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#501 of 2634 SUN VISORS ON 2000 DEVILLE
Jun 01, 2001 (5:51 am)
This message is in reply to message # 479 placed by user 456ttt. I received two nasty replies from Cadillac, one from Peter Koenig and the other from Stephen Johnson. They both are with the the GM Internet Response Center. Basically they said just because the design was changed in 2001 in no way means that the 2000 visors are defective. I plan on pursuing this issue, but I suspect that it will be a waste of my time.
What gets me is the fact that I recently received a coupon worth $2,000 towards the purchase of a 2001 Deville. Does Cadillac really think unsatisfied customers will come back? I would think that a simple visor upgrade to make a current customer happy would make sense to Cadillac, I guess not. They do not understand the simple concept of repeat business.
Jun 05, 2001 (1:36 pm)
I think that $2000 is worth more then the hassle of putting new visors in the car. If it's that important to you, take the $2000 and go get a new Deville.
#503 of 2634 Hey, if you don't want that $2K coupon...
Jun 01, 2001 (12:12 pm)
...I'll take it! I'm in the market for a new Deville!
Jun 01, 2001 (2:29 pm)
Exactly what did they say that was "nasty"? In what way are the "new" 2001 visors different? Do you honestly think that Mercedes or BMW or Lexus would change out the sun visors if the new ones had a completely different design and anchoring system? I might be wrong, but I don't think so.
I asked for new seat belts on the front seats of my '99 STS and the dealer changed them for '01 seat belts no problem, but the "new" seat belts use the exact same fittings to attach to the car. Have you asked your dealer if this can be done with the sun visors?
Jun 04, 2001 (2:55 pm)
My parents have a 97 cadillac deville with 36k miles on it. This morning it wouldn't start. Lights are on and everything but when you turn the key it just clicks. Headlights are on too. Is this the starter or what.
Jun 05, 2001 (4:44 am)
It still could be a low battery. When the battery on my Continental started going, If I let the car sit for a day it wouldn't start. There was still enough juice to run all the lights and electronics, but not enough to turn the engine.
#507 of 2634 sunbird
Jun 05, 2001 (8:58 am)
If that '96 Deville has its original battery, it's probably due for a replacement. The average lifespan of a battery is 5 to 6 years.
Jun 05, 2001 (1:25 pm)
I just want to congratulate the DTS for being named to the list of contenders for the world's best sedan inthe ROBB Reports best of issue. That's quite a feat, considering the BMW 7 was left off. The DTS is a considerable jump from the previous DeVille's and someone like the ROBB taking notice proves that~ A.R.
#509 of 2634 Best Sedan
Jun 05, 2001 (3:13 pm)
I was not aware the DTS nomination for "best sedan" in the Robb Report. Just being nominated say a lot!
Do you know what the criteria is they are using for the judging/selection?
Jun 06, 2001 (2:43 pm)
Is the article, currently, available at news stands?