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  • The 2000 Cadillac Eldorado gets improved Northstar V-8 engines. The base model is now be called the ESC, which stands for Eldorado Sport Coupe. The top-end ETC, known as the Eldorado Touring Coupe, gets some additions this year on its body, such as body-color side inserts and fascia moldings to replace the chrome trim. The ETC also gets new seven-spoke wheels with the Cadillac logo on the center cap and a new ETC logo on the deck lid.

    The 2000 Cadillac Eldorado retains its wide rear-roof pillars and formal, conventional look. The pillars unfortunately take a toll on the rear visibility for the driver. The ETC has some distinguishing touches that include the seven-spoke wheels and monochromatic treatment, which are not present in the base model ESC.

  • The interior of the 2000 Cadillac Eldorado is huge and opulent. Four adults can fit easily and comfortably inside the car, but entry and exit to the rear seats can be extremely problematic. Moreover, the wide doors of the car need more room than average to open fully. The front seats have plenty of legroom, headroom, and shoulder room. The car can also be fitted with massaging seats. The ESC and ETC models have significantly different layouts on the dash up front. The 2000 Cadillac Eldorado ETC gets a functional, yet stylish dashboard design with all the controls and gauges in proximity to the driver. On the other hand, the ESC model has a less stylish dashboard design with some of the climate controls place awkwardly behind the steering wheel.

    Both models of the 2000 Cadillac Eldorado are fitted with a 4.6-liter Northstar V-8, but the output of the engine varies a little between each model. The engine in the base model or the ESC model delivers 275 horsepower, while the engine in the ETC model delivers 300 horsepower. The additional 25 horsepower in the ETC does not make a big difference when it comes to actual acceleration. In fact, the biggest difference between both models is in its tire size and suspension. Both engines accelerate very quickly with the ETC offering a slight punch over the ESC in highway speeds. The ESC is designed for better power at city speeds.

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    The 2000 Cadillac Eldorado ESC clearly has a softer suspension than the ETC, and it absorbs most bumps, but makes the ride a little too smooth. This gives the car a tendency to wallow and float. The firmer suspension on the ETC offers better control at the cost of a harsher ride. The Eldorado is clearly not an agile sports coupe. The ESC is competent but has uninspired handling. The ETC is a little better with its precise steering, but the steering also feels a little too artificial and heavy. The StabiliTrak stability and traction control system adds a bit of safety to the Eldorado.

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A mainstay in the automaker’s line-up, the 2000 Cadillac Eldorado is a two door Coupe offered in base ESC and ETC trims with engines ranging from a 275 horsepower 4.6-liter V8 in the ESC to a 300 horsepower 4.6-liter V8 in the Touring ETC. The Eldorado seats up to five passengers and features air, cruise, keyless entry, power controls, heated seats, a prewired telephone, AM/FM/CD audio, driver and passenger-side airbags and ABS.