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Cadillac Ratings

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    10/23/2002 1:18:50 PM

    2002 Cadillac DeVille - DHS

    Pros: quite interior

    Cons: seating fir me is very uncomfortabe and causes me back pain

    Advice: Test drive it for 50 miles or more

    I purchased this vehicle last November. Overall I like the vehicle and all of its' features like backup warning memory for seat position one for my key and one for my wifes key. I also like these features the radio weather reports, On Star and also the warning, when one gets into icing conditions that let you know there are possible icing conditions. I live in Florida and therefore can not appreciate the seat warmers, I purchased a new 1983 Eldorado and in my opinion the quality on it was much better than this one. For me it is not a comfortable vehicle. When I drive this vehicle for 40 miles or more I get a terrific back pain. At first I thought it was me but since I have a 1998 Plymouth Voyager and have no back problem when driving it. It has to be the seats in the Cadillac. I have also since driven other vehicles and have no problem. I have taken it to a couple dealers and they say it can't be fixed. One dealer sent me to a upholstery shop. They put in some extra foam that made me have nore pain in different areas than the original. So for me this vehicle is not a luxury one. It is not as luxurious as the old one I mentioned. I do like the low noise level which is one of the reasons we purchased it but we can't keep it. If it causes me discomfort somehow I have to get rid of it. For this reason to me it is a lemon.

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    10/16/2002 7:00:49 PM

    2003 Cadillac CTS - Base

    Pros: Performance

    Cons: Interior of doors

    Advice: Know what you're buying this is not your Father's Caddy

    I love this car more than any other car including other caddy’s that I have owned. Have put on over 7k in mileage in 3 months and other than some vibration noise from the driver window it has been flawless. I have driven in all conditions no problem with glare as mentioned in the other review. Nor at 6” have I hit my head going over a bump. Two friends both of whom are BMW and Audi owners have driven it and gave it high marks.

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    9/30/2002 4:21:13 PM

    2003 Cadillac CTS - Base

    Pros: Bose Sound system is top notch

    Cons: Visibility

    Advice: Avoid at all cost

    Avoid the car at all costs. First, visability on a bright day is a major issue. The design of the windshield and dashboard lead to signifcant relfections that at best distract the driver and at worst blind them. Night time vision is fine. Second, the ride. The car may have been tested on the race tracks of Germany; however, it wasn't tested on the city streets of major American cities. Make sure you are tightly strapped in with your seatbelts because the bumps of city streets could cause you to hit the ceiling. Within 24 hours of purchase, I requested a return of my Oldsmobile Intrigue, whose ride was much better in the city along with a refund of cash paid. A got a verbal NO from the dealer but no response to a dealer. A formal complaint on the visibility issue is being filed with the Highway Safety and Comsumer Product Safety agencies. Again, safe yourself a lot of grief. Look elsewhere for your next car.

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    9/21/2002 8:11:40 PM

    2003 Cadillac DeVille - Base

    Pros: sportscar handling

    Cons: placement of drivers seat up down control

    Advice: Definitely Chrome wheels

    I have a 2002 and a 2003 Cadillac DeVille. This vehicle black with black tinted windows is gorgeous! 'Like a Corvette for adults'

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    8/30/2002 12:37:38 PM

    2002 Cadillac Escalade - 4x2

    Pros: The White Diamond color and the power under the hood

    Cons: nothing

    Advice: Once you test drive one you'll want to take it home

    This is the most powerfull, most comfortable suv I test drove. Just got back from a trip in the moutains and I have to tell you that this thing handled the hills and the curves like a dream. I'd buy another if I could afford it.

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    8/30/2002 12:24:46 PM

    2003 Cadillac Seville - STS

    Pros: comfort

    Cons: does not have an automatic pull down trunk

    Advice: include the STS when shoping comparable $50,000 cars

    I owned a Lincoln Town Car, my dream car, for five years and wanted a more youthful car with more 'punch.' I decided upon a Lexus(430) or an Infinity(Q-45). After extensively driving the Lexus, I thought to go home to think about the price and the value. As a coincidenece, a Cadillac dealer was across the road from the Lexus dealer. I decided to drive a Sevelle STS. I was absolutely amazed by the handling and the ergonomics of the STS. I bought the Cadillac on the spot! It is absoultely a fantastic car. It does everything I ask of it. It is clearly better than the European cars I previously owned. It's fast, quiet and very comfortable. The only thing missing is 'snob appeal,' which doesn't mean anything to me. My STS is an outstanding car and if were stolen, I'd replace it with another STS.

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    8/13/2002 3:44:50 PM

    2002 Cadillac Escalade - AWD

    Pros: Overall Quality from top to bottom

    Cons: Gas mileage

    Advice: Check out the Denali but for a little more $ you get a LOT more

    As an SUV owner for the past 10 yrs, the Cadillac Escalade is the creme de la creme. Prior to purchasing this vehicle Sunday, we checked out everything on the market and nothing compared. It is like driving down the road on air with tons of power under the hood. The competition seems to forget that a larger vehicle needs a better engine. You won't be able to take this one away from me! And to think I almost decided not to buy it because the first dealer was so horrible! Coulter was absolutely incredible! See Dr Cooper!