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#1192 of 2635 2000 DTS - New Owner
Jun 18, 2003 (9:26 am)
For the past couple of years, I had been in the market for a fuller sized auto; I had been driving an 86 300ZX which I decided to keep. To make a long story short, I had been closely researching and following the msg boards on both the Audi A6, Infiniti Q45t and the Seville DTS; the DeVille was never one of my choices. A month ago, I was ready to buy and started with a local Cadillac Dealership (Lindsay/Alexandria Va). We've gotten rain for the past 2 months so I did an initial test drive of a Seville on a very wet Saturday; handling was far from impressive so I figured I was done with Cadillac/American and started for the Infiniti...BUT THE CADILLAC SALESMAN SUGGESTED THAT I TRY THE DEVILLE AND ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THAT I'M GLAD HE DID!! The feel of the car from the moment I opened the door and sat in was great. And then when I started it up and pressed on the accelerator, I was hooked. And its handling on wet pavement was very assuring! So needless to say, I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. It has been about 1 month since I purchased it and I have no regrets thus far. According to CARFAX, I'm the second owner following a commercial lease; car had approx 37.5K miles when I purchased it. AND ABOVE ALL, IT REALLY FEELS GOOD TO BE HAPPY WITH AN AMERICAN MADE AUTO; I really didn't think it was possible for me. I look forward to sharing the ownership experience with you guys and I hope I'll continue to have good news to share!
BrzMst2000/light leather interior with grey accents and wood package...awesome
Jun 18, 2003 (8:25 pm)
Welcome to the DTS club. Glad to see that you love the car like most of the owners. The DTS is just a blast to drive. You must read the manual (more than once) to get maximum benefit from all of the high tech programmable gadgets the dts showers you with. The 2000/01 dts had a few teething pains that disappeared by the 02/03 versions. You might want to check the history of your car more closely&investigate the pros and cons of an extended warranty before the original warranty runs out. I doubt if you'll need it and I'm not trying to alarm you (I don't plan to buy one)but they make some people feel safer.
Enjoy your car, life is sweet in a dts.
#1194 of 2635 Still Have Surging/Misfiring Problem with 2000 Deville
Jun 19, 2003 (4:21 am)
Well the dealer found that there was a problem with the #2 and #4 cylinders. They replaced the spark plugs, spark plug insulators/boots for those two cylinders. The car is still surging/misfiring when it downshifts from 4th to 3rd gear. Just got off the phone with the dealer and he has nothing else to offer me except to go for a ride with a tech. again (which I have done three times already). Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Jun 19, 2003 (8:09 am)
Was the Seville an SLS or STS? I can't imagine that an STS would handle much(or even any) worse than a DTS. Now an SLS I can, as it uses a softer suspension setup and softer tires as well. I had an SLS as a rental last summer and while I generally loved the car, there were some handling manuvers that my "lowly" Oldsmobile Intrigue could do better than the SLS. Enjoy your new car.
Jun 19, 2003 (8:23 am)
The SLS suspension doesn't have the computer controls and the tires/wheels are smaller. The wheels are 16 inches with 225/60R16 tires while the STS has 17 inch wheels with 232/55R17 tires I think. I like the way my SLS handles though, but it came with Michelin Symetry tires which may be a bit better than past model years. The DTS does have a touring suspension (computer controlled).
Jun 19, 2003 (3:41 pm)
Did you ask the dealer about the recall that I posted about ? Its a few posts back.
Took mine in for that emission recall and they zapped the computer while I waited.
#1198 of 2635 Question about '90 deVille
Jun 21, 2003 (6:30 pm)
I have a 1990 Cadillac deVille (4.5 V-8). It has about 119k miles on it. Had the radiator replaced recently. However, I recently noticed some coolant leaking from the left side of the car (drivers side). Can someone tell me which hose might be leaking (upper/lower?). I'd like to have an idea of what is wrong before I bring it to a service center.
Any help is appreciated, thank you.
Jun 22, 2003 (12:00 am)
Prob. a loose or bad clamp. Easy fix...Take it back to the guys who replaced the rad.
Don't forget to ask them if they put in the GM "sealant pellets" when they replaced the radiator. VERY important !
Jun 26, 2003 (5:32 am)
can any one tell me if they know of multiple bearing failures in 94 deville water pumps. I have replace ours 4 times to date. Last one went 40,000 miles.
#1201 of 2635 RE: water pumps
Jun 26, 2003 (6:34 am)
My service manager tells me that the northstar water pumps last anywhere from 25,000 miles to 250,000 miles. So multiple replacements are not unusual for a car and some cars never have a replacement.