: Picked up a '92 this weekend.



Jesda
10-05-08, 10:57 PM
Last year I went to New York City to pick up a 1992 Seville STS. The seller was a member of the Cadillac forum, and he misrepresented a lot of things. It didn't idle properly, the seats were trashed, and the bumpers were in terrible shape. AC was leaking too.

NYC is one of the worst places I've ever been to in my entire life, and I've been to the crappy parts of Bangkok.

Anyway, I put some work into the car but sold it to a guy in Illinois to pay for an extended warranty for the Range Rover. He tinted it, did some mechanical work including alt, WP, pulleys, belts, and added chrome wheels. My brother sold his 240 vert and bought this for $2000. It also includes spare bumper cover and driver's seat. Everything works perfectly including the Delco-Bose Gold CD player and amps as well as the self-closing trunk. Remote keyless unfortunately no longer works.

We took a few quick photos at the park:

http://www.q45.org/gallery2/d/9380-2/DCP_3116.JPG

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Jesda
10-05-08, 10:57 PM
http://www.q45.org/gallery2/d/9540-2/DCP_3169.JPG

http://www.q45.org/gallery2/d/9543-2/DCP_3170.JPG

http://www.q45.org/gallery2/d/9549-2/DCP_3172.JPG

I've missed the 92, and I'm glad its back in the family.

2006 Escalade 6.0
1998 Seville STS Northstar
1992 Seville STS 4.9L V8 (last owner put a spare Northstar badge on there for the hell of it)

ryannel2003
10-05-08, 11:12 PM
Jesus... 3 Cadillac's? Thats freakin awesome. The '92 looks to be in great shape.

slk230mb
10-05-08, 11:33 PM
You need to come back to NY and get shown around properly.

Playdrv4me
10-06-08, 12:47 AM
1992 Seville STS 4.9L V8 (last owner put a spare Northstar badge on there for the hell of it)

Still haven't figured out why anyone in their right mind would ADD a N* badge to a proper 4.9.

I hope your brother prompty removes that nonsense.

gdwriter
10-06-08, 03:38 AM
Nice to see that STS going into a family that will appreciate it for the fine car that is is. When those cars came out, I thought they were drop dead gorgeous, an icon of American styling. 17 years later, and it's still a looker. Looks fast standing still.

93DevilleUSMC
10-06-08, 06:17 AM
In my opinion, that polo green is the single most attractive color ever placed on the `92-`97 Seville series.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-06-08, 09:17 AM
Damn Jesda, you got me beat by three Cadillacs! Nice to see you've got it back again, and like I've said before, the 4.9L is a hell of a motor, and the 1992-94 STS is a hell of a looker!

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
10-06-08, 11:37 AM
Now, I expect to see all three of those at the next Midwest meet. If I don't, I will hunt you down! :)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-06-08, 12:15 PM
Yeah, can I borrow one for the meet? The Minnesota group getting a bit short on Cadillacs.

AMGoff
10-06-08, 02:25 PM
New York City is one of the most vile, wretched places ever constructed, let alone conceived of on the face of this earth (my apologies to anyone that lives there...). I've lived around 2.5 hours from there my entire life and I can probably count the number of times I've been there on both hands and you couldn't pay me enough to actually drive through that place. I can barely stand going into Philadelphia so NYC (Manhattan, specifically) is like urban hell to me.

I realize it must have some benefits, else millions upon millions of people wouldn't jam themselves into an area 1/15th the size of my home county... but I just can't see it. It seems like your '92 STS is the perfect metaphor for the city... glitzy and glamorous from afar, but with some major issues once you get into it.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-06-08, 02:49 PM
Jesda, you'd probably hate NYC less if you had a slice of authentic New York style pizza when you were there.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/2588276551_8272944379.jpg

Night Wolf
10-06-08, 04:46 PM
Jesda, you'd probably hate NYC less if you had a slice of authentic New York style pizza when you were there.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/2588276551_8272944379.jpg

Your're kidding....right? I mean, thats seriously a joke....

