1973 Cadillac Deville Reviews

1973 Cadillac Deville 7.7 litre from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 7.7 litre Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired129000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

Divine

Faults:

I bought this car because I always wanted one. They are so distinct in looks, and everyone who sees it is impressed.

It is so just different to what is offered today. It is an era that has been and gone, where cars are so conservative today, these are of an era that portrayed by style & grace, where bigger was always better.

General Comments:

It drives like the Batmobile. It's a 7.7 litre (472 ci) V8.

It goes real well, cushion suspension.

Nothing made today compares.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2009

1973 Cadillac Deville Coup 472 C.I.D from North America

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 472 C.I.D Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

My Long Lost Doll

Faults:

The car was not running when I bought it. All it took to get it started was a coil and a starter.

I did complete brake and suspension work.

Replaced the tires and rebuilt the engine for reliability (the car had to be my daily driver). The transmission was in great shape, all I did was a screen replacement.

All I can say about the body was rust, rust and did I mention rust? I loved my old coup but it did get the nickname S.S. Rustoleum.

General Comments:

Other than the body problems, it was a great car and I had many great memories with it.

It was an awful gold and white color combination, but the interior was beautiful triple tone beige and brown with all those rich looking simulated wood grain dash and rear panels. I traded it even for a 1978 Lincoln Mark V. In every way my Lincoln is a huge upgrade over my Cadillac, but there are days when I miss looking out my rear-view mirror and see those light indicators winking back at me...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2009

1973 Cadillac Deville 472 from North America

Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership1994
Engine and transmission 472 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

My favorite car I've ever owned, though not the most practical

Faults:

Exhaust manifold gaskets leaked - noisy.

Had some starting trouble once.

Air never worked.

General Comments:

This was my favorite car of all time - huge, comfortable, and stylish.

Of course it used a lot of gas but that was cheap in the 1990s.

Incredibly good in snow with a massive concrete weight in the trunk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2008

1973 Cadillac Deville Hardtop sedan 7.7L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1973
Engine and transmission 7.7L V8
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Faults:

When I bought this car, it had not been maintained very well, so lots of things needed simple replacement: radiator core, steering box, muffler, brakes. But even when those things wore out, it never left me stranded, and since those parts were replaced it has not given me any trouble for a year.

General Comments:

Well, it's big, loud, and basically a monster. It's also a hideous shade of 70's yellow, which is why it's name is Old Yeller. Uses lots of (92-octane) gas, but makes up for it with acceleration that scares BMWs. It also has lots of room inside and a huge trunk. My friends call it the Pimpmobile but I like to think of it as a big, comfy muscle car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 1999

21st Feb 2001, 19:36

Cadillacs from the 1970s are the greatest cars in the history of the world. No other cars had bigger, more powerful engines in such cool body styles.... Cadillac is king!

18th May 2001, 08:13

I agree that there are few cars better than a late 60's early 70's Caddy. Though I don't like the ones from 73 onwards much because of the "energy absorbing bumpers" and pollution control devices on the engines. I owned a 72 sedan before and loved it so much I'm trying to acquire another one again.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews