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1996 base - Great car
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By don2037
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1996 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

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. lol. 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.


Best Features

Smooth, posh car! Easy to navigate. I really like this car. It's a Cad, what else is there to say...


Worst Features

Maintence: very expensive. Granted I've only had it a week, but I had a cadillac trained mechanic look it over, couldn't find anything really wrong with the car, but I needed the 50,000 mile check up, Cost over $600.00. The car has 120,000 miles on it. I've put less than 200 miles on it. We'll see how it goes. I look forward to driving it.


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Major Repair Experience
1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Jim
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1996 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

I like the tireless comfort of driving long distance and gas mileage of the NorthStar. The size and handling give a feeling of safety.


Worst Features

None. This particular car seemed to have major mechanical failures not typical of Cadillac.


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Very satisfying, but not without issues.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Darkness
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1996 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

Lots of interior space, very powerful car for its size. Great digital display has useful information such as oil life, battery voltage, MPG, fuel used, and more. Air conditioning and heat work very well. Nice exterior styling.


Worst Features

Northstar system comes with its share of problems, should have used the LT1 like the Fleetwood and Caprice. Premium fuel only means lots of cash spent at the gas station. Ride can get slightly buoyant at higher speeds.


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Reliability, Power & Good Mileage
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By Rick W.
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1996 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 4dr Sedan


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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!


Best Features

It keeps up with traffic wonderfully. Plenty of passing power.


Worst Features

Fit & Finish could be better. After 14 years it has some rattles, but with only 64k on it it shouldn't have.


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Awesome Ride
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Lee
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1996 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 4dr Sedan


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Purchased the car with less than 10k on it and have put nearly 75k on it since then. The comfort and power are exceptional, as is the gas mileage. At nearly 24-28mpg, there is not another comparable vehicle even made today. No outrageous problems or issues with anything. It still turns heads and blows doors off of "wannabee's". Absolutely Awesome Ride. Hope to keep it another 10 years!


Best Features

The Northstar, of course. Also, the comfort. It's like sitting in your favorite Lay-Z-Boy, but going 70mph.


Worst Features

The only thing that I wish Cadillac would have done was to add a few more 'cubby-holes'. You know, places to put stuff (iPod, Cellphone...).


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