1999 Eldorado New Car Test Drive
The moment you sit in the Eldorado Touring Coupe, or 'ETC,' as it has been badged, you know you're in a Cadillac. The cues and styling of the Eldorado interior say what Cadillacs have always said: 'big,' 'lavish,' 'grandiose.'
But dipping into the power of the forceful Northstar V8, a different breed of Cadillac comes to life. From the first takeoff this car identifies itself as a far more aggressive package than you remember, aimed at a much younger buyer. The ETC definitely has its strengths -- but it also has enough 'old' Cadillac qualities to compromise the result.