Used 2002 Cadillac Seville

2002 Cadillac Seville
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2002 Cadillac Seville

Pros

  • World-class engineering, contemporary styling, smooth V8, superbly equipped.

Cons

  • Doesn't hold it's value as well as other luxury brands, numerous electronic systems could be costly to repair.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

If you're looking for a top notch luxury sedan that favors comfort over performance, the Seville is one of the smoothest rides this side of Stuttgart.

vehicle overview

The world premiere of the 1998 Seville was held in September of '97 at the Frankfurt International Auto Show to emphasize the car's global focus. The first Cadillac ever to debut outside the United States, the Seville embodies not only the best America has to offer, but in many respects the best of what the world has to offer, as well. Two variations exist: the plush Seville Luxury Sedan (SLS), and the sporty Seville Touring Sedan (STS).

At the heart of the Seville is Cadillac's exclusive Northstar V8. Rated at 275 horsepower in the SLS and 300 horsepower in the STS, the Northstar V8 propels the Seville swiftly and with little apparent effort, remaining smooth and quiet at virtually any engine speed. Its advanced design and construction means it can offer capabilities like a limp-home mode that allows operation even after a total loss of coolant and the ability to go 100,000 miles before its first tune up. The standard electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission features a performance algorithm shift program that senses the driver's individual driving style and adjusts the transmission performance accordingly.

Both the Seville STS and SLS come standard with StabiliTrak 2.0, GM's most sophisticated traction and stability control system. Through its multitude of on-board sensors, this system can determine if the vehicle is deviating from the driver's intended path and use selected application of the brakes to restore control. Early model 2002 Sevilles will also feature Cadillac's Continuously Variable Road-Sensing Suspension (CVRSS), which constantly monitors road surface conditions and adjusts each individual wheel damper for optimum road feel and control. Later in the year, this system will be revised with the addition of a magnetic-fluid-based damping system that can react to road surface changes in one millisecond, making it the most responsive system of its kind in the world. Inside, all Sevilles come standard with luxurious leather appointments (Zebrano wood trim is available) and an ergonomically functional control panel highlighted by electro-luminescent analog gauges as well as a driver information system. An adaptive seating package available on both models uses a network of inflatable air cells installed in the seat cushion, seatback and side bolsters to adjust comfort and support. You can even opt for massaging lumbar seats on the STS. Interior storage is outstanding, with a roomy glovebox, clamshell-design center armrest console, and a rear-seat pass-through.

New for this year is an advanced DVD-ROM-based navigation system with more detailed maps and information in addition to a larger display screen. A voice-recognition system allows drivers to control all major functions without taking their eyes off the road for added safety. Later in the year, the Seville will become one of the first vehicles in the U.S. to add provisions for a digital satellite radio system that can receive up to 100 channels of CD-quality radio stations anywhere in the country for a $10 subscription fee.

With so many electronic systems on board, you wonder if the Seville has any room left for passengers, but rest assured that it still manages to fit five adults comfortably. The computer-controlled engine, transmission and suspension system come together to produce an extremely well-mannered sedan for its size, and the ergonomically executed interior manages to maintain an acceptable level of style despite its penchant for electrical wizardry. The Seville still ranks as one of the better luxury sedans in the world, and with the additional improvements for 2002, it should have no trouble holding off its rivals for yet another year.

2002 Highlights

An advanced navigation system with voice recognition and the Bose 4.0 sound system is new for 2002. Cadillac's restyled wreath and crest ornamentation is also added along with oil change intervals that have been increased from 10,000 to 12,500 miles. Later in the year, Seville gets two new colors, as well as provisions for Digital Satellite radio and a cellular integration package.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Dissapointed
dissapointed,06/17/2010
I am a long time Cadillac lover and although this is a pretty nice car I am very glad I bought it used instead of a 40 to 50 grand sticker new the 300 horse does not feel like 300 horse well that's at the crank anyway. Reliability is ok but I wouldn't take a long road trip without worrying of maxing out a credit card in repairs on the way parts are expensive not owner friendly maintenance . I should have stuck to the 94 mark vii 170k ran like a champ and not hard to work on and way more power. I have lost faith in gm. I have been turned to Ford. For performance and reliability very disappointed
This is a True Beast
hodrod guy,08/10/2006
I just got this puppy in May of this year...so far so good. It's funny how I ended up in this car being that I was looking at a '91 Corvette and a 2003 Mustang GT. Not to mention I was getting out of a 1999 Trans Am...needless to say I'm into fast, agressive cars, but my main goal this time around was to get the most bang for my buck and the Cadillac SLS beat them out. It's really fast and solid as a rock. I love the way the back end of the car looks, but the front end is the only thing I'd change. It is just a little farty. I tend to forget that when I get behind the wheel and hit high speeds in no time while feeling like I'm sitting on the couch in my living room. I recommend this car for anyone who grew up as a gear head. I'm 25 years old.
STS
NOLES1,06/07/2002
GREAT POWER,GOOD GAS MIAGE,SAFTEY GOOD BRAKES LOTS OF FUN,HANDLES GREAT ROOMEY
SLS is a nice car
TXalias,03/19/2002
Comfortable, reliable, powerful. You get a lot for the money. Turn radius leaves a lot to be desired and some quality issues are also dissapointing.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
275 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2002 Cadillac Seville Overview

The Used 2002 Cadillac Seville is offered in the following submodels: Seville Sedan. Available styles include STS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A), and SLS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A).

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Should I lease or buy a 2002 Cadillac Seville?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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