I always liked Cadillacs since I use
to work for the dealership. I finally
got a used STS in so to be great
shape. Gorgous car with all the luxury
and rides great. But beware of all the
little things that WILL go wrong and
will be expensive to repair. I bought
mine one day and the next day the
water pump gave out. $250 later from
the Caddy dealer I had it back. After
owning for about 3 weeks now and only
250 miles...half block seal needs
replacing at $1900! Rack and
switch,still leaks antifreez and check
engine light is now on for emissions.
I would just look and avoid this car.
These are known problems and thats
coming from a ASE Master Tech from a
I've always wanted a caddy but never could afford a new one. So I found this one on Craigs list and fell in love with it. The power is amazing and all the features work well, with the exception of hesitation of the drivers side power window. Maybe I'm a lucky one but this car uses no oil between changes. It has aproximately 129,000 on it at this time. I'm glad they depreciate as they do, otherwise, i would not be able to own a car this nice.
I bought my 1996 Cadillac SeVille from its original owner with 76,000 miles. I've driven it during the winter in Arizona. I started getting a "service transmission" on the message center, so I serviced the transmission by having the fluid and filter changed. The message continued, so I brought the car into a service facility, the code told the tech that it was a turbine speed input sensor, the part is under $100 but it's the last part to come out of the transmission so we're looking at 15 hours of labor. I was told by three national transmission repair chains that it is a common problem and a "design flaw". I got the word today that it's a $3,050 job. Cadillac basically told me that I'm on my own. BE CAREFULL!
I bought this car used with 65k miles on it. 3k miles later the engine needs to be replaced at 69k miles at a cost of $3,000. I also had to fix two window motors $600, ignition switch $400, alternator $600, and fuel line split (covererd under recall). Things that broke that I refuse to fix: transmission currently at 100k for $4,000 and air conditioner for $1,500 plus another dead window motor for $300. The new motor has roughly 35k on it and burns oil. I will NEVER buy a Cadillac again, and I honestly question the entire GM line up for quality. This car has been nothing but a constant stream of dealer drop offs.
Bought this car used in 1999. Have
taken trips to California, Colorado and
New York. I have enjoyed the car's
engine performance and comfortable
ride. I have always been impressed that
a car that weighs this much can average
over 29 mpg at high speed.
I have however made many costly trips
to the dealer for repair; water pump
rear suspension air compressor,
heater/AC blower motor, O2 sensor, the
last and most irritating was in my
garage when the security system failed.
No cure other than towing to dealer for
$400.00 worth of Ignition switch, keys
and harness wiring. I love this car but
will not be owning another Cadillac.