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 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 ElCubanazo429 on Sep 19, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
This car my family has had it since we bought it in 2004. About a week ago my parents gave it to me with 55,000 miles and it drives great. My experience with this car mechanically has been great no problems have appeared. Beautiful car, power, and workmanship. Great Job Cadillac! P.S. For me those foreign cars are no good, American muscle for me. God Bless
by Timothy Wheeler on Sep 9, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
My dad bought me this Cadillac DeVille last year as my first car. I had wanted one since I was 6 years old. we bought the car and the very next day a radiator fan motor bearing went out, it cost almost $700 dollars to fix. since then I have heard popping sounds in the steering and it has stalled twice. the car has 44000 miles on it. I would still recommend buying a car like this, because the comfort and looks outweigh the problems. Its a great car
by David L. on Apr 23, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
This car looks and drives good. It's so quiet and smooth that you have to be careful not to fall asleep on long trips. Quality is another story... Engine started burning oil at the rate of 1 quart every 400 miles. Thank heaven I got the extended warranty! Dealer rebuilt the motor, new pistons and rings, $5600.00 and 3 days in the shop. This car had something break every month. All 4 power window regulators broke, 3 fixes on the brake lights, torque converter problems, stability control warnings, too many things to list here. I recently traded it in because the warranty was about to expire, which had a $100 deductible for each occurrence. Quality was crappy at best. car had less than 70k mi
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.