Playdrv4me
10-06-08, 04:50 PM
Jesda, you'd probably hate NYC less if you had a slice of authentic New York style pizza when you were there.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/2588276551_8272944379.jpg

Isn't there Sbarro everywhere? :confused:

gary88
10-06-08, 04:55 PM
Chicago pizza >>>>> NY pizza

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/Cadillac%20Owners%20Meet/IMG_0966.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-06-08, 04:57 PM
Yeah lol, it was a reference to an episode of The Office where Michael goes to NYC and has some "authentic home style" NYC pizza and it shows him walking into a Sbarro.

Playdrv4me
10-06-08, 04:58 PM
Now THAT is a proper pie.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-06-08, 05:00 PM
Chicago pizza >>>>> NY pizza

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/Cadillac%20Owners%20Meet/IMG_0966.jpg


My that is one handsome thumb, who's could that be? ;) :p



But yeah, Chicago style deep-dish pizza >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> NY style thin crust pizza.

Night Wolf
10-06-08, 05:04 PM
Isn't there Sbarro everywhere? :confused:

It's really crappy mall pizza....

Yeah.... it's just a tender spot with me... especially down here in the South... man oh man.... people will get into debates between Pizza Hut and Papa Johns! It's all junk to me! Same thing with "New York Style" Apparently there are many, many different types of style from NY then because I have some and all it does is leave me thinking...what exactly is NY about it?

My favorite pizza shop in my home town was Rino's in New Paltz, NY... but there were many good ones, compared to here, any of them were good.

In fact, about a month ago a new pizza shop opened up here, like 15mins away.... one of the owners is from Joysee, you walk in, they have the pizza display thing (something not seen around here) where you can actually buy pizza by the slice, where it's already made and they throw it in the oven.

In no particular order, my 3 favorite pizza joints since I left NY are:

1: Mario's Pizzeria - Clearwater, FL
2: 2 Guys and a Pie - Warner Robins, GA
3: Fellini's Pizza - Atlanta, GA (multiple locations but NOT franchise)

The only way to really get a taste for the pizza, and just the pizza is to get plain cheese, so anytime I go someplace new, thats where I go... I do like the works, but for the taste, it's plain. Thats where the franchise stuff comes in handy, load them up with enough toppings and it starts to overpower the lame pizza.

Still tho, of those above mentioned places, it dosen't compare to the real stuff in NY... I think a few reasons are... the water, it's just different down here then up there, and in turn it makes the dough taste different (in fact when I was talking with the owners of the palce here in town he said the same thing) and also, the pizza sauce.... it's just not the same as it is in NY where everyone is full Italian and knows how to make proper sauce, and pizza... and anything Italian.... being down here, I've been deprived of real Italian food, except when I visit my mom..... mexican, BBQ and "southern cookin" is good tho... but still not a replacement (they just opened a Olive Garden here and people actually think it's real Italian and really good :hmm:)

Heh, that is one thing I miss about working for the airlines... guys at work would get on the pizza thing, I'd get in the mindset of real pizza then have to make a trip up to NY for the weekend....just to get some pizza.... now it costs money to fly :(

Oh, anyway.... yeah, '92 STS is sweet... only year STS with the 4.9 :) If it wasn't for the '92 ETC not looking near as good as the '95 ETC, I'd probably have one by now.

Night Wolf
10-06-08, 05:07 PM
Yeah, I'm gonna have to disagree on the Chicago deep dish thing.... NY Thin crust all the way!

I may be biased tho...

TSS
10-06-08, 05:27 PM
Sorry, get off topic..er...or back on topic, but I too love that color Jesda. Great find.

As far as pizza goes, I am originally from the East Coast as well. I have never found a pizza joint here in MI that matches the best I left in the NY area.

Jesda
10-06-08, 05:49 PM
NYC has everything! Sbarro, Red Lobster...

http://i.cnn.net/money/popups/2006/biz2/howtosucceed/img/scott.jpg

orconn
10-06-08, 07:31 PM
New York City is one of the most vile, wretched places ever constructed, let alone conceived of on the face of this earth (my apologies to anyone that lives there...). I've lived around 2.5 hours from there my entire life and I can probably count the number of times I've been there on both hands and you couldn't pay me enough to actually drive through that place. I can barely stand going into Philadelphia so NYC (Manhattan, specifically) is like urban hell to me.

