: worst car i have ever owned !!



bigcountryfx
07-22-04, 04:16 PM
I just bought a 94 Deville and I can say it is the single worst car I have ever owned. I expected much more from this luxury car...what I got was a ton of electrical problems on a car with 75 k miles on it. Maybe I was wrong to have the impression that because it is a cadillac, a top of the line GM auto, that it would go with no problems for a long long time, like my Lincoln town car.....guess what...NOPE !!!
I cant believe after browsing this forum that there are so many problems with cadillac autos and people still keep buying them...if i had paid fifty thousand dollars for a car that crapped out after a couple of years, as some posts on the technical forums indicate, I would lose my mind. The only thing going for the deville as far as I can see is that it is a bit more roomy in the front seat area than my lincoln, but that is it !! It doesnt drive as well or handle as well as a lincoln town car....after owning this car and the t.c....why would anyone ever by a caddy? They just dont cut the mustard...and the front wheel drive feeling and vibrations in the car are bad. Again....the town car glides like on a cloud....like driving a luxury car...oh wait....IT IS !!! My tc has 190,000 on it and no problems....Cadillac, 78 and tons of problems....all electrical in nature and ridiculous to try and find what actually causes them.
To any execs or anyone else interested in buying a cadillac....test out the Lincoln town cars first...I'm sure the difference will be noticable and they are known for going well over 100 k without crapping out. I plan on selling the caddy as soon as possible and never buying another GM car again. Fords, Lincolns or a German or Japanese car...for reliabilty is the way to go it seems.

cheers,
bigcountryfx

Adam
08-14-04, 07:36 AM
get a Fleetwood then. to me it was the only Cadillac worth buying. i had a TC and it was a good car i agree with you but i had to sell it cause it started to mess up, just alot of different things (250K though). my Continental isnt the greatest but its cool. the only thing is the ride control Cadillac is far superior to Lincoln in air suspension. but if you want a good Caddy, buy a Fleetwood it wont let ya down.

Ralph
09-07-04, 02:43 AM
So you got one that obviously wasn't maintained. There are thousands of websites containing the problems with Mercedes, BMW, Acura, etc. etc. One of the most expensive problems can be the air shocks. However, with Cadillac they can be replaced with passive struts, for example. With the late 1990's Continentals, for example, they cannot be fixed cheaply and require an very expensive trip to the dealer for the air bladder suspension running in the numerous thousands of dollars. Too bad you sold you TC if it was so good. Most here have had good luck with Caddies, but there are understandable exceptions with ANY car make! Especially a used one where the history of maintenance can be foggy at best.

hcvone
09-07-04, 06:21 PM
When you purchase a 10 year old plus car it's a crap shoot, that is unless you know the cars history, I have a customer that just purchased a 1990 BMW 740I with 65,000 miles on it, he thought he was getting a good deal at 21k, he told me this weekend that he has put over 13k in the car since March, so you just never know. :(

Rolex
09-08-04, 10:46 AM
I just bought a 94 Deville and I can say it is the single worst car I have ever owned. I expected much more from this luxury car...what I got was a ton of electrical problems on a car with 75 k miles on it.

I cant believe after browsing this forum that there are so many problems with cadillac autos and people still keep buying them

Sounds to me like you bought a piece of junk (probably off of some mom-and-pop used car lot) that in a 10 year span has probably had 4 previous owners who treated it like a tank. Sorry to hear about your "bad luck" but next time do some research about what to look for when buying a used car before you write the check. You cannot hold a grudge against GM and all other Cadillac owners just because you bought a decade old POS. I've never had problems with reliability on GM cars.

orange
09-14-04, 01:02 PM
one car put this guy off... i've been in a few caddies, i hopped in a 95 i think eldo and thought it was one of the worst cars for comfort.. i was used to the double-pillows of fleetwoods and 80's eldos.. this thing was like sittin on phone books... still i'd take a caddy over any car ANY day, and i've only ever driven in ONE (it was a heap too 79 sedan deville with collapsed seat)

