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Cadillac DeVille, Sedan
Jun 08, 2001 (2:51 pm)
Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a new car soon and have always wanted a luxury car. I've found a 1997 Deville Concours with 58K for $21,900. It is completely loaded including Onstar and the integrated hands-free cell phone with steering wheel controls, sunroof, cd changer, the works. It's beautiful too, pearl red with the chrome wheels. What do you guys think of the price? It's at a Cadillac dealer and appears to be one that has been traded in for a new model. I haven't driven it yet and I wanted some ideas on price when I go into the dealership if I do. The listed price seems decent considering the how much the car was when new, but I'm not sure. I know dealers usually start out asking high prices on used cars expecting low ball offers and then work up from there. I could drive it and it could turn out to be a bomb, but it looks to be in excellent shape and typically a dealer like that will not keep used models in poor shape. Heck, they've got this one up on a rack in front of their used lot.
#514 of 2635 2000 DTS Rough Idle Problem Solved
Jun 10, 2001 (6:09 pm)
We bought the DTS 15 months ago. Dealer has been telling us the rough idle problem will be solved with a software fix. Well, after waiting for 15 months, my wife asked another dealer near her office about this problem (during a routine oil job). This dealer went ahead with:
Replace intake and exhaust camshafts per TSBVSS20010048
All together, I counted 15 parts. Looks like a very expensive warranty job. Anyway, the 2000 DTS now runs real well and NO ROUGH IDLE. We are now happy.
#516 of 2635 Bad Milage and "carbonization" on 2000 DTS
Jun 11, 2001 (7:22 am)
The Mileage on my 2000 DTS has progressively dropped from an average of around 19 MPG to 16.4 MPG. I noticed the difference when I had a warranty loaner 275HP Deville(cruise button died) and got 22.8 MPG driving the same type of roads. I asked the service guy about it and
he asked what octane gas I was using. I told him 87 as called for. He replied that they
were finding out that the car needed at least 89 octane to prevent "carbonization". He said if I
brought it in they would "de-carbonize" it under warranty. the car only has 15,000
miles. Am I being feed a line of bull or is this real?
#517 of 2635 General advice appreciated...
Jun 14, 2001 (7:20 pm)
what's the most reliable used Cadillac to buy? I don't need any extras or features, I just want a full-size smooth riding car for everyday use. Thanks.
#518 of 2635 How old of a used Caddy?
Jun 15, 2001 (11:51 am)
I would highly recommend a 1977-79 Deville. Sensible size, fairly decent gas mileage, excellent 425 V-8. A lot are still on the road. Of more recent Cadillacs, the 1994-99 Cadillacs are good. My 1994 Deville with 4.9 V-8 and 85K miles is still going strong. A nice 1998 or 1999 model base Deville would probably be your best choice. They can be had for very reasonable prices.
#519 of 2635 lemko & oil questions
Jun 16, 2001 (6:00 am)
I own a 2001 Aurora 4.0 (small bore 4.6) and switched out the factory oil at 4000 miles with Mobil-1 0W-30 (8 quarts). the car now has 6000 miles and has not used any oil since the change. While the owner's manual does not mention 0W-30, the service manual does recommend it (synthetic only) for cold areas and/or better start-up lubrication. Even with mostly mountain/city driving, the oil life monitor is running at about 7000 miles per change and it looks like it won't need any added oil during that time. I also use Mobil-1 filters. According to the service manual, synthetic 0W-30 or 5W-30 can be used in any climate, and synthetics are specifically recommended for colder areas.
#520 of 2635 Cadillac and DTS mean QUALITY!
Jun 19, 2001 (4:32 pm)
....NOT! My 2000 DTS has less than 10,000 mi. and has been pampered. Despite this it has been in service for no less than six times since I bought it a year ago. Each time it has been in for 3 - 8 days at a time. Now it is in for defective camshaft, problem with the condenser, and a leak in the radiator, and they "keep finding things wrong". It has been in since Friday, the 15th, and there's no telling when I'll get it back. As for Cadillac, and one of it "flagships"...never again. It's foreign cars for me, and I personally hope that Cadillac goes the route of Oldsmobile. Don't buy one or you've got trouble!
#521 of 2635 OIL USE ALERT
Jun 19, 2001 (5:48 pm)
96 deville northstar 76500 mil.
Used 1 Qt. dino 10w40 1500 miles.
Purring like a kitten. But the woman is
too cheap to put premium in. But i got a new
chevy truck recently. And the wheel fell OFF !!
So Carnaught : sorry to hear of your problems.
#522 of 2635 Considering A Trade: 1997 Chrysler LHS for 1998 Cadillac Deville
Jun 20, 2001 (9:57 pm)
I currently own a 1997 Chrysler LHS with 53,000
miles on it and in very good condition. I am looking for a car with a little more power and a little less road noise. I have not found the new LHS as comfortable in its' seating or visibility as the 97 LHS.
I now have the opportunity to trade the 97 LHS for a 1998 Cadillac Deville with 11,000 miles on it and in like new condition.
The trade would be the 97 LHS and $ 12,000 cash for the 1998 Deville. Is this a good trade? Has anyone in the discussion owned both models? can you give me your comparison based on your own experience. All other replies also welcome