2001 Cadillac Eldorado

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of the 2001 Cadillac Eldorado. Base trim shown.

2001 Cadillac Eldorado Overview

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Vehicle Overview
This slow-selling luxury coupe adds features for its standard OnStar satellite-based communication system but is otherwise a carryover. The front-drive Eldorado formerly was a two-door companion to the Seville sedan, but when the Seville was redesigned for 1998, the Eldo continued in the old design. General Motors has not said how much longer it will build the Eldorado or whether the model name (used by Cadillac since 1953) will transfer to another model, such as a roadster that will be based on the Evoq concept car’s design.

OnStar, which includes emergency services and routing assistance, adds two premium services later in the model year. One is “personal calling,” which allows hands-free, voice-activated calls from the car without an additional cellular phone contract. The other is “virtual advisor,” which provides Internet-based information such as news, sports scores, stock quotes and weather reports, also through voice activation.

Exterior
The Eldorado maintains a traditional formal look and wide rear roof pillars, which hamper the driver’s visibility. The Eldorado Touring Coupe (ETC) distinguishes itself from the base Eldorado with a monochromatic exterior treatment and seven-spoke aluminum wheels.



Interior
Four adults fit comfortably in the Eldorado’s opulent interior, but climbing into the rear seat requires limber bodies and the wide doors require a lot of room to fully open. The ETC gets a different dashboard than the ...
Vehicle Overview
This slow-selling luxury coupe adds features for its standard OnStar satellite-based communication system but is otherwise a carryover. The front-drive Eldorado formerly was a two-door companion to the Seville sedan, but when the Seville was redesigned for 1998, the Eldo continued in the old design. General Motors has not said how much longer it will build the Eldorado or whether the model name (used by Cadillac since 1953) will transfer to another model, such as a roadster that will be based on the Evoq concept car’s design.

OnStar, which includes emergency services and routing assistance, adds two premium services later in the model year. One is “personal calling,” which allows hands-free, voice-activated calls from the car without an additional cellular phone contract. The other is “virtual advisor,” which provides Internet-based information such as news, sports scores, stock quotes and weather reports, also through voice activation.

Exterior
The Eldorado maintains a traditional formal look and wide rear roof pillars, which hamper the driver’s visibility. The Eldorado Touring Coupe (ETC) distinguishes itself from the base Eldorado with a monochromatic exterior treatment and seven-spoke aluminum wheels.



Interior
Four adults fit comfortably in the Eldorado’s opulent interior, but climbing into the rear seat requires limber bodies and the wide doors require a lot of room to fully open. The ETC gets a different dashboard than the base model with more conveniently placed controls and a more stylish look.



Under the Hood
Both models use Cadillac’s 4.6-liter Northstar V-8 engine. In the base model, it produces 275 horsepower and the ETC produces 300 hp. Both can operate on regular unleaded gas, but premium is still recommended for best performance. The engines team with a four-speed automatic transmission.

The extra 25 hp in the ETC doesn’t produce a huge difference in acceleration. You might notice more of a difference from the ETC’s larger tires and firmer suspension, which create a stiffer ride.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

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(4.9)
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(4.8)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Coolest car in my opinion

by CaddyFan90247 from Gardena, CA on January 15, 2018

I love this car I've owned 4 Cadillac (3 CTS's and one Eldorado) the Eldorado is such a classic and I love the big body feel and all the room inside. The car feels like home. Read full review

(5.0)

Beautiful Style.

by Tyrone T. from DILLSBORO,INDIANA on January 5, 2017

I own a 2001 Eldorado ETC and like everything about it great ride,fast and very reliable it has 98,000 miles on it as of 1/6/2017 will never sell it. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Eldorado received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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