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#594 of 2635 2001 Program Cars!!
Jul 20, 2001 (4:00 am)
Lots of miles for a program car..Ask the Cadillac dealer to run a history on the car and let you read the printout.. it will give all warranty repair data and dates/mileage.. 25k miles is not a program car..Sounds like a rental deal..
$32k is too much for a plain Deville.. My son bought a 01 SLS in March, 7500 miles w/STS wheels, diamond white and sunroof for 36k including 6% sales tax.. The car was an Enterprise rental car and was purchased by the Caddy dealer at auction/sale..The dealer gave my son a story about its first life which was all baloney..You can buy used 01 STS for 36k w/9k miles..
Buy an extended warranty just before the original warranty expires because the Caddys really don't grow old gracefully.. Buy the warranty through the dealer and dicker the price because it is flexible..
I am a three Caddy owner, no big dealer, all bought new, not leased..Keep 5 yrs, wife's car and receives excellent care..The northstar system looks great on paper but it has some odd problems which out of warranty are costly..
The resale sucks so going into the deal; beat up the dealer or the private party..I live in Michigan..the home of the beasts...Good Luck..
Jul 20, 2001 (1:06 pm)
I just posted a picture of the next DeVille on my car page.
Not an all new car. But new front and back, and revised interior to match the new CTS.
Jul 20, 2001 (3:12 pm)
Wow, great shot of the '03 Deville. Looks like either chrome, or brushed aluminum sideview mirrors! Suprised but happy to see Cadillac make such a relatively drastic design change to the car only three years into the current model design. They usually have taken designs through a five year cycle.
Are you sure that this is slated for release in '03, as in, one year from now? (the '02's are on the lot already).
The front of the CTS looks taller than it does in other photos I've seen.
Jul 25, 2001 (2:05 pm)
If the DTS is the only series in '03, look forward to seeing the super DTS as another trim with advance high tech. and greater performance.
Some issues back of Car and Driver, there was talk about future forecast of the Deville of being the super Deville (DTS) with S-class like features with 400 horsepower. I don't know how true it is but something that similar of what Cadillac is planning out should be a threat to the competition. I could see the DTS and another higher performance DTS coming out in a year and a half.
#598 of 2635 Pat...Host
Jul 26, 2001 (10:08 am)
Please tell me what is 'implied profanities'???
I spent several years in the far east with my family. I am a 100% American car person. Problem is, where do you find a 100% American car these days? :*)
#600 of 2635 Windshield Noise
Jul 26, 2001 (1:00 pm)
I have a 2000 Deville at certain speeds and wind conditions has a howling windshield. This is a very rare occurance with all conditions being right. Very difficult for Cadillac service to troubleshoot. Anybody experiencing similar problems or have answers to the problem? Thanks in Advance
#601 of 2635 nick01
Jul 26, 2001 (1:29 pm)
Feel free to email me if you'd like - patedmunds.com.
Sedans Message Board
Jul 26, 2001 (1:54 pm)
100% American car is a Cadillac..It may have some offshore parts but it's a USAer..Trust me, I sell the OEM..
Foreign car companies producing cars in our country and Canada are foreign owned--follow so far--they buy approx 85% of their parts from domestic car suppliers/manufacturers which are based in the US or Canada but are also foreign owned..The traditional Big 3 suppliers do very little business with the Pacific Rim names in the USA or Canada. The offshore guys have their own "good old boy network" which operates very well within our country..
They operate in the small towns mainly in the Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee..
I could go on; but my explanation is not appreciated by Edmunds..however I have said nothing out of line or questionable..
I am 67 yrs old; so I can recognize where the auto names started..I think the media and the advertising tend to distort the real picture..I see where Toyota uses the language in their full page Auto ads, stating that they purchase domestically $8 billion worth of parts annually..It's true; Asian owned American suppliers..
The regular Big 3 supplier is in deep trouble and in ten years will be gone..You figure out the rest of the story!!!
Sorry, Pat, but I had to explain a very important side of our hertiage and where it is headed..
Jul 26, 2001 (3:40 pm)
My recently purchased Oldsmobile Intrigue had a sticker which said it was 96% US or Canadian in content. Thats pretty American by today's standards.