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Cons: the new models have more horsepower !!!
Advice: don't be a fool..lexus and mercedes are way overpriced..and service is a fortune $$$$$a fantastic performer. it really moves around the curves. i live in tucson at 2600 feet elevation. i go up to 5500 feet in the mountains easily. i took this car on a trip to san diego..4 passengers.. a loaded trunk..in 115 degree weather..it rockets along at 85 mph up the mountains and gets 25 mpg !!! temp guage remained at normal !!! what a car !!!..just bring it to cadillac every few months for service !!! it just runs and runs..i have..65,000 miles on it so far..it runs better now then when i got it brand new !!!
Pros: Air condtioned front seats.
Cons: Whats not to like?
Advice: test drive one soon.I spend ten hours a week commuting and the Cadillac DeVille makes this a pleasure. Very smooth ride yet nimble and solid in an emergecy. Power is more than adequate and visability is excellent.
Pros: superb ride
Cons: base deville has only a cd player, no tape. you can upgrade to a cd/tape player though.
Advice: get one, you won't be disappointed.This crimson pearl DeVille is the best looking car I've ever owned. It is simply drop dead gorgeous, and it really turns heads when I drive down the avenues. It just has the other luxury cars beat hands downs for looks. The rear three/quarter view is my favorite angle, but any angle is beautiful. Cadillac really is putting out some nicely styled vehicles for a change. They had some awful dumpy looking cars in the 1990's. The high-tech 4.6 liter V-8 engine is a joy - smooth and powerful, yet it gets excellent gas mileage (27 hwy). I have 6 people in my family, and this car will haul them all in style and comfort yet it sips gas compared to a big sport utility vehicle, which is what I would have had to buy in order to carry that many people, so it even makes sense from an economic\ecological standpoint. The car has a solid quality feel in and out - worthy of Cadillac's claim to be the 'Standard of the World', which wasn't the case with some of the junk they put out in the 1980's. They have truly learned their lesson that the Cadillac buyer expects more than a rebadged Chevrolet.
Pros: Rear parking assist and heated seats front and rear. ( I live in Michigan)
Cons: Haven't found any yet.
Advice: You could spend a lot more money for a Lexus or Mercedes, but why ?Comfort and safety are important in my choice of a new car. The Cadillac Deville DTS with its continusouly variable road sensing suspension, side air bags front and back, stability control system (Stabilitrac), 300 HP, give this car a sports/touring sedan feel. I haven't had this experience, but a friend of mine has a Cadillac (STS) with the Stabilitrac system. While going about 80 MPH in Texas two months' ago he had a rear tire blow out. His car started to swerve and immediately the stability control system 'kicked in' , he had no problem bringing his car to a safe stop along the side of the road. He pushed the On-Star button - they had his location on the GPS, and in about 20 minutes a tow truck was there to change the tire for him. My DTS also uses 'regular grade' of unleaded gas. The (drivers') seat heater need to be replaced, hence the quality score. (The 48 month - 50,000 mile warranty covered this however).
Pros: Comfort and good gas milage. Just averaged 28MPG for 10000 miles at 66 MPH average
Cons: 2004 no tape player.
Advice: Drive it and you will buy.Just replaced a 2000 with a 2004. Both are excellent. Good milage, handling, comfort.
Pros: Build quality
Cons: Needs more power!
Advice: Research the car you are buying. Take your time.Smooth, quiet, powerful. Finally I have the car I have always lusted after in my driveway. The build quality is very good. The DTS even has side air bags in the back seat! Dual climate control, great XM radio, seats that can fit anyone. Styling is great! Front wheel drive for the snowy day. And the remaining Cadillac warranty transfered at no cost.
Pros: quite interior
Cons: seating fir me is very uncomfortabe and causes me back pain
Advice: Test drive it for 50 miles or moreI 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.