"purchased it for $2,500... within a year I replaced almost everything for $8,000"
OMG... With that much invested, you'll have to keep it.
I agree this is my last Cadillac.. Used Caddies are nothing but money pits. NEVER AGAIN...
Would I be going wrong on buying a 98 Cadillac Deville D'Elegance with 68,000 miles on it? It's clean as a pin.
No, go head and buy as long as it isn't more than 4,500. If it is, look elsewhere. Will be buying a 98 d'Elegance myself with 150k on the clock. A head gasket job has been done, so I won't have to worry about it anymore, but these cars are very good as long as you take care of them; they WILL take care of you.
I purchased a 1998 Cadillac Deville 6 months ago for $2500.
The car had 89000 miles on it and was owned by an older couple who had let it sit in the garage for a few years.
I've only had minor problems with it. The overflow reservoir had to be replaced, the front brake discs, serpentine belt, water pump. It does use oil, but not a big deal. The ride and comfort are great, and traction control works well in the ice and snow.
My driver's seat heater just went out, so will look into that. I saved on parts by using autopartswarehouse.com, with free shipping.
Wipers were originally chattering, even with new blades, but cleaning the windshield with ceramic glass stove top cleaner and a scrubie did the trick.
Love how the trunk pulls itself closed with little effort. Radio controls on steering column are a plus too.
If your seat covers are like the ones in my Buick Park Avenues, the heated seat elements are sewn right into the seat cover itself. So that means you have to replace the entire cover when they go bad. I am sure that the part is no longer available new, but you could probably locate one in a junkyard if your interior color is not too rare. The new design has the heat elements separate so you don't have the big expense, plus when you bring in a different cover, it will almost always not match the other pre-existing ones.