2007 Cadillac DTS Platinum 4.6 from North America


The ultimate American status symbol


Nothing major... just very minor things.

Trunk brake light strip has a few burned out LED's.

Several new wheel bearings/hubs needed replaced.

Power steering leak, which was an inexpensive fix.

Not to complain... but gas mileage is pretty disappointing... I'm getting around 12-14 MPG... but that's to be expected from such a large vehicle.

General Comments:

Super smooth and powerful... this car drives like a dream.

The 4.6L V8 has TONS of reserve power on tap... excellent for passing on the highway!! It sounds like a jet taking off when you floor it.

Interior and seats are super comfortable. The leather still looks and smells like brand new and holds up well.

The factory Bose sound system and XM radio are awesome and sound fantastic. There is also a factory Monsoon amplifier in the trunk for added effect.

Highway travel is a breeze, and you never get bored with all the extra toys and features in this car.

The paint and exterior always shine like new with one trip through the car wash... especially with the factory chrome wheels.

Bluetooth dialing and voice controls are also fun to play with. The OnStar navigation is surprisingly accurate.

Plenty of interior room make this the perfect cross country cruiser. It feels like you are sitting on a leather sofa in your living room, even at 100 MPH.

The auto-start feature is AWESOME in the winter!!

This model also came with rear window blinds and sunshade built into the windows... adding that extra level of privacy.

If you want the ultimate in top of the line luxury and performance... look no further than a Cadillac DTS... but be prepared for the maintenance and running costs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2014

2nd Apr 2014, 12:15

Be prepared, no doubt when it comes to that Northstar.

4th Apr 2014, 11:45

My dad has owned a 2007 and 2010 DTS, and he got 28 MPG from them. Talking about sounding like a jet engine when you floor it and going 100 mph is probably why you are getting 12-14 MPG. Performance is nice, but don't complain about gas mileage as a result.

10th Oct 2018, 21:20

Please believe, you will NOT get 28 MPG from these cars! They are very fine automobiles, but they drink. If you're going 55mph everywhere you go, you "might" achieve 28 MPG. At regular highway speeds of 70mph average, you're going to get 24-24.5 at best. My 2009 DTS has 174,000 on it, and the only thing that has gone wrong with it is, the water pump. About $700 at the time to repair. I think if I bought one today, I'd replace the water pump before it goes. Again, these are 24 to 25 MPG cars. They do sound like a jet when flooring, they will get down the highway, and they are probably the best Cadillac has produced since the 70s, if not better than the 70s.

2000 Cadillac DTS from North America


This car has its faults, but is worth it


At 128,000 miles, I noticed a service engine light. The TCC circuit malfunctioned, causing replacement of the TCC solenoid, a $40 part that totaled $965 to replace.

At 170,000, I am getting the same codes. PCM po741c solenoid stuck off & PCM 1860c solenoid circuit electrical. The torque converter is locking in and out, but each time I clear the codes, in a few days to a week it returns again. Dealer claims the wiring may be loose, but still must go into the transmission as if replacing TCC solenoid, costing now 10 hours labor at $120 an hour.

Steering wheel doesn't work correctly. It goes down on exit instead of up.

Noise in dash that lasts for a minute when turning on the ignition.

Left and now right front wheel bearing hubs have been replaced.

Vibration between 65 & 75; took a set of Michelin MXV4s with 4 wheel alignment and inflating the front tires to 38lbs to cure the problem.

My CD player rejects CDs after 30 seconds.

General Comments:

This Caddy has a powerful 300 horse engine that will get it on.

The car has a very soft smooth ride, and is very comfortable on long trips.

Love the interior, and all the options such as heated seats, lumbar massages, night vision to play with, shifter in the floor console.

Love the stylish 17 inch chrome wheels, the white diamond paint, the sunroof, and too many options to name.

Will repair the transmission myself to save the $1200 labor plus parts, and continue to enjoy driving this great machine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2010

5th Apr 2014, 20:01

So, how did that DIY transmission repair work out?