1981 Cadillac DeVille De Ville Brougham 4.1 V8


A surprisingly economical and tough glitz cruiser


This car was very strange because even though almost everything was broken on it, it ran reliably for two years.

Even the engine had a knock, and the self-leveling suspension wasn't working. The air condition and electronically controlled ventilation system were working according to the position of the moon and stars above, the electrical system was a zoo of gremlins, and a dead rat was mummified in the engine compartment, as I found out one day. Yet, it ran all very well.

General Comments:

The car was surprisingly economical, giving me about 28-30 mpg at all times.

It was underpowered, but the ride quality was good, and I came to like the combination of flashy looks and good economy a lot.

The interior illumination was 100% Hollywood and made getting into the car at night a festive event.

Overall, a good one would certainly be worth keeping.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2005