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DRich
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February 24th, 2021 at 7:10:47 AM permalink
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When I was younger I still wanted one, then they changed so much I no longer did. Though I still would like one of those old monster size convertibles.



I bought one Cadillac and it was a piece of junk. I have bought about 15 new cars in my life and the Cadillac was by far the worst. It was a 1990 Allante and the car had major issues until I sold it in 1996 or so. It was a $53,000 car and when I sold it I got about $4,000.
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February 24th, 2021 at 7:31:23 AM permalink
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I bought one Cadillac and it was a piece of junk. I have bought about 15 new cars in my life and the Cadillac was by far the worst. It was a 1990 Allante and the car had major issues until I sold it in 1996 or so. It was a $53,000 car and when I sold it I got about $4,000.


The Cadillac Allante was not much more than a polished up Chevy Cavalier. Almost put the company out of business.
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February 24th, 2021 at 7:53:10 AM permalink
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The Cadillac Allante was not much more than a polished up Chevy Cavalier. Almost put the company out of business.



You are thinking the Cimarron.

The Allante I liked but the marketing was messed up. They made it out to be some kind of German road machine. It was just a highway cruiser. I still like the looks but I saw how hard it is to put the top up and down so it is kind of off my dream car list.
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February 24th, 2021 at 7:55:22 AM permalink
Remember when you would adjust the settings on your TV to adjust the picture? Color, bright, contrast, tint, vertical hold. Was just thinking that I have had my set several years and never touched them.

On that note last year this time I won a TV at work. I, one scrawny guy carried it into the house. 51" or so set. In 2003 I bought a 51" and two big umphs had to bring it in the house.
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DRich
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February 24th, 2021 at 8:22:17 AM permalink
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The Allante I liked but the marketing was messed up. They made it out to be some kind of German road machine. It was just a highway cruiser. I still like the looks but I saw how hard it is to put the top up and down so it is kind of off my dream car list.



They were trying to compete with the Mercedes SL convertible. I didn't have many problems with the soft top and didn't think it was hard to operate. I also had the hard top for it and that required two people to put it on unless you had the winch system in your garage.
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February 24th, 2021 at 8:38:11 AM permalink
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They were trying to compete with the Mercedes SL convertible. I didn't have many problems with the soft top and didn't think it was hard to operate. I also had the hard top for it and that required two people to put it on unless you had the winch system in your garage.



I saw it worked in a video and sorry but it it is not latch-latch-switch it is too complicated. My dad had a '47 Series 62 and it was one latch then flip the switch. 40 years later they had all kinds of crazy steps. Why?
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February 24th, 2021 at 8:38:34 AM permalink
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Though I still would like one of those old monster size convertibles.



If you've never driven one the older
ones, they literally float down
the road. You feel nothing from
the highway, like you do in a
modern car. It's like the road
is made out of Charmin Extra
Soft. Which, btw, if you've ever
used on your delicate bum, will
spoil you forever on TP. It's all
my wife buys, and I'm not allowed
to use it if I'm at her house. Too
expensive. I buy the Scott 1000
sheet rolls, you can still see the
wood chips if you hold it up to
the light.. Find an article on what
people used to wipe their asses
with before TP. It's truly frightening.
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February 24th, 2021 at 8:45:36 AM permalink
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I bought one Cadillac and it was a piece of junk



I owned one Caddy. In Calif it
was the first car I bought in 76,
a 69 Coupe DeVille. I think it
was $500. Put nothing into
it and sold it 6 months later
for $400. Hugely fast car for
it's size, smooth ride, like
a magic carpet..

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February 24th, 2021 at 10:41:15 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

If you've never driven one the older
ones, they literally float down
the road. You feel nothing from
the highway, like you do in a
modern car. It's like the road
is made out of Charmin Extra
Soft. Which, btw, if you've ever
used on your delicate bum, will
spoil you forever on TP. It's all
my wife buys, and I'm not allowed
to use it if I'm at her house. Too
expensive. I buy the Scott 1000
sheet rolls, you can still see the
wood chips if you hold it up to
the light.. Find an article on what
people used to wipe their asses
with before TP. It's truly frightening.



That is what I want! FWIW I think these cars have a special place in automotive history. They show just how excessive America had become by 1970. On one hand, you just look like someone important in them. OTOH, they got 9 mpg and you can imaging people driving down the highway just throwing trash out the window until that crying Indian showed how bad littering was. They were the peak of longer-lower-wider. And they showed a man had made it to the big time.
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EvenBob
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February 24th, 2021 at 11:29:59 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

And they showed a man had made it to the big time.



My dad never owned a car before
1950, he was 35. He just never
needed a car before then, many
people didn't. I think he got
the 49 Caddy in 54. It had
an automatic tranny which was
a big deal. On weekends the
hood was always up on whatever
Caddy he had, working on it.
Something always had to be
fixed in those days. In those
days 75K on the odometer was
a high mileage car. You rarely
saw one make it to 100K.
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