1975 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 8.2L 500cid V8 from North America
Huge and Powerful: Get out of its way
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.
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.