by newportbill on Sep 13, 2013 Vehicle: 1996 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4dr Sedan
Inherited this vehicle from my in-laws and have spent the last few months getting in working order.
Oil leaks that are cost-prohibitive to repair along with occasional over-heating (despite flushing of cooling system).
Also, only about 10-12 MPG in city despite several fuel system treatments.
Finally, electronic fuel display that jumps up and down several gallons within minutes.
by don2037 on Jan 26, 2013 Vehicle: 1996 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan
Great car, creme color, which is interesting, depending on lighting situation can appear white with tinge of pink, egg-shell, or light tan.
Beautiful car, although the front end could have been a little designed more distinctive, kind of reminds me of a chevy with a cadillac emblem.
Runs great, good acceleration and breaking, I like cluster guages, right in front of your eyes, no looking all over dash for emergency lignts, wonderful seating, posh; There's just something about a cadillac, it's hard to verbalize, but you know when you are in one, that special feeling you get, especially with these older models.
Very easy to drive and park.
Maintence is expensive.
by boweezy57 on Aug 5, 2012 Vehicle: 1996 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4dr Sedan
has good power but driving mostly around suburban area I get around 12-13 mpg. I have 140k miles on it and have a traction control light on for no reason. Also, service transmission because of a bad sensor and its not worth the money to fix because the transmission would have to be dropped out. Otherwise, I love the car.
by Jim on Aug 29, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan
I bought with about 58k miles. Very good ride and fuel mileage; strong and plenty of power. Seemed the perfect car until 68k miles. Between 68k miles and 72k miles replaced transmission, air struts, and fuel injection pump. I rated down the reliability due to the mechanical failures, but now repaired, I am back to trusting it's dependability. The problems were caught before breaking down on the road. Transmission metal and seal fragments were found on filter and oil change; struts were flat and wearing rear tires severely and unevenly, and; fuel injection was causing erratic and surging RPM, and a couple stalls.
by Darkness on Jan 28, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan
I purchased this vehicle with 26,600 miles in September 20009. Previous car was a 2004 Mitsubishi Galant. My particular example has had some issues. Two weeks after purchase, engine started misfiring but only at under 5 MPH. Replaced plugs, wires, etc. didn't fix it. At this point I've gotten used to it and don't want to put more money into it. Keyless entry stopped working for no reason. The car gets poor fuel economy (probably related to the misfire), around 10 in the city and 19 on the highway. Still, this is a very satisfying car to drive. Plenty of power and space for 5 adults (front center position is a squeeze). Trunk is immense.
by Rick W. on Nov 16, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan
This is our 3rd Caddy. Purchased this one 9 years ago when it had 26k on it. Now has 64k. (we have 3 other vehicles) No major problems at all. As with the other reviews, excellent power, can easily get 26-27 MPG. When it's cleaned and waxed it still turns heads!
Northstar V8 is installed in base DeVille, along with a new transmission, Integrated Chassis Control System and road-sensing suspension. Concours gets 25 horsepower boost to 300, along with a higher final-drive ratio for quicker pickup and an improved continuously variable road-sensing suspension. Automatic windshield wipers and new variable-effort steering are standard on the Concours. Daytime running lights debut on both of these monsters.