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Beware the North*Star
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By MrCadillacness
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1998 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 4dr Sedan


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There's nothing quite like a drive in a Cadillac. The exterior is unique and the interior is spacious. It certainly turns heads especially being 25 and owning one for pleasure driving. 4.6L engine with 300 horses that begs to be unleashed out on the open road.


Best Features

Power heated leather seats, Bose sound system, just the prestige of ownership


Worst Features

4.6L North*Star Aluminum block engine (Engine cast mold from GM were produced with cracks) that is prone to head gasket repair (most shops will not repair, labor intensive) Brake lines rust rather quickly. Look for the 4.9L engine model that was phased out in 97- 98 instead or buy pre-owned certified


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Always wanted one
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Bill t
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1998 Cadillac DeVille Sedan Concours 4dr Sedan


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Rides like a big car, it is a big car. Have a small car for work, but wanted a cadliac for other times. This year and model has everything you can think a car should have. People look at it when it goes by, a car should get noticed. Repairs are high and there are things I have to fix. But for a car 11 years old, looks good and rides like only a big car can. Purchased an American car even if GM is having problems. Parts and people who can work on it are still working.


Best Features

As we said years ago, it's cool. Heated seats, lots of toys, great ride, room to spread out for everyone. It comes with everything a car used to have.


Worst Features

Northstar engine does leak oil. Gas is the most expensive gas at the pump. Shock replacement not cheap, but can be done.


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bye bye northstar, I'll miss you
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By Steve
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1998 Cadillac DeVille Sedan D'elegance 4dr Sedan


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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.


Best Features

Stabilitrac is great in winter driving with traction control. Best A/C system in the business. Easiest to drive and park car I've ever had. Bought new Saturn Aura that's much smaller but doesn't get much better gas mileage even though it's 10 years newer and has a smaller engine. Go figure.


Worst Features

Kind of late for this, but fix overall and engine reliability issues and I would consider getting another Cadillac. Until then I will be looking elsewhere.


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By David
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1998 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car with 19000 miles on the car. I've owned this car since 1999, and its never given me any problems. I did replace the A/C a few years back. Nothing more serious than that. The gas mileage is great, and I would not hesitate driving this car coast to coast today. My car now has 119000 miles on it.


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Love the Luxury and outstanding Economy
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jackie O'Brien
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1998 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car after wrecking my Infinity after an ice storm and have not regreted it one bit. The ride is very smooth; seats are comfortable, everything is at finger tips for easy adjustment. This car gets fantastic fuel usage: 18-21 mpg in town and 26- 28 mpg on the highway driving the speed limit. During the time I have owned the car, I have spent less than $3500 for maintenance plus the regular 3000 mile check up & oil change, etc., and new tires. The body is still beautiful and shinny.


Best Features

I feel so much safer with the auto locks when the car is in gear and the auto headlights are a plus. I think everyone should own at least one Cadillac in their lifetime. I am 71 years old and regret I waited so long to buy one.


Worst Features

Darken the top 3 inches of the windshield.


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