2000 Cadillac Deville from North America

Summary:

I'd buy another one, but a newer model with way less miles!

Faults:

My husband recently purchased for me a 2000 Deville... EVERYTHING that can go wrong, WILL go wrong!! I love the car to death, but it definitely can be a hassle. I have approximately 130,000 miles or so on it.

FIRST - I read a past post from Dec '08 where the windshield wipers had a mind of their own. Mine did the same... checked fuses, pulled them out, the whole nine. Still was a problem, but my husband ended up putting a stereo system in the car, so somehow wires got crossed/uncrossed and now it works... go figure! (And for this, I have dubbed her the name "Creepy Caddy")

SECOND - When I put on my right turn signal (with headlights ON) my high beams come on. Don't know why it does this, and I still haven't fixed it.

THIRD - I read about 293 posts about VIBRATION... yeah same here... I learned to live with it LOL.

FOURTH- Is your Caddy cutting out at low speeds or stops?? Not cranking immediately? CRANK SHAFT SENSORS! I'm getting them replaced as I type...

FIFTH- Air Bag light is on... so is traction control and Check Engine... makes my dash look animated :)

General Comments:

The list of problems could go on all day, but overall the ride is SMOOTH AND LUXURIOUS! I am a woman of domestic cars, this by far has the best ride and comfort.

Bottom line... the car LOOKS GREAT, but looks can be deceiving. If you got the money and time to invest in repairs, go for it. If you're cheap... please look the other way :)

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

Review Date: 4th October, 2009

2000 Cadillac Deville from North America

Summary:

Great

Faults:

Alternator at 65,000 miles.

Water pump at 90,000 miles.

Radiator at 110,000 miles.

Has developed a slight oil drip at 112,000 miles.

SES Sensor on at 95,000 miles.

General Comments:

5th Cadillac, love it. Never any problem on the previous, last was a 1999, put about 65,000 miles on it.

This one runs great, looks perfect, but the dreaded Service Engine Soon light is on and I cannot get it smogged in California.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2009

2000 Cadillac Deville DHS from Mexico

Faults:

TCC sensor.

Air bags sensor.

Crankshaft sensor.

Secondary air intake.

General Comments:

The car runs great, every time I get a new car, and I mean new, because it's new with me no last year haha, I buy the repair manual, that way I can see which codes correspond to each malfunction.

The TCC sensor at the dealer just for the replacement is 2500 dollars, the sensor costs 45 dollars at Kragen, I got it replaced for 150 dollars at a local repair shop, it's very easy to change, you have to bring down the trans and you will see the burned end of it.

The air bag sensor most of the times does not need replacement, only turn off your car, pull off the key, be very careful and look for a yellow cable in the rear left side under the seat. Unplug it, blow air and plug it in again. Problem fixed. Reset your codes and that's it,

Secondary air A & B about 180 dollars each on eBay. DELCO part of course. It's as easy as changing a tire. Replace both, because from factory the hose doesn't come with a housing to prevent water ingestion.

For the last crankshaft sensor, I am beginning to research the fix so I get a better result and price for it.

Email me, I am a lawyer, but my hobby is Cadi fixing.

mvaladez@mvvconsultorlegal.com

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

Review Date: 21st May, 2009

2000 Cadillac Deville from North America

Summary:

I am happy this this vehicle

Faults:

Needed new tires at 40,000, due to low pressure as a rental, but sure gave a soft ride.

Needed a new battery at 89000, and 8 years, not bad!!!

My question is --- anyone have any idea what long term mileage I can expect?? Should this vehicle last to 150,000 or 200,000 miles. Not using any oil at this point (90,000) Thanks for the comments.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2009

3rd Jul 2009, 01:13

Just have the dealership change the antifreeze once per year and have the transmission serviced when necessary. It should last between 150k and 200k. Don't let a quick lube or regular repair shop service any part of the cooling system. They won't add the block seal this car requires and your engine will be ruined.