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#779 of 896 Re: lemon law [gbosley]
May 06, 2008 (6:39 pm)
Just out of curiosity has anyone on this forum had zero problems with a 2007 or 2008 DTS? I'm keeping my 2003 Deville forever at this rate. 65,000 miles and not one problem. Runs perfectly -everything works, and it gets 30 mpg on the road or more. I suppose when I finally do replace it I may look at a used Lincoln Town Car or used Lexus. Cadillac -as evidenced by all the complaints -has not improved in the last 5 years.
#780 of 896 Re: lemon law [dispencer2]
May 06, 2008 (10:17 pm)
My experience with my 2006 DTS supports your statement. I owned a 2004 Deville which also got 30 MPG on the highway, my 2006 DTS gets around 26.5.
My 2005 Town Car gets about 29.5 in highway driving. T.C. weighs about 400 lbs. more than DTS, has a slightly smaller engine but has more than enough power in most every driving situation. You would be wise to consider any of the brands and models you mention. Only problem with Lexus is the cost to value ratio. I think Town Car wins on that basis against almost any luxury auto. Test drive them all and pick the one that suits you best and let us know who gets your preference and choice. In the meantime I would be in no hurry to part with your 2003 Deville. Best wishes!
#781 of 896 Re: lemon law [dispencer2]
May 07, 2008 (5:21 am)
I'm at two years and 14,000 miles on my '06 Performance Model DTS. I have had zero problems with this car. I've had the oil changes (free from my dealer) and had the tires rotated once; otherwise I have not had any servicing done on the car.
The ride is excellent, with no vibration, ever. I'd call this car the most trouble free car that I've ever had, and the most fun to drive.
#782 of 896 Re: lemon law [kpsm]
May 07, 2008 (4:36 pm)
Great to hear. Hope others reply too. Karl Spence
#783 of 896 Re: lemon law [dispencer2]
May 13, 2008 (5:06 pm)
I have a 2006 Luxury ll DTS with just shy of 30,000 miles on it. The quality has been excellent- the only time I have had it back to the dealer is for oil changes and tire rotations. The comfort and ride continue to be the best I have experienced of any car I've owned. A friend of mine who rides with me to business meetings said his Lexus does not compare to the comfortable ride of the DTS. He wanted his wife to purchase either a CTS or DTS, but she insisted on a Lexus- and he agreed that the mindset of too many people is that imports, just because of their name, are better than domestics. My first experience with owning a Cadillac will not be my last- I will be a repeat customer..
#784 of 896 Re: lemon law [kpsm]
May 17, 2008 (6:03 am)
I am on my second 2006 Performance Sedan. (first one burned in a garage fire)
Total of over 65,000 miles on the two cars.
I have had a few minor issues. (I am very very picky) They have all been fixed correctly and promptly by my dealer while driving a nice loaner.
All in all, I am very happy with my Cadillac. I will be buying another in a couple of years.
#785 of 896 Re: lemon law [wes63]
May 24, 2008 (6:38 am)
I appreciate the information provided by robw64 (this is wes63- go figure why I cannot login as such) about ensuring the dealership handle ALL WORK less your warranty being voided, and while I'm very sympathetic about taxasjim losing his DTS in a fire this may be my best option. The dealer changed my tires to Michelin Pilot MXM4 tires and they have improved the overall level of comfort since the sidewall is not so stiff. However there is still a slight vibration coming from the suspension system. The car is abviously a great looking car and there are plenty of bells and whistles for me but I think Cadillac has done themself a dissevice by designing a suspension system too sensitive. You cannot combine a european sport-autobahn designed system with a comfort system because that ends up being an oxymoron. OR THERE IS A REAL PROBLEM OUT THERE WITH ALMOST ALL DTS' This car will never drive like a Continental, a Park Avenue or any other large soft riding luxury car. If you want a sprot suspension may I suggest a BMW 525 * * * Series. If you have problems do not let anyone touch the car except a GM dealership and follow the guidelines in the owners manual until you get an acceptable resolution. Me, I'm still on the hunt for a resolution and I'm not stopping until I get this issue resolved. Good Luck
#786 of 896 Re: lemon law [wes63]
May 24, 2008 (11:32 am)
After 6 months of trying to get my 2006 DTS lemon-lawed, Cadillac (GM) is still playing games with me. I will not stop until they repurchase this car because of all the suspension problems I have had with it. It has sat in my garage for the last 6 months because I refuse to drive it.GM stated there was nothing wrong with the car. After the BBB turned me down because GM reps LIED, I took it back to another dealership and they found bad tie rod ends. This was AFTER they replaced lower control arms, front end axle and front srut assembly twice! I continue to have a bad vibration (my tires have been changed by the dealership already BTW) in the front end. My meeting with the Atty. Generals office was set for May 6th. GM notified my attorney that they were going to repurchase the car and make me a written offer by May 6th. Today is May 24th and we have heard nothing! Because GM told the attorney of the written offer, my meeting with the Atty. Generals office got post-poned for 90 days. SO...to make a long story short, if you plan to take on the Cadillac division of GM, be prepared for their games and lies. After 4 Cadillacs, I am perfectly happy with my trouble-free Hyundai!
#787 of 896 Re: lemon law [wes63]
May 25, 2008 (9:35 am)
There have been Park Avenue owners who have had problems with vibrations too, so do not think that it is only the DTS or DeVilles that have this problem. If replacement or balancing the tires does not resolve the problem, then something is out of balance, like the brake rotors. Since the brake rotors don't come off with the wheels, they will stay out of balance. I think unresolved vibrations are a problem for a very few owners.
The basic problem with trying to make a FWD sedan into a sport sedan is that the weight on the front wheels makes handling less than perfect (whatever that may mean). The RWD Cadillac sedans (STS and CTS) are sport sedans and are a better choice than the DTS for a sport sedan.
#788 of 896 Re: lemon law [sls002]
May 25, 2008 (10:21 pm)
Hey All....Long time no post!
Anyhoo...........I finally took the plunge and traded my 03 Deville base that
had 53k miles and was for the most part troublefree with only 1 visit
to the service dept. for a water pump seal and a emission programming
recall. Aside from several $19.95 oil changes no other services were
required in the almost 5 years I had the car....................
While wintering in Daytona the local Caddy dealer had several used
o7 DTS models for a reasonable $27k so I figured I would take a look!
Found a nice loaded out Lux 3 pkg in Diamond white that was a GM PEP
unit and not a rental with 2,700 miles.
I wanted a new 08 but even with my GM employee deal the MSRP of
almost $50k on a lux3 and my final price of around $38k the 07 was
quite the deal !!!!!!!!!!!
I only got $15k trade allowance on my 53k mile 03 but it did need
brakes and tires as the original Michelins were pretty thin............
I hope this new one will serve me as well as my past Caddies and
I do run them hard and put them away wet at times !