1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Consumer Reviews

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1996 Cadillac Fleetwood
4.7
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Huge and Fun

by from Texas on January 28, 2007

I am having more fun with this car than any I have owned since my 2002 Trans Am WS &Ram Air! It is almost as big as my beloved '74 Coupe De Ville which outweighed it by 5 or 600 pounds! It is demure ...
I am having more fun with this car than any I have owned since my 2002 Trans Am WS &Ram Air! It is almost as big as my beloved '74 Coupe De Ville which outweighed it by 5 or 600 pounds! It is demure and silent as a Cadillac should be (unlike the 99 Deville I traded for it). The Northstar was much faster and noisier but the LT1 Chevy sits facing forward and the drive shaft goes to the rear the way cars are supposed to be. It will get down the road if pushed and has all the power it needs to move its considerable bulk. I plan to keep it as a future Barrett-Jackson entry! It has 82,000 miles and I only drive about 3,000 miles per year so it will remain low mileage. I have owned well over 100 cars including close to 20 Cadillacs and this one is the culmination of Cadillacs glory days!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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GM will never build a car like this again.

by from New York, NY on March 19, 2010

Bought mine used with around 62K miles. Needed a couple of very minor things like new spark plugs to get the LT1 purring and fuses for the Sentinel lights, but other than that it runs like a new car. ...
Bought mine used with around 62K miles. Needed a couple of very minor things like new spark plugs to get the LT1 purring and fuses for the Sentinel lights, but other than that it runs like a new car. The exterior is a vast expanse of sheetmetal and chrome. The trunk and dashboard are extremely oversized. The Brougham seats with extra padding are soft yet incredibly supportive. They have an extremely wide range of adjustments. Backseat passengers have plenty of room regardless of height. The Corvette-derived engine is very fast. Not quite as much power as the Northstar but it has been much more reliable for me thusfar. Passing and merging are very easy. The only thing I can complain about is the placement of the seat heaters (on the side of the front seats). It makes it difficult to turn sideways to get out of the car without putting pressure on the controls. Also, there are no radio/climate controls on the steering wheel or A/C/heat vents for the reat passengers. Strange, since they were standard on the 1996 Sedan Deville. It also seems like the 96 Deville has more front legroom, but even so I doubt anyone of any height could possibly be uncomfortable in the front seats of this car. Overall, this is a great car (and also a lot of car for the money). If you like comfort and space, you probably won't find a more comfortable or spacious car than this one. Just don't expect a particularly exciting driving experience.
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Last of the great American automobile

by from Kalamazoo, Mi. on July 31, 2009

Big, comfortable, powerful, style, and acceptable mpg (23.8). Have never owned a car that have enjoyed more!
Big, comfortable, powerful, style, and acceptable mpg (23.8). Have never owned a car that have enjoyed more!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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