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Cadillac DeVille, Sedan
#975 of 2635 jb7227...
Sep 17, 2002 (7:14 pm)
...you pretty much described my 1989 Cadillac Brougham! Don't forget the three fender-mounted fiber optic lights on each front fender! It has all those features. My 1994 DeVille had the trunk pull-down and little red lights above the rear window in the interior to show turn direction, brake lights, and illuminated taillamps. These features are strangely absent in my 2002 STS. I sure miss them! Of course my STS has a lot of features absent from my '89 Brougham and '94 DeVille.
Sep 17, 2002 (10:28 pm)
The fiber optic Tailight monitors in the
roof ( you could see in the rearview mirror)
on my 90 deville... My 72 Fleetwood and 89
90 Devilles I had also had the fiber
optic monitors in the front fenders.
But my 96 and 02 didn't/don't have them
Sep 17, 2002 (10:30 pm)
Lemko beat me to it !
#978 of 2635 sonjaab & lemko..
Sep 18, 2002 (3:33 am)
Forgot about those great lamp monitors! What about the "trumpet horn"? Dont get me wrong - there are tons of improvements over the older models - Northstar vs. V8-6-4, better controlled handling (while still giving us that Cadillac ride), better workmanship/reliability. I guess I'm a sucker for nostalgia - but I still dont think there's a reason why the "Standard of the World" can't be the standard once more. Come on GM, you can give us a world beater in the Corvette, and your SUV's are great (Tahoe, Suburban, etc.) - you can do it for Caddy!
#979 of 2635 I absolutely love that horn!
Sep 18, 2002 (8:39 am)
I can be on a crowded street in any city with car horns blaring everywhere and can pick out the Cadillac by the sound of the horn. I think GM is trying harder to make Cadillac a world-beater more than any other division at this time.
Sep 18, 2002 (2:56 pm)
That Caddy horn note is great! I just drove (for the 3rd time) a base DeVille (2003) - cant decide whether to take the plunge on a 2002 or 2003 yet. I firmly to believe that if more foreign car buyers drove the DeVille before plunking down 55-60K for a mid-size Mercedes or Lexus, they would think twice. For $ 15,000 less, they would get a car with more interior room, more trunk room, smoother ride and better climate control, for starters. I cannot wait to take my Caddy cross-country...would be curious to hear from all you out there who have done the same (i mean from East to West or vice-versa - a nice 3000+ mile trip) - how did she perform?
#981 of 2635 Base Deville
Sep 18, 2002 (4:07 pm)
In the high $30s,it way undercuts a Mercedes E320. and that strikes me as great value. But the DTS gets too close to the Benz. As you near $50K,I'd much rather the MB.
Sep 18, 2002 (5:33 pm)
you are right - the base is an unbelievable value compared to the MB 320. As far as comparing the DTS, its MB "competition" would be the E430. At almost $60K for the 430 (vs. $47-48K or less for a DTS w/discounts), I still think the Caddy is a good value.
Sep 19, 2002 (3:37 am)
I'd take the E320-it's adequately fast,even if it dosen't have that big honkin' Caddy V-8. So in my mind they very much competors,even if the cylinder count isn't the same.
Sep 19, 2002 (7:47 am)
Make mine a DTS or STS, no stinkin Benz for me. To get an MB with the room, features, and power of a DTS your looking at an S-class and your over $70K then. Sorry, but even at DHS and DTS levels, the Caddy is a great value. The E430 is history as the new E-class will be offered in either V6 E320 or V8 E500 and I can only wonder how much more the 500 will be over the 430. I'm sorry, but if I'm spending nearly 50 large on a car, I want at least eight cylinders. Having recently driven an SLS for a week and experiencing a Northstar at full throttle, there is nothing quite like the sound. You Caddy owners will know what I mean:)