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#3 of 2635 I will have to look into the records
Sep 02, 2000 (10:16 pm)
at the birthdates of our clients and get you some info. Just watching and guessing at the average age of people walking thru the door today I would have to say 47 - 52 age range. That is based on a sample of about 100 people. I feel that is about as good and accurate a sample as you can get. About half of those people were interested in the deville. 25 people in seville. 18-20 in escalade/catera. 5 in eldo. These are of course rough numbers. Of the people looking at deville, a full half were interested in the DHS or DTS. Cadillac planned on building about 20% DHS & DTS, 80% regular Deville for the 2000 model year. Sales of those two combined were about 40% vs 60% regular Deville. Most people looking at the DTS/DHS were in their mid 40's. More info when I get it.
#4 of 2635 2000 Deville Purchase
Sep 02, 2000 (11:21 pm)
Bought my 2000 Deville today. Paid $35,000 for
a base Deville with 8000 miles (program car).
I've been shopping around for a long time and had looked at Lincolns, Lexus, and Acura. I'm very pleased so far-------
Demographic info: 52 years old.
Purchased at: Colonial Cadillac, Virginia Beach, VA
#5 of 2635 rough idle
Sep 02, 2000 (11:34 pm)
Is the rough idle something that Cadillacs have just about always had? Thanks, Aron
#6 of 2635 amorlan
Sep 03, 2000 (12:08 am)
NO- The rough idle condition that we have discussed recently in this forum is limited to the first round of the 2K Northstar Equipped Cars. It is a software glitch in the EMS which I understand now has a fix.
#7 of 2635 tccad1
Sep 03, 2000 (6:30 am)
Thanks for the insight on age demographics. Interesting that the actual sales of DHS's and DTS's for 2000 were higher than Cadillac had predicted vs. the base Deville.
#8 of 2635 Rough Idle Fix
Sep 04, 2000 (1:20 am)
Perhapd tccadl can answer my question. Bought my 2000 DTS on 4/1/00. On 5/15/00 left it with dealer for oil change and a carpet "tuck". When I picked it up the service manager mentioned something about the rough idle electronic fix. I don't know if he was telling me it's on the way or that he had effected it on my car. In any case, it idles just fine. Question: Was the "fix" available on 5/15/00 ? I'm sure any dealer could "ask" the onboard computer if the car has been "fixed", but I am 150 miles from nearest dealer. (Paper work for the 5/15/00 service did not mention this.)
#9 of 2635 #569 of Conference 2594
Sep 04, 2000 (10:01 pm)
Just saw the response of the diedard Lexus Owner (lxownr) re GM market share in 1970 vs 1999 in which he stated GM had 70% of the American Automobile Market in 1970 and market share deteriorated to 30% . lxownr must be terribly misinformed (kind word for ignorant) to state or believe that in 1970 GM left only 30% of the U.S. market to Ford, Chrysler, American Motors (at that time) without even throwing in the foreign imports. Sounds like a politician: Say ANYTHING regardless of how illogical or nonsensical to further the agenda - in this case promoting the glorified, high priced Toyota called Lexus vs the "in class by itself" Cad DTS.
#10 of 2635 snomojoe
Sep 04, 2000 (10:19 pm)
Notice He's not around anymore!
#11 of 2635 Can the Caddie Tow?
Sep 05, 2000 (1:50 pm)
I am contemplating the purchase of a DeVille. By the way, I am 34 years old. I am also contemplating buying a boat next Spring - just a standard runabout speedboat. I have to admit that I do not even know how much a boat like that weighs. Assuming any of you know about boat weights, what, if anything can or must I do to the Caddie in order to tow the boat? I really don't want a truck, but may have to if the boat is a must-have (which it may not be). Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
#12 of 2635 snomojoe
Sep 05, 2000 (3:07 pm)
The fix on the rough idle was available at that time. It seems unusually bad in the 300 hp motors tho. Almost like there is a miss in the engine. It is not a part that needs to be fixed, but a simple reprogramming of the main ecm. Easy fix.
Good point philly, where did he go? Must be still be counting the number of times Toyota is stamped on his car. 47...48...49