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Cadillac Club : 1980's Cadillacs

1980's Cadillacs

The 1980's brought use some dramatic changes to our favorite Cadillacs. Smaller sleeker and fuel efficient was the theme starting in the beginning of the decade but the ending was a very different story.

1980 CADILLAC … FUEL FOR THOUGHT
In 1980 Cadillac realized it needed a smaller car to compete with all the new fuel efficient models being offered by other car companies so it made smaller engines and redesigned the Seville and that proved to be a mistake as sales fell.

1981 CADILLAC … CHANGING TIMES
For Cadillac in 1981 it was all about burning less fuel, Fuel economy was the words that everyone was talking about on the street and Cadillac had to adapt.

1982 CADILLAC…LUXURY IN A SMALL PACKAGE
Smaller mid size cars was what 1982 was all about at Cadillac. The Cimarron came onto the scene as a challenge to the foreign car market which was putting a cramp into Cadillac sales for a little while. Read more about other changes Cadillac made in 1982.

THE 1983 CADILLAC “A Rise in Sales”
Cadillac dominates the market as sales of the new and improved Cimarron in 1983 lead to the change in the luxury car away from the imports. With a sleeker look the car was a very good seller for Cadillac.

1984 CADILLAC “Return of the Ragtop”
After a long absence you could get a Cadillac with a Ragtop as Cadillac started to make this available again on 1984 models. This was also the first year that you could get fuel injection for that great power feel.

1985 CADILLAC …MOVING TO THE FRONT
Front wheel drive all Cadillac's this was a major chance in 1985 as Cadillac owners were worried about handling but that seemed to be just a slight concern after they drove the 1985 Cadillac's.

1986 CADILLAC HISTORY
The New York Mets weren't the only thing that was making history in 1986. Cadillac upgraded their line up with 5.0 v-8 engines and many other options including a cell phone port.

1987 CADILLAC LINE-UP “THE NEW SPIRIT OF CADILLAC”
A new marketing campaign and the new model the Cadillac Allante was the big splash in 1987 for Cadillac. The Allante was actually made outside of the USA and shipped here to be assembled.

THE 1988 CADILLAC…A DOWNWARD SWING
As sales went down a bit Cadillac made some changes which most owners loved as the new 4.5 V-8 Engine gave them more power than in previous years. It also marked the end of the Cimarron as Cadillac went for style and distinction and it paid off.

THE 1989 CADILLAC…SIX LUXURY MODELS
Speed and style was the name of the game in 1989 as Cadillac added more power which made the Cadillac faster from the starting block going 0-60 in no time flat. Come read about the other changes Cadillac made to their 1989 lineup.

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