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#2069 of 2634 Re: Impala vs. used Deville? [day9]
Feb 12, 2006 (8:53 pm)
Yes you are correct the performance and build quality in a Cadillac will be better. With a budget of $ 22,000 you can probably find a 2003-04 with reasonably low miles and in good condition. I have considered a Grand Marque only in that I will only use for local driving, won't put many miles on it and the incredibly low price for a 2005 large sedan with a v8 engine and very high safety ratings. I have never owned a rear wheel drive car and as you may know the Grand Marque is rear wheel drive. Best wishes and when you find the car let us know about it.
#2070 of 2634 RE: Location of Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid [leef854]
Feb 13, 2006 (9:13 am)
yes, I think it is in the transmission. My FWD Seville needed one, which involved removal of the engine to get to the transmission. Your RWD should be much easier to repair.
#2072 of 2634 Re: I AM AMAZED [04cad]
Feb 19, 2006 (9:53 am)
A couple months ago whatever was hanging up the seat and reducing the legroom released and the seat actually goes back farther which makes the car more comfortable to drive. Mileage continues to get better, last week after filling up and doing some highway driving the mileage was over 30 mpg. Just getting broken in at 41,000 miles.
#2073 of 2634 Re: Impala vs. used Deville? [day9]
Feb 19, 2006 (9:59 am)
Actually in southern Indiana for about that same $22,000 you can buy a one to two year old Cadillac Deville with less than 18,000 miles in top notch shape with lots of time and miles on the warranty. Check it out in your area.
#2074 of 2634 Re: Impala vs. used Deville? [04cad]
Feb 19, 2006 (11:20 pm)
Yep, those ex-rental base Deville 2005 sedans are all over my area for about $22,000 and less than 20,000 miles.
#2075 of 2634 Re: Impala vs. used Deville? [04cad]
Feb 20, 2006 (5:34 pm)
Thanks. Also i don't know if it is just me that I feel the 2005 looks better than the 2006 DTS.
#2076 of 2634 Re: Impala vs. used Deville? [day9]
Feb 20, 2006 (9:32 pm)
I saw a 2006 DTS in Gold today, in my opinion it is a more attractive car by a small margin than my 2004 Deville in light bronze mist(same appearance as the 2005) but not by a large margin. I owned a 1998 in Gold and I also liked the appearance better than my 2004. The 2004 is a little smaller but has a slightly larger wheel base than the 98.
The 2004 is also a very attractive car so may just be a matter of personal preference.
#2077 of 2634 Re: Impala vs. used Deville? [bremertong]
Feb 21, 2006 (8:49 am)
Your 2004 is on a different platform than the 98 was, a stiffer platform. The 2006 is an upgraded but much the same platform as the 2005 DeVille, which was on the new platform in model year 2000.
#2078 of 2634 THE OIL LEAK IS BACK!
Feb 21, 2006 (9:46 pm)
Please see my previous posts for background. I went for a routine oil change today (4 months 3,500 miles). I mentioned to the technician that the car had been repaired with an oil filter adapter gasket. I watched as they put the car on the lift and went underneath with the technician. To my surprise. same type of leak! Since I had an appointment I let the technician do the oil change but now have to decide how to deal with the Cadillac/ GM dealership. The car was bought from a highly regarded independent used car dealer in my community (same location and family ownership 35 years). It is still on original warranty through July of 2007. In that the GM dealership has never resolved any problem presented to them, I now need to get tough. The car has had two previous visits for the oil leak and three visits for a quirky cruise neither problem resolved after five visits (three for cruise and two for oil leak). I am prepared to live with the quirky cruise control but the oil leak while just a drop or two could be a problem when trying to negotiate a trade in, not to mention the stains on driveways and garage floor.
MY QUESTION IS: How can I get tough and get results? I will get in touch with my state attorney generals office, consumer protection unit, GM corporate, and perhaps the owner of the dealership who tends not to like getting involved with customers. Do any of you other owners have suggestions as to how to get maximum results in a minimum of time spent? All responses appreciated.