1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Limo Is The Donkiest Of Donks: Ebay Find

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.” Sage advice, perhaps, but sometimes, it’s just about impossible to follow.

Such is the case with this 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine, listed on eBay which sold for $17,100. How does one keep their mouth shut in the face of such blatant disregard for the virtues of tact, restraint, and common decency?

We’re being (mostly) facetious, of course; it’s really not that bad. We could get behind the idea of a donked-out Cadillac limo. The seller claims to have invested over $150,000 into the car, which was showcased at “opening games for the University of Miami,” according to the listing. It also appears in Triple C’s music video for the single Go featuring Rick Ross and Birdman, or so they say, although we can’t say we were able to spot it. You can, however, see it for a split second in

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Used 2012 Cadillac SRX for Sale


The most significant change to the 2012 Cadillac SRX is the direct-injection 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 308 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that features a Sport mode, and has a manual-shift capability that enables you to hold one of the intermediate ratios all the way to the engine’s redline.

Despite the increase in power, the direct-injected V6 is actually more fuel-efficient than its predecessors. For the front-wheel-drive SRX, it delivers EPA-estimated fuel economy of 17 city/24 highway mpg and 19 mpg combined (subtract 1 mpg in all categories for the all-wheel-drive model), on par with most of its competitors. There is also an “Eco” mode, which Cadillac says is good for squeezing out an additional 1 mpg. This engine is now capable of running on E85 fuel. More important, it can now run on regular gasoline, as many of the

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In Oregon auto fraud case, 1 car with 3 owners

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Kristin Ellenson loves everything about her 2012 Cadillac SRX, from the satiny silver paint job and sporty styling to the leather upholstery and wood-trimmed interior.

“The heated steering wheel,” she confides, “is awesome!”

She and her husband, Jim, bought the luxury sport-utility vehicle used from Jones 5 Auto Sales in November 2015, but within a week of bringing it home they realized they had a big problem: The Corvallis car dealership had shut down amid a criminal investigation, owner Shannon Jones had dropped out of sight, and dozens of people were coming forward claiming they had been ripped off.

The couple soon learned that the victims included two men who claimed to be the rightful owners of their Cadillac

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Expect Trump to target these companies next

Guess who makes cars in Mexico: Not just the three automakers Donald Trump has called out for the practice (so far), but just about every big automaker. Is Trump going to go after them all? Quite possibly.

Trump has now targeted Ford (F), General Motors (GM) and Toyota (TM) for building cars south of the border, or planning to. But those automakers aren’t unusual; they’re basically following industry practice. Here’s the full alphabetized list of automakers that build cars in Mexico for sale in the United States, with examples of the cars imported from there:

Fiat Chrysler (Dodge Journey, Fiat 500)

Ford (Fusion)

GM (Chevrolet Trax, Cadillac SRX)

Honda (Fit)

Kia (Forte)


Portland’s anarchists: We’ll smash the state and fix your potholes

Like something straight out of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia, anarchists have taken to the streets to battle one of the city’s greatest threats – potholes.

According to Citylab, a particularly savage winter caused unprecedented damage to Portland’s streets. Bitter cold, heavy snows, and record rainfall all conspired to create car-destroying potholes.

“Record snow and record-low temperatures in December and January caused an unprecedented number of potholes on our streets,” Dylan Rivera, a spokesman for the Portland Bureau of Transportation, told Citylab. “This was followed by a record rainfall in February, hindering our ability to work on potholes because the patches need dry weather to be effective.”

Deciding to take matters into their own hands, a group of vigilante road repairers called Portland Anarchist Road Care formed last month to fill potholes, stick it to The Man, and fulfill the city’s unofficial motto, “Keep Portland Weird.”

“There can be

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Cadillac SRX SUV

more about this model


Best-in-class power; premium fuel not required; comfortable ride.


Poor visibility; limited backseat headroom.

The 2010 Cadillac SRX did not make a great first impression on us. At the time, we felt that the base engine was not powerful enough and the turbo engine could only be had in the highest trim levels. But regardless of what we thought, the second-generation Cadillac SRX went on to be a huge success for the automaker. It has quickly become Cadillac’s best-selling vehicle and also the second best-selling luxury SUV in the market.

To its credit, General Motors listened to the feedback and made a number of improvements, even though strong sales might have persuaded the company otherwise. So now the 2012 Cadillac SRX receives another engine, which takes the place of the other two. It is not only more powerful than its discontinued predecessors but also standard

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Vintage Ad Break: Cadillac Reinforces Its Luxury Leadership For 1974

Cadillac and the entire automotive industry were in a very different place during the 1970s. The luxury automotive brand was riding high on superb residual values, customer loyalty and was still dancing with its elegant designs found in the 1960s heyday.

For 1974, Cadillac aimed to reinforce its self-proclaimed “luxury leadership” with extra luxurious models like the 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Talisman. The Talisman offered more luxurious interior appointments and all-new instrument panel design. It also offered only four seats to ensure each passenger was pampered appropriately.

1974 also ushered in a new “high energy ignition system” became available for a more efficient experience behind the wheel of the Fleetwood Talisman.

If you were so fortunate enough to afford the Talisman, it would set you back an additional $1,800 over the standard Fleetwood. That’s nearly $9,000 in 2016 dollars and cents.

Do you have any fond stories of Cadillac from yesteryear? Talk to us in

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Truck Gurus’ 2016 Colorado From SEMA: Video

It’s been a few months since the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, but the efforts of the countless builders who brought their bold, custom-made vehicles to the show are still very much appreciated. Here, we have a behind-the-scenes look at Truck Gurus’ 2016 Chevrolet Colorado trophy truck, which was entered in the annual “Battle of the Builders” competition.

As with every Battle of the Builders entrant, this Colorado has been customized from the ground up. Under the hood, its 2.8L Duramax diesel engine has been fitted with a twin-turbocharger setup from Screamin Diesel Performance, boosting output past 330 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque, as measured at the wheels. The mid-size truck also boasts an LSK suspension kit, and rolls on 17-inch American Force wheels wrapped in 35-inch General Grabber tires.

You’ll learn plenty more about this badass Chevrolet Colorado trophy truck when you watch the video above. We can’t wait to

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‘Good’ Jobs Aren’t Coming Back

Darius Mir grew his business 9to5 Seating, which makes office chairs, by moving manufacturing from California to China in the early 2000s. But manufacturing in China became increasingly challenging. The global slowdown shuttered dozens of plants in China, and some skilled workers went home to their villages, Mir told me, so that the company had trouble finding good employees. What’s more, as China devalued its currency, 9to5 Seating had to spend more on wages because of the unfavorable exchange rate, making it less cost-efficient to produce goods in China.

Looking for solutions, Mir did some research and realized that if he could locate a plant somewhere in the central U.S., where he could ship goods to customers in a day, and if he could automate some jobs to save labor costs, producing chairs in the U.S. could work. Thanks in part to automation, he found, a

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