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Time to call it quits?
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Diane
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1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4dr Sedan


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Have owned 6 Cadillacs the last three nothing but trouble think a girl would learn. The last two 99 Eldorado 98 Seville both head gasket problems right after 100,000 miles. Not sure what to do this time fixed the Eldorado but was never right! Gets to be very expensive!! Time I guess to look at something different. Would think Cadillac would do something!!!


Favorite Features

Really like everything about the car except the problems!


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of the Northstar motor and fix the Head gasket problem!


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Do Not Buy
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Pittsburgh Boy
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1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4dr Sedan


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This car is great and fun to drive. My sls has the rain sensing wipers and power steering wheel that edmunds says the sts has. but I've had it almost a year now and the problem list continues. never trust the 4.6 northstar unless it's after 05. The thing overheats due to a head gasket problem which is a common problem with the 4.6 liter and even the 4.9 liter DHOC V8. the Bose system is amazing though. the trunk lid light doesn't work (also common). Also the radio doesn't save my stations and the final problem and reason I'm selling it is that the other day i got in it, put my key in, and instantly all the windows went down by themselves (lucky it wasn't raining)


Favorite Features

auto parking brake release, BOSE stereo system, engine power and torque, keyless trunk and fuel door release, lock button for rear doors, programmable steering wheel and seat, ride quality


Suggested Improvements

better designed engine, i think they are still using it in the dts and the sts too (bad idea) those owners are going to be very angry after 80,000 miles give or take.


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Oh, what could have been...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By StephenRG
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4dr Sedan


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There is no car I've enjoyed driving as much, fabulous engine and automatic gearbox combination, and I loved the look. And then... I started getting a coolant leak alert shortly after buying it. OK, topped up. Then a/c went out. OK, fixed. Then engine started overheating - hose to radiator had hole worn in by belt (?). OK, fixed. Then overheating again, and after a storm, electrics went out. Head gasket blown - would cost $4000+. Water had got in, pooled underneath cabin, damaged electrics. Cost+++. Rear brakes - spotted in inspection - corroded. So an 11-year old top-of-the-line well-maintained luxury car with 87,000 miles on the clock had to be written off as scrap. DO NOT BUY!


Favorite Features

Performance of engine/gearbox combo.


Suggested Improvements

Quality. Too late, though.


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1998 Cadillac Seville STS
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Swift98
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4dr Sedan


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Best automobile I've ever owned, wouldn't want anything else, great power, very confortable, has all the options you need, great stereo system, heated front and rear seats, love everything about this car


Favorite Features

Chrome wheels, bose stereo sounds awesome, best looking style Seville they made, a truly luxurious and sexy looking Seville


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Looks good but u should pass
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By John
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1998 Cadillac Seville STS 4dr Sedan


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Just three weeks into buying I started getting "check coolant level" I thought no biggie. I put some in but after a few weeks boom same problem again. Went online and seen Head gasket leaking was a common problem. I heard it's expensive. Still putting coolant in it. Now it says "servise suspension" tired of car. In process of selling it or trade in. Only had car for 11 months now.


Favorite Features

Lit up dash. Super nice interior


Suggested Improvements

More room in back son's car seat barely fits.


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