1970 Cadillac DeVille Coupe 472cid 7.7 Litre V8 from North America
Great Cadillac ride and design: A-
To imply that things have "gone wrong" with this car isn't fair. This Cadillac was all original except the water pump and battery, so I'd say nothing went wrong, the parts just wore out.
In the year I've had the Coupe DeVille I have replaced the original Rochester carb with a rebuilt one twice, as the first was junk, but the second has worked well. In addition to that, I replaced all vacuum lines leading to a from the Carburetor. (runs and idles much better)
Last week I replaced both rear wheel cylinders, master cylinder/brake booster, and a crushed rear brake line (a la exhaust pipe touching it)
I've replaced the radio with a new unit that is made to fit into the dash with no cutting or modifications needed. I replaced the original 10ohm speakers with new 8ohm speakers that fit right in. (no modifications needed)
Please keep in mind that all this stuff was original so I don't consider these things as "gone wrong" just wore out.
This car has been fun, and it always turns a head where ever it goes.
This year Cadillac is a left over design from the 60's. This is a good thing, because the 70's were not kind to engine power and performance, (EPA smog control) so this model year will deliver in performance if needed.
A very comfortable and quite ride. Amazingly for this cars age it does not squeak or rattle while driving down the road at any speed.
The dash layout is not so great.. The radio and a/c controls are hard to see, as the steering wheel hides the display and levers. The right control knob for the radio is hard to use as the dash wraparound wall in very close to it, and the clock is completely hidden from passenger view. Minor, but thought I'd mention it.
137,000 miles, 40 years old and still running strong.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th April, 2008