Author Topic: 1992 Brougham D'elegance should I buy?  (Read 2172 times)

Offline Dreaming Big

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  • Name: David Johnson
1992 Brougham D'elegance should I buy?
« on: June 10, 2012, 05:32:57 PM »
So, I've been away from Cadillac's for a while now and have missed them waaaay tooooo much! I swear it's an illness!!! :o

Anyway, want a car that's good and reliable to get back into it. Reliability is important to me or I'd be looking at 80's stuff.  ;D Have a chance to pick up a 92 Brougham D'elegance 5.7 w/33k miles for $10k. Pic's look pristine. Gonna check it out in person soon. From most that I've read they seem to be good cars. Any thoughts appreciated!  ;D

Offline okccadman

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  • Name: Jim Jordan
Re: 1992 Brougham D'elegance should I buy?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 08:25:01 PM »
They are absolutely great cars!  My daily driver is a 1990 5.7 Brougham d'Elegance.  The only thing I would be concerned with is the a/c compressor if the car has been sitting for a while.
Jim Jordan CLC# 5374
Oklahoma City, OK

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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: 1992 Brougham D'elegance should I buy?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 08:43:10 PM »
First of all, welcome David.

Second of all, yes it is an illness although it hasn't been classified yet for use as a courtroom defense.

Thirdly, if you can get a pristine 1992 Brougham d'Elegance, 5.7 litre w/33,000 mi for $10,000 or under- I'd make tracks forthwith. 1992 was the last & final incarnation of the true Cadillac of the old school and were only manufacturered through Dec 1991 making the 1992 model relatively rare. Yes the Fleetwood/Fleetwood Brougham continued in RWD form until 1996 but- well, they're not the same car.

But absolutely- make certain the car is indeed mint. That is NO paintwork, body work, paint blistering-particularly near body side trim which is common. In itself, low mileage is no guarantee of condition. The interior should look and smell new in all regards and all chrome plated plastic should look like chrome- not stained from improper cleaning.  All equipment should function correctly. The car is almost bound to have a few demerits here and there- which should be acceptable in that price range. Finally color is important. Collectors tend to prefer darker colors in these cars- black being the most desireable.

As far as use/functionality is concerned- speaking for myself- I cannot imagine a car more satisfying & enjoyable to own, ride and drive than a 1990-1992 Cadillac Brougham w/ 5.7. They have excellent power, super comfortable, durable, handle quite well for a big car, get decent mileage while still looking like a real Cadillac. Every customer to whom I sold one loved them- unanimously. I'm sure you will too.   
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Offline Eldorado Tex

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  • Name: J Pel
Re: 1992 Brougham D'elegance should I buy?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 03:50:01 PM »
For $10k you could get something reliable from 70s. If you look at the 80s avoid the 4100 and if you find a 1981 make sure to have it always run on 8 cylinders. However as a collector finding something newer that you can appreciate is good as it saves one more from being driven into the ground or becoming a lowrider or high riser.

Offline Dreaming Big

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Re: 1992 Brougham D'elegance should I buy?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012, 07:24:10 PM »
Thank you for the warm welcome and replies!! Going to move forward with looking at the car. If it's as described.........it'll be a fun road trip home!! >:D

Tex,
I agree with your point on the 4100's. Sadly two of my favorite cars had that motor; 82-85 Sevilles and Eldo's. If you go 79-81 with those bodies ur stuck with different problems. Love those cars just too much hassle!!!

Dave

 

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