2002 Cadillac Deville Northstar

Summary:

Pretty good

Faults:

Thermostat housing replaced.

General Comments:

Good ride with correct tires. Replaced Michelin Symmetry with Bridstone, then Goodyear. Could not get rid of vibration.Found TSB 000310007A&E,131201.3249. This car really needs as near to perfect tire as possible to get rid of vibrations.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2005

1st Aug 2007, 14:19

Hello, what does that series of numbers and letters mean?

12th Dec 2007, 21:22

Visit the following web site to get more information recalls.

http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Owners/

2002 Cadillac Deville Biarritz 4.6 Northstar gas

Summary:

Fifty years of the modern American family car have culminated with the DeVille

Faults:

The On-star/Telephone antenna mounted on the back window fell off as the result of driving through a squall. Replaced under warranty.

The steering became heavy in parking conditions, demanding the replacement of the power-steering pump, under warranty.

General Comments:

The Biarritz model gussies up the otherwise plain car with a vinyl landau top, and a chrome strip that runs the belt line from the c-pillar forward.

Four place heated seats, three zone climate control, creamy leather, and enough space to hide a Clydesdale make this the ultimate long distance cruiser.

This is the quickest, best handling, full-size sedan I have ever owned, foreign or domestic.

It seems strange to overtake BMW's at stoplights in a car that looks like this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2005

2002 Cadillac Deville

Faults:

The ride continues to have excessive vibration at 65-70 miles per hour. Two front tires were worn bald on the outer rims prior to reaching 20,000 miles. It appeared to me to have a defect in the frame and steering mechanism. I have been going to the dealer for over two years to fix the vibration, but until recently they told me that I had not had the tires rotated or I had hit a bum in the road. In other words, it was my fault. I purchased a new front tire and made them purchase the second front tire. The car continued to vibrate after the purchase of the two new front tires and a new alignment.

After I kicked up a fuss the dealer recently put 4 new Michelin tires on at their expense. We are now testing the car to see if this alleviates the problem. If this does not solve the problem, I have asked to be included in the buy back program.

The dealer wants to sell me a new 2004 Deville, but I am not sure that I want to deal with GM cars anymore. The car has a pretty color and a great style, but it is performance that I need. This was my first cadillac. My previous cars were GM, but did not have this problem. Do you have suggestions?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th July, 2004

7th Jul 2004, 21:22

Cadillac may have the high tech luxury, but Lincoln has the old fashion luxury try the lincoln town car if you buy one brand new you get 12,000 miles/12 months complimentary service. Very nice cars indeed.

15th Jul 2005, 10:19

Hi.

I recommend not to buy one of the current Deville models because as of fall this year (2005), GM will be bringing out the new models, which while they are basically just the same powertrain, and overall look, they have incorporated some of the new Cadillac look, and have a much better interior, as well as it will be quieter, and supposedly smoother.