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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, New owner of a 2001 Deville DHS in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I've owned a couple Caddies over the years, last one being an 1989 Deville Sedan. Wanting to get out from ...
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    New owner of a 2001 Deville DHS

    I've owned a couple Caddies over the years, last one being an 1989 Deville Sedan.
    Wanting to get out from under the payments of my 2011 Silverado, I sold it and started a hunt for a low milage Caddy I could buy without financing much money.
    I found the 2001 Deville DHS with 66,000 miles. Dealer tag was $8998, I paid $7700. I know that was a little more than book value according to NADA.com, but it was loaded, clean and low milage.

    Besides what I would considered standard, it has the touch screen stereo with 6 disc CD changer and CD navigation. It also has the night vision, but the camera lens is broke, so it's not working. Also has something I hadn't seen before and that was the rear window and side rear window power privacy/sun screens. Kind of a neat feature I thought. All 4 seats are heated. The drivers seat didn't work, so the dealer had a local company install an after market seat heater that has it's own off/low/hi button the side of the seat. It came with a 3 year warranty and cost the dealer $195. Has the 2 driver seat/steering wheel preset buttons as well as an exit button, something new to me. Not sure if power moon roof is standard, but it has that as well. Also, a nice set of after market wheels that had to have cost a couple grand new. Had a new set of rubber on it as well. Rides like, well, a Cadillac. LOL

    No oil leaks that I could see or smell from the engine.

    No photo yet, but you guys know what they look like anyways.
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    Re: New owner of a 2001 Deville DHS

    Congratulations on your find Sounds like a nice lower mileage Caddy. I like the DHS models because there is no center console and I own a bad knee that likes the extra room. My favorite feature is the DHS dash (same gauges as a DTS). I like how the DHS/DTS gauge cluster seems to jump alive when you turn the key on.

    Some have the power moon roof, some don't. During my Caddy search I looked at a couple with moon roofs but mine doesn't have one.

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    Re: New owner of a 2001 Deville DHS

    Sounds like you got yourself a sweet Cadillac

    Welcome!

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    All DHS have rear sunshade

    Nigh vision camera is 3k from dealer 5-1500 from bone yard

    Cd nav hasn't been updated since 2002. I wouldn't trust it.

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    Re: New owner of a 2001 Deville DHS

    Rear sun screen is powered. Sides are not.

    Sunroof is probably one of the few available options. It was not standard.

    Congrats! Nice car, enjoy.

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    70cougar is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Re: New owner of a 2001 Deville DHS

    [QUOTE=Cd nav hasn't been updated since 2002. I wouldn't trust it.[/QUOTE]

    That is true for his 2001 DHS. But if others are curious, there are DVD navigation disc upgrades available from GM for our 2002 to 2005 Devilles:

    http://www.navigation.com/is-bin/INT...thAmerica-Site

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