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I have a 97 Deville Concurs, in decent shape, about 112k on it everything works but the drivers side heated seat, I need some front end work, but the car seems pretty sound,teh owners b4 me kept u on everything as it was a certified pre-owned he bought it it for every little thing.
The interior is decent, The Drivers side seat is showing normal wear & could use a new pad, I messed up last summer & used the wrong type of cleaner on my Armrest & steering wheel & messed them up the Armrest needs to be redyed The steeringwheel has a cover on it now if i was to replace it I would do a half wood half leather.
Now I like the car, I really do, but Id like somthing newer with less miles, most likely id go for a 2001-2003 STS, the question I have is, should I sell or trade in the Deville? This was the 1st year of this version of the Concurs, does anyone thing it may be worth somthing down the road? I would hate to part with a classic.

TRying to get more pics up but the Forum says they exceed the limit, ill try again later, but the body is straight no dents i real ad scratch on the passenger fender.the paint is shiny & glossy
 

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Dude... youve got a problem-less Deville... KEEP IT. Thats a wednesday car and for that model year and 98 those are few and far between.

Seriously, if youve got a car thats been nothing but good to you and needs very little to be pristine, WHYYY would you take the risk on ANOTHER one that might bite you in the ass like weve seen so many times.

Keep it, 112k is NOTHING for your Deville if its already running fine now. As far as value is concerned, somewhere around what KBB says, which im sure is not alot. Even more reason to just hang onto it for the long haul now.
 

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Wow! Very nice car. If it were mine I keep her. Put some chrome tips and it will look even sweeter!

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Dude... youve got a problem-less Deville... KEEP IT. Thats a wednesday car and for that model year and 98 those are few and far between.

Seriously, if youve got a car thats been nothing but good to you and needs very little to be pristine, WHYYY would you take the risk on ANOTHER one that might bite you in the ass like weve seen so many times.

Keep it, 112k is NOTHING for your Deville if its already running fine now. As far as value is concerned, somewhere around what KBB says, which im sure is not alot. Even more reason to just hang onto it for the long haul now.

Here are the reasons why i'm thinking bout it,

1.I figure it will take roughly $2k to fix it up the way i wanted to, with the chrome tips & Tinting the windows, Thats one of those issues where since I bought the car 2 1/2 years ago i kept saying i was going to do, Its more or less me being Cheap bout it. I'm not cheap with the maintenice I do my oil changes etc.

2. there wasa thread on here about the average miles on peoples Caddys, & to be honest with you I just dont like playing the high mileage game, plus add to the equation that its a ten & a half year old car I just feel like everytime I go on a long trip im playing russian roulette.

But I am torn about it, Id like to keep the car but if I could get $3 or $4k towards a trade in & take that $2k and put it down on a 5 year old STS with maybe 40k less & have a low payment for 24 months I would be fine with that. Like I said Earlier, these cars are hard to find I would not want to part with a classic, but @ the moment it comes down to simple economics. I just feel like one way or the other I will be spending the money one way or the other, either now or in the future.

I was hoping to get a few more opnions.
 

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What a great looking car. I have a '97 that I just love. Your interior problems are minor compared with what you could have. There have many, at length, threads on the appropriate cleaner for the leather. One was a bar of Dove soap disolved in water. It DOES work, and well.
Mine just turned over 100k. Since I have the service manuals, diagnosing problems is a snap.
Personally, I don't like visable exhaust tips on this model. Makes it look like you had to settle for less and have them installed sticking out. If you look at the '94 - '96 DeVilles, there was no lower bumper extension to cover the view of the exhaust and suspension. '97 - '99 has the extension and makes the car look that much better.

Keep the car and good luck.

DAVE
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What a great looking car. I have a '97 that I just love. Your interior problems are minor compared with what you could have. There have many, at length, threads on the appropriate cleaner for the leather. One was a bar of Dove soap disolved in water. It DOES work, and well.
Mine just turned over 100k. Since I have the service manuals, diagnosing problems is a snap.
Personally, I don't like visable exhaust tips on this model. Makes it look like you had to settle for less and have them installed sticking out. If you look at the '94 - '96 DeVilles, there was no lower bumper extension to cover the view of the exhaust and suspension. '97 - '99 has the extension and makes the car look that much better.

Keep the car and good luck.

DAVE
'97 Coucours

SAdly I did the interior prolbems to MYSELF I'm so sick over it, Idiot that I am
I get so annoyed whe I think about it.
I like how the tips look, makes it look like an old mussle car, I just need to change them.
The car had the hedious gold package most of which I eliminated, the only part i like is the emblems on the rims, From what I understand those rims were very hard to find, & those gold packages were dealer instaled options, & that no two are truly alike since the dealors made there own side deals with local speed & detail shops. thats why the tips look like that.
 

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Best time to sell that car is next Feb and March, during tax season. Prices of used cars in that price range are lowest in HOT summer because no one wants to go out in heat--not even used car dealers.

Everyone gets a $3500 tax check in Feb and March. Used car dealers increase the prices of their cars substantially.

Get yours in good shape. Try some dye for interior flaws. Get it detailed. You will get $3500 for it at that time.

Wait until April to buy replacement if you can. Prices go down after tax season.

If you can't wait, sell it anyway in Feb or March. Remember to undercut used car dealer by $4k to 5k. Also have someone check out car for you. Need to check for typical Northstar problems plus body for paint and bondo. Take your time; look closely under car, under hood, door frames. Smell trunk and rugs for flood damage and musty smell.

Once you find a car that you really like, slip mechanic $25 to check it out.

If all else fails, settle for a LeSabre. No Northstar problems with LeSabre.
 
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