by cadiman95 on Oct 29, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
My dad just bought me this car it is very pretty i love it best car ive driven. The performance of this car is amazing for a car that weighs almost 5000 pounds it can beat any car off the line and in a race. All of my cadillacs have made it to 200000 miles without any problems. When you buy cadillacs look for the R sticker under the hood if it has that then it weill last you as long as you want. The girls also love it. I raced my friend who had a 2008 infiniti m35x and he was amazed at how fast this car is. It is so comfortable but at the same time fun to drive. no japanese car can match this car. I love cadillacs and will own one for as long as i live you really need to buy and own one.
by tatezuki on Jul 31, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
The Caddy looked good.
It's supposed to, it's a Caddy.
It sat way too low to the ground.
I would have to drive very very slowly over speed humps so I wouldn't rip anything off.
My mechanic said it would cost over $800 to replace.
It somehow loses a quart of oil a month.
Catalytic converter.....almost $500 to replace.
A "fresh air" unit?
........... needed to pass emissions, over $400.
I bought it with $56k miles.
It now has 103k.
Now the front end shakes when I drive over 40 mph.
The fuel gauge NEVER worked.
I bought it three years ago with 56k miles on it.
It has 103k now.
by colorado0956 on Jun 4, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I've owned many cars during my life, but this car is by far the worst car I've ever owned. It is nothing more than a money pit.
It had less than 20K mi when I bought it in '05. I've put less than 30K mi on the car since owning it. In that time, I've spent $5700 in repairs. That is awful for a car that has fewer than 60K miles on it. In the 5 yrs I've owned the car, it has cost me $1100/annually in repairs. That's pathetic. Those repairs consist of complete axle work, brakes, rotors & shocks, new transmission w/ all 4 motor mounts, new starter, window problems & many more problems, not to mention that it drinks oil. I got rid of that pc of junk & bought a Honda! No more GM for me. No Thanks!
by Christian on Feb 7, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I purchased a 2001 Cadillac Deville (Base Sedan) in 2004 with 9,000 miles on it. It was purchased from a prominent local dealer, and it looked new, smelled new, and drove new the day I drove it off the lot for a total price of $25,000 including the 5 year 75,000 mile extended warranty. The car drove like a dream for the first 3 years, and was overall problem free as for the 4th year on, it has been extremely time consuming costly in order to keep it running sufficiently and looking good. The extended warranty on the vehicle recently ended in July. The company was exceptional. From the year 2004 to 2009 the warranty spent over $10,000 in repairs for this car
by Vincent Roane on Jan 2, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
First let me say that I have always admired Cadillacs since I was a little boy. All 4 of my uncles owned a Cadillac at one time or another. A beautiful car to drive and be admired in. However, repairs can be expensive for a domestic car. I strongly suggest purchasing an extended warranty immediately. It burns alot of oil. And takes 8qts to do an oil change. Which the dealers all say is normal. At 100,000 the selonoid transmission started to go bad. And the oh so dreaded sensor modules always tend to fail on all cadillacs at some point which costs between $500-$800. Other than all of that. It's a beautiful car to drive and look at, but no fun to repair. Keep $500 on hand at all times.
by EX-GM Fan on Aug 25, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I bought this car two years ago with 69,000 miles and drive it enough to use one gas tank a week. It's looks/comfort are up there with Mercedes, but I have owned many different cars and this car is by far the most unreliable car I've ever owned. In the past year I have had all the window motors/regulators replaced, one engine mount was cracked in half, all new brake pads a few months ago and now they squeak all the time. The dealership said it is a common problem though even though there is life left on the pads. The tire pressure sensors are all broken, the transmission fluid sensor is broken, coolant sensor is broken, and the heated front drivers seat is broken...HONDA HERE I COME!
After a complete redesign last year, changes for 2001 are minimal at best. A tire pressure monitoring system is available, Graphite replaces Parisian Blue and Polo Green paint schemes, Dark Gray is added as an interior color and all Devilles are now certified throughout the U.S. as low-emissions vehicles.