1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L V8 from North America


It's a comfy cruiser with scary expensive parts to replace


I got this car from my grandfather who had only driven it about 33000 in the 11 years that he owned it so it had some problems from just sitting around.

When I got the car, the ABS light was on. The dealer told me it was the main valve body and it would cost $850 to replace.

The car will die at stoplights if the fuel tank reads 6 or below gallons. The dealer said there was a technical service bulletin out for the tank. The bulletin said that the baffles in the tank could fail causing stalling. The dealer wanted over $800 to replace the tank, pump, and sending unit.

The trunk lid pull down switch quit working.

The fuel pressure regulator is failing and the dealer wanted $175 to replace that.

The dealer told me that the master cylinder was leaking and needed replaced for over $800.

Overall, the dealer wanted to charge me over $3000 for parts and labor to fix things on a 11 year old car, with only 34000 miles on it. I told him he was crazy because the car is not even worth that much. I had him replace 3 hard to reach heater hoses and change the oil for about $200. Then, I drove away.

General Comments:

This is a great riding car which has good power and really makes long trips easy.

Stay away from dealers with your older Cadillac. They will really try and take you to the cleaners!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2003

1st Jun 2004, 22:10

My 91 De ville story is similar. I received it sometime around the year 2001. It had 39000 miles. I have since been driving it for three years and now have 91,000 miles. I agree with you on all counts about comfort and power. And I have had all the same problems with my car about ABS lights and fuel tank baffles. I removed my tank and cleaned it. The baffle had come unglued and was rolling around in the tank. It was impossible to access or see it. I replaced the dirty fuel filter, put on a new pump just for the hell of it, and reinstalled the tank. Now, I fix the stalling problem by keeping it filled with at least 6 gallons. The ABS light can stay on for all I care since the brakes work fine in every other way. I had to replace the upper radiator hose as it had rotted. It is located in a very hot spot above the engine and takes a lot of heat. I also had four injectors loose resistance, and the car would not run worth a damn. I replaced all 8 myself and paid $800 for the parts. I have also required new front rotors, pads, & tires, and otherwise, the headliner is flapping in the breeze like a damn flag and needs to be re-glued. Despite the comfortable ride, it is hard for me to adjust to the lethargic handling of this Cadillac, and with maintenance crap like this, it is easy to see why Japanese automakers are walking all over GM.

1992 Cadillac DeVille from North America


Not much usual items.

General Comments:

The biggest problems I see with these comments are the autos are 100,000 mile or more vehicles. What do you expect? Try the $12,000 - $18,000 import wonders... what a joke they won't be around 100,000 miles! These caddy's are fast... super comfort and darn dependable at their age!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2003

1992 Cadillac DeVille Coupe 4.9 from North America


I love it


I insert the ignition key and nothing happens, but all gadgets work and a day later it starts like nothing has happened.

General Comments:

It's a beautiful comfortable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2003

11th Nov 2003, 08:45

Hi when that key problem happened did you check the little chip on the ignition key? I had that happen on my 1991 Deville... When the little chip on the key is wore, the car senses it may be a theft entering so it disables the starter and fuel pump for a certain amount of time. Check it out!! Caddies RULE!!

18th Aug 2007, 22:09

I have a Cadillac Deville coupe with 130,000; best car I have had. Problems here and there; part of having an older car, love caddy.

6th Nov 2008, 00:02

My Cadillac Deville is still awesome. I have always provided the best in dealership annual maintenance. It has 234,000 miles and is still problem free - phenomenal ride, outstanding mpg, still showroom condition in that it never is ever dirty since I wipe it down every day. Plan to keep it forever. Will drive it for the third time across country next summer.

Same original untouched transmission. Replaced the original engine after 213,000 with a new Northstar and it is so quiet and smooth. Just thought it was the right thing to do with such high mileage.

My new STS Seville is driven once a month, otherwise it stays in the garage. Cadillac is the best of all luxury cars, and I have owned them all.

19th Apr 2009, 15:10

Auto theft mechanism needs to be restarted. Did you put a new stereo in your car, this will seriously cause problems...