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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Cadillac DeVille Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 275 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Cadillac DeVille

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V8 engine, surprising performance

  • Cons

    Too much technowizardry that promises to be very expensive to repair when it breaks, anachronistic trimmings

  • What's New for 1998

    StabiliTrak, an integrated chassis control system that can prevent four-wheel lateral skids, is available on base and d'Elegance. New radio systems debut, and door lock programmability is enhanced. An idiot light is added to warn about loose fuel caps, and new colors are available inside and out. Heated seats are added to the d'Elegance and Concours while the Concours also gets a much needed alloy wheel redesign. Second-generation airbags debut as standard equipment.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great car for the price.

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Vehicle: 1998 Cadillac DeVille D'elegance 4dr Sedan

I purchased a 98 Deville D'elegance with 62k from an older gentleman. This car was almost perfect, did all maintenance, coolant flush, trans filter fluid, plugs wires, brakes, and rebuilt front end with new shocks, tie rod ends and ball joints. This car is power and smooth with many options standard that many new cars do not have. After replacing the shocks the car is nice to drive but its no sports car. This is just a cruiser that can give a beat down to kids with Honda's trying to pass you up. I live in Seattle so nothing but hills, MPG is 16 no matter what I do, but if I travel on the freeway it gets 26mpg with tires infalted to 38 pounds.



8 of 10 people found this review helpful

1998 cadillac deville

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Vehicle: 1998 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan

I have found the Deville to be comfortable, quiet, and surprisingly fuel efficient. The car averages 23 MGP. Highway mileage approaches 27-29 MPG. The Northstar V8 is strong and responsive. Obviously, a car of this size does not handle like a sports car, nor was it designed to do so, but it is a beautifully designed cruiser. Virtually every option was ahead of its time back in 1998, and they are still workings flawlessly 13 years later. A true testament in reliability!




Great purchase

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Vehicle: 1998 Cadillac DeVille D'elegance 4dr Sedan

I bought this car with 78 thousand miles on it. Everything is working great on it and it rides smooth. It has the power to get up and go in a seconds notice. I didn't realize how big it really was till I sat in the backseat. Smooth Cadillac ride and lots of power. Gas mileage is pretty decent, better than I expected. My mom owns a 2006 impala and the deville has all the features the impala does and more even being as old as it is. No regrets buying this car. I plan to buy another.



7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Beware the north*star

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Vehicle: 1998 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan

There's nothing quite like a drive in a Cadillac. The exterior is unique and the interior is spacious. It certainly turns heads especially being 25 and owning one for pleasure driving. 4.6L engine with 300 horses that begs to be unleashed out on the open road.




Always wanted one

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Vehicle: 1998 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4dr Sedan

Rides like a big car, it is a big car. Have a small car for work, but wanted a cadliac for other times. This year and model has everything you can think a car should have. People look at it when it goes by, a car should get noticed. Repairs are high and there are things I have to fix. But for a car 11 years old, looks good and rides like only a big car can. Purchased an American car even if GM is having problems. Parts and people who can work on it are still working.




Bye bye northstar, i'll miss

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Vehicle: 1998 Cadillac DeVille D'elegance 4dr Sedan

Bought with 106,000 miles on it from a dealer. Well optioned with stabilitrac and all the goodies that made it nice to drive. I kept it well maintained. After 5 years of service, engine developed head gasket problems that caused overheating and engine shutdowns. I found that even though the car was still like new the repair would cost more than the car was worth. Loved the car and hated to see it go. Looked at getting a newer one but found that many 4.6L V8 engines have the same problem mine had. My advice is buy young and sell before 150,000 miles to avoid the problem. Would buy another in a heartbeat if no 4.6 liter engine in it. Too pretty to trash so donated to a charity.



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Full 1998 Cadillac DeVille Review

What's New for 1998

StabiliTrak, an integrated chassis control system that can prevent four-wheel lateral skids, is available on base and d'Elegance. New radio systems debut, and door lock programmability is enhanced. An idiot light is added to warn about loose fuel caps, and new colors are available inside and out. Heated seats are added to the d'Elegance and Concours while the Concours also gets a much needed alloy wheel redesign. Second-generation airbags debut as standard equipment.

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Talk About The 1998 DeVille

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golflady80
golflady80
11-07-2006
I have a 1998 Cadillac Deville that just yesterday would speed up on its own while driving on a rural road. I had to keep the breaks on intermittently to reach my destination. After about 1 hour it w...


richville
richville
06-21-2005
My 1998 Deville is such a cherry of a car. Recently though it was 98 degrees outside and my lady and I pulled up to the swimming pool with the A/C on high and it was working just fine. (Just had it ch...


bremertong
bremertong
10-09-2006
Owning both a Cadillac and Lincoln I can say that even though a larger car the Lincoln is a much better handling car than either of my Devilles (1998 and 2004). When I have driven my Devilles in the m...



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