1986 Cadillac Deville Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1986 Cadillac Deville sedan deville 4.1L digital fuel injection from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.1L digital fuel injection Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired100589 miles
Most recent distance111896 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Bought it for 200.00 dollars

Faults:

We bought it in N, C it had no oil, antifreeze, trans fluid. factory plugs and wires. Put new radiator on at 110,123 mile, and water pump at 111,111.This car has a great ride. Had a valve job don not too long ago. Needs a new altenator. But has a nice interior.But the car smokes sometimes.

General Comments:

Big engine. It handels well.

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

Review Date: 11th April, 2003

1986 Cadillac Deville Sedan 4100T from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4100T Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Summary:

Daddy's caddy runs like top since the Flow-master was added

Faults:

Replaced:

Heater Core at 110000.

Radiator (twice) 145000 & 160000.

Water pump (twice) 110000 & 160000.

Rack and pinion at 150000.

Oil filter adapter (retrofitted with 1987 part) at 160000.

Brake master cylinder (twice) 120000 & 160000.

Installed new motor at 145000 miles.

Catalytic converter at 160000.

Muffler at 160000.

General Comments:

This car has a great ride.

The Cabin is very comfortable and roomy.

After spending over $7000 during the past six years, I would not hesitate to drive this car cross country.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd February, 2003

1986 Cadillac Deville Sedan 4.2 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.2 liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Summary:

Comfortable, affordable, and reliable

Faults:

I recently had to change the water pump, and the drive belt. The headliner also came down.

General Comments:

I love the comfort the car has, because I can drive for days and not be uncomfortable. The car gets up on little sports cars, it handles very good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2002

1986 Cadillac Deville Sedan HT4100 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission HT4100 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired229000 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Style and luxury even at 16 years old

Faults:

When I purchased the vehicle the only thing wrong with it was the air conditioning wasn't working.

General Comments:

I love this car. It's very advanced for a 1986, with digital everything and a very comfortable ride.

Aside from the lack of power for the size of this car, I really can't say a bad thing about it. Nothing a Northstar V8 can't change!.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2002

1986 Cadillac Deville Fleetwood Upgrade 4.1L V8, HT 4100 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4.1L V8, HT 4100 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Truck

Summary:

A nice luxury car for $3000

Faults:

At 85,000 miles the alternator died. A new one was $120.

At 90,000 I lost the clutch and coil of the A/C compressor. $250.

The radiator began leaking. I had it fixed, and it started again. So I had it replaced. $300.

At 100,000 miles the engine started cutting out, but then went away.

General Comments:

This car was a GREAT car. I heard many bad things about the 4.1L V8 engine, but it was really a good car. I only had minor problems with the car.

Very luxurious, especially for an 86 Cadillac.

Good power, and I could get 25-27 miles per gallon on the expressway.

I sold the car to my brother-in-law in 2000, and he totalled it 4 months later.

After the accident, the car was bought for $350. A guy in his 20's bought it, and fixed it. It is still on the road today. Still going strong at 120,000 miles.

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

Review Date: 30th January, 2002

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 11 reviews