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As the first new Cadillacs since the divisions 1987 restructuring, the Eldorado and Seville shared suspension, drivetrain, windshields, and virtually nothing else. Eldorado assumed a more conservative marketing position predicated on smooth, mature performance. Though less succinct than the Seville, the Eldorados clean styling catapulted it neatly away from the boxy formality of the previous edition...
Video: 1992 Cadillac Eldorado Promo
 

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Like the Riv, the Eldo ended on a higher note than it could have.




I just wish they'd have kept it fresher for longer. 11 seasons with only a minor facelift wasn't fair to the old girl. And it really should have come with a convertible option.



Same with the Riv, for that matter.
 

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I prefer the refresh of the '95-'02 models and I like the hard-boot convertible top better compared to the regular convertible.

This car would of seen more sales if Cadillac redesigned it in '99 but didn't. The car was a victim of old GM like the rest of the cars back then.
 

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I prefer the refresh of the '95-'02 models and I like the hard-boot convertible top better compared to the regular convertible.

This car would of seen more sales if Cadillac redesigned it in '09 but didn't. The car was a victim of old GM like the rest of the cars back then.
'09? I'm guessing that's a typo. The Eldorado was discontinued in 2002.
 

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'09? I'm guessing that's a typo. The Eldorado was discontinued in 2002.
That's what I'm guessing. The Eldo was scheduled for a reskin in '99 after the Seville got one for '98. The buff mags even showed spy shots of the reskinned Eldo in 1997. Luxury coupe sales had fallen off a cliff, though. Lexus and Lincoln were killing off the the SC and Mark VIII. So GM probably decided it wasn't worth the money to update the Eldo to address a market segment that was vanishing.
 

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Great video. This last design was one of my favorites. Other than the '75-'78 version this one just had an element that sort of endeared me to it. One design feature I particularly liked were the raised creases in the front fender and slightly raised rear fender edge.
 

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That's what I'm guessing. The Eldo was scheduled for a reskin in '99 after the Seville got one for '98. The buff mags even showed spy shots of the reskinned Eldo in 1997. Luxury coupe sales had fallen off a cliff, though. Lexus and Lincoln were killing off the the SC and Mark VIII. So GM probably decided it wasn't worth the money to update the Eldo to address a market segment that was vanishing.
And yet, with cars like the ATS coupe, Mercedes C-class coupe, BMW 2 and 4 series, and even the Honda Accord EX-L V6 coupe, it can be said that the personal luxury coupe has made a comeback.

I would love for someone to do a comparison of a 2002 Eldorado Touring Coupe and a 2015 ATS coupe.
 

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A decade before the disaster of Arts and Scientology - compared to the current design morass, there is something simple, yet elegant about the 1992 styling. At this point Cadillac had a crest and still built luxury cars. Now it has neither and a price that will cause you a heart attack and your will invoke laughter from your neighbors.
 

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It's interesting to see people talking about how great they think this car was. If this is a great car, when exactly did make all the crappy cars in the past that they are apologizing for today?
 

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I would love to find one of the granny-edition cars with the column shift. Only made from '92-93 AFAIK.

The 4.9 cars are so much more desirable to my 2014 senses than the Northstar examples. In 1993 I couldn't imagine who would want one of the non-NS cars.
 

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It's interesting to see people talking about how great they think this car was. If this is a great car, when exactly did make all the crappy cars in the past that they are apologizing for today?
Try to find one that hasn't self-destructed. Lovely when in-warranty, a nightmare otherwise.
 

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Does anyone on here knows its handling capabilities compared to the Seville/STS? Thru some sources, heard and read that the Seville/STS handled better than the Eldorado. The Eldorado handled decently also.
 

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And yet, with cars like the ATS coupe, Mercedes C-class coupe, BMW 2 and 4 series, and even the Honda Accord EX-L V6 coupe, it can be said that the personal luxury coupe has made a comeback.

I would love for someone to do a comparison of a 2002 Eldorado Touring Coupe and a 2015 ATS coupe.
The 1992-02 Eldo was 20" longer than the ATS coupe, though. It was a full 3 size classes larger. Bigger than the current Mercedes S-Class.

Compact coupes have held on much longer thanks to their performance potential. Large and midsize coupes died out in the '90s, however.
 

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It's interesting to see people talking about how great they think this car was. If this is a great car, when exactly did make all the crappy cars in the past that they are apologizing for today?
For the domestics it was a great car, and the styling is a big piece. Though at the time the Germans were already greatly eclipsing what Cadillac was doing. At the time, though I loved the Eldorado, if I were presented with a choice to be given the Eldorado or a 3 Series, I'd probably have gone with the 3 Series (I was in my 20's to put my frame of mind in play). To me, the Eldo was a lot more "mature" looking and the BMW more youthful, which was an issue the domestics had; all the luxury brands had mature styling that the young may have liked but not actually what they'd buy.
 

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The 1992-02 Eldo was 20" longer than the ATS coupe, though. It was a full 3 size classes larger. Bigger than the current Mercedes S-Class.

Compact coupes have held on much longer thanks to their performance potential. Large and midsize coupes died out in the '90s, however.
If the Eldorado had continued it would have shrunk as well. Size does not define a personal luxury coupe. Due to much more efficient design and engineering I bet today's coupes have the same or very close to the interior and trunk room as the Eldorado.
 
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