1984 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 4.1 liter from North America
Absolutely reliable and comfortable, and easy to maintain myself at home
Have replaced shocks front and rear.
Have replaced center drag link 6 years ago.
Have replaced center drag link yesterday along with steering damper/shock.
Have replaced both rear wheel bearings.
Have replaced brake pads and shoes once and had rotors and drums turned once.
Have disassembled seat position switch and cleaned contacts and replaced; works like new.
Have replaced seat electric motor-to transmission link for drivers seat. Old one was stripped, a small piece of nylon that should be sturdier.
Have had climate control replaced once around 7 years ago. It again got in trouble recently and is acting up now.
Reg oil/filter changes at 3K from the time I got it, and has had one transmission oil change out.
Has been a very reliable car and easy for me to work on. Comfy to drive, but a little underpowered for its size/weight. That may be why I always see the Fleetwood version around with its 350 engine. I never see any DeVilles around East Tennessee like mine.
A wonderful interstate cruiser/traveler and great for any trip. I do not regret buying it. I got it for around $3,000 in around the year 2000 at 64,000 miles, and have never regretted it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th June, 2010
7th Jun 2010, 04:17
Actually the early 1980s Fleetwoods never had a 350 other than the diesel, which was probably even worse than a 4.1 V8. It wasn't until 1986 that the Fleetwood Brougham was rescued by the excellent Oldsmobile 307 V8.
9th Jun 2017, 14:09
I have a 1986 Fleetwood with the 5.0. Great engine and car altogether... really has that "git up and go" for a 30 year old car. Also have the 500cid '71 Eldo, another great car!