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#2620 of 2635 Re: 2005 deville [chrisptown1]
Jun 18, 2012 (2:07 am)
In general, if you want to stay with a Deville type, I would try to move up a couple more years. Get something still in the 4 years/50000 warranty. About $28,000, hopefully less, maybe even down to $22,000. Then buy a GMPP warranty for 4 or 5 more years a few months before the factory one expires. What you will find are usually rentals or 3 year lease returns. A 'base' Deville/DTS has a lot of stuff on it, but even rentals are now being nicely equipped. It going to cost you about $2,500 or so for a GMPP. So, for around $30,000 (as I said, hopefully less) you will get a 3 year old Deville/DTS and be covered for everything except 'maintenace items and trim) for 4,5, or 6 years, with maybe just a $50/$100 deductible for repairs. And, if you read back thru this topic, our 2005 has had several repairs.
I'm in Okla, but here is where I bought my GMPP, phone calls and credit card charge.
Black Pontiac Cadillac, Our 48th Year
3929 Admiral Peary Highway
Ebensburg, Pa. 15931
877-472-9550 Toll Free
These guys beat the pricing locally by several hundreds of dollars. And it's the same GMPP sold anywhere, your car's VIN is on it and any GM dealership will do the work and you pay a deductible, if you don't buy a $0 deductible. I can extend the GMPP on the 2005, but it will cost a lot, and that's for a $200 deductible. Even though I'm not sure the repairs on our 2005 over the past 4 years have exceeded the price I had to pay, I felt better about owning the Deville. Otherwise owning one scares me.
I can find the price of the parts put on, via part numbers listed on the work order, but I don't know the labor cost for a warranty repair. Dealer went into the Heat/AC three times. I think they replaced three servo/motors in there and also replaced the dash control unit. I don't remember exactly, but these parts were about $750-1000 or so. Also all 4 window regulars were replaced. Both coil packs, at different times. The front collision/air bag sensor. Maybe something else, don't remember right now.
#2621 of 2635 Re: 2005 deville [bolivar]
Jun 18, 2012 (3:41 am)
I just have to compare the Cadallics we've owned with the Hondas we've owned. Had a 2002 Accord for about 7 years and 45,000 miles. Put a power lock module on it (under warranty) because it decided to lock itself whenever it wanted to. Have a 2006 Ridgeline truck with about 43,000 miles. It has never been back for a repair.
I had a 94 Ford Ranger truck that I loved. Owned it from 1997 til about 2005, with about 70,000 miles. It had a few things fail on it, but overall I considered these maintanence, with some things failing because of old age rather that wear and tear. Radiator leaked, front brake rotors warped, radio speakers blew out, Plug wires and plugs, and the strange suspension set up had a large rubber biscuit thing wear and caused squeaks/groans/etc. I repaired all of these myself with parts from local parts places. After reading online about the process, the suspension was not very tough. Just had to get a large socket and box end wrench and a cheater bar to break loose and retighten a couple of nuts that were about 150 and 200 foot-pounds of torque. The coil spring came out without a special tool, and didn't bounce around my garage or off my head.
Compared to the list of things on the 3 Devilles, these other cars had nothing much fail.
#2622 of 2635 Re: Msg. 2607 by Acones 2005 Deville [lecus]
Sep 18, 2012 (12:22 pm)
My apologies for being so extremely late with this reply, I have not been on here in a while. Not sure if you still need the instructions but I will be forwarding them to your email shortly. AC
#2623 of 2635 Re: Msg. 2607 by Acones 2005 Deville [lecus]
Sep 21, 2012 (4:13 am)
I am having a problem sending this due to the file size. Once I get this other program downloaded that will send files in excess of 2G I'll get to you. Once again, sorry for the late response.
#2624 of 2635 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [gmcustsvcsarah]
Sep 25, 2012 (9:56 am)
Today I'm going to my local Cadillac dealer to have my 3rd window regulator replaced since March 2012 at a cost of nearly $500.00 each! I purchased this car in August of 2011 so I don't know how many times they have already been replaced. According to all the info i've read and been told, this is a very common problem with Devilles from pre 2000 thru at least 2005. Cadillac is well aware of this issue so I'm perplexed as to why there hasn't been a recall and a fix.