509Rider
09-15-04, 09:37 PM
:hitstick:
I just bought a 94 Deville and I can say it is the single worst car I have ever owned. I expected much more from this luxury car...what I got was a ton of electrical problems on a car with 75 k miles on it. Maybe I was wrong to have the impression that because it is a cadillac, a top of the line GM auto, that it would go with no problems for a long long time, like my Lincoln town car.....guess what...NOPE !!!
I cant believe after browsing this forum that there are so many problems with cadillac autos and people still keep buying them...if i had paid fifty thousand dollars for a car that crapped out after a couple of years, as some posts on the technical forums indicate, I would lose my mind. The only thing going for the deville as far as I can see is that it is a bit more roomy in the front seat area than my lincoln, but that is it !! It doesnt drive as well or handle as well as a lincoln town car....after owning this car and the t.c....why would anyone ever by a caddy? They just dont cut the mustard...and the front wheel drive feeling and vibrations in the car are bad. Again....the town car glides like on a cloud....like driving a luxury car...oh wait....IT IS !!! My tc has 190,000 on it and no problems....Cadillac, 78 and tons of problems....all electrical in nature and ridiculous to try and find what actually causes them.
To any execs or anyone else interested in buying a cadillac....test out the Lincoln town cars first...I'm sure the difference will be noticable and they are known for going well over 100 k without crapping out. I plan on selling the caddy as soon as possible and never buying another GM car again. Fords, Lincolns or a German or Japanese car...for reliabilty is the way to go it seems.

cheers,
bigcountryfx

illumina
09-15-04, 09:52 PM
when you buy a used car, be it off a lot, or from a private party, you should expect to pay at least $300.00 for different kinds of repairs it will need. that goes for any car, and the higher end the car, the more you may have to pay.

RBraczyk
09-16-04, 05:10 AM
I had a 94 deville and despite sitting four years virtually undriven, i had to get a new compressor and fuel pump, but other than that i had no problems. Now if it hadn't met an Icy death, it would still be running. Just because you bought a crap car doesn't mean that you can rag on the whole car company.

ljklaiber
09-16-04, 01:23 PM
Bracsyk!

That is one fine Hi Mile ride ya got . Proud of you. As an old Guy, I am proud of what young folks are doing with their vehicles. Carry On!

ben72227
09-16-04, 06:47 PM
i know this may sound harsh, but bigcountry, did you ever think about running a VINcheck (a.k.a. CARFAX Report)???? You probably would have found the car to have numerous records on it....

Stoneage_Caddy
09-16-04, 10:12 PM
yah i definatley wouldnt blame cadillac for the car ...

Mine is haveing its share of weird issues but 95% of it was due to the previous owners negliect

i had a town car for a month when i live in cali (it was a 98 i was there in 99) , WHAT A PEICE! constantly warped rotors(i went thru a set myself) , engine burned oil (typical mod motor ford) , itd stall out for no reason on the 405 .......nice ride , pretty car but when i got a new daewoo nubria at turn in i was much more happy that i could trust a car to go to and from LAX (it was towed back 2 times out of 4 attempts)

As for the 94 deville , remeber thats the first year for that body style and design , combine that with poor maintenace youve got a recipie for disaster ...ive only found 2 real errors on cadillacs part , one is the suspension system the other is the lack of protection for the tailight wireing from the elements

Common knollege with corvette people that you avoid first year vettes ( '53 '63 '68 '84 '97 '05) same holds true for many other makes of cars inside gm and outside gm

