2002 Cadillac Deville
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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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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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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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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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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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Does not recommend this car

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So far, so good

by from St Petersburg, Fl on March 31, 2014

I looked at a 2000 Cadillac Deville, and ended up with a 2002 Deville with lower miles. I than Fitzgerald for this as the vehicle that I was looking at in Lakeland Florida was not only a disgrace with...
I looked at a 2000 Cadillac Deville, and ended up with a 2002 Deville with lower miles. I than Fitzgerald for this as the vehicle that I was looking at in Lakeland Florida was not only a disgrace with a dash that was held up by "duck tape" but they try and take advantage of the consumer. It all worked out for the best.
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Very reliable and fun

by from New Hampshire on July 29, 2016

Bought this car a year ago with 200k. With the engin Running Great. Needed a little work. Ended up getting a new " throttle control valve and throttle positioning sensor" witch was super easy and chea...
Bought this car a year ago with 200k. With the engin Running Great. Needed a little work. Ended up getting a new " throttle control valve and throttle positioning sensor" witch was super easy and cheap to replace. I did the WOT procedure sins the rings weren't fully settled and after that I could feel the full horsepower. Interiors great exteriors is great. Very comfortable for long travels and very spacious. Love the bench seat up front, big trunk, 12v outlets on both passenger doors and my most favorite design feature is the classic hood ornament. treat the car well the car will last a very long time. This is a great car and I fully recommend it!
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most reliable and luxurious car I've ever owned

by from Ft. Worth TX on March 4, 2015

This is one fun car to own. This is my fourth Cadillac and by far the best. I found mine literally one step away from the junk yard. It had a good engine and that's about all. Over the course of two y...
This is one fun car to own. This is my fourth Cadillac and by far the best. I found mine literally one step away from the junk yard. It had a good engine and that's about all. Over the course of two years, I have completely restored the deville to close to factory, using local wrecking yards to replace as many parts as I could, seats, electronic control modules, lights, fender,windshield, and various other things. I used local auto parts stores for important parts that needed to be new. Reputable mechanics did the serious repairs, and local mechanics and myself did the minor repairs. Well, it's been literally two weeks since the car has been out of the paint shop, (,final touch), and every person that I drive past gets caught looking! I've even had a car club invite me to join! Everyone from elderly church women, to office executives, to small children gives me compliments. The 02 deville is a relatively easy car to restore, thanks to GM making most of the parts clip or snap on or off. I've only had one other north star, 1994 deville concourse, and it never seemed to move so nimbly for a huge 4 door sedan. I also love the onboard diagnostics, which is what helped me fixing it. That's a lot better than giving a mechanic $ to tell you what is wrong with your car. I definitely plan on keeping this car
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Still a great car.

by from Southern Pines, NC on April 22, 2017

Bought it off the Showroom Floor. Have only 46,000 + miles on it. Clark tells me when it's due for service and always takes care of everything.
Bought it off the Showroom Floor. Have only 46,000 + miles on it. Clark tells me when it's due for service and always takes care of everything.
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It's A Boat

by from MA on May 29, 2017

Super reliable car, I am the second owner, first was a very occasional driver who only drove when necessary, great mileage for its age. (63,000 miles since 2002.) The 32 valve V8 Northstar engine is a...
Super reliable car, I am the second owner, first was a very occasional driver who only drove when necessary, great mileage for its age. (63,000 miles since 2002.) The 32 valve V8 Northstar engine is a staple for big body cars like this DeVille, good enough for power, very roly-poly car, like driving on a pillow. Interior is comfortable but cheesy. The engine will leak oil, however, I have been told this is natural for the Northstar engine. Rear shocks are self-adjusting by a computer and will need to be changed before 100k due to air leakage, easy and relatively inexpensive fix. The traction control is decent. Otherwise a very spacious, practical and reliable luxury sedan from the early 2000's.
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