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1975 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 8.2L 500cid V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 8.2L 500cid V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles

Summary:

Huge and Powerful: Get out of its way

Faults:

The Ignition Control Module failed in the middle of summer after going up a hill and it died in a left turn bay. I was lucky, a police officer on a motorcycle pulled up behind me and since he didn't want to push the 5200 pound beast, he radioed for a unit with a push-bar. I replaced the coil, and when that didn't help, I replaced the ignition control module.

It's hesitating now, as if it's not getting enough gas. I have to look into that soon.

General Comments:

This thing is huge: 19 feet 4 inches long, 6 feet 8 inches wide, and weighing in well in excess of 2 1/2 tons. It's the most comfortable car I've ever had the pleasure of driving or riding in.

It's from 1975 so the 8.2L 500cid engine is kind of neutered, but it's still 500cid and it can probably pull the car through a 1/4 mile in under 16 seconds. There are performance parts available to help the 500 get back to its true potential.

Again it's from 1975, so it has 8.5:1 compression. This lets me use 86 octane cheap gas. I may mill down the heads to get more compression and thus more power eventually.

I do get some weird looks since I'm 16 and in a big "old persons car," but I don't mind.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2003

7th Apr 2004, 18:10

Weird looks...?!?! Old Person's Car!??! Man you knew what you were doing when you got that car? People are in envy, not jeer!

20th Jun 2004, 19:28

Hey man I have the same car, and I'm also 16. I have the 7.0L, though. I get the same looks, but maybe that's because mine is a crap brown color with a bent antenna and lichen on the canvas top. I don't care though; its whats under the hood that counts. I have the hesitation as well off of a complete stop. Hopefully cleaning the heck out of the carb., new spark plugs, an air intake hose (there wasn't one on the car when I got it) and a, shall we say, lack of exhaust system might boost the power a little. Although original is always better, performance is good too.

1975 Cadillac DeVille sedan 500ci v-8 from North America

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 500ci v-8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired119400 miles
Most recent distance121600 miles
Previous carGMC Jimmy

Summary:

Very sleek, powerfull luxury liner... strong silent type!!

Faults:

Window wipers/washers work... but under their own terms, sometimes they wash the windshield for me automatically, (when I turn left or hit the brights) which is kinda nice really, then when I really need them I have to pull over and wait it out.

The electronic ignition module went out just after I got it, took me forever to figure out that was the problem, when it goes out it just quits, never to start again, had to push it from a 4 lane hi-way, me and all the people I made mad.

Air leveling system quit, had to put normal air shocks on it.

General Comments:

Bought car from original owner who still had original sales papers for it, has 121,000 original miles, never wrecked and NO rust. Car is in very good condition. It has the de'Elegance package and the interior is nearly flawless. It needed general tune-up stuff to run good, have to get a new choke still. Car rides like a dream, 80 feels like 30!! A/C still cold, everything works good. More than enough power, and very quiet inside on the road no matter the weather. I love and have always loved these cars,... OPEC loves me back!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2001

28th Aug 2001, 21:12

I have a 1975 Cadillac Sedan DeVille. I am 17 years old and I love the car. It was my aunt's car when my dad acquired it for work purposes. He drove the car 30 to 40 minutes to and from work everday, but complained about the $200 dollars a month he had to spend on gas. That's the only thing that bothers me about the car, but my friends love it. They nicknamed it the pimp daddy caddy.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 8 reviews