This is a good classic Cadillac. You can comfortably fit 5 adults and have enough trunk space to accommodate them with a short road trip too. It's an original classic design; not like any of the previous designs, nor any designs to come in future years. It has that Italian look and feel to it, not boxy like in the past. The interior is luxury and spacey, great leg room in front and rear (I'm 6'2"). If you bought this car new, took care of it, you'd still be driving a new car today - it doesn't seem to age; the original paint and coatings are holding up and looking very new. Enough torque to conquer any hill (even Tioga pass in Yosemite), enough power to do your passing with ease. Trucks will be no problem on the road; your the "King of the Road." It looks and feels like a new car, though it is over 20 years old. The engine and interior are showing some wear, as expected of any car approaching 100,000 miles and over 20 years of use. However, the paint job looks brand new, and the transmission still shifts smoothly, and there is no lack in power. Take care of it, fix it up if you buy it used, and drive it. Stop your complaining; this is a classic luxury car. The design would be seen for only 3 years, 1994 and 1996. This would be the last year for the base model with the 4.9l and 285 ft/lbs of torque. Some people like torque, others want horsepower - in 1997 Cadillac once again went boxy. In 2000 the whole car was redesigned. Today the Cadi is not a luxury car, nor a sports car, it's confused about being a Mercedes or BMW. My '95 is just a Cadillac. The best use for this car is long road trips.
It's big, but she wears her size well, and is suprizingly very easy to drive. Although a large and heavy car, the Cadi has plenty get up to get through traffic. You will never feel like you're driving a tank, bus, or bohemout like some joke. No, you will know classy first hand and her name is Deville. And believe me, you don't have to be a dinosaur to enjoy the feeling she gives; my first car was a Coupe Deville and my current is a sedan. ...I'm just 37 and this makes 4 so far.
This '95 was a pretty lady that turned on me! This car is horrible. I bought car with 95,000 miles, drove it for about 2,000 miles, and ever since it's spent more time in the shop than on the road. The reliability is on par with a 1970's snowmobile. I spent $600 replacing transmission solenoids, $300 on a starter, fixed a broken engine mount, a rusted metal coolant line, and now my mechanic can't get the Service Ride Control message to go away, leaving me stuck with a car that's worth $1,000 or putting another $1,000 into modifying the air suspension. It's just a bad choice that's led to a terrible experience. I wouldn't do it again!
It is a comfortable car, but the costly repairs and time in the shop isn't worth the comfort.
1. you will probably have to fix the transmission solenoids.
2. The "Service Engine" light will be on almost continuously. Some turn out to be things that are minor, but you can't ignore it. Case in point, had I continued to drive the car with the bad transmission solenoids that set off the warning, I could have wrecked my transmission.
4. Its virtually certain that you will have issues with the air ride system--plan on a $1,000 fix.
5. I can't recommend this car! I bought the car expecting some higher repairs, but this isn't even possible. I would love to push it off a 1,000 foot cliff.
I am so spoiled by the ride of this car. So smooth, so easy to handle. So quiet a whisper can be heard. Very stylish and somewhat timeless exterior. I felt so safe inside that car. In 10 years it never let me down. Only replaced ac fan. Had minor problem with abs system which fixed itself if I turned car off and restarted it, that's all. In ten years! Hardly used oil reasonable gas mileage. I sold it to buy new cts. Big mistake, no problems with cts but really noisy ride and uncomfortable. Kept thinking I'd get used to it but alas, . I miss my old caddie every day which is why I'm here on this site checking reviews on the 2002 dts.
I loved the auto latch trunk feature. I also liked the interior fuel door release latch. That huuuge trunk was great too.
I love mine very few problems with it. I paid 5000 dollars for it used with only 28k miles on it and it was the best money I could spend it gets me to and from my work and two jobs I also use it for leisure travel on occasion and with all the time I spend in a car it starts to hurt my back in this car I rarely fell discomfort even after many hours. the only real down fall is when gas went up to 5 dollars a gallon and it cost me $120 a tank to fill it up, I can't say enough about how much I love mine
cruise control is easy to use with one little button it is fairly old but still has a keyless entery system and lights that turn them self off and on automatically, a traction system making it easy to stay on windy or winding roads and a parking brake that releases when the car is in drive.
do any thing that you can to improve fuel economy stp fuel additive for gas mileage improvement and a quality washable air filter like air hog will help and give you even more power. keep it in good condition and it will run forever but you cant treat it like a honda or it will give out