It doesn't matter where you're going in your 1989 Cadillac Sedan de Ville, because no matter where you end up, you've already arrived.
This week's episode of TestDrive Spotlight was made possible with the help of Excellence Auto Acton in Acton Vale, Québec. If you're interested in buying this specific vehicle check out their website: https://www.excellenceauto.com/vehicule-usagee/200770/cadillac-deville-1989/3210524
We're back at the classic cars here on TestDrive with our first for 2020. We're looking at this well maintained and OEM+ upgraded 1989 Cadillac Sedan de Ville, with some of the Cadillac Fleetwood upgrades like the rear wheel covers, Continental tire, landau roof, and luggage rack. This '89 DeVille also has the Gold Emblem & Gold Key package, Twilight Sentinel, electrochromic rearview mirror, power seats, power windows, power locks, Delco-Bose Gold Series audio, and blue cloth interior.
Our full tour and review of this 1989 Cadillac Sedan DeVille goes over all the exterior and interior features on this specific vehicle, as well as the differences between the regular DeVille, the Fleetwood, and the Sixty Special. We discuss some of the optional extras GM produced for this vehicle, and how this Cadillac was used as a testbed for new technologies.
After our thorough interior and exterior walkaround we take this 4.5L HT-4500 V8 engine on the road to see how this Cadillac performs 31 years later. Our daily-driving road test talks about what you might expect from the ride, drive, and experience of this 1989 Cadillac DeVille, including the way the steering performs, engine responsiveness, suspension travel, and even the sound and road noise.
We go around town to see how this 31 year old Cadillac holds up and discuss what we feel about it when compared with some of the other classic cars we've driven and even some modern ones. We include several point-of-view or POV shots of driving this 1989 Cadillac Sedan Deville along with our in-car commentary as we drive along. We go over the rest of the interior features for those curious about a slice of American automotive history, and some of the optional extras that were available for this generation full-size luxury sedan.
We also discuss how the front-wheel drive GM C-Body feels on the road. We wrap up our comprehensive episode of TestDrive Spotlight by going over a quick buyer's guide on the sixth generation Cadillac de ville series, including what buyer's need to look out for if they're in the market for this vehicle, the common problems and complaints with this Cadillac, and some advice when it comes to looking for a 30 year old GM sedan.