I purchased this car for 600 dollars. It replaced my "second car". My DeVille was an 89, had 147,000 and a huge gash in the side where a snow-plow hit it. Anyway, back on track. I bought this mainly as my beater car. The high mileage on it (218,000) wasn't such a big deal for me, as I found out the previous owner drove roughly 150 miles each day to work with it. So far, everything that I've replaced has been a wear and tear item. No major let-downs with this car.
Surprisingly, with this large of a car, it get great gas mileage. On highway trips I get roughly 28MPG. With country roads and city driving I get 23-24MPG. I was just shocked with the great gas mileage I get from this car. The V6 is surprisingly powerful and yet fuel-efficient. My Cadillac, which it replaced, got between 17 and 19 usually.
The engine and transmission on this car are original. When you drive this car, you wouldn't believe it had as many miles on it as it does. The car will still pick-up and go if you need it to.
My car doesn't have many of the options that were available on this car from the factory. I really love the way this car looks. The styling on this car is great. The leather seats have inflatable lumbar in the front (not as much inflatable stuff as my Trofeo has, but still nice) which makes the seats comfier for road trips.
All in all, this car is worth every bit of the 600 bucks I spent on it. I'm curious as to see how long the car will go before the engine or transmission goes out on it.