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As fate would have it, the 2002 Eldorado would not be the last Cadillac coupe—a couple of subsequent 2-door models would relieve it of that historic burden—but by most accounts it would be the last “old-school” Caddy.
To perform a quick case study on how different the automotive world is today from what it was in 1979, consider the following:
The 2003-2006 Chevrolet SSR was a retro-styled convertible pickup truck, though the vehicles with which it shared its basic architecture were none of the above. It would not surprise me if the SSR was the product of a truth-or-dare game gone horribly wrong, and a group a General Motors engineers found themselves at the losing end of a sinister “dare.”
In recent years, Ford’s F-150 product planners and marketing staff have found themselves with an enviable “problem:” They have apparently not yet found the ceiling for what buyers will pay for a fully decked-out full-size pickup. With each new model year, pickup manufacturers keep finding buyers for ever-more-high-end trim levels loaded with new features and gilded with luxury-level appointments.
There are few automobiles to which more “firsts” and “lasts” can be awarded than the 1981-1983 Imperial.
Class: Midsize Crossover
Miles driven: 367
Fuel used: 20.0 gallons
Six New Additions Highlight Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2018 Best Buy List
Chevrolet Bolt EV earns Best Buy in model’s inaugural season