Cadillac DeVille Review from Costa Rica

1972 Cadillac DeVille Coupe 472 cu in

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 472 cu in Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carChrysler Concorde


Love the car, have another '72 Sedan de Ville in Canada with 56,000 miles, fun cars!!


Replaced the steering unit.

New valves due to propane conversion.

A/C rebuilt in Costa Rica - need it there!!

Recovered front seat in original fabric.

General Comments:

Car is almost 100% original except for some paint and upholstery. Oldest registered Cadillac in Costa Rica, had it shipped there in 1999. Rides terrific on those 'trails' with lots of power to pass!! Car is still in excellent condition even though it has been through rivers and sometimes has up to 11 'hitchhikers' in it!

Gas is low octane in Costa Rica and the propane is low grade cooking gas, but driving this car there is like 'living in a music video'!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2001

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review