Just brought home my first Cadillac, an '89 Fleetwood with 58K miles on
it. Bought it for $2500, and I think I got a pretty good deal, as it
just had a new set of tires, hoses and serpentine belt installed.
Everything seems to work perfectly, there's only a few paint dings and a
small tear on the passenger side armrest vinyl.
What sort of mechanical troubles particular to Cadillacs should I be on
the lookout for, if any?
Other than regular maintenance, do I need to get this into the dealer
for service any sooner than the 90k mile mark?
Can I get replacement Gold Keys? These have the coating almost worn
off. I've got the knockout plugs, still taped to the inside cover of
the owner's manual. Any idea how much I'm gonna get charged for them?
The paint could use a good washing & waxing. Any recomendations as to a
decent brand of polish, or will anything off the shelf do?
Are those plastic boots connecting the taillights to the fender gonna
rot out like every other old Caddy I've seen? What will increase their
Also, any other tips or useful links would be appreciated!