I bought mine new in 1999. 10 years later it's still going strong. 142,000 miles on it now. It had a few issues in the first 50,000 miles, all of which were covered under warranty, a leak in the trunk, the seat heater broke and a leak in the sun roof. right now the only issue is it needs a quart of oil between oil changes and the ABS needs repair.
The look. When I bought it I'd been looking at a black BMW, a Black Lexus, a black Lincoln... bought a red STS instead.
The car is 10 years old, what's there to improve? The newer models are already out.
I bought this car used a few years ago. It had around 90K miles on it got it for $7500 a steal. Actully got this and a Deville both 1999 these are great cars if you take care of them. If you don't do proper maintance you might as well not buy a car at all no matter what type of car you get you will have problems if you don't take care of them. This car has had issues to take care of just like any used car the biggest mistake to make with this car is to buy it brand new unless you have an extra $50K laying around that you don't care to throw around all in all this is a great car.
My mother bought this vehicle after my dad died in '99. Thank God for warranties. When it ran out, let the fun begin. They use cheap quality parts and is not equal to the price you pay. Last night, March 20, 2008, the bolts and lug nuts broke off the front tire, leaving only one to hold the tire on, the other one that was on was loose. Today they tell me the hub assembly for the opposite wheel needs to be replaced. WHAT! This car only has 60,000 miles!!! Not to mention the oil leak that was reported back in December '07. That will cost about $6,000. The price you pay for a cadillac is not worth the value.
Drives good and ride good, when it's drivable. Smooth ride when there's no issue with the tires.
Start using quality parts so the life of the vehicle will last and stop ripping folks off.
I bought this car new! I formally had an Acura Legend. This car has been more reliable than the Acura, nicer to drive and has only had to have a water pump in the first 100,000 miles. My mechanic tells me that the engine should be good to 300,000 miles. My cadillac dealer has been awesome. I would buy another.
The electronic information which tells you when something needs to be fixed, before it causes a problem.
I purchased this automobile from a dealership in July 2007 with only 19700 miles on it. My first used car, been driving Buicks for years. This car turns heads, mint condition with black on black. Rides better and has options that the 2008 Buick Lucerne still does not have. A wonderful ride and great power. Gas mileage is poor, but I already knew that. Have put 4000 troble free miles on it. Trying to keep it mint. Was able to pick up a two year $100 deductable policy due to low mileage. Never will buy a Buick again. Love this machine.
Ride, steering and power at take off and passing on highway.
None, for a 99 better then most imports and great quality for American made.