1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, Here's Hoping for the '92 in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Well it's been just over a week and I love my Caddy. I purchased a '92 (my First Caddy post ...
- 05-29-04 02:14 PM #1
Here's Hoping for the '92
Well it's been just over a week and I love my Caddy. I purchased a '92 (my First Caddy post for pics) and have since done the following:
Insurance Inspection (law here for 10+ year old Vehicles)
Replace both front break lines
Replace both rear wheel cylinders
Break Fluid flush
4 Wheel alignment
That set me back a mere 334.00 in parts - and the feeking heart surgeon hourly labor rate well .....we don't like to talk about that (753.00) . I went to a caddy dealer as for the initial inspection - that will never happen again.
What kills me is as part of the inspection ,there was a license plate light bulb that needed replacement - this is why they (dealerships) have book time.
Bulb- part $0.90
Labor $18.60 (.20 of an hour)
Yep hard to believe I gave someone almost 20 bucks to change a light bulb. I am in the wrong business.
Then a few detailing "needs". MP3 player and carpet shampoo, leather treatment and I tried the fibrenew for the cracked armrest - came out pretty good , they also fixed one tear and sealed one small slit on the drivers side (could not guarantee repair so I went for a sealant) that was about $120.00 worth it to me. And of course wash , wax, wash wax...(Damn hard to keep a white car looking clean )
I have owned enough older vehicles to realize repairs are part of the deal. Overall I am very happy. Suspension, Breaks, hoses , tie rods, ball joints, struts, fluids (just changed oil), electrical , etc ..all check out ok.
That's about it for summer (I hope thus the title) - in the fall probably get a command start (Ralph can relate, nice to start the car from inside at -20+ below !). New tires and possibly new rims. (thinking on 16' maybe 17')
Found lots of useful info on this form and some general good banter. Me I am not a do it yoursel kinda guy when it comes to cars (I am self employed - I now equate time with $$$ plus what it would cost to fix what I FU&^ up'ed).
I hope to drive this baby for many years. With 116k miles - not worried about mileage. Perhaps the next vehicle will be a new Caddy (actually bought a new '02 Montana - great van - but I will never buy another new "antything" pending lottery wins of course - depreciation just too damn quick).
So there just a verbally verbose post with no questions or griping. Just a happy owner (so far) on this rainy day (here anyway).
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- 05-29-04 02:35 PM #2
Re: Here's Hoping for the '92
You think its hard to keep a white car clean, try a black car. Especially after using white wax!
- 05-30-04 07:47 AM #3
Re: Here's Hoping for the '92
Congrats on getting the Caddy up to spec.....Your right about dealer pricing, went in for a free coupon inspection and said look at the dome light...when they got back the bill plus the $21 oil change was like $75. They had to charge an electricion $45 for looking at the dome light and doing nothing.
- 05-30-04 08:11 AM #4
Re: Here's Hoping for the '92Originally Posted by Msilva954
I also had a similair $46.50 part of my overrall experience that day. Keyless entry not working . I bought two new batteries when I got it. So .30 of an hour for them to tell me one battery was bad (that is possible but I just bought them , ) , they still could not get it to work. I needed a new Key Pad (I said ok) , could not get that to work, decided I ndeed a new keyless entry receiver at which point I decided that was it, no more poking arouind on my dime , I will use the "key" method for a while. (Funny once you have had Keyless entry it is sooo convienient and I do miss it )