Bought the car new in November 1998. It was great for about 7 years/50,000 miles then started leaking coolant. 16.5 years/135,000 miles into its life it overheats going 15 miles down the road. Happily traded it in a few days ago for a new Prius. Cadillacs seem to be great when new but don't stick around for the duration. Northstar engines are economical and powerful but have issues...done with Cadillac
Massaging and heated seats...hands down. Back seat is like a couch.
Bought in 2011 with 92k miles, had to have new front struts put on by dealer. Now at 120k miles, I have had to put new radiator fans, new radiator as fans ruined the radiator, torque converter, TPS sensor, a blower motor which took a week to get a 5 bolt since most are 3 bolt and just recently a water pump.
All are expensive to fix. Good running car, but like everyone says, they can be expensive to fix.
If you buy one used, make sure you like the car and have some money set aside to fix them. Watch your selling price, weak resale value for a Cadillac. Heated seats don't work. Had to convert rear suspension
It has great features, good gas mileage, rain sense wipers. Seems to have thick windows to give quiet ride. Smooth and has good power. Climate control is auto so you can't put heat our the a/c vents, it decides for you. As long as you can afford to fix it, put premium gas in and possible convert rear suspension from self leveling to a normal spring/shock, it is a good car.
Better workman ship, dash is lifting up, heated seat controls fall through the hole.
I have two Deville D'elegance Cadillacs, one a 98 and the other a 99.
I purchased the 99 with 89k and owner though engine head gasket was blown, tested engine, nothing wrong but the thermostat was rusted shut. New thermo, flush and coolant and it runs perfect, better than my 98 and it only has 65k, I can not explain it, the 99 engine is smoother and more powerful.
I would recomend these cars to only someone who is willing to spend money if something goes wrong, its worth every penny when you compare it to modern cars at 50 plus thousand dollars.
Heated seats, power everthing. Very responsive V8 Northstar, great mileage on freeway 26+ MPG but poor in City, about 16 MPG.
and the smooth ride.
Steering wheel column and turning signal is really lame.
Its same setup I had in a 1978 Cutless, should have been updated years before that.
I bought this car because it had low milege and I was able to buy it very cheap because it was already 11 years old. I am sooo glad I found it.
It rides like a new one. I have had it 2 years and I know it only has 60,000 miles on it but I can not say one thing negative about it.
The power is wonderful, the traction is tops. The gas milege isn't even bad for it's model and size.
The paint job is a beaut. It gleams!
Thank you Cadillac!
i owned this car for 1 yr now. & i love it, it has power & comfort & heads turn cause i got 16' wire wheels on him. my caddy is all car & drives smooth, so far nothin major has gone wrong with it & it has 88,700 miles on it. juss minor things like the antennea motor & d/s window motor, i totally luv this car it is my BABY. i will never get rid of it!!!!my wife didn't want it till she drove it,& then she was convinced she wanted it!!!!
heated seats, 12 disc adapter in trunk,seat memory i can set & all digital dashboard,all leather seats,radio controllers on steering wheel,the smooth ride