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1997 Cadillac DeVille Sedan

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By stur2dog
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1997 Cadillac DeVille Sedan D'elegance 4dr Sedan


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Very good car, purchased new.just sold it at 80,000 mile.Car has classy appeal, secure ride. did have to replace alternator at 70,000 miles. On 3 occassions after driving in summer with A/C going , car unexpectly cut of while slowing down vehicle . First occurance in 98, and twice this year. Service could never duplicate problem. In spite of this I Personally like this car better than the recently purchased 2004 Model.


Favorite Features

automatic brake release, and trunk closer. Heated lumbar seat, controls on steering column.


Suggested Improvements

Dent resistant door panels, got freguent door nicks in parking lots, also better debris resistant glass in windshield, twice on hwy, rocks damaged windshield.


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Decent Car-"Service Engine Soon"
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By marty m
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1997 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 4dr Sedan


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A really nice car even though it does not leave you feeling warm and fuzzy with the "service engine soon" light on, all of the time. I would not buy this car new but as a used vehicle, not bad. Tremendous highway vehicle. Great around town for a big car. Headlight problems after car wash ( what about the rain?). I like it but this car needs kid glove treatment to last. Not a car to throw into corners at 100 mph. Actually mine says "fuel cutoff" at 112 mph. Oh well, so much for the open highway. I would buy another one.


Favorite Features

Steering wheel controls. Leather.


Suggested Improvements

Tighter suspension, CD (to play not a bank CD to pay repairs), stronger seat design, higher top speed.


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VERY HAPPY SO FAR !!!!
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By losdos711
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1997 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 4dr Sedan


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BOUGHT USED IN 2002 I HAVE NOT HAD ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS AS OF YET. HAD TO REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR AND HAVE PUT OVER 31.000 MILES ON IT IN 2 AND HALF YEARS. DROVE TO TEXAS FROM OHIO TWICE AND ONCE TO SOUTH CAROLINA. COMFORTABLE AND FUN TO DRIVE


Favorite Features

SMOOTH RIDE AND HANDLES WELL


Suggested Improvements

FUEL ECONMY


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1997 Cadillac
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By BobHem
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1997 Cadillac DeVille Sedan Concours 4dr Sedan


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Excellant Quality. Little trouble. Glad latter years required regular unleaded rather tha premium.


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Needs improvement
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By ferrman
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1997 Cadillac DeVille Sedan Concours 4dr Sedan


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Cadillac has a long way to go to be considered in the same class as European automobiles. The soft ride and mediocre handling, although improved, do not bode well for Cadillac to seriously compete with other luxury marques. Dealers do not seem very helpful, which is unfortunate, since I've spent quite a bit of time there.


Favorite Features

Excellent features and standard equipment for the money.


Suggested Improvements

Overall build quality must be upgraded, and parts/service prices lowered somewhat as resale value is terrible.


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