Anyway, the Cadillac Cimarron was nothing more than a Cavalier with a somewhat fancier grille and leather seats. That’s it. Oh yeah, one more thing: it cost thousands more. When it launched in 1981, it carried a price tag of $12,131 – that’s roughly $31,469 in change today. Power came from a straight-four engine paired to either a four-speed manual or a three-speed auto. At least A/C came standard. Amazingly, the Cimarron remained in production for seven years, but it took Cadillac a lot longer than that to recover from the shame.