1997 Cadillac Seville Consumer Review: STS dangers.
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1997 Cadillac Seville Sedan - Consumer Review

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STS dangers.
By MarkAaron on

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1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4dr Sedan

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The car is sharp, has a lot of power, and handles well. One huge problem! The seals start to go bad in the engine, particularly the oil pan. We have owned ours for a year and we are getting rid of it. It started leaking oil @ 80k miles. @ 90K miles the air compressor went up and our oil pan seal is bad. Without a warranty we would endure an expense of $5000 to fix both. We cleaned the engine very well and are certain the dealership was unaware of the oil pan seal. They gave us a low figure and said the car is notorious for worn seals and gaskets and wholesalers are hesitant to touch them. Could have been a line, but awfully coincidental.

Best Features

Power and reasonably good gas mileage considering its a V8 with 300 horsepower.

Worst Features

Steering is squishy and loose. Back seat leg room is tight for a larger four door car.
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