2003 Cadillac DeVille Reviews from North America

2003 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carCadillac Seville

Faults:

I have always owned Caddies, and have never ran into the shaking problem like my 2004 Cadillac Deville DHS has.

I work for Midas, so when we are slow, I have had my guys work on the vehicle. I tried replacing the tires with Vogue tires: replaced inner and outer tie rods control arms, looks OK, but I have my suspicions with the struts and CV shaft. I will start with struts and then CV shafts. If any of these correct the problem, I will re post my comments...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2010

2003 Cadillac DeVille DTS Northstar 32V

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Northstar 32V Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired23165 miles
Most recent distance29667 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

Great flagship

Faults:

We rented this car for 4 weeks while driving from San Fransisco CA to New Orleans LA, about 5K miles, nothing went wrong in particular.

The only thing bothering us were the tire pressure sensors which are too sensitive. A loud beep from the dash lets you know your tire pressure is not optimal. Kinda logical when your driving down from Colorado mountains towards the sunny New Mexico.

We lowered the tire pressure a little too much due to the slow gauge... the result was a very very low tire pressure and we needed to look for a service station to pressurise them.

General Comments:

This is a very solid road car. For the weight of this vehicle it turns pretty quick and has plenty of power to pass almost everything on the highway. Also very quiet.

Very nice to handle and a great comfy drive. Whenever you feel tired just lower your seat and have a nap, you almost forgot you fell into sleep in a car when you wake up! You need to listen to the manual CD before you completely understand all gadgets inside, when you have you can start enjoying them!

The looks of this car are great and classy. Expect the center dash, it's a bit too plastic. But works fine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2006

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews