Monthly Archives: February 2018
Still, it would seem, recently there were times when Europeans sang “I wanna be Americano, I want to drive a Cadillac”! But only a couple of dozens of years passed, and the Americans were already singing “Oh God, could you buy me a Mercedes-Benz” … It’s not news that sales of cars from the USA in Europe are hard, much harder than European ones in the USA . In Russia, the Caddy is also a niche brand, with a modest number of dealers (only 14 all over the country) and three models: Escalade, the unit-selling CT6 sedan and the mid-size XT5 crossover. Few? Cadillac also thinks so, so the large family “cross” XT6 will replenish the gamut – in fact, a luxury version of the Chevrolet Traverse known to us.
5 meters long, chopped silhouette, multi-liter V … Although wait a minute, there is no V8 here. Continue reading
The neck of the fuel tank, by the way, is conveniently located above the rear bumper strictly in the center, covered by a shield to which the number of the American dimension was attached.
The weak point of the LT1 motor is Optispark’s proprietary GM technology, which was also used on the LT4 and LT99 engines. Because of it, our Fleetwood once (the only one staying in the property of the current owner) failed to start and had to ride on a tow truck …
Optispark is a small box with a rotating shaft. It is mounted on the front of the engine, under the antifreeze pump, driven directly from the motor and combines an optical (like a computer mouse) crankshaft position sensor and a high voltage distributor for the cylinders. Continue reading
In those years when the whole world was already accustomed to compact, light and economical cars with a leading front axle, Cadillac suddenly released a car completely uncharacteristic for the trends of the automobile industry of the 90s, as if it had fallen out of a hole in time. This is the Cadillac Fleetwood, a giant frame rear-wheel drive battleship with a powerful multi-liter engine. Last True Caddy, the last of the 20th century patterns.
“Once upon a time, having tried Lincoln Towncar, I got sick with classic American cars,” says Fleetwood’s owner, 30-year-old Muscovite Evgeny, who works in the financial sector. – I tried a lot of models, but for a long time I could not get hold of one of those that attracted me – I couldn’t find it, then I didn’t have enough money … Continue reading