I bought a 92 Coupe De Ville and love it. With the exception of general maintenance, the car has been a joy.
Last summer I bought an '89 SDV for a cross country trip. I found it to be not only comfortable, but also reliable and reasonably efficient. Granted, I only drove it about 10,000 miles, but I never had anything to complain about. Great car (except for all the computers...), I wouldn't even think sending my money overseas to buy some pos import, even if I had to buy a late-model car again.
About 2 years ago I purchased a 1991 Cadillac Fleetwood. Has been a rewarding experience. I expected to shell out maintenance money, and I have. But the car had 140,000 miles on it when I bought it and have 153,000 on it now. Cost me $2400 at purchase, 2700 tax & title and have put around $1100 in it mostly at purchase on the recommendation of my mechanic. Some of that money was spent on good tires. It is wonderful, luxury and great ride with great gas millage on the open road, about 31 mpg. Around town I get around 16. It uses premium gas, but it is a Cadilac and looks like new in and out. I figure if something major goes wrong with it I can junk it and buy a new car and not be out anything, it has already paid for itself in my eyes. I love it and am proud of it, get many complements, and I just smile to myself, was a bargain for luxury. By the way "everything works on it" and drives and rides like a dream.
My husband purchased me a 1992 Cadillac a couple months ago.I've never enjoyed a car as much as I have this one. We purchased and extended warranty for a years coverage. So far we have had no problems after reading some comments in this forum I am glad we went for the warranty. We also purchased a new Dakota 2003 and a 1987 Fire bird give me my Cadillac, it's comfortable, and beautiful I'm just sorry I didn't purchase one years ago. Judy.
My Dad always wanted a Cadillac. He was very sick in late 1989, and decided to buy himself a 1990 Coupe deVille. It was a medium blue beauty with the full carriage top and dark blue leather interior. He ordered it with every option, even the insta-clear windshield which was very rare on those cars. I can still smell the leather!! He LOVED that car more than anything. After driving it for three years and almost 50,000 miles, he was no longer able to drive. My Mom kept it in the garage, in case he was able to once again drive it. He passed away in 1993, but was proud to have owned the "Caddy" he had always wanted.
My Mom decided that because it was so cherished by my Dad and it was such a nice, reliable car, that she would sell her car and keep it. She did for another 6 years and loved it! Well, as of January 1999, the Coupe had only 70,000 miles and Mom decided it was time to sell. A gentleman from Florida came up the east coast to buy it. It was sad to see it go. That car will always be cherished by our family.
The initial woman said she'd switch to imports, next time. I love Cadillacs and have had next to no trouble with them. However, if a person feels as does this woman, why would they not switch to either Chrysler or Lincoln? Why go to foreign products with our American economy so in need of support??
I bought a 1992 2 door De ville from a neighbor who passed away. The car only has 27,000 miles on it. It ran great and then I got a check engine light. Took it to the local gas station and have replace the catalytic converter, muffler, oxygen sensor and the power steering module. When reset the light goes off, but after driving a few miles the light comes back on, but the car is running great. Does anyone have any ideas?
I have a '90 Sedan DeVille. Maroon with a tan leather interior. It has 108,000 miles on it, and it still runs like a dream. It still looks new, still smell like leather inside, everything still works. I had to replace a power seat motor, and the "Service Engine" light is on due to the air diverter valve malfunctioning, but that's no big deal, it drives fine until I fix it, and no exhaust is leaking from it. Maintenance wise, I've had nothing major. It drives like it's floating on air, and has some great power from the 4.5 V8. It was well worth every penny I paid for it (used).
You simply can't get better than that. When you buy a used car, what matters most is HOW it was taken care of. If it was well maintained, you shouldn't have many worries. Not with a Deville around these years, anyway. I LOVE mine. Excellent car.