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I had a caprice, Lincoln Town car, Camry and A 95 Deville, A Cadillac is a nightmare, who ever is thinking about buying one, be prepared to the following:

Getting ripped off by dealers who do not know about the car
Getting ripped off by other shops who do not know about the car
Spending a lot of your money on gas

Save your self now, buy a Toyota!!!! or any Japenese car.....
 

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My 1994 Deville has been great! And I get as high as 27 MPG on the highway. A Toyota isn't much better and has half the class and ride of a Deville. Learn to fix it yourself, and you will save tons of money.
And if you think Cadillacs are expensive to fix, don't ever get a Mercedes or BMW! Yikes!
 

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ahanash said:
I had a caprice, Lincoln Twon car, Camry and A 95 Deville, A Cadillac is a nightmare, who ever is thinking about buying one, be prepared to the following:

Getting ripped off by dealers who do not know about the car
Getting ripped off by other shops who do not know about the car
Spending a lot of your money on gas

Save your self now, buy a Toyota!!!! or any Japenese car.....


 

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ahanash said:
I had a caprice, Lincoln Twon car, Camry and A 95 Deville, A Cadillac is a nightmare, who ever is thinking about buying one, be prepared to the following:

Getting ripped off by dealers who do not know about the car
Getting ripped off by other shops who do not know about the car
Spending a lot of your money on gas

Save your self now, buy a Toyota!!!! or any Japenese car.....
LIES and here's an example:
Bosch oxygen sensor for my Cadillac-$20
Bosch oxygen sensor for a Mazda-$79
 

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Getting ripped off by the dealer has nothing to do with the car itself,
As "caddydaddy" suggested, learn to fix it yourself!!!! (if it really is broke!).

As far as fuel consumption is concerned, find a toyota with the same size engine and body weight and I guarantee it will guzzle more gas than the Cadillac.
 

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1993 ETC over 140k: no problems except new mufflers
1993 Deville over 150k: replaced water pump and master cylinder,rear struts, no other problems. less than 1,000 to fix
1994 SLS: alternator, solenoids, and blower motor, front struts,wheel bearing,because of previous owner neglect(I knew previous owner's brother) less than 2,000 to fix.

All cars are going to need items replaced as they age. Some will need more because of the level of care given. To say that every Cadillac is a troublesome car is a bit assuming don't you think. The main reason for the problems that are occuring in Cadillacs are due to not enough owner knowledge or incorrect knowledge. not saying that you are a troll however, the site says "Cadillac Owner's and Enthusiasts" So if you want to promote people buying imports or Cadillac bashing, then I'm sure there is another forum you can do it on. Buy American or Bye America! thanks to Sandy
 

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I love this car, and I got the manuals for it for $170.00, I just don't know what's coming up, it' funny how some people right down $20.00 for O2 sensor, it's $74.00 for an original O2 sensor, compare apples to apples not to auto zone!

I did the cleaning on the EGR, Throttle Body, put a new radiator, changed spark plugs, removed a strut and put it back...

Then the funnier part comes when people use the word lies, Friday I went to my dealer, I told them my car has the following: running rough, rotten egg smell, rough idle, they changed the rear O2 and that's it, although the shop manual said much more than that and it does not say anything about the O2 sensor.

This car needs a baby sitter.

and "addison_ii" as long as own my cadi, I will continue to write here you like it or not, I do not support a brand name blindly like you do!
 

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I love this car, and I got the manuals for it for $170.00, I just don't know what's coming up, it' funny how some people right down $20.00 for O2 sensor, it's $74.00 for an original O2 sensor, compare apples to apples not to auto zone! QUOTE]

Well of course AC Delco parts cost more, but the point was that Cadillac parts can be cheaper than most imports car parts.

And you mentioned that you "just don't know what's coming up", well it's an 11 year old car! With ANY car that old, you never know what's going to break next! But with a quality car such as your '95 Deville, the chances of that aren't as great as say a 11 year old Toyota. That era Devilles can run to over 300k with proper care. I know of a guy right now that has 289k on his 1995 Deville.
I kind of think you are giving the old Cadillac too much gruff because it breaks down once in a while. If you hate breakdowns, get a new car with a warranty. But if you can deal with the occasional repair, you have a great car.
 

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ahanash said:
I had a caprice, Lincoln Twon car, Camry and A 95 Deville, A Cadillac is a nightmare, who ever is thinking about buying one, be prepared to the following:

Getting ripped off by dealers who do not know about the car
Getting ripped off by other shops who do not know about the car
Spending a lot of your money on gas

Save your self now, buy a Toyota!!!! or any Japenese car.....
Can you be more specific? What exactly happened?

Regarding fuel economy, the Northstar is among the most fuel efficient DOHC V8s on the market.

I share some of your sentiments, owning a Q45. Its hard to find anyone, including dealers, who knows anything about the car. I bought tools and learned how to finally fix things myself.
 

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I can't add much except to say that my Caddy has been great. I don't expect delears to be the best at diagnosis and repair, I do however, expect them to be good at taking peoples money and not actually fixing the problem.

