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#1871 of 2635 Re: Why does Consumer Report not like Cadillac Deville? [roflbo]
Aug 10, 2005 (8:42 pm)
A bit difficult to answer your questions in absolute terms. I have owned two Devilles, a 98 and currently a 2004. I have been satisfied with both cars. My main reasons for buying were, power from the Northstar, appearance (my 98 in gold was a real beauty), local dealership in small town. Jaguar, Lexus, and Mercedes do not have dealerships in my community. The Consumer Reports poor rating on the car is a mystery to me, I have read the stated reasons for their low opinion but have not encountered some of the criticisisms they level at Cadillac. Consumers Digest is more favorable to Cadillac. Cadillac could do better on customer service in that they are a little slow to resolve questions and problems. I suspect some of the other luxury makers might have better customer service at the corporate level.
Unless I have significant problems with my 2004 would strongly consider another Cadillac for my next car.
Final thoughts: I like the fact that Chrysler 300C and SRT have strong Hemi engines
and are priced competetively with cadillac. I owned a Chrysler LHS (1997) my main
complaints were under powered and too much cabin noise. I am told that the new Chrysler 300C and SRT have addressed those issues. They are also very attractively styled. Until the Chryslers are on the road for a few years we will have to wait and see regarding the reliability question. Of course if gasoline prices keep going higher we may all be considering hybrids for our next cars. Hope both Cadillac and Chrysler will respond and make hybrids available.
#1872 of 2635 Regular vs. Premium gas for the Deville?
Aug 10, 2005 (10:20 pm)
We live near Salt Lake City, UT (higher than average altitude); the regular gasoline is 85 octane, while premium (20 cents higher/gallo) is 91. What has been your experience using regular gasoline with an 85 octane in your Cad Deville? The way prices are going on gas, this could become an issue. One study said in general regular gas works fine with most automobiles and that the premium grade is not necessary. Your thoughts about using regular with a CAD Deville (04 - 05)?
#1873 of 2635 Price for 04 Deville?
Aug 10, 2005 (10:21 pm)
I have an opportunity to buy an 04 Cad Deville with only 20K miles for $21,900. Is this a good deal?
#1874 of 2635 Re: Regular vs. Premium gas for the Deville? [roflbo]
Aug 11, 2005 (6:24 am)
My owners manual (2002 Seville Luxury Sedan) states that at least 87 octane fuel should be used. I have tried 85 octane, and it will run on it, but performance seemed reduced. I would use mid-grade if premium is too expensive.
#1875 of 2635 Re: Regular vs. Premium gas for the Deville? [sls002]
Aug 11, 2005 (8:10 am)
Regular 87 will run fine in your 02. Prem. will make it run a bit faster
My 96 was a Prem. ONLY model and would run like crap on 87.......
My 03 runs just fine on 87..........................
CONSUMER REPORTS hates just about any American big 3 vehicle !
If its from japan its the BEST is their motto.................
21k for a used 04 is a heck of a deal unless its been wrecked. Check the
title carefully and a good independent shop inspection is a must !!!!!
A GM extended warranty is a must for a used GM car...................
#1876 of 2635 Re: Regular vs. Premium gas for the Deville? [roflbo]
Aug 11, 2005 (7:33 pm)
I don't have the owners manual in front of me but believe it says will run on regular
grade (2004 model), also agree with the comment that it will give slightly better performance with premium grade. I have always used premium grade on my Cadillacs (98 required it) I am planning to check the owners manual and suggest you do the same if you have one or call Cadillac customer service and they will probably have an answer for you. With gas prices headed through the roof it may be time to experiment with a lower grade to save some money.
#1878 of 2635 Re: HEY ALL [geo9]
Sep 04, 2005 (7:58 pm)
Really interesting post GEO9, sorry more people are not motivated to share their
Cadillac information and experiences at this site.
#1879 of 2635 TOOK 2004 DEVILLE FOR ALIGNMENT AND NEEDED ONE!
Sep 04, 2005 (8:09 pm)
As mentioned in an earlier post my steering wheel was always sitting a little left of center. I dismissed it as crown of the road. Finally decided to take it in for an alignment check. To my surprise they claimed it needed alignment both front and back. I bought the car with a little under 15000 miles on it and the previous owner
must have done something to cause the car to go out of alignment. Hope perhaps I can save a little on fuel cost now that the car is properly aligned. The wheel now sits on center so they must have done something, cost with tax $ 76.00.
Sep 05, 2005 (10:24 am)
The hosts get a bit testy when you post links to other sites...................
Alignment huh? $76 plus is the going rate now a days. Lucky you don't
have a full size GM truck. They are a major job for a alignment. Some
plugs have to be knocked out etc...etc..........aka $pendy !
Good thing i only keep them 3 winters and trade them................
My Devilles I keep at least 5 years and rarely align them and have never
had any tire wear..........Or have any major/failures or repairs either !
Just a darn quirky cruise control............LOL!!!!!!
Sure enjoy that V-8 power tho and the 25 mpg. avg I get as long as I
keep my foot outta it !!!!! My truck is lucky to get 15 mpg just around
town. But I NEED a full size x-cab to plow snow and tow my caMPER
Have a great Labor Day all!........................................