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#743 of 2635 2001 Deville
Jan 28, 2002 (9:57 am)
Hello folks, I've been a reader of Town Hall for several years but have never posted. Based on several past disastrous experiences with GM/Chrysler products, I thought I'd never buy another car built in the U.S. again until I read most of the posts in this Cadillac Deville forum. These insightful comments convinced me to give GM products another chance.
Last week, I purchased a base 2001 silver Deville with about 12,300 miles on the odometer for $28,900. I've owned Acuras for the past three years. I traded a '97 RL with 65,000 miles on the odometer. I also purchased the 6yr/100K mile extended warranty. Based on the complexities of the car, the extended warranty seemed to be a prudent purchase.
I am thoroughly impressed with the power, quietness and handling of the base Deville. I hope it will be reliable over the long run.
#744 of 2635 jmanfro and psedrish.......I hope you'll
Jan 29, 2002 (5:23 pm)
...still be singing the praises of Cadillac and GM after a period of time. I too was a former Mercedes and Acura and foreign car owner who came to the Cadillac camp. After the initial "honeymoon" wore off, I became extemely disenchanted, disillusioned and fed up with multiple trips to the Cadillac service dept. I was enraged when leaving the car at the dealer for service over a weekend and then discovering it, by chance, parked in someone's driveway on the other side of town, on a Sunday. I checked the license number in confirming it was my beloved 2000 DTS, which was taken home and "joy ridden" by one of the service guys. No, this was not a "test drive". Anyway, I sincerely hope that you two gents have a better experience than I did with my former car, especially after the initial euphoria wore off.
Jan 29, 2002 (7:33 pm)
Enjoy your new Caddy ! I had a 90 Deville
that went 120k and 8 yrs. of use ! Few
minor problems over the years..Now 96
Sedan deville 81k miles...Few minor problems
too. Extended warranty is a good idea on
the newer ones! ( I never bought one tho).
My woman wants new car now ! Want to see a
new CTS up close tho. She likes the Buick
Lesabre (ugh). But they are about 17k cheaper
than a new Deville !!!!!............Geo
Jan 29, 2002 (7:34 pm)
Lemko bought a new Seville STS !!!!
The LUCKY guy ! Northstar too!
No wonder he hasn"t posted!
Jan 30, 2002 (9:55 am)
I can see your frustration with your car's problems, but it looks like the dealership's service department has only made matters worse for you. I'd be HIGHLY ticked off if I had my car in for service and found it parked at someone else's home over the weekend. I hope you have contacted the dealership owner and Cadillac corporate. A good service department can make or break an ownership experience.
#748 of 2635 Replacing 1993 Deville
Jan 30, 2002 (2:28 pm)
It's time to replace the Deville I bought new in 93. Can't bring myself to spend the amount needed to buy another new one even though I could afford it. I've considered other new cars for purchase but don't want to give up the comfort and hopefully the reliability (197,000 trouble free miles). Thankfully, Caddy's depreciate rapidly and I'm looking for a 2000 with less than 30,000 miles. Lots of them available on the web. Are there any problems with the 2000 Deville that I should watch out for?
Jan 30, 2002 (4:01 pm)
If you can afford it, I'd bite the bullet and buy a new DTS. They are very nice cars. But the 1-2 year old low mileage route isn't a bad choice either.
Feb 02, 2002 (9:39 am)
The new CTS's have just arrived in Atlanta. They're nice, but I always end up admiring the Devilles; I think that Cadillac has done an admirable job on them. It's also commendable that Cadillac has designed their cars to appeal to a younger market. I drive a '99 Accord and have 81K miles on it (not one problem of any kind with the car); I commute from Atlanta to Athens, Georgia 3 times a week (175 miles round trip). Though very reliable, the car rides hard, is fairly noisy on the highway and sits too low for long trips. I've checked out the Acuras but the RL also sits too low. I'm seriously giving some thought to a "Caddy" in 1.5 years when I replace the Accord. My question is related to long-term reliability of the Devilles. Are they fairly trouble-free over the long-haul? Does anyone have a preferred Cadillac dealer in the Atlanta metro area?
Feb 02, 2002 (1:24 pm)
I'm like you, I like the CTS alot but have alwats admired the Deville and Seville. I'm 26 and the CTS really appeals to me because of it's price and performance equation. But if I had 50K to spend, I'd have a Deville DTS or STS in a heartbeat. Nothing like the feel and sound of a Northstar V8. As for long term durability, I think newer models are pretty good. Newer as in 98 to present Sevilles and 00 to present Devilles. The Northstar is a good motor, but the older versions of these cars were not built on as good of chassis as the present ones are.
Feb 02, 2002 (4:43 pm)
Whatever happened to Cadillac's web site? You have to see it; it's all brand-new!