've seen for FWB(??)
 

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I've been a little busy with my fledgling entrepenuer venture. So I haven't been on the forums a lot lately. But I'm working my back. :D
 

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I~LUV~Caddys8792 said:
yeah addison where ya been my minnesota brother? (90 Brougham 350 is other minnesota brother)
:highfive:
 

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This may surprise you all but, I think the Concours would have a better seat of the pants feel than the Fleetwood. A "stock" Fleetwood feels kind of sluggish and porky if you ask me. The Concours feels much "tighter" by comparison IMO. Don't get me wrong, I love the Fleetwood but unless you do some mods to it, the car's anything but a "driver's car". As for a drag race, stock vs. stock my money is on the Concours too.
 

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Katshot, if its anything like my LT1 Roadmaster was, its very quick, but it doesnt handle at all, and its very very solid and quiet.
 

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To me talking about which Caddy wins in a drag race isn't worth the time. All it needs is enough power to get out of it's own way and both cars have this. I'd personally take the Deville because the FWB wouldn't fit in my garage. In a car like the Caddy, and in good weather FWD vs RWD isn't really much of an issue to me either outside of tourque steer, I hate that.
 

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Which do you think is better looking?
 

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The second car. I hate fender skirts or un-radiused wheel arches. I hated the Deville until they did something about that.
 

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Radiused wheel arches?
 
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