1995 Cadillac DeVille Base 4.9L from North America

Summary:

It is a great car

Faults:

This has been a very reliable car for me. To date I've only done routine maintenance work - changed oil, coolant and hoses, and belts. The paint holds up very well and still shines like showroom quality.

Fall of '15 it started leaking oil, and just this Feb I had the oil seals redone and pan gasket replaced, and tranny service (new gasket). It performs as well as you'd expect from a 20 year old car.

The dealer wouldn't service a '95, so had to get it done at an independent garage. Well, they didn't do a very good job and it's still leaking, and now the ABS light was on when I picked up my car. Not pleased with that mechanic. Need to find a place that knows how to work on older model Cadillacs. The mechanic I always went to retired and now I must find a good mechanic again. Always make sure the guy knows how to work on a Cadillac.

General Comments:

I like this sedan. Nice luxury leather interior, seats are holding up very well, no squeaks, radio still works and sounds good.

On long drives I get over 30 MPG! It's true. Stop and go driving will only average around 20-22 MPG.

It has good acceleration; great on the freeways.

It is a true Cadillac luxury with lots of room inside

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2016

1995 Cadillac DeVille SLS 4.6 Liter Northstar from North America

Summary:

Very Reliable

General Comments:

I bought this car in 95 and it have not had any major problems with it at all. At 100k I replaced most of the wiring in the engine and the transmission because... I had money to burn (nothing was wrong with the transmission when I replaced it). Nothstar engines are built to last, never had any problems with it. It gets about 20-25 mpg which is not all that bad. Despite its size and weight this car can MOVE and HANDLE very well, plus it’s a really comfortable ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2007

1995 Cadillac DeVille from North America

Summary:

Once you go Cadillac, you can never go back!

Faults:

Replaced brakes, calipers, and rotors at about ~180000 but I knew they had to be replaced when I bought it.

I blew one speaker : (

The "Service Rode Control" blinking light WILL NOT come off no matter what-even Cadillac mechanics looked at it for me.

Expensive on gas... but that's OK because my insurance is WAYYYY lower then a brand-new Pontiac so it makes up.

General Comments:

Great in the rain and snow because it's so heavy.

Still runs very quietly and like brand new. The only thing aside from the brakes that it had to go into the shop for was the usual change oil and transmission fluid.

Sooooo smooth...

EVERYTHING is automatic! I love fully-loaded cars!

Very roomy, people in the backseat aren't squished at all.

Lots of trunk room for anything... some subs perhaps?

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

Review Date: 11th June, 2007

28th Mar 2010, 21:55

I would have to agree with the "EVERYTHING is automatic! I love fully-loaded cars!" statement, but, when you in a situation when things start to go bad, love isn't the word I would use.

Tracking down dual-zone climate control problems, trunk lid pull-down motor switch problems, memory seat module malfunctions, body control module malfunctions, steering wheel controls that work intermittently, speed-sensitive-suspension problems and the no-longer-produced $950/piece "Electronically Adjustable Struts", power antennas which sometimes stick and then the motor burns out trying to pull the mast down, air leaks in automatic load-leveling suspensions, power window regulators which break, power window switch malfunctions, which leaves you stuck with your driver's window down in a rain storm... The list goes on and on.

Convenience features are nice when a car is new. When cars start to get older, these features should be avoided... Diagnosing convenience feature problems on today's cars is a nightmare of wiring diagrams, digital-multimeters, test lamps, and code readers...