2001 Cadillac DeVille Reviews

2001 Cadillac DeVille from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission Automatic
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Most recent distance79890 miles
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Summary:

Great car; I blame the dealership and manufacturer :-(

Faults:

The major thing, is really big. It was leaking oil, it was on my garage floor, it was an ongoing thing. I took it to the dealer I purchased it from; they told me $4,600.00 to repair a blown head gasket, and I was told not to drive it as it could catch on fire. My husband had recently passed, I went home totally depressed. I called Cadillac with no results whatsoever.

I took to other reputable mechanics; it was not the head gasket, it is a fault in the Northstar engine. It did use a lot of oil (about 1 quart per month). The kicker to this is the dealership charged me $50.00 dollars for the diagnosis. I did sell the car with full disclosure of my problem. I had to sell cheaper than if in good condition.

I failed to mention that I called Cadillac many times. I was told by a supervisor that it is old anyway. Wow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th June, 2014

2001 Cadillac DeVille DHS from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance111400 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

Very costly

Faults:

While I was under the bumper to bumper warranty, and the extended warranty, which was 5 years, I had 26 warranty items from sensors, windows, to the entire computer (brain) going out. Also had the oil consumption issues. However the car runs very well.

General Comments:

I love the Cadillac ride, but have never had this many problems with a vehicle in 40 years of driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2011

16th Jun 2011, 11:43

Please read the annual Consumers Report Auto Guide that comes out every year in April before buying any future cars... new or used.. it will give you the good and bad cars available in the market place...

Also breaking down on the freeways and roads in this country or any country can be very dangerous... there are people that prey on people in this unfortunate situation... some of these people can be very dangerous in the right situation... mostly striking in the early morning or late at night...

2001 Cadillac DeVille fuel injected from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission fuel injected Automatic
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles

Summary:

Love it when it works. Sucks when it needs fixing

Faults:

So I have had my Cadillac Deville for about two & a half years now. I have had similar problems to other people here.

For sure, the engine sucks oil like nobody's business. But when I start my car, it also does a jerking back and forth while under 10mph, & lately has begun to do it at higher speeds.

My car has died over a dozen times, but also restarts immediately after. It has died while driving, and the check engine light and battery light pops on. I am positive that the battery just needs replacing.

I also have a very shaky car whenever I brake, but again, I know that I need new brake pads.

My heated seat on the driver's side has gone out, and all of the cigarette lighters have blown and no longer work.

Driver's side view mirror has warped, which I still cannot figure out how to fix.

I have had to replace the air ride suspension sensor, which set me back about 800.00 all said and done.

For right now, that's all that I can think of.

General Comments:

When my car is working well, I love it. When it's needing to be fixed, it sucks. But my brother works at a Cadillac dealership, and he even said that a Cadi requires a lot of maintenance, but when they're running well, people love them for their elegance and great smooth riding. So you make the choice. Love your car.

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

Review Date: 5th October, 2010

2001 Cadillac DeVille from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission  
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Faults:

I've had this car for 3 years now. I have had to replace 3 window regulators, all rotors due to vibration, torque converter, and will need to do some minor rust repair around the license plate. Car uses 2 quarts of oil regularly month to month.

But I must say none of these things began to happen to this car until 160,000 miles, so for all the negative feedback, I'd say some people are lucky and some aren't.

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

Review Date: 6th August, 2010

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 25 reviews