I thought I knew quite a bit about cars but when I got the Cad and found this place I realized that there were many nuances to Cad repair that are not typical of other cars. If a mechanic is not familiar with those he can cause you a lot of grief and heartache not to mention money down the drain.
 

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It's true that my Deville is not new, but I saw the technician telling a lady who owned a 2004 Deville, that he cannot diagnose why her car computer is coming up with a low tire pressure trouble code even though her tires are at 30 PSI....
Let's be specific.... Ridgewood , NJ
 

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With all you're telling us, you need to find another dealer for service! Not all are created equal, but that one sounds really incompetent!
 

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Currently i own three Cadillacs, have sold one just yesterday, and owned another back in 99 and i have never had any problems with any of them

The WOrst car Ever is most certainly not any Cadillac, i would say it is the 1983 MAserati BiTurbo, something broke literally every day, befor eyou start saying how bad your auto is, look around and see what other people are dealing with, then you will realise how good the Cadillac is
 

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yeah my 110K mile '92 Cadillac Sedan deVille has had very few problems in the 12k miles/ 10 month's i've had it. It's not perfect though (no 13 year old car should ever be, or is perfect) I have a main bearing thump (almost all 4.9's have this little annoyance) My car leaked a little bit of coolant from the side of the block, but those sealing pellets and a can of alumaseal stopped that. Other than that, all the work i've done on it recently has been maitenence. I got new spark plugs at 104k miles, i just did the struts about 1000 miles ago (and not too expensive either at $380 for all four) plus a $50 gift certificate to my uncle for doing the work. And my inner tie rod on the driver's side needed to be replaced. $28 for the replacement inner tie rod (if i remember correctly) and i replaced the antenna mast when i first got it for $36, I need a new one though because one of my dumbass friends rolled across the trunk when the radio was on, therefore bending the antenna again. My next step for that car is a new sound system, new headunit, 6 new speakers, and a sub later on (I plan on spending no more than $800 on speakers and a headunit plus installation) But yeah, you're right about it being expensive on gas, It costs me about $50-$60 a week in gas, which i suppose isnt that bad, but im 18 so it gets expensive.
 

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I must add my two cents here...
The fact that your dealers are ripping you off and dont know squash from pumpkin about your car has NOTHING to do with your Cadillac.....you live in New Jersey..get used to idiots ripping you off.
Easiest thing to do is figure out how to fix it yourself..or come in with at LEAST a little knowlage of whats broke and what has to be done about it. If you tell a mechanic that say... your EGR valve needs to be replaced, they'll probly replace it. If you say "My car sucks fix it"....Id assume they tell you you need a new tranny, muffler bearings, a flex capacitor ..and lets not even MENTION your warp coils.
Lincolns are nice..but lets face it..they have suspension problems that cost some hardcore money to fix. Unless your talking about an older lincoln that is. Cadilacs are a little more dependable than that. Unless you happened to buy a lemon from some negletful old lady. Gasoline costs... Well....its either ride comfortably or get crammed into some poorly made sardine can with excessive hard plastic panels and faux carbon fiber inserts. You pay for the comfort.

But thanks for the warning.
 

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ahanash said:
I had a caprice, Lincoln Twon car, Camry and A 95 Deville, A Cadillac is a nightmare, who ever is thinking about buying one, be prepared to the following:

Getting ripped off by dealers who do not know about the car
Getting ripped off by other shops who do not know about the car
Spending a lot of your money on gas

Save your self now, buy a Toyota!!!! or any Japenese car.....
I AGREE...to a point

MY 1998 Seville (bought new) was a POS.

The dealer, however, was exceptionally good.

Gas mileage was fairly decent for a fast and heavy car.

Having said that, however, I will never buy another Caddy.
 

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1993 ETC over 140k: no problems except new mufflers
1993 Deville over 150k: replaced water pump and master cylinder,rear struts, no other problems. less than 1,000 to fix
1994 SLS: alternator, solenoids, and blower motor, front struts,wheel bearing,because of previous owner neglect(I knew previous owner's brother) less than 2,000 to fix.

All cars are going to need items replaced as they age. Some will need more because of the level of care given. To say that every Cadillac is a troublesome car is a bit assuming don't you think. The main reason for the problems that are occuring in Cadillacs are due to not enough owner knowledge or incorrect knowledge. not saying that you are a troll however, the site says "Cadillac Owner's and Enthusiasts" So if you want to promote people buying imports or Cadillac bashing, then I'm sure there is another forum you can do it on. Buy American or Bye America! thanks to Sandy
Ahanash has the right to write whatever he wants about his Caddy. What? You forgot about the 1st Amendment?
 

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Ahanash has the right to write whatever he wants about his Caddy. What? You forgot about the 1st Amendment?
well no, its not that, its just that hes saying how bad Cadillacs are on a pro cadillac site, sure he can do it, but there are much more productive ways of doing it...like for instance www.carsurvey.org..you can talk about your own car there, and its not directed towards one type of car..or www.edmunds.com. Both of these sites are geared towards helping consumers pick a good car.
 
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