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Cadillac DeVille



  • oldsman01oldsman01 Posts: 1,203
    Enjoy the new ride! Although I would prefer a CTS or STS/SLS to a Deville, I wouldn't complain if I were in the position to buy a brand new Deville. Let us know how it compares to the 96 after you've driven it a few days.
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    Whipping on it today ! I love the trac.
    control off button. At least it starts
    off in 1st gear. My 96 would start in 2nd
    gear with trac.control off. Can't beat
    that 275 horse V-8 ! I love doing burn outs
    and suprising those guys in beemers, lexus,
    etc! Maybe next time on a CTS with V-8 !~
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    The color is white diamond not pearl !
    I liked the Ruby red one but it sold
    fast ! My 96 was seafoam green (yuk)
    But the woman liked the color ! The
    salesman and I laughed NO SALE GREEN !
    I didn't care as long as it was white,
    black or red..............
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,666
    speaking of Vogue tires, I only see them on Cadillacs, and they always seems to have a yellow "whitewall" there anything really special about Vogue tires???
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,120
    There's nothing special I know about them other than the V-pattern whitewall that constantly traps dirt and the extra yellow stripe. Whitewalls, (other than Vogue) look nice on a base DeVille but super-stupid on a Seville. Broughams and Fleetwoods would look barren without them.
  • wkeefwkeef Posts: 1
    My 2000 DeVille has 30,000 miles and has generally been a good car. One morning recently I attempted to crank it and nothing happened. No dash lights, no noise, no nothing. I attached jumper cables from another car and immediately the lights came on in the dash and other places but on turning the key all that happened was the rapid clicking one hears when a battery is dead.

    Then I left the second car running for about 20 minutes with the jumpers attached in order to charge the Caddy battery. On attempting to crank now the car started fine. I left it idling for about 30 minutes and shut her down until the next morning when I could get to the shop.

    They kept the car three days and could find nothing. Everything checked AOK. I have had no further trouble but am keeping one of those jump start batteries in the trunk.

    Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
  • hydra2hydra2 Posts: 114
    At 2200 miles, still loving the style, ride, handling and power of my new 02 DTS. No major problems, but a few minor quibbles.

    1. Memory seats sometimes develop temporary amnesia.
    2. 14-16 mpg in the city, not great, but I can live with it in a two ton car with 300 ponies.
    3. I am perplexed and a bit unsettled and annoyed that the 17'' Michilins (with 30 psi)seem to squiggle and wander instead of tracking straight when crossing steel bridges with egg crate surfaces. Any one else notice this tendency with 17'' tires on the DTS or the 16'' tires on the other DeVilles? This also happens when I ride my motorcycle over such surfaces, but this is the first time I have really noticed it in a car.

    Still love the car and the power continues to intoxicate.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,120
    ...I had that happen to my 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS. Turned out to be the ignition switch. It could also be the wiring harness in the steering column.
  • jgranatajgranata Posts: 70
    you've got one menacing ride there, glad to hear you're enjoying the car. the wandering or squishyness (sp?) that you posted, reminds me of
    a steel bridge over rt 15 in ct...every car i've ever driven over that bridge has done the "wanderer", having said that, i am a little surprised at the t/p in the does sound a little on the low side. you might want to try going up in 2lb increments and see if you can live with the extra firmness...that might help the
    handling over the bridge, somewhat. jackg
  • oldsman01oldsman01 Posts: 1,203
    Your battery may have a bad cell.
  • hydra2hydra2 Posts: 114
    Thanks for the tip. I'll pump the michilins up a bit a see if it makes a difference.

    On another note, We just had 4-8 inches of rain here in Chicago. It was the first time I got to test the wet traction of the DTS. Needless to say it passed with flying colors. The car gives me a great feeling of confidence. No matter how hard I pushed it on take offs, cornering or stopping, the car never lost its composure, in fact if the abs, traction and skid control even engaged they were silent and unobtrusive, as they should be in a fine luxury automobile like the DTS.
  • gk3gk3 Posts: 13
    regarding the tire pressure, I also have 17'' tires on my DTS. The car manufacturer recommends 30 psi (cold). Most tire shops recommend 35 psi, which provides much better cornering ability and extends, they claim, the life of the tire. However, I found the ride somewhat harsher.

    I personally prefer it at 32 psi (cold), a happy medium, which gives a comfortable, quiet and pleasant ride with good traction. Again, to a certain extend, it is a matter of personal preference. However, I would not go below 30psi (cold) or above 35psi (cold) for safety reasons. Let us know what you are happy with.
  • oldsman01oldsman01 Posts: 1,203
    I was in Chi-town Tuedasy for business, flew in that morning and out that night. O'hare was dead compared to usual. Have you driven the DTS is snow yet? If not, your in for a treat. My Intrigue has traction control and a lesser version of Cadillac's stability control system and I drove it in some snow we had last January and I don't know why anyone really needs four wheel drive. The traction control system is superb. Unless there is ice or the snow is 6 inches deep you should have no trouble. I tried several times to get my Intrigue stuck or to spin the wheels and could not as long as the traction control was on. The stability control system will not overcome the laws of physics and the usual cautions while driving in snow should be used, but the traction control system will help you go in nearly all situations.
  • lparklpark Posts: 1
    I has a similar problem with my 2000 Deville @ 25000 miles, the positive battery post separated inside the battery & would suddenly shut down. It required a new battery. While my car was in the garage for repair, another Deville came in with the same problem
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    Hey All ! Finally PRIED the keys from my
    girls hand to drive this baby .......
    Likes; Stereo is awesome! Rides great, Handles
    pretty good ( for a boat) , V-8 Power, Trac off
    button on shifter (for doing burnouts !) Seats
    are comfy. Those bun warmers will be nice come
    winter. The double comparments in the center
    of seats. Didn't know about the one on the bottom.
    NO more PIA trunk pull down.

    Dislikes: Only one minor... cup holders should
    have a rubber holder in bottom like my truck
    to hold cups firm.......But much better to use
    than my 96. Time to go crusin'.....geo
  • Just drove a base DeV yesterday - now I know what my next new car will be! What a ride - just like i remember from the old Caddy's, without the excess float - and practically silent at idle and at 75 mph. No matter what automakers do to their V6's, there is no substitute for V8 power. Car had acres of room, tons of equipment - the base model really is the best bargain of the three - right now i can buy a 2002 with safety & security package and the memory/convenience package and chrome wheels for around 36,900. That's a lot of car for the money. Hope to be posting soon after i'm behind the wheel of a new DeVille.
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    Its been a couple of weeks and lovin' it !
    Likes..Climate control..easy to use, fan
    speed temp etc..Even one in the back seat !
    Pass. mirror tilts down when in reverse. I
    don't wanna bent up those chromies !
    Dislikes...Ashtray flip up chrome piece
    to protect the dash board like my 96.
    Auto door locks..HATE THEM...according to
    owners book no way to turn off completely.
    Anybody know how to disable?...geo

    JB: Go for will not regret it !
  • Sonjaab - thanks for the advice! BTW - do you have the base model or DTS/DHS? I would buy the DHS in a second, except i'm a sucker for that hood ornament on the base model - it just doesn't look right adding one on the DHS when it already has one in the grille. Also - what are u getting for mileage?
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    Got a base one ! Woman had to have bench
    seat. Don't like buckets and shift on floor.
    Price a lot cheaper. I hear the rebate is
    now 5k. Heck you can get a base 02 used for
    about 28k now ! MPG on DIC 20 mpg average
    never check anyway..........geo
  • Ouch....every time they rebate the cars, the resale falls through the floor. The Caddy is a better lease than purchase.
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