1979 Cadillac Deville Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1979 Cadillac Deville Coupe gas V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission gas V8 Automatic
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired17500 miles
Most recent distance17500 miles

Summary:

A reliable, gas-guzzling beast

Faults:

This car was in very good condition for the time it sat unused. It hadn't run in eight years, and the battery, oil, coolant, tires, gas and oil filters and the wiper blades need replacing. Pretty good, considering that they probably haven't been replaced during the cars entire life.

General Comments:

This car hasn't driven anywhere yet, but it will. This is my first car, I received it from my great-grandmother and it's a dream. All the work that I've done to it so far has been to flush the radiator, buy a new battery, and put in a few gallons of gas. With just a little starting fluid in the carb. it started up almost immediately.

With all the other good reviews on '79 caddies, I'm looking forward to what this thing can do.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th March, 2004

9th Jun 2004, 20:35

That's really strange. You see, last August, my great-grandfather died and I got his '79 Cadillac Coup de Ville. Since then, I've been on multiple websites trying to figure out how much it's worth and where I can find parts for restoration, but never found another. So, it's just very strange to find another person with the same vehicle who received it in the same way. That's all.

20th Jun 2004, 19:39

I'd be interested in finding out how much you plan to sell it for (I wrote the article). I was going for like $2500 after all the work I will do to it. Heck the thing has power everything, climate control, cruise control, and the dang 7.0 liter engine is worth its weight in gold due to how much power it put out. I ripped out the headliner on the roof. I don't know if you've had any problems with yours, but mine was nasty. That foam stuff got everywhere, and it sagged down so far it covered up my eyes. Anyway, let me know.

1979 Cadillac Deville Coupe 425 cu in from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 425 cu in Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired28791 miles
Most recent distance93225 miles
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Summary:

A running junk yard

Faults:

The power window, power lock and mirror switch assembly broke, and when I close the door, the parts fly at me.

The power seats would blow a 30 amp fuse when I used them.

The high / low beam headlight switch has a loose connection.

There was tree branch in the heater hoses, because the heater core was leaking.

The A/C compressor is frozen, and will burn belts if one is wrapped on the compressor.

The car burns too much oil.

When I first got it in October 99, it leaked a lot of power steering fluid; there was a giant puddle under the car.

Wouldn't pass Missouri safety inspection, because it had a tire showing steel belts and cloth, and the horn didn't work.

General Comments:

This car resembles the 80's Cadillac's.

Boring body style.

Too many plastic parts and downsized.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2004

17th Feb 2004, 10:11

Cadillac is the premier automobile made by General Motors. Like all cars...it's only going hold up for so long without maintenance. This owners problems are NOT the fault of the car... they belong to the owner or previous owner. I own a 1981 Coupe De Ville myself and it required long over due maintenance. Now that it's being maintained... everything works...no leaks... no problems.

What did the person from Missouri expect when the car failed the inspection because of bald tires and a non-working horn...??? The car is now 23 years old... a lack of maintenance on the owners part does indicate the car has a right to let him/her down.

21st Sep 2010, 14:54

"A Running Junkyard"

Why did you drive it for tens of thousands of miles if it was so horrible. Obviously you bought it used, and weren't locked in buy a bank or lien-holder. You could have gotten rid of it.

1979 Cadillac Deville Special Edition 425 cid from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 425 cid Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance280000 miles

Summary:

A luxury, gas guzzling power-yacht

Faults:

The drivers side window has fallen off-track several times, due to a rather wimpy stop bracket. I fabricated a bracket and that fixed the problem.

Otherwise, with regular maintenance, this car has never let me down.

This car drinks gas like there is no tomorrow. The best mileage I have ever gotten is 15/mpg, with new plugs, perfect timing, well adjusted choke, and a clean carb.

General Comments:

This car has the smoothest handling I have ever seen. It can be steered with one finger.

It is very powerful, a pleasure to drive uphill or on the highway.

In horrible weather you can weight the trunk and plow through heavy snow like a tank while other cars are stranded.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2002

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 11 reviews