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    Austin, Tx to Reno, Nevada ?!

    I plan on moving very soon and looking into purchasing a vehicle before leaving.
    Ahhhhhh....I have always owned a Cadillac but never took it on a trip this far.
    Now far as i am concerned a Cadillac is just reliable as any other car if properly
    maintained. I'm a little doubtful, even i found a nice one with considerbly low miles
    and in good condition. My biggest concerned is will the coolant system hold up
    on a trip that far. Though i have my options open to looking into a Bonneville,
    Nissan Maxima or a Oldsmobile Intrigue within my spending budget of 3,000.
    I do want a 88-93 Deville but wanted to hear you all opinion on the matter.

    Would that be a wise decision on a trip that's 2,000 miles away ?!
    Because that's very far and i don't want to take any risk or a loss.

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    I've driven 30 year old cars for days and not had an issue and newer cars that broke down. Any car at anytime can break down. The only prep is preventative maintenance and not having a POS to start with. I just back off speed and take my time on long trips.
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    Re: Austin, Tx to Reno, Nevada ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by rodnok01 View Post
    I've driven 30 year old cars for days and not had an issue and newer cars that broke down. Any car at anytime can break down. The only prep is preventative maintenance and not having a POS to start with. I just back off speed and take my time on long trips.

    I have heard that as well. Older cars tend to hold up longer than newer cars.
    Yeah, i wouldn't want to rush the trip. Just take my time getting there and safely.

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    Re: Austin, Tx to Reno, Nevada ?!

    Never know what you're gonna get when you buy a used car, but assuming that it has been maintained the 4.9 can be driven around the world.
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    Re: Austin, Tx to Reno, Nevada ?!

    My wife and I drove 4500 mi last spring with our 98 Deville. Drove 70-80 mph and everything worked perfect. This car has 172,000 mi on it and it drove like a new one with 26 mpg and used a couple qts of oil and man you cant beat that Cadillac ride. Still holding its hg's. Looks new inside and out...
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    Re: Austin, Tx to Reno, Nevada ?!

    2000 miles is not a long trip. I just completed a trip in my 05 Deville, from Seattle area to Ala, Miss, LA, Tex, NM. AZ,CA, OR, and back to WA for a total of 7180 mi. Got 24-25 MPG, no oil used, was on Interstates most of the time at 70-80 MPH. We did not have one problem with the car. Now has 113500 miles on it, still rides like new, looks good and very comfortable. Gas was mid grade 87 -89 octane, oil has always been Mobile 1, and AC was on almost all the time. Temp never got above normal.
    My first Caddy was a 1951, 62 series, then a 1953 with the AC that would freeze you out, 1957 Coupe DeVille, 1966 Coupe DeVille, 1970 Coupe DeVille and the present 2005. I have never had any major problems with any Cadillac I have owned, however, I have had many problems with Ford, Dodge, Cheve and Nisson. The Nisson Pathfinder was the worse. The "money light" would come on at least once a month and always cost big $.
    Spend some time looking around to find one that is clean, tight and feels right. They are out there.
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    Re: Austin, Tx to Reno, Nevada ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by bud1326 View Post
    2000 miles is not a long trip. I just completed a trip in my 05 Deville, from Seattle area to Ala, Miss, LA, Tex, NM. AZ,CA, OR, and back to WA for a total of 7180 mi. Got 24-25 MPG, no oil used, was on Interstates most of the time at 70-80 MPH. We did not have one problem with the car. Now has 113500 miles on it, still rides like new, looks good and very comfortable. Gas was mid grade 87 -89 octane, oil has always been Mobile 1, and AC was on almost all the time. Temp never got above normal.
    My first Caddy was a 1951, 62 series, then a 1953 with the AC that would freeze you out, 1957 Coupe DeVille, 1966 Coupe DeVille, 1970 Coupe DeVille and the present 2005. I have never had any major problems with any Cadillac I have owned, however, I have had many problems with Ford, Dodge, Cheve and Nisson. The Nisson Pathfinder was the worse. The "money light" would come on at least once a month and always cost big $.
    Spend some time looking around to find one that is clean, tight and feels right. They are out there.
    You're right and Cadillac are made for highway cruising. Highway driving is always better
    than in the city when you're constantly stopping and going.
    But to find a nice 91-93 Sedan Deville would be awesome. I guess 2000 miles isn't so bad
    just sounds that way because how long i have to drive. Ha but that's fine too.
    I will really take my time and hopefully find one that's been well taken care of.
    But i will never go back to my 87 Deville i sold. I would never trust a 4.1 motor
    to take me anywhere that far. I always get frighten when the coolant light flicker. lol

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