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#2136 of 2634 Re: Cadillac Changes [dispencer1]
Apr 25, 2006 (8:57 am)
This is what I know: the new DTS is sharing with the new Lucerne. Both have the same basic body. The wheelbase on the new DTS is slightly longer than last years DeVille, so the body has been updated or re-engineered. However, the body is basically the 1995 Aurora body design.
They are working on a zeta platform, which will be the platform for the Camaro and GTO. There will also be some RWD sedans based on that platform. Rumor has it that there will be a Chevy, probably replacing the current Impala. Buick will probably get a RWD sedan, which will replace the Lucerne I think, or the LaCrosse. However, the LaCrosse is probably going to be replaced with an epsilon-2 (next generation epsilon) platform, so the RWD Buick will probably replace the Lucerne.
So, if the Lucerne drops the FWD DTS platform, then what will Cadillac do? My guess is that they could build a longer wheelbase sigma platform DTS. That car would be a longer, bigger STS, with a bigger price tag. I think putting the DTS on a platform shared with Chevy is not a good plan. The current FWD DTS/Lucerne will probably see production at least through the 2008 model year.
Apr 25, 2006 (11:00 am)
I need space and want some comfort along with it. I'm seriously considering an '03-'05 DeVille for my <$30k investment. Could I get some opinions on the pros/cons of these vehicles. One specific detail...I have a tough time getting comfortable in many vehicles. I'm 6'5" tall. I usually prefer good quality split-bench type seats even to high end bucket seats. (I like to have space to stretch my long legs off to the side on occasion.) I'd also consider opinions regarding other options within this price range. Thanks.
#2138 of 2634 Re: DeVille '03-'05 [sdavis447]
Apr 25, 2006 (8:39 pm)
I own a 2004 Deville and am quite satisfied with it. Recently bought a second car and among the ones I considered that you might consider (taking your height in to account and need for a big comfortable car) along with Deville are
Lincoln Town Car, probably could find a 2005 for under $30k. Also consider the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marque which you could get for for under $30k and perhaps new. The Crown Victoria and Grand Marque are the best large sedan values on the market IMO. Best wishes and let us know what you decide.
#2139 of 2634 Re: DeVille '03-'05 [sdavis447]
Apr 27, 2006 (6:25 pm)
Hi if you want to get a buy,,, look at your local Cadillac dealers for 2005 program cars with less than 20,000 miles with a four year 50,000 mile factory warranty asking around $25,000 dollars. I have one and am looking to trade for another soon. With the balance of the warranty you can be sure you are taken care of in the unlikely event a major problem occurs. Also the 2006 program cars are starting to show up on lots too. Bob
#2140 of 2634 Re: DeVille '03-'05 [04cad]
Apr 27, 2006 (7:19 pm)
AMEN to that Bob ! Around my area of Syracuse NY
05 DeVilles (ex-rentals) with around 25 k miles are
being advertised at $23,999 at several dealers!!!!!!!!!!!
A sweet Caddy for the price of a used v-6 cam/cord
I note that CTS used prices are running strong at
$23k and up for 04 models................
Heck, another local mega dealer has 05 Impalas (ex-rentals)
#2142 of 2634 1992 4.9 DeVille Alternator
May 14, 2006 (2:19 pm)
I am using a crashed 1992 Sedan DeVille as a motor donor. The alternator has a 3 wire plug going to a coil/relay unit in the passenger side front fender (in front of the wheel). Does anyone know what this is for? I've purchased a Haynes manual & they don't speak of it.
#2143 of 2634 Re: 1992 4.9 DeVille Alternator [firecontrol]
May 14, 2006 (3:45 pm)
Wild, wild guess - a heated windshield?
#2144 of 2634 Re: 1992 4.9 DeVille Alternator [bolivar]
May 15, 2006 (6:47 am)
Heated windshields were an option in 1992.
#2145 of 2634 Re: 1992 4.9 DeVille Alternator [sls002]
May 15, 2006 (9:44 am)
Really!?!? I see the ECM output for heated windshield.....
I need an input for my "charging" sensor. Didn't know if it should go to one of the three "post" wires that ran down to the assembly by the front wheel or where it should go. Just on the B+ terminal maybe??? hmmmm, don't know.
thanks for the help though.