1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Northsare from North America
Get a good one and enjoy it
I got this car second owner, through a dealer. Previous owner passed it on to his wife, wife got too old and sold it back to the original dealer.
So this car was in quite premo condition. The only thing that went wrong so far is that the battery went, but I should have replaced that out of principle since this is was an older car.
I had all of the fluids changed just to make sure.
The drivers seat heater is out.
The family loves this car.
We have been through conversion vans, blazers, Caprice station wagons, older caddies and everyone likes this car best. I think this series is the best last big car you can buy. Mileage has been better than expected, about 20MPG around town if we are careful, 29 on the highway at 70MPH.
The Northstar might not be the hottest engine around, but this car gets up and goes like none I've had before. It's nice to have SOME performance with all that confort. It has a greally great sound too, which makes you feel like you have performance under the hood. Seats are great, holding up well.
Yes you have to add oil to the engines, but its by design. I just use cheap oil, add it and change it frequently. I have nice 92 Buick Riveria with 30K miles- it's a great car, but I'm thinking of selling and getting a second DeVille. For the money and mileage and power I think I'd be happier!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th September, 2006
17th Sep 2006, 17:59
The problem is that 11,000 miles is not enough to comment on the reliability of a car. I would not trust this rating on this review. I would look at reviews where the owner has owned the car for a period of time and has put some serious miles on it for the reliability to really show. It should be really comfortable though, it is a Caddy!
14th Mar 2007, 04:34
The above comment is obliviously very biased toward foreign cars. There is nothing wrong with an American car, in fact auto reviews of new cars show NO difference in quality. That said, I love my 1998 De ville and find it to be less problematic then my other cars with half the mileage.