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1986 Cadillac DeVille Coupe FWDReview
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My Cadillac Coupe Deville — Car is good but the engine needs to be replaced. Interior is excellent, exterior has some bad spot but overall its not to bad. My first Cadillac and wont be my last. I plan on buying several more. I plan to buy a Cadillac Brougham next.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Interior and Body

Cons: Engine and Exterior need work

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1986 Cadillac DeVilleReview
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Stay Away, Find A Nice Rear-wheel Drive Pre-1982 Or 1986 And Newer —

The 1986 Cadillac front wheel drive models are lemons. I owned a 1986 Cadillac Coupe deVille. I bought it in 1994 with 41,000 miles on it from an old couple who seemed to have taken great care of the car. It looked brand new. Not even a week later, the car blew a head gasget. The mechanic told me to sell the car after I repaired the head gasket, but I didn't listen. A few weeks later, I was going on a road trip when I rolled the windows down to let the hot air out of the car. When I went to roll the windows back up, the passenger window stayed down. I went to rent a car and had a friend follow me home in the rental while I drove the Cadillac. While traveling down the freeway at 70 mph, traffic up ahead came to a stop. I went to press on the brake and it traveled to the floor. I had to swerve into the center grassy median until the car came to a stop. If I wasn't in the fast lane, I would have definately rammed the back of the cars in front of me. The brake problem ended up being the brake booster. Shortly there after, the car would rev very high when I started it and would not idle down. I would have to turn the car off and re-start it in hopes that it would re-set itself. If it still was revving too high and I shifted into gear, the car would lurch and the transmission would clank. I had the computer reset 3 times and it would allways "correct" itself back to the high revving idle. I owned the car for 2 months and sold it. I spoke with an older couple who owned a 1985 Sedan deVille and they owned that car for 60 months and it was in the shop 60 times (they bought it brand new). It's a shame because these cars are comfortable and large on the inside for there small exterior. They ride nice and handle pretty good too. However, after all of that, I'm still a Cadillac fan. I grew up with Cadillacs and they were wonderful cars. If anyone wants a great old Cadillac, Buy a rear- wheel drive pre-1982 or 1986 and later model deVille, Fleetwood, or Brougham.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfortable

Cons: Terrible mechanical problems

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1986 Cadillac DeVilleReview
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I Would Just Avoid This Car. — this car had a V8 with a 130 horsepower, it got 13 mpg, had no power, always broke down, but damn it was a comfortable ride...just like sittin in a lazy boy, and anything you hit was toast with minimal damage to the car. hehe.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: safety, comfort.

Cons: piece of crap engines, horrible gas mileage.

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1986 Cadillac DeVilleReview
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Luxury — it was an awesome car, wish i still had it, but it was gonna cost to much to make it look brand new agian.

Pros: everything was electric, the spedometer, tachometer temeture, the main dash was digital, it was in effect a pimpmobile

Cons: it was a pig on gas

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1986 Cadillac DeVilleReview
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Pure Luxury — nice looking car for its time.A little big.Had all the buttons you needed. Very smooth driving never felt a bump.

Pros: Drove in style

Cons: A little hard on gas,good thing it was cheap then.

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2005 Cadillac DeVille Reviews

Review By GuruZ187V

Great Features, value. An astounding 15 years later, still a superb automobile. Reliable, great Companion. Best of GM , with great build quality from Hamtramck Assembly. Same plant built Buick Lucern... Read More

Review By Guru9VV9X

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2004 Cadillac DeVille Reviews

Review By Steinfeld

Cant judge a book by its cover and besides I need glasses Read More

Not Bad By jae0803

I've had the car for about a year and its gotten up to 164k miles with few problems. Had an oil leak issue, o2 sensor go bad but overall pretty decent value for the price I paid. I just wish it was ... Read More

2003 Cadillac DeVille Reviews

Review By GuruJ75TY

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Nothing Drives Like A Caddy By Stanford

As far as luxury sedans go, the Cadillac Deville is a great option. The reliability and saftey of the vehicle were most important and Cadillac realized that when they designed this vehicle. I would re... Read More

2002 Cadillac DeVille Reviews

Great Car For The $ By luckycala

Love my car! Solid, dependable, safe. Lots of get up and go! Very roomy and great for commuting/business. I sell real estate, so it is a pleasure to take people out in the car. A classic that has held... Read More

Great By BIGNINEBALL

Love my Caddy. Been driving caddies for years and would not give it up for any toher car. The only bad thing is the gas mileage but that is to be expected with a large car with a v8 engine, Read More

2001 Cadillac DeVille Reviews

Review By David

Beautiful car. Prefer two doors but just a minor inconvenience. Two extra doors makes for more electrical problems but other than that its fine. Extremely comfortable ride and plenty of power. Read More

I Love My Caddy By Rico

i love the handling and the roomy interior that surely is an head turner people always fall asleep when riding how comfortable this car make them feel when it comes to maintenance get ready to pay o... Read More

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