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2002 Cadillac DeVille Consumer Reviews

4.4
Average based on 22 reviews
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Most expensive car I almost own.

by from Cedar Rapids, IA on October 31, 2011

The Cadillac DeVille 2002 is a very comfortable ride with it's seat warmers in the winter and the driver/passenger A/C control feature. Although putting in a plastic heater wasnt one of there more bri...
The Cadillac DeVille 2002 is a very comfortable ride with it's seat warmers in the winter and the driver/passenger A/C control feature. Although putting in a plastic heater wasnt one of there more brighter ideas because they tend to melt and you are at the mercy of the heat or A/C to kick on depending if you hit a bump just right to get the now warped heating unit to turn itself on. The under suspension I'm not impressed with either.We purchased our Caddy in 2004 with 35,000 miles already on it. Now,6 years later we have reached 85,000, and most of the 50,000 miles we put on it were in town(pot holes,pot holes and oh did I say pot holes)Well it's time for maintnance. This summer we replaced the fromt and back breaks,and last week it was the front drivers side wheel bearing. They suggested we do both wheel bearings and then the struts at the same time. But this isnt do-able with the economy now. And we also had to replace all four window motors,one right after the other.UUHHGGGG! I think if I had to do it all over again I would have asked more about the economy cars or even the new electric cars too. Cadillacs are classy and comfortable. That is if your cadillac isnt empting your pockets with repair bills on top of the car loan you might already have.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Awesome! Take care of your car

by from Indianapolis,IN on May 12, 2009

I have read other reviews about Caddy's and problems with maintenance and the price of it. The problem is that you must be proactive with these vehicles. Regular maintenance is a must. I have had my 2...
I have read other reviews about Caddy's and problems with maintenance and the price of it. The problem is that you must be proactive with these vehicles. Regular maintenance is a must. I have had my 2002 Deville for 4 years now and it is still a head turner, rides like a dream and handles perfectly. If you take care of it it will take care of you.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Excellent car for the money

by from Waterford, MI on April 28, 2009

I purchased a 2002 Base Deville May 2008. The only thing that has gone wrong is the AC fan $800 and it uses about 1 quart of oil every 3000 miles. Exterior and interior could use more chrome. But it i...
I purchased a 2002 Base Deville May 2008. The only thing that has gone wrong is the AC fan $800 and it uses about 1 quart of oil every 3000 miles. Exterior and interior could use more chrome. But it is very comfotable and handles well.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Most Unreliable Car I've Owned

by from Springfield, MO on March 25, 2008

We bought this car about 3 years ago and it had 60,000 miles on it. It still had some of the certified warranty left on it. Thank God it did because we have had it in the shop almost once a month sinc...
We bought this car about 3 years ago and it had 60,000 miles on it. It still had some of the certified warranty left on it. Thank God it did because we have had it in the shop almost once a month since we've had it. A/C, windows, electronics, engine mounts, and now at 97,000 miles, the transmission needs rebuilding. Worst car for reliability that I have ever seen and I work in the business. Will never own another Cadillac as long as I live.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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2002 DHS

by from Cedar Hill, Tx on November 29, 2010

Car is a "dream" to drive and travel in around the U.S.A. Fair on reliability comes from the performance of the NorthStar engine. Realible up to a point, but past 100,000 get ready to "get your pocket...
Car is a "dream" to drive and travel in around the U.S.A. Fair on reliability comes from the performance of the NorthStar engine. Realible up to a point, but past 100,000 get ready to "get your pocketbook out!" Too many expensive repairs. Time for me to trade!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Beautiful but...

by from Central Texas on October 17, 2008

Car has 40,000 miles on it and we are already replacing the torque converter. That's not right. Still should be under factory warranty, (miles wise) but because of the years Cadillac will not honor. V...
Car has 40,000 miles on it and we are already replacing the torque converter. That's not right. Still should be under factory warranty, (miles wise) but because of the years Cadillac will not honor. Very disappointing.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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No other vehicle more comfortable or safer

by from Virginia on December 22, 2008

The Cadillac Dealer Network offers you a tremendous peace of mind. The maintenance cost has been extremely reasonable. I have enjoyed this car to its fullest.
The Cadillac Dealer Network offers you a tremendous peace of mind. The maintenance cost has been extremely reasonable. I have enjoyed this car to its fullest.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Sweet Styling, not so good reliability

by from Minneapolis, MN on August 18, 2006

I love Cadillacs. My dad has owned them forever. I bought my first one at age 28. I still own my first Caddy Deville. The styling is awesome. I tell my friends "this ain't your Grandpa's Caddy"....
I love Cadillacs. My dad has owned them forever. I bought my first one at age 28. I still own my first Caddy Deville. The styling is awesome. I tell my friends "this ain't your Grandpa's Caddy". Once they get in it and I stomp on the gas they know what I mean. Unfortunately, the reliability isn't so good. Cadillac needs to improve this. I have had various problems with different features and now I am having a problem with the engine.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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More than I hoped for

by from Galloway, OH on January 29, 2013

2002 Deville more than I expected. Great styling, exceptional comfort and 10-15% better mpg than the 6 cylinder Explorer I have driven for years. Highly recommended.
2002 Deville more than I expected. Great styling, exceptional comfort and 10-15% better mpg than the 6 cylinder Explorer I have driven for years. Highly recommended.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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not reliable

by from kingston ny on August 6, 2015

I bought 2 of these for an anniversary a in 2010. Within the first several months of owning them, one needed a head gasket. The same car has a leaky trunk (like inches of water) that cannot be traced....
I bought 2 of these for an anniversary a in 2010. Within the first several months of owning them, one needed a head gasket. The same car has a leaky trunk (like inches of water) that cannot be traced. The other car's rings and seals went, along with the catalytic converter, yearly. We finally got them paid off and saved enough to trade one in. Every month for 5 years we have had one or the other being repaired. Very expensive circumstances and very inconvenient.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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