27th Jul 2010, 01:19
I have a 2001 Cadillac DeVille with 88,000 miles on it, and man it is a piece of crap. GM should have a recall on the entire car because everything has to be replaced on the car. The technicians have to take all kind of parts off just to get to the problem. That is why it cost so much to have one fixed. Everything is down by the engine, including the starter and everything is made out of cheap plastic. If they had used rubber, the cars would be better. They made those cars cheap and sold them for a high price and they built them so no one can fix them but the dealership. This is my first and my last Cadillac.
23rd Jan 2011, 11:17
I have a 01 DeVille with 163,000 miles. Window regulators in the rear don't work, heated seats don't work, check cool level light stays on, as well as service power steering light always on... pain in my A$$... Engine still runs good (crossed fingers) and tranny (crossed fingers).
With all these terrible reviews for 01 DeVille, why does Cadillac still build crappy cars?
10th Nov 2011, 18:38
2001 Cadillac DHS. I agree with your comments.
I bought what I believed to be a very clean 01 DHS. It came certified and e-tested. Fairly low kms for the year: 135000 KMS. Inside was immaculate, outside shows very well.
In the 4 months I have owned it, I have had to replace: starter (it was binding at start up, wearing the fly wheel.), had to replace the intake seals, and throttle body plenum (for leakage on Bank 2), driver's side window regulator/cable snapped, system stability warning came on, had to have wiring replaced to the PCM, emission purge valve just replaced, with an oxygen sensor, and 3 worn wires at the firewall, air suspension pump went, just put in conventional, heavy duty rear shocks.
The car drives beautifully - but at quite the expense. I expect older cars to have issues and wear out parts - but by comparison this North American luxury automobile seemed to be engineered for a short life span as far as durability, reliability and robustness. As far as comfort and size - they did well.
Overall - I am not impressed. My long list of Fords - have proven superior in terms of durability/reliability.