by jstamps on Apr 22, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
After owning for 9 mo a review is in order. This is one of the prettiest cars out there - much nicer than the LS430 (and half the price used). Only the Benz S can compare. Extremely quiet and comfortable, with a silky-smooth ride. Powerful engine delivers smooth acceleration; transmission shifts without jerks (no hunting like the Lexus or Avalon). Bose stereo is just the best. Mileage on the highway is 29.5, while city depends on whether it's warmed up: 16 cold for short trips, 18 warm. Daytime headlights were annoying - had to remove fuse to disable. Nav has helped a lot in strange towns. Occasional whine from a DC-DC in dash. Use the heated/cooled seats a lot. Pearl paint is tops!
by Steve on Jun 6, 2006 Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
The DeVille is a great highway car. It's very comfortable, I'm 6'4" and have plenty of room. It has lots of amenities and is a good value on the used luxury car market. Mine averages 28.2 mpg @ 70 mph which for a car this size is quite impressive. Its 17.6 mpg in city driving isn't to bad either. This car is a vast improvement over my '97 DeVille and I loved that car.
The stately DeVille heads into '04 with few changes. New heated and cooled front seats coupled with a heated steering wheel replace the previously available adaptive front seats. The base DeVille now comes standard with a CD-only stereo while Night Vision has been added to its options list. An electronic parking brake release replaces the manual unit on all models. High-profile customers can now order an armored edition of the DeVille in either standard or stretched wheelbase versions.