Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by 02CivicsiR, Dec 10, 2003.
Everyone weigh in.
I have seen several with miles from 50-80K for $11-13K. If you find the time, I would like to hear why it is you don't want to own any cadillac from these dates. To be honest, you seem to have a pretty unusual sentiment about these cars.
'98-'04s are the ones to get.
Very very nice luxury cars in every respect.
Oh, and 2000s and newer have slightly revised engines. They run on regular fuel instead of premium fuel, and offer more features like DVD navigation, HID low beams, restyled wheels and exhaust, etc.
My friend was a Cadillac mechanic for several years,
They are great cars, they are self diagnosing, and have several incredible features. Whenever GM introduces new technology is goes to either the corvette or a cadillac first then trickles down to other models. He does recommend getting the extended warranty because the all aluminum northstar engine is a two piece block that might eventually need to be "resealed" as they say. A Reseal is an expensive repair but other that they are almost completely trouble free. The only other very common problem is the water pumps going out, but the car won't really overheat if the waterpump goes out cause they have limp mode. Water replacement is very cheap, and quick to do. He recomends getting an extended warranty in case you do end up needing a reseal, but that is the only concern. He also works on alot of other cars now and is an ASE certified mechanicm, and has several race cars. Caddillac gets the thumbs up from him, especially used ones cause new ones lose their value so fast.
Highly highly unlikely, especially since he's looking at cars that are only a few years old, not ten years or older.
I've had mine for a year and half (and it's five years old) and have had zero problems with it.
You would be surprised at how many low mileage cars need reseals,
also if you ever overheat it, then you have to pull the engine out, pull the heads off and redrill the head bolt holes and rethread them with these steel thread inserts called timeserts from Kent-Moore. Not fun, Not Easy, and Not Cheap, but also not common,
So spend the $800 and get the extended warranty, cause if you do ever need repairs they will be the big ones, like $2500 -$7000 repair job. It good insurance,
other than that they are badasss vehicles that make great power and have awesome features, and awesome ride quality.
Whenever GM introduces new technology is goes to either the corvette or a cadillac first then trickles down to other models, TRUE dat True dat