If you can afford the price of a brand new cadillac at least every 3 yrs, you should be ok. Buying a used one is a big no/no. Engine and electronics are short lived, i regret i bought a used one. Step son got a nissan (similar year and mileage) it runs like a champ, minor issues out of poor maintenance. Both cars were bought around $2k.
I bought this car used with 140k miles, I've put about 12k miles in the the last couple of years.
I LOVE this car, but it's really expensive to keep up and I'm getting ready to sell it and get a Lexus LS400.
The car is sexy, fast and comfortable, but everything goes wrong on it. It leaks coolant, probably has a bad head gasket, it starting idling rough, has the known vibration issue above 60 mph...and other minor issues.
You would think that a car that was MSRP $54k would be built a bit better.
The V8 Northstar...I'm going to miss this engine.
Coolant issue, AC issues, transmission, and the infamous "unknown" vibration at 60mph.
I am up to 129,000 miles. Still getting about 28 mpg highway, and 18 city. The biggest issue is the sound system speakers going "tinny". I have replaced two and need to do another. Had the a/c "serviced" and two years later I am still ICE COLD! Comfort and economy. Struts blew at 105,000 I went with aftermarket and the ride is fine, I do have a suspension warning light issue I ignore now, bought resisters to fix it but havent bothered. I'm very happy with this $12,000 used car I have driven 5 years now.
I bought this car used in 2007 and I really loved it until while I was driving the car would shut off. It was so quiet that you didn't know until you went to make a turn and the wheel would be locked. That cost a lot. It was a sensor. They don't tell you how expensive the parts are. The car will run great and I love how I can pick up and move on the road. I don't like that every other week I have this car in the shop and people are ripping me off on parts.
The pick up and go. The engine and the style. I feel safe in this car
It is a big car but the trunk is cut smaller and the door way to the back seats is smaller. Make the parts cheaper and the car made better. You can afford the car not the repairs