Used 1998 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

1998 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

13 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Eldorado model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
A Dream Car With Baggage.
6 of 10 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By CaddyGuy
on

Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe Touring 2dr Coupe


Review

My Cadillac ETC is my dream car. It has everything but OnSt*r. The exterior body design is unique and sleek. The interior design is Sweeping, modern and extremely attractive. But the Baggage is the NorthStar Engine. No one can afford to repair it unless you have Warrantee. It suffers carbon build up which requires occasional WOTs to clean out. Search the Cadillac forums and search WOT. Though toted by GM as the best engine ever, it is a night mare in costs when repairs come, even small ones, repair cost is excessive. My ETC was my dream car and I enjoy it emensly but I am concerned when that NorthStar should have a problem. You really need to weigh your need vs a junk NorthStar eng.


Best Features

The exterior design allows you to have a great looking sleek car that does not look like any other car out there. The interior has a sweeping dash, great stereo system, I wish it had digital dash, good power, great moon roof, comfy seats, great handling, all is good


Worst Features

Junk the NorthStar. The maintenance costs for the NorthStar make this an engine only a warrentee can afford. Cadillac Totes this engine as the High tech option, and as long as you are under the protection of a warrentee, it will stay that way, very cost prohibitive if you must pat the repairs.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

How Do I Keep My Elle Forever?
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Sue
on

Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe Touring 2dr Coupe


Review

This car is the nicest car on the road. It can hit high speed (24 mpg) passing a caravan of trucks without even noticing it. The drive home was on roads closed by a winter storm. First stoplight it skidded a bit and stopped. The dashboard said, "Traction Restored." Right then I knew this car was for me! Great mileage on the road and not bad in town either. I won't be buying another Cadillac until they come up with something comparable.


Best Features

Stabil-Trak, MagnaSteer and the hard as a rock paint job... no keying. Great acceleration and braking.


Worst Features

Start making them again!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

My personal Time Machine
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Larry
on

Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe Touring 2dr Coupe


Review

I have a Black on Black 98 ETC with the optional SunRoof. What a "looker"! She was turned on by someone that owned her on lease and surprisingly, had very low mileage. Were a couple of maintenance issues, normal for the age and miles of the car and was cared for by warranty! She has been a dream to drive and always like a step into a different dimiension. Everything about her enhances the trip from the smooth ride, comfortable seats, well thought out instruments and Boise Stereo. I always enjoy driving this lady down the highways.


Best Features

I have always liked cars with a sun roof and the Eldo's sun roof is huge. Such a great ride at night with the sun roof open, sitting in those great leather seats, the Boise radio playing some tunes or a favorite CD. My favorite feature is the whole car, it all comes together to make one great auto.


Worst Features

There is a lot of talk about the NorthStar engine. When she is working good, she is a fabulous power house. But when she has problems, it would be nice to be real chummy with your favorite banker.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Best Caddie I owned
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By steve
on

Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe Touring 2dr Coupe


Review

I just bought this '98 and fist day I was a little uncomfortable till I found the right seat setting and I started a love affair with the car. To get in and sit down a smile from ear to ear comes across my face. Stomp on the throtle and the car flies like a 1970 Elderado. I am impressed. Handles the best of any Caddie I owmed. I have to watch the speed because I seem to do 80 pulling out on the highway. The car looks new and everyone loves the car and asks about it. She is a keeper for the long run.


Best Features

The car itself feels like I stepped into the future! Plain but yet advanced driver info panel. Love the blinker reminder. The soft glove leather seats. 300 horses under the hood. 25 mpg. The the dual climate control and controls for the back seat passengers


Worst Features

A liitle wind noise from the driver side mirror. Move the fuse panel out of the trunk area or move it so you don't have to climb in it.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

In Love
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Patrick
on

Vehicle

1998 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe Touring 2dr Coupe


Review

My buddy had a '92 or '93 Eldorado with some 20 inch rims on it. I was WOWWED with the styling. He didn't have the Northstar engine, but I do. I got the ETC Touring Coupe, and the whole car feels SINFUL. I waited over 5 years for this car, and I have not been let down. I am still surprised with things like the "Turn" lighting, presets, dual zone air conditioning / heat, blah blah. Also, I am super impressed with the acceleration. This car is super quiet, and super smooth.


Best Features

Driving it, ahhhh the luxury.


Worst Features

Mine doesn't have a compass, but I added a navigation unit. The speaker durability of the Bose stereo is poor. I will replace it with something MUCH better.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411