by albee213 on Dec 2, 2012 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.
by nsosure on Dec 11, 2010 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.
by Steve on Jul 23, 2009 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.
by Joyce Davis on Jun 25, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Cadillac DeVille D'elegance 4dr Sedan
I get 18 mpg in city & 23 on Hwy. Purchased it with 15,000 miles and no one drives it but me. It is a hard top convertible. Just purchased new battery and tires. Heated seats and of course security system.
by Gmiddler on Jan 15, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Cadillac DeVille D'elegance 4dr Sedan
I love the power in this machine. This Caddy reminds me of the 1958 Oldsmobile, you can not hold it back it just wants to go. I am 69 years old and love the ride and the handling of it. I hope it last me the rest of my life.
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.