: How many miles did you ever roll up on your Cadillac?



DouglasJRizzo
01-10-11, 09:22 AM
I had a '80 Fleetwood Brougham Coupe, 368 engine, that I bought with 40k on it, from the original owner. I junked it with 330k on it.

ejguillot
01-10-11, 10:48 AM
Bought my STS with 91k, now 154K and counting.

Submariner409
01-10-11, 11:13 AM
Somewhere in CF there's a "Mileage thread" already running..........

HAZZARDJOHN
01-10-11, 12:24 PM
My Cadillac had 91K miles on it in March of 2000 when I took ownership from my grandfather. Today it has about 117K on it. 26K miles in 11 years is not too bad. Wish it was more.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-11-11, 12:19 AM
Bought my '92 deVille with 99,098 miles. Sold it 3.75 years later with 140k on it.

ga_etc
01-11-11, 12:31 AM
Bought my ETC July 3, '08 with 97,9xx. Currently at 136,8xx. Nearly 40K... damn.

Jesda
01-11-11, 01:27 AM
I miss the '92. Sold with 190k.

Aron9000
01-11-11, 01:30 AM
Bought my 1991 Brougham in July 2008 with 103k on it. Now it has 129k, no mechanical problems at all. Its due for another coolant/trans fluid change in a few thousand miles along with some fresh spark plugs. I'll get on that when the weather warms up.

Playdrv4me
01-11-11, 02:47 AM
I believe both Josiah and Gary put some serious miles on their current and previous Cadillacs.

ga_etc
01-11-11, 04:49 AM
I don't know how many Gary has put on the Seville, but I know he put roughly 55k on Cruella during her stay with him. Josiah has put 100k on his '93 if I'm not mistaken. Somehow that car is still going at 205-210k now. I'm sure it's closer to 210k.

drewsdeville
01-11-11, 10:01 AM
'92 Deville was purchased with 111,111 miles and totaled when rear-ended around 10k later.
'95 Deville was purchased with 115,000 miles or so and sold with about 175,000.
'90 Eldo was purchased with 160,000 miles and currently has 177,000.

ottawagta
01-11-11, 10:27 AM
99 Seville STS, bought 2005 with 167,000 km. Sold Apr 2010 with 374,000km. Still on road today. No major mechanical problems during my ownership (ie engine probs).

Stingroo
01-11-11, 04:06 PM
I though Josiah had more than that on his DeVille. I swear I remember it reading 210k during the meet last summer. Maybe I was wrong, I was only in it once for a short trip.

Playdrv4me
01-11-11, 04:30 PM
99 Seville STS, bought 2005 with 167,000 km. Sold Apr 2010 with 374,000km. Still on road today. No major mechanical problems during my ownership (ie engine probs).

On a '99?! HGs must have been fixed earlier in its life. It's nice to see them living on with mileage that high.

ottawagta
01-12-11, 10:15 AM
On a '99?! HGs must have been fixed earlier in its life. It's nice to see them living on with mileage that high.

Not that I'm aware of. There were 2 owners before me, a retirement home and then some older lad. Never saw any documentation of HG replacement.

ThumperPup
01-12-11, 10:46 AM
66k since may of 2009

drewsdeville
01-12-11, 11:11 AM
66k since may of 2009

So wait, you are putting over 30k a year on your car?:bonkers:

Where do you go?

codewize
01-12-11, 11:19 AM
78 Coupe DeVille lost in a flood with 350k
89 STS still going with 225k

DouglasJRizzo
01-12-11, 11:51 AM
I had a 68 Sedan DeVille that went about 160k when I sold it, and an 80 CoupeDeVille that went 250k and still running when sold. The Fleetwood Brougham Coupe was the most lived, at 330k when the engine swallowed a camshaft. Body was MINT. I was going to rebuild the engine and not one mechanic wanted to do that, they wanted to do a Jasper replacement, which I detest.

cadillac kevin
01-12-11, 12:52 PM
my 86 fwb had just over 63k on it when I got it.
As of today, it has just over 67k on it. It was my daily driver for half a year until the engine and trans got misaligned in an accident.

