Cadillac is one of the first manufacturers to get global recognition. Their success allowed other carmakers to follow suit, leading the way to spreading from one continent to all. The Cadillac, just like many cars out there, are not built the way it used to be but, are Cadillacs reliable? We’ll take a look at that and more below. The Road to Success The Cadillac started to hit its peak in the 1900s.