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#2508 of 2635 Re: Deville DHS Poor milage [mike467]
Feb 28, 2010 (1:11 pm)
My wild guess - ethenol in our gasoline. I have three cars. 2005 Cadillac, 2006 Ridgeline truck, 2007 Corvette.
Each car has dropped about 2mpg, highway and city milage, since our state went to ethenol in the gas.
Ethenol is a total failure, but it is totally political. And none of the media will give coverage to the problems with its usage. So, we are stuck with it.
Any 'savings' of gasoline is totally wiped out because of the reduced milage.
#2509 of 2635 Deville poor mileage
Mar 01, 2010 (5:52 pm)
Thanks for the response, I guess that the environment is more important than saving gas.
#2510 of 2635 1991 Caddy coupe Deville!! HELP!
Mar 08, 2010 (7:34 pm)
My problems with my car at first was my radio cutting out if i have on to much electrical stuff as in lights air conditioner, etc. then the anti lock light on my dash which wen it first comes on feel like its trying to lock my breaks up, I have also had my air conditioner get stuck on then a D shows up where the gas gauge is and air control is. now my car has a hard time starting up and wen i do turn it over it kills after running for a few seconds also i can be driving and the whole car will kill and after letting it sit for a while it will crank back up. also what is the inflatable restraint light for?
Does anyone know how to fix any of these problems or have any idea wat is causing them?
#2511 of 2635 I purchased a Cadillac Deville and the transmission was slippery
Mar 15, 2010 (6:43 pm)
Do not purchase cars at Orlando Auto Brokers located at Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando...they sell cars with broken motor, transmission, breaks, among other essential parts...they stole from me $3,300 dollars and refuse to fix or exchange the auto's transmission, which I found out was completely damaged within a week from purchase. They did not offer payable guarantee at time of purchase. Pass this info around so business that commit fraud do not continue this doing.
#2513 of 2635 re:2005 Deville Reliable?
May 25, 2010 (7:27 pm)
am looking '05 Deville 51k miles from Cad. dealer. veh. had 2 owners 1 lease 1 private. is loaded with m/roof sat. radio coolled seats 16" chrome wheels.dealer asking $16.5. which is $2-3.5K over Edmunds, Kbb and Nade. In looking at postings on the forums i see very few if any 2005's being listed with problems. any thoughts i would be giving up '02 park av. 83k pretty much problem free right now. guess i've always wanted a Caddy.
#2514 of 2635 re:2005 Deville Reliable? [chrisptown1]
May 25, 2010 (10:56 pm)
We've got a 2005 Deville. Bought it off a 3 year lease in 9/2007.
It's had a coolant leak in the 'crossover' pipe (now sure of this name, it's a solid connector on left side of the motor (actual rear of the motor) that moves coolant between the heads. Took 3 or 4 days to fix that.
The heat had never been right, but last year it was totally cold. This took 3 trips to repair. I think 3 actuator door motors and the complete dash control unit were replaced. It still doesn't heat like it should. Previous Devilles would start throwing heat in a few blocks - this one is slow to heat up.
One tire pressure monitor was bad, but I think this is because the car has one miss-matched wheel/tire on it - one from a salvage probably. Seems like there was something else, but don't remember.
Ah, pulled the file. Front impact sensor bad. Left outside mirror directional signal out, replaced and painted entire mirror (this was bad when we bought the car). Oh, looks like a previous pressure monitor was replaced. Loose switch on memory seats.
Cadillac history indicates before we bought it, it had a leaking water pump replaced, resurfaced all 4 disk and replaced front pads and put one new tire on it (driven low on air and ruined). I think this was done at dealership after they bought at auction and before we bought. I've had to replace a tire. I think whoever leased the car ignored tire pressures.
It had 37,000 when we bought it in 9/2007. Has about 53,000 now.
I consider this about average for a Cadillac. I have an extended ($2,000+) warranty on this car because Cadillacs scare me to death, especially the Northstar head gasket problems and general electronic complication problems. But the wife wants a Cadillac. I've got a little over 2 years and 22,000 miles or so left on the warranty. When it's out, the car will be sold.
Probably have to buy another for the wife, but I don't want to keep a Cadillac without a warranty.
#2515 of 2635 re:2005 Deville Reliable? [chrisptown1]
May 26, 2010 (5:55 pm)
P.S. Yes, the $16.5 is high. A couple of days ago I look at the KBB prices of mine, seemed like it was abou $9,000 trade and $13,000 retail. I would think they would jump on an offer of $13-14,000 for this car. They probably don't have more than $9,000 in it, still giving them a lot of profit at the above numbers.
Offer $12,000 and buy an extended GMAC extended warranty (if available).
May 30, 2010 (2:13 pm)
Did my postings scare you totally away?
#2517 of 2635 Re: chrisptown [bolivar]
May 30, 2010 (3:31 pm)
They gave me some pause. we are at $15.5 right now, haven't discussed my PA trade. The '05 Deville was "Certified" in Apr. '08. was in service 11/04. has 51k right now/ the dealer is telling me it is covered bumper to bumper til 11/10. I thought only the power train is covered til 11/10.? do you know? The veh. has everything i want--XM Sat., m/roof. heated and cooled.seats (need the heat here in Maine) I should know by wed. if it is a go. i could still go either way.