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1998 Cadillac Seville Sedan

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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 Sedan 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 Sedan 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
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By John
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1998 Cadillac Seville Sedan 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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Like it but a little let down
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By Hamsterfan
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1998 Cadillac Seville Sedan STS 4dr Sedan


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First the good things: nice engine, looks, wheels, interior. Great highway cruiser. Also, the oil-losing problem you read about online is overblown. Yes, it uses oil. I add a quart about 2000 miles after the oil change, and that seems to keep the light from coming on. It's not a big deal. Just buy a case of oil. Now the bad: All the little pieces are falling apart. The right headlight assembly fell out: $800, but instead we fixed it with clear duck tape, which looks crappy. The plastic at the bottom of the seats is breaking. The engine backfired a few times and needed a fuel pump. Too many things are made out of flimsy plastic or metal that corrodes, and with time they break.


Favorite Features

The 300 hp Northstar 8 cylinder engine. It makes happy sounds and feels good. I like the 16" chrome wheels and 235 R60-16 tires, how they handle and can hit a curb and survive. Fuel economy is decent and 25 mpg is possible.


Suggested Improvements

Materials used to hold the pieces of the car together need to be thicker, stronger, and more resistant to corrosion. Ground clearance should be raised a bit to stay off speed bumps and driveways.


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Beautiful Junk
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By juniorbarnes
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1998 Cadillac Seville Sedan STS 4dr Sedan


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If only the reliability was there, it would be a great car. All of those electronics keep failing and for example, the various computer modules cost $500 and up, and they keep failing, one-by-one. If you set aside three or four thousand a year for repairs, you'll be fine. It is fun to drive but I keep thinking of what's going to break next, so I grit my teeth, just trying to make it from one point to the next without the car conking out, and it takes all the fun out of driving it.


Favorite Features

looks; stereo, front-seat room, electronic doo-dads, V8 engine.


Suggested Improvements

Improve build quality by 1000%; offer a 100,000 warranty on major components & electronics.


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