Very well built car. Almost 15 years old with no rust, clean leather, no tears. Drives well, handles well. Poor fuel mileage, and expensive to run premium fuel. Perfect example of a high quality American automobile. Northstar engine is amazing!!
Very sporty, easy to pass just about anything on the highway. There is quite a bit of torque steer when you gun it from a dead stop, but in accelerating into a turn, or from a rolling start it holds up quite well. The interior is leather everything, a higher quality i'd say than even the newer CTS models which use cheap plastics. It does guzzle gas, and runs premium, but with cruise control on over the highway it will average 26 mpg, astonishing for such a large car. Although it is large, heavy and not exceptionally low to the ground, it corners with very little body roll, feels stanced and planted well. It's as comfortable at 140 as it is at 65, tho you'll be getting 5mpg or less.
Lots of real leather Plenty of power Sounds like a real sports car Always classy Comments of "Now that's a real car" Destroys little ricer imports Face bending air conditioning
If it was a bit more sleek and aerodynamic, and used lighter metals it would improve the MPG and proformance tremendously. Would be beautiful as a RWD. 5 speed instead of 4 with automanual, 6 for the xlr made one too many, always up and downshifting. The AC and display buttons are too cluttered.
Car is fast, reliable, economical and
fun to drive. I think that its styling
is still is better looking than any car
in the market place even today. We
still get a lot of compliments about
it. Problem, the north star engine is
notorius for burning oil. Most dealers
wont admit it but I have talked with
many northstar owners and they all tell
stick and have to be cleaned out by
their special process but at a cost of
$450.00. It worked pretty well but now
it gets 900 miles per quart. I was told
that another cleaning will do the job.
Now that is $900.00 to take care of a
problem that shouldnt happen in the
first place .
Handles well, is very fast, good fuel
consumption. Between 26-28 miles per
gallon. Excellent styling features,
Had a paint peeling problem on bumpers
that factory would not repair, Driver
side arm reast tear , I hear this is a
common problem from other owners. I
dont think the quality is up to
Cadillac standards. I hear they are now