1997 Cadillac DeVille Base 4.6 Northstar from North America
Not worth it!
Coolant reservoir cracked and needed replacement.
Like driving an ocean liner in a 50 foot swell.
Very powerful and fast.
However, after trying to resell it or trade it in, I found that the trade in value is only $1500.00 because no one wants the car. The car is in great shape, but the Northstar engine is known for the bolts in the head stripping out, and it costs over $3200.00 to repair. On top of that, if the starter goes bad, the engine has to be removed and opened up, because the starter is in the engine.
Horrible resale value. Run away fast, do not consider any car with a Northstar engine.
I'm still driving mine daily, and I will until the engine fails, but I refuse to spend more money on the car than it is worth.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd June, 2011