1981 Cadillac DeVille 6.0 V8-6-4
I never think there will be a better car than these RWD Cadillacs
The car hadn't been driven since 1989 so I had to fully service the engine and hoses; including the water pump, radiator, power steering system, and belts. One thing about this car is the belt system is extremely temperamental, it is best to get them changed by a professional that can gauge the tension. I went through the wiring harness and fixed and reconnected the V8-6-4 system.
These cars are great for daily drivers, they are comfortable to drive and extremely reliable when properly maintained. The V8-6-4 system is not as bad as they say, and the only bad comment I have about it is that going 70+ with it sucks, so I wired a shut off switch for those speeds.
This car had the rare posi-traction which made it excellent to drive in harsh northern winter conditions, I never got stuck.
If you smoke or have kids with phones to charge, this car is plentiful with cigarette lighters and ashtrays, one for every door.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th September, 2016
22nd Sep 2016, 03:44
The 368 6.0 was the last of the better Cadillac V8s.
24th Sep 2016, 07:39
Could you explain the V8-6-4 system. I am from the UK and not used to V8 configs. Is it V6 for cruising and V4 for around town? Thanks.
24th Sep 2016, 17:08
It was designed to run on 4 cylinders at highway speeds; it would gradually go from 8 to 6 to 4. However the system was problematic and many owners simply disconnected it.