1986 Cadillac DeVille 4.1L V8 from North America
A great car that is very smooth
The water pump went out @ 116000.
The distributor went out @ 120000.
Alternator bearings went out @ 126000.
The carpet on the ceiling started hanging down so I just stapled it back up.
The power side view window control went out as did the power locks control.
This caddy is definitely a smooth ride. It is the most comfortable car I have ever ridden in. It is very quiet on the road. Everything is electronic so it's nice.
This car was my great grandpas car and was kept in the garage most of its life. My parents then purchased it from him and it was our family car for a while. My sister got it when she got her license and then it got handed to me when I got mine.
I have enjoyed this car a lot. I love how smooth it is. The gas mileage isn't the greatest, but I only drive around town. It has a good size engine in it so it handles well. It is an amazing car for winter. I have never been stuck and it doesn't slide hardly at all.
It is fairly easy to repair. I have shop manuals and they take you step by step on how to repair whatever it is. It also has a troubleshooting guide so you can pinpoint what is wrong. Because everything is electronic things do go out from time to time, but they are easy to fix.
The paint job on it as well as others that are the same year is still good. It still has no rust spots after 22 years. This car will probably stay on the road for quite a while.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th February, 2008
19th Feb 2008, 03:11
I have to agree with this review for the most part.
I got one of these cars for $1200 with 206,000 when I turned 16, and now 6 years and 215,000 kms later, the car is still strong with no more than basic maintenance and repairs done to it only when required.
The car is smooth, quiet, and very sharp looking, and I often find people admiring it and hating it on the road (both good things when driving a Caddy). It will get decent fuel mileage if driven decently, but the low end torque in this vehicle is mainly responsible for that.
Great first car for a teen, especially for long highway road trips with a full load in the back.