My issue with this problem is not just about the cost or frequency but rather the Safety issue. This always seems to happen in late evening when i'm nearly 100 miles from home and, it happens without any warning. I'm afraid to go on a trip or even be out late at night for fear I could be attacked, robbed or whatever. This is indeed a very dangerous safety issue. GM has the ability to correct the design flaw of having plastic connected to metal so this does not happen again ever. Please GM, do something before someone gets hurt. (judylee13, nashville, tn, 2005 cadillac deville)
#2625 of 2635 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [judylee13]
Sep 25, 2012 (10:51 am)
Good afternoon judylee13,
We're sorry that you've had to have these repairs done three times over the course of the year. How did everything go with your dealership this afternoon? If we can look into anything for you, please send us an email at socialmediagm.com with more details (including your name and your Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#2626 of 2635 Have 1998 Deville What is 1/4 black roof materail made of ?
Nov 26, 2012 (2:43 pm)
As mentioned above I like to know what this Color Black Materail is made of and how to treat it care for it to keep it looking like new"? Also goes down on both back doors edges. I been told by the mechnic and fellow I purchased from the 1/4 black roof shell is made of fiberglass, but he also not sure what the material which to me is like materail simular to that of convertable which I don't know what is called or how to keep that like new,
My black 1/4 top roof is in new like condition, goes with the black leather interior and even leather steering wheel. car loaded with all kinds of features. I just had the car detailed. even them guys not sure what is mated of , just said washed liked rest of car, I want to know if there is anything I should use to care for this section on care to keep like new? purhaps there are some products out there to protect it from sun and weather, I don't want ton see it fade or weather cause lack of using some product. classic car owners with this materal must use some thing to keep like new condition I would think.
#2627 of 2635 Re: Have 1998 Deville What is 1/4 black roof materail made of ? [rocket11213]
Dec 14, 2012 (12:37 am)
Well, I don't think a 1/4 roof is anything 'stock'. This was added by some after-market outfit. All the 'vinyl roofs' on later model Cadillacs are after-market, these do not come as a Cadillac 'stock' item. I would guess the material is somewhat like all 'vinyl' roof material, and cleaners and 'dressings' found in auto part houses could be used.
#2628 of 2635 Re: 2005 Deville Latest Repair [judylee13]
Jan 21, 2013 (5:30 pm)
If you are spending that much for a regulator, then you are getting jerked. I bought my drivers side regulator with motor for 36 bucks brand new on eBay over 2 years ago, took it over to pep-boys and for about $40 they installed it. So, I got everything fixed for under $100 and for the past two years I have had no problems and I use the regulator several times a day. Stay away from the dealers, unless you have a power train warranty that covers all repairs for $0. Only a fool goes to a dealer for out of pocket repairs.
#2629 of 2635 The end of "real" Caddies! :(
Jan 21, 2013 (10:27 pm)
This is a very sad state of affairs. Cadillac stopped making the Full Size American Luxury Car that has a V8.
The last Full Size Caddy was the 2011 DTS (Deville Touring Sadan). Now they only make these cheezy small euro looking sports trash, i.e CTS, XTS, ATS, they may say Cadillac. But, they are not Caddies, too small and they look like hell!
GM must be out of their minds to take the Deville/DTS off their lineup. The DTS was their flagship car. Now the American Dream is gone. Even Lincoln took the Towncar off their lineup.
I belong to several large Cadillac forums and 1000's upon 1000's of Caddy lovers are sick and heartbroken over the end of Cadillac as we once knew it. When you saw a Caddy driving down the street, you could see it was a Caddy a mile away. All these new cars that Cadillac is making look like every other car. How can a limo be made and feel roomy if it's an XTS, etc;?
I have an 01' Deville that I try to keep in the best condition possible, I even put a brand new tranny into it. There is nothing left that is large, plush, powerful and comfortable like a Deville...NOTHING!
So, when I'm forced to get a "new" Caddy, it will be a 2011 DTS. But after that, then what? GM made a huge mistake taking the DTS off their lineup. So, that's it folks, Cadillac threw in the towel and are just making cars, not CADDIES.
So, take good care of your DTS/Deville. Everything else they make is garbage, I'm sure millions will agree. If GM did some real research, they would find they made a horrible mistake by removing the Deville.