2004 Cadillac DeVille DHS Northstar from North America
My 2004 DeVille is the best driving car I have ever owned
The right front window regulator broke. Repaired under warranty.
The left rear window had a short. Repaired under warranty.
I wish Cadillac would take better care in the design of their windows, as my last two Devilles had serious window problems, and that was the only problem.
Our 2004 Cadillac DeVille is the best driving car I have ever owned. My wife refers to it as the "butter car" because it has a firm yet smooth ride. It is exactly what I want in a car - A large quick sedan. With the Northstar engine and transmission we get 30 mpg on the highway doing 60 to 65 mph. We get about 27 mpg if I get a little heavy with my foot or kick it too often to pass. The engine is very responsive and the road feel is very good with the original Michelin Symmetry tires.
We do not have any problem with oil consumption. I use Mobil 1. And, if you read the Cadillac blogs, I do not baby the engine. That may help with ring seating and reducing carbon deposits.
Overall this Cadillac offers a much better ride than my '79 Fleetwood or my '92 DeVille. Workmanship seems to be very good. I was surprised to find that the front hood and rear lower quarter panels were plastic, but I guess that was done to keep the weight down.
All around a great car that delivers what it is meant to deliver.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th October, 2008
7th Jan 2009, 11:36
I agree with the fuel consumption. I am getting 32 on highway and 28 around city. Only major problems I had, from new, is putting new rotors on every 3000 miles. Something wrong with my brakes, that GM can't seem to be able to fix. Rides a bit rough... otherwise an excellent car. I only got 67000 KM on it as of Dec 2008, been in for brake problems at least 7 times... rotors turned couple times each, then replaced. Would never buy another GM.... going Japanese after this one....
15th May 2015, 23:06
Your 79 Fleetwood must have had bad shocks and worn out tires. Those older RWD Cadillacs ride better than the newer ones. I own both so I know.