BeelzeBob
09-18-04, 12:29 AM
I just bought a 94 Deville and I can say it is the single worst car I have ever owned. I expected much more from this luxury car...what I got was a ton of electrical problems on a car with 75 k miles on it. Maybe I was wrong to have the impression that because it is a cadillac, a top of the line GM auto, that it would go with no problems for a long long time, like my Lincoln town car.....guess what...NOPE !!!
I cant believe after browsing this forum that there are so many problems with cadillac autos and people still keep buying them...if i had paid fifty thousand dollars for a car that crapped out after a couple of years, as some posts on the technical forums indicate, I would lose my mind. The only thing going for the deville as far as I can see is that it is a bit more roomy in the front seat area than my lincoln, but that is it !! It doesnt drive as well or handle as well as a lincoln town car....after owning this car and the t.c....why would anyone ever by a caddy? They just dont cut the mustard...and the front wheel drive feeling and vibrations in the car are bad. Again....the town car glides like on a cloud....like driving a luxury car...oh wait....IT IS !!! My tc has 190,000 on it and no problems....Cadillac, 78 and tons of problems....all electrical in nature and ridiculous to try and find what actually causes them.
To any execs or anyone else interested in buying a cadillac....test out the Lincoln town cars first...I'm sure the difference will be noticable and they are known for going well over 100 k without crapping out. I plan on selling the caddy as soon as possible and never buying another GM car again. Fords, Lincolns or a German or Japanese car...for reliabilty is the way to go it seems.

cheers,
bigcountryfx


You buy an unknown 10 year old used car and take that as "representative" of what Cadillacs are like. Hmmm... wonder if that car was a reclaimed salvage car or something rescued from a flood.... That is the chance you take. Obviously you didn't pay $50K for it...LOL...treat it like the $2.5K used car it is and forget about it....or buy a new Cadillac so that your bitching will have some credibility.

illumina
09-18-04, 06:13 PM
treat it like the $2.5K used car it is and forget about it....or buy a new Cadillac so that your bitching will have some credibility.


:histeric: :histeric: :rofl: :rofl:

RBraczyk
09-20-04, 01:17 AM
Bracsyk!

That is one fine Hi Mile ride ya got . Proud of you. As an old Guy, I am proud of what young folks are doing with their vehicles. Carry On!

Hey thanks, i'm already up to 283k, so i better change that soon. :)

scurling
09-22-04, 05:37 PM
BigcountryFx: How can you write up a complaint about how a car handles? Didn't you test drive the car before you bought it? I can understand you being sore about the electrical problems, because they can be hidden in an old car to some degree prior to sale. Complaints about handling should be eliminated prior to paying for any car.

I have two '94 Fleetwoods that I bought, Christmas 2001, and July this year. I have tripled the mileage on my first car, and have not experienced any major problems.

RealmCenter
10-02-04, 11:55 AM
When you buy a 10 year old car, either be prepared to drop some coin at the shop or start learning how to work on cars. The driver power mirror on my 1996 LHS stopped working at 186,000 miles what a piece of junk eh? I guess I should slam ChryCo for this. :banghead2

lev
10-20-04, 12:35 AM
Worst car you ever owned?

More like worst car you got OWNED by :lildevil:


I am sorry, that isn't nice, I'll be quiet. :hide:

Trench
10-26-04, 04:14 AM
I cant believe after browsing this forum that there are so many problems with cadillac autos and people still keep buying them...

*smacks you with a rod* :deadhorse:

That is just outright ignorance! This forum is primarily here for help. It was not created as "Hey everyone, please post messages on how pretty your car looks and how great it runs." It was created for assistance. One owner to another. Of course it handles both of those aspects, but mainly for assitance.

Also, ever take a stroll to forums dealing with other makes? Obviously not. This site may outline problems with Cadillacs, while other forums WILL DEFINITELY outline problems with the particular make in question. Every make/model on the road has problems.

I would comment on the fact your bought a used car which probably was not maintained, but I think everyone else did a pretty good job of pointing out those flaws.


Ignorance :brutal:

scurling
10-26-04, 01:19 PM
Trench.....good point.

Forums, at least this one, are to ask questions about vehicle system issues, and problems, and to LEARN about our vehicles.

I've been on auto forums from Buick to VW and problems abound on these forums for any make of vehicle, because that's why the forums exist.

This isn't just a "look at my pretty big car" forum. I would think Bigcountry would appreciate the problems we bring to the forum. It will only help him in the long run. If he thinks the Cadillac has too many mechanical problems, based on what he has seen in this forum, then I guess it did provide him a service. Now he can sell his Cadillac rig and forever be free of auto maintenance and service issues.....since he will never purchase another Caddy.

G'me a break, dude.