I have owned a 2000 Cadillac DeVille DHS for about 5 years.
When a favorite relative passed it on to me, it was almost 9 years old and had sat unused in a garage for at least 2 years with just 22,000 miles on it.
Professional mechanics told me I would likely have all kinds of very expensive problems with it and offered to take it off my hands and pay me $2000.
GM was in trouble at the time but I decided to keep the car and take the risk.
With the exception of replacing the battery, tires and overhauling the brakes - they were wrong about every other dire prediction.
In 5 years, I've spent about $5000 in repairs and maintenance on the car.
It's been worth every dollar.
The car has been an absolute joy.
It is so quiet, so smooth, so tailored and understated that its an absolute blessing to own and drive.
The paint still looks new as does the interior with the exception of the dash pad which is lifting up on the edges.
The highway mileage on regular gas is actually close to 28mpg.
Subsequent model years do not do nearly as well.
I had routine service performed today and then took it on a highway run.
It only has 47,000 miles but even at its age, it has no rattles and literally feels as tight and sure as a new car.
This is one fine American luxury car.
Stop using plastic parts on critical components.
My auto door lock plastic linkage broke in one door.
The power window plastic gear broke in driver window.
I do not why GM discontinued DeVille and DTS.
Most of the new Cadillacs look like gaudy pimpmobiles and I would not even consider buying one - new or used.
Bought car new in Dec. 2000. Never any problems - only oil changes, batteries, and tires required. All gadgets still work great, but service engine light has come on - transmission torque converter code. Mileage has not dropped, but light still worries me. Since dealer wants over $3K to fix what is now a $5K car, I will probably buy a foreign luxury car (Lexus, Audi, Mercedes). Refuse to buy from any company that took government bailout money. GM and banks should perish for stealing from taxpayers.
Wonderful, isolated ride. Everything works and no problems for nine years!
New Devilles seem unchanged after ten years. No investment in R&D? Good product despite a horribly managed company.
nice looking car, smooth ride( don;t buy if like taking fast corners)but extreamly expensive to repair. after 100000 miles mark all electrics starts to give up.exelent cruser on highway up to 27 mpg, not so good in the city, i live in chicago and not offten get more then 13mpg in city.
confortable ride, after 10 hours of work is nothin better then smooth ride in caddy with massage seat on. parking sensors (dont buy without them, cus caddy got poor rear visibility)
electrics, electrics, electrics,heated seats died, whole dash lights up from worrning lights. repairs too expensive (for instance engine mount replacment $800, not to mention self leveling shocks, ect.
Wow! What a wonderful driving machine! Very powerful and very comfortable. Great fuel economy and mostly everything is great about the car. not any problems since our family bought it back in 2000 except normal services. Highly recommend this car.
Onstar, Bose stereo system, fuel economy, looks mean and classy, interior comfort and huge backseat.
The trade-off between handling and comfort is excellent. For a large heavy car with a relatively powerful V8,the fuel ecomony is very good. I changed the front tie-rods and front engine mount after 60,000 miles. Also, the front seat warmers no longer work and the Northstar engine burns oil. Other than that, this is a great car.
The automatic climate control works like none other I've had, its very efficient. I like the big trunk, comfortable seats, and how this car has power when you need it.
Not much, other than the engine burning oil. Oh, the rainsense wipers don't always work the way you want them to, wich can be irritating at times.