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    If you you were short, you wouldn't be able to see it because of the curvature of the hood. Maybe that's why "lil' old" people sit on pillows.

    .....When I had my '94 Town Car, when I came to a railroad crossing, as the train was passing, I used to pull up to the gate until the hood ornament touched it, and bent back slightly, to scare my passengers. Did it with the decks of flatbeds at stop lights too .
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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    If you you were short, you wouldn't be able to see it because of the curvature of the hood. Maybe that's why "lil' old" people sit on pillows.

    .....When I had my '94 Town Car, when I came to a railroad crossing, as the train was passing, I used to pull up to the gate until the hood ornament touched it, and bent back slightly, to scare my passengers. Did it with the decks of flatbeds at stop lights too .
    Ayeeeeeeeeee that's funny......lol
    Now i am 6'1 so i shouldn't have that problem seeing over the steering wheel.
    Love the view of the hood with the the ornament.

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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jojostar25 View Post
    I have a strange question........
    not exactly sure, but i have heard the hood ornament isn't easily seen from the driving seat of the Deville.
    Is that true in anyway ? lmao
    I have no problem seeing the hood ornament on my '95 4.9 liter Deville.If you want a comfy cruiser with a reliable engine,the '94/'95 Deville is a great choice.It`s the quietest interior ride i`ve ever had.Real thick window glass all around and a big interior.
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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?

    I'm 6'0" and see the entire hood ornament on my '95.

    It is true that the hood has more curvature than previous body styles. I suspect that's one reason they did away with the light monitors at the front of the fenders. The Fleetwood still has them, but they are halfway up the hood so they can be seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
    I had a 95 Deville - LOADED -
    with every option Cadillac offered - except the heated windshield -

    one of the BEST - if the THE BEST cars I ever owned -
    it is also the car I kept longer than any other car I ever owned -

    at 176K miles - it gave it's life to save mine -
    I was "T-BONED" - on the drivers side - by a drunk - going 60+ MPH -
    car was totaled - with the exception of a couple scratches from broken glass -
    I was uninjured -

    in that 176K miles - other than "normal maintenance" -
    I replaced the trans at 136K - and replaced fuel injectors at 145K -
    I agree completely. I don't typically keep cars a long time. I usually buy older, used cars, drive them a few years, then move on to something else.
    I'm now setting a record for car ownership length with my '95 Deville. It now has 197,000 miles and many parts are wearing out purely from age. I recently considered selling it, but decided I'd rather fix the issues and hang onto it. After shopping around a lot, I got the feeling I would just end up replacing it with another '95.

    Sorry to hear about the accident, Basscatt. It is encouraging news for me though.

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
    Do u think they ride better then the 86-91 Sedan Deville
    YES - feels like a MUCH bigger car -
    One of the cars I test drove was an '07 DTS. My one complaint was it just didn't have that "big car" feel. (that, and the PO left the interior filthy )

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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?

    My 98 has 173,000 mi on it. I have had just about everything replaced but the engine itself. So far the NS has run the best of any Cadillac I ever owned smooth and powerful, So far I have around $6000 in repairs. I know this is more then the car is worth. The day the hg's go however so does the car, too bad though I just love this car and you cant beat the ride of a Caddy. Remember not every NS is trouble. But it is a gamble. Change oil every 3-5000 mi and the coolant every 2 years at least. Dont go by that 5 yr crap it says on the bottle. Po 741 was fixed with a new TC and associated sensors. suspension replaced plugs,and sp wires Really I could go on and on. Would I have bought this car knowing all the problems that could arise ? Probably not...But so far so good on the NS engine. But who knows the hg's could go at anytime. Then I'll say good bye to Caddys.

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    I'm not advising you do what I do, as Northstars can be very expensive.

    HOWEVER, if, down the road, you find a low miles, well maintained Northstar Cadillac, and you have funds to support it accordingly, I'd say why not. They are very nice cars, the Northstar is an awesome engine, and if you take care of them, they definitely return the favor.
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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?

    You goons must adjust your seats so you ride like truckers. I'm 6'1" and in my favorite seat spot I can see the very top of the crest and the tips of the wreathes. It is a sweet sight going down the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24
    my favorite seat spot
    Ah, the "gangsta lean"?
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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    You goons must adjust your seats so you ride like truckers. I'm 6'1" and in my favorite seat spot I can see the very top of the crest and the tips of the wreathes. It is a sweet sight going down the road.
    Cadillac is a true beauty, another heart melting moment. I love looking at the ornament ridin
    on down the road. Such a pleasure to drive and sight seeing.
    Some people have a issue with my love for Cadillacs..
    But aye life is too short, so why not enjoy the things you like.
    I am a true Cadillac fanatic, i'm sitting in a Cadillac chair as i type from laptop. lol
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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?



    This is pretty much my view.
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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?

    Quote Originally Posted by maeng9981 View Post


    This is pretty much my view.

    I don't like that view.....It's like you can't even see the entire ornament. Smh!
    If this is how it really look from driving i wouldn't dare purchase it. That's ugly!

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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?

    The hood ornament was a true selling point for me too. Guilty pleasure.

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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Faith76 View Post
    The hood ornament was a true selling point for me too. Guilty pleasure.
    Soooooo.......That's how it looks on the hood, huh ? Yuck!
    I rather go back to my 88 Deville. lol

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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?

    Quote Originally Posted by maeng9981 View Post


    This is pretty much my view.
    I see to the complete bottom of the wreath in my '95 Deville.Since the hood is curved,it`s about the best view one can get,unless you raise the seat more.They curved the hood to get better aerodynamics.On my '78 Deville i see the entire hood ornament since the hood is more flat.

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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jojostar25 View Post
    Soooooo.......That's how it looks on the hood, huh ? Yuck!
    I rather go back to my 88 Deville. lol
    Don't discount it completely based on a photo. Go test drive one and see for yourself.

    That photo looks exactly like my view and I love it!
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    Re: Cadillac a wise decision ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigm57ict View Post
    Don't discount it completely based on a photo. Go test drive one and see for yourself.

    That photo looks exactly like my view and I love it!

    I think i will like the car once i test drive one.

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