Inherited this vehicle from my in-laws and have spent the last few months getting in working order.
Oil leaks that are cost-prohibitive to repair along with occasional over-heating (despite flushing of cooling system).
Also, only about 10-12 MPG in city despite several fuel system treatments.
Finally, electronic fuel display that jumps up and down several gallons within minutes.
Was able to fix a/c with an "in the can"
Plenty of power but a very soft ride.
New tires help.
Oil leaks/overheating major issues but doubt GM cares anymore.
Great car, creme color, which is interesting, depending on lighting situation can appear white with tinge of pink, egg-shell, or light tan.
Beautiful car, although the front end could have been a little designed more distinctive, kind of reminds me of a chevy with a cadillac emblem.
Runs great, good acceleration and breaking, I like cluster guages, right in front of your eyes, no looking all over dash for emergency lignts, wonderful seating, posh; There's just something about a cadillac, it's hard to verbalize, but you know when you are in one, that special feeling you get, especially with these older models.
Very easy to drive and park.
Maintence is expensive.
Smooth, posh car!
Easy to navigate.
I really like this car.
It's a Cad, what else is there to say...
Maintence: very expensive.
Granted I've only had it a week, but I had a cadillac trained mechanic look it over, couldn't find anything really wrong with the car, but I needed the 50,000 mile check up, Cost over $600.00.
The car has 120,000 miles on it.
I've put less than 200 miles on it.
We'll see how it goes.
I look forward to driving it.
has good power but driving mostly around suburban area I get around 12-13 mpg. I have 140k miles on it and have a traction control light on for no reason. Also, service transmission because of a bad sensor and its not worth the money to fix because the transmission would have to be dropped out. Otherwise, I love the car.
I bought with about 58k miles. Very good ride and fuel mileage; strong and plenty of power. Seemed the perfect car until 68k miles. Between 68k miles and 72k miles replaced transmission, air struts, and fuel injection pump. I rated down the reliability due to the mechanical failures, but now repaired, I am back to trusting it's dependability. The problems were caught before breaking down on the road. Transmission metal and seal fragments were found on filter and oil change; struts were flat and wearing rear tires severely and unevenly, and; fuel injection was causing erratic and surging RPM, and a couple stalls.
I like the tireless comfort of driving long distance and gas mileage of the NorthStar. The size and handling give a feeling of safety.
None. This particular car seemed to have major mechanical failures not typical of Cadillac.
I purchased this vehicle with 26,600 miles in September 20009. Previous car was a 2004 Mitsubishi Galant. My particular example has had some issues. Two weeks after purchase, engine started misfiring but only at under 5 MPH. Replaced plugs, wires, etc. didn't fix it. At this point I've gotten used to it and don't want to put more money into it. Keyless entry stopped working for no reason. The car gets poor fuel economy (probably related to the misfire), around 10 in the city and 19 on the highway. Still, this is a very satisfying car to drive. Plenty of power and space for 5 adults (front center position is a squeeze). Trunk is immense.
Lots of interior space, very powerful car for its size. Great digital display has useful information such as oil life, battery voltage, MPG, fuel used, and more. Air conditioning and heat work very well. Nice exterior styling.
Northstar system comes with its share of problems, should have used the LT1 like the Fleetwood and Caprice. Premium fuel only means lots of cash spent at the gas station. Ride can get slightly buoyant at higher speeds.