I am listing a 2004 Cadillac DeVille Base for sale with 123,832 miles. This was owned by a family friend, went to my brother and then went to me. So, this has been "in the family" since new. I originally bought this car in the fall of 2012 and have only put 10,500 miles since then and has been stored in my garage every December 1st until April/May since I have owned it.
The inside is in GREAT condition and the outside is, too except: both front doors on the very bottom has some surface rust. Also, the rear driver side back wheel well has rust (pic 11) and the passenger side is just barely starting, too (pic 12). Also, the rear driver's side wheel has seen better days as the finish is pretty rough.
The shocks and struts on this car are old and will need to be replaced. If you want to drive it as-is, go ahead. This is the base model and I posted the sticker parts code. These are NOT the air shocks that cost a fortune to replace. Pricing BOTH the front and back shocks/struts online from Rock Auto for KYB SR1002 and SR4090 (firmer ride than Monroe) comes to $324.37 (plus shipping).
And finally, I get asked a lot about leaks because the Northstar engines are known to have this issue. I have had pea size drips here and there. I have NEVER: had a puddle, a pool or had to top off my oil because it leaked out all over the place. I have only added oil when I do a complete oil/filter change (I do them myself, full synthetic). That's it. I have included a photo (it looks worse than it is) of the garage floor where this is always stored (see pic). Keep in mind, this is where the car has been stored from:
Dec. 1 2012 to April/May 2013
Dec. 1 2013 to April/May 2014
Dec. 1 2014 to April/May 2015
Dec. 1 2015 to April/May 2016
Dec. 1 2016 to April/May 2017
Dec. 1 2017 to Present
Keep those above dates in mind when you look at the pic. I know this may be a deal-breaker for some, but I have to mention ALL flaws (I wonder how many people actually do that).
I replaced the rear brake lines (up towards the front of the car), bled the master cylinder and all 4 brake lines, added 2 rear brake bleeder screws and installed new front brake pads. All fluids are good. I replaced and greased the driver and passenger side OUTER tie rod ends (last pic). Both INNER tie rod ends seem fine to me (they did not fall when held horizontally). I put them back in the original position as the old ones so the alignment will be about where it was but you will have to get this aligned now (or if you're an idiot, don't do it).
Other issues: the outside temp sensor (cheap and easy to replace) reads 140 degrees, 1 key/fob, the CD player stopped (the radio and all speakers + sub works great), the "service air bag" text is displayed (I am betting on this being the front air bag sensor needing replaced which I never did--$65 I think).
As mentioned above, I have stored this every winter since I've owned this. Getting this ready to sell, I re-installed the tires on 3/23 and found that all 4 sensors were bad. Instead of replacing all 4 and passing the cost on to you (at least $170.00), I had new air valves (not sensors) installed on all 4 wheels on 3/23. Many people will not be happy with this, but this is the choice I made. You can always buy these sensors yourself and have them installed. After the price for the parts, installing these is not very expensive (cheap) and does not take long (1-2 hours).
The rear plastic panel that accesses the trunk does not close (when the rear center arm rest is down it opens). I have the pieces (see the pic of the bag) but have not put it back together.
This will be stored in my garage to keep it clean. I've also included the parts tag from the trunk so you can check for yourself on the shocks/struts. The last 2 pics of the car are after the polish, wax and tire dressing was done (center caps not installed yet).
***NOTE: As I was finishing the detailing and replacing the wipers, the wiper arm fell and smacked (and that's the sound it made) the windshield and put a couple 1 inch cracks in it (see pics). You don't know what that felt like to have that happen. Trust me, it was the sickest feeling in the world. A new windshield from Safelite Auto is $185.00 installed.
What I am offering here is the car AS IS for $1,999.99. If I were to replace the front and rear shocks/struts and replace the windshield plus my labor this car would list for AT LEAST $3,000.00. But, by offering the car AS IS you can save at least $1,000.00 or more!
This is a GREAT car, the engine runs great and sounds smooth. It is not perfect and needs a little work but you will be very happy. Buy This Now!
Please feel free to ask me any questions or if need more pics. If you are SERIOUS, give me a call @ (419) 961-2923 ONLY. NO texts, emails or messages. PHONE CALLS ONLY. I try to answer all calls but sometimes I can't so leave a message. You can pick this up or have it shipped.