Koooop
01-12-11, 03:55 PM
I sold one of my 1977 SDV's over 20 years ago with 290,000 on it, no rips, no tears, no rust, no dents, a damn nice car. I used that car for work and to make a 350 mile trip through the desert towing my boat to Lake Mead every third weekend. It had the original motor and transmission when we parted ways. I saw the car and the guy I sold it to about 2 years ago, it was completely FUBARed but still running and driving! He confirmed that he had done the trans but still had not opened the motor, he was so old by now that he didn't recognize me and was trying to claim the odo had not been over.

LOL

93DevilleUSMC
01-15-11, 05:55 PM
Sorry I'm late to the thread, guys. I just moved to a new house with some friends, and the only internet access I have is on my phone. No, I haven't set up CF mobile on my phone yet.

I don't remember how many miles I put on the `87 SDV, but I didn't have it very long before it warped the heads and dad junked it. Now, the `93 on the other hand, I've put a LOT of miles on it. I bought it with 103K on the odometer in June 2006. As of today it has 218,900 miles on it. That is after having rebuilt the transmission, replaced the alternator, fuel pump, harmonic balancer, water pump, front and back struts and springs, oil pan gasket, and valve gasket. The car has also been impacted seven times now, most of which where fender benders, but some, like the one February of last year, were full-on impacts with frame damage. This tough little car has put up with me driving it roughly 30,000 miles a year, most of which was at highway speeds, and has handled long trips well, with the only exception being the loss of the fuel pump in Florida. If it was to die on me today, I'd still say it's been a good car, and I'd damn sure have another Cadillac. It's geting time to replace the poor car with another daily driver, but I want to go and fix the last little mechanical and cosmetic problems it has and keep it as a second car for a little while longer.

DouglasJRizzo, the mileage you got out of the 368 amazes me. I've never heard of those engines lasting that long. Too bad you couldn't find a mechanic willing to rebuild it.

Aron9000
01-15-11, 06:38 PM
DouglasJRizzo, the mileage you got out of the 368 amazes me. I've never heard of those engines lasting that long. Too bad you couldn't find a mechanic willing to rebuild it. Did the cylinder shutoff mode keep working the whole time, or did it die out at some point?

I think his were 1980 models. That year it was a simple carb and a turbo400 transmission. Fuel injection and the V-4-6-8 thing was 1981. The 368 was the last Cadillac big block motor, a smaller version of the 425 and 500.

93DevilleUSMC
01-16-11, 08:35 AM
Shows what I get for paying attention. I'm going to go back and fix that post.

Still, that is a lot of mileage on any motor, especially one 25-30yrs (I'm guessing) old when it died.

Destroyer
01-17-11, 10:38 PM
Not that I'm aware of. There were 2 owners before me, a retirement home and then some older lad. Never saw any documentation of HG replacement.Should have sold it to the Smithsonian! :thumbsup:

Frikiton
01-18-11, 03:54 AM
2006 STS bought w/ 117k for christmas already on 118k now

Koooop
01-18-11, 02:11 PM
I'm guessing we'll see a trend showing the 1977-1981 De Villes (425/368 Turbo 400, RWD cars) ran and still run circles around all the other models.

codewize
01-20-11, 12:04 AM
I concur

I'm guessing we'll see a trend showing the 1977-1981 De Villes (425/368 Turbo 400, RWD cars) ran and still run circles around all the other models.

orconn
01-20-11, 12:16 PM
I'm guessing we'll see a trend showing the 1977-1981 De Villes (425/368 Turbo 400, RWD cars) ran and still run circles around all the other models.

The late '70's generation of Cadillacs were, in my opinion, among the very best Cadillac ever built!

Koooop
01-20-11, 07:13 PM
The late '70's geberation of Cadillacs were the, in my opinion, among the very best Cadillac ever built!

I'll go with the "Most Durable".