I realize it must have some benefits, else millions upon millions of people wouldn't jam themselves into an area 1/15th the size of my home county... but I just can't see it. It seems like your '92 STS is the perfect metaphor for the city... glitzy and glamorous from afar, but with some major issues once you get into it.

Spoken like a "true" son of South Jersey!!

gdwriter
10-06-08, 08:53 PM
My that is one handsome thumb, who's could that be? ;) :pCould use a little cleaning under the nail, though. :histeric:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-06-08, 10:32 PM
I work around cars. What can ya expect? :histeric:

ted tcb
10-06-08, 10:37 PM
So, Jesda, I'm assuming this is the same car you purchased last year?
If so, is the driver's seat still really rough?
Is your brother going to hang onto it for awhile?

Seeing the two cars together shows that the newers STS would
benefit with some dark tint.

Love to see a side to side comparison of the two models, from sound systems to performance to ride quality.

Nice cars.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-06-08, 10:41 PM
I'd also love to see a side by side comparison/review.

I'd also also love to see a drag race video! :cool2:

Playdrv4me
10-06-08, 11:16 PM
So, Jesda, I'm assuming this is the same car you purchased last year?
If so, is the driver's seat still really rough?
Is your brother going to hang onto it for awhile?

Seeing the two cars together shows that the newers STS would
benefit with some dark tint.

Love to see a side to side comparison of the two models, from sound systems to performance to ride quality.

Nice cars.

I'll give you the quick and dirty version, Ted...

The '98 breaks. The '92 does not.

And that concludes that. ;)

slk230mb
10-06-08, 11:28 PM
Jesda, you'd probably hate NYC less if you had a slice of authentic New York style pizza when you were there.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/2588276551_8272944379.jpg

Michael Scott stop it right there. :)

Edit - replied to this post before I read the others.

But anyway, Jesda, next time you come out to NYC, Peter Luger's on me. It's one of, if not the best, steakhouse in the city. And ever better is that it's in Brooklyn, no need for Manhattan.

Jesda
10-06-08, 11:43 PM
Michael Scott stop it right there. :)

Edit - replied to this post before I read the others.

But anyway, Jesda, next time you come out to NYC, Peter Luger's on me. It's one of, if not the best, steakhouse in the city. And ever better is that it's in Brooklyn, no need for Manhattan.

I first heard of Peter Luger's from a server at Bern's in Tampa. It is definitely on my must-eat list.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-07-08, 12:07 AM
I was watching a video on the Food network yesterday about the greatest steak joints in the US. Peter Luger's was in the top three.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
10-07-08, 12:25 AM
I work around cars. What can ya expect? :histeric:

Really? I though you just sat and a desk all day and watched this site like a hawk while occasionally having to do a service write up. :thepan:

eyekandyboats.inc
10-07-08, 12:26 AM
the 92 STS IMO looks better then your 98 STS, sorry :(

ryannel2003
10-07-08, 01:04 AM
I tend to disagree. While the '92-'97 is beautiful, the sleeker shape of the '98-'04 has always had a place in my heart. Especially the wrap-around headlights and the crease in the bodywork that gives a hint of a rear spoiler. :drool:

Let the Seville war begin...

Jesda
10-07-08, 02:01 AM
The 92 runs.

ted tcb
10-07-08, 10:42 AM
The 92 runs.

I'm guessing there's a story behind this.
The 98 has a few issues?

Playdrv4me
10-07-08, 11:42 AM
I'm guessing there's a story behind this.
The 98 has a few issues?

The '98 is to the '92 as the E65 is to the E38... (Without the ugly stick.)

Jesda
10-07-08, 12:27 PM
I'm guessing there's a story behind this.
The 98 has a few issues?

It leaks stuff, throws error messages, and makes creaking noises.

The 92 just starts, runs, and flies down the road. It is shockingly flawless, and not just because of prior maintenance. The car is so simple that nothing really could go wrong.

Playdrv4me
10-07-08, 01:10 PM
It leaks stuff, throws error messages, and makes creaking noises.

The 92 just starts, runs, and flies down the road. It is shockingly flawless, and not just because of prior maintenance. The car is so simple that nothing really could go wrong.

And the ironic part is that irrespective of price, the '98 was actually a fairly well maintained car. *shrug*

gary88
10-07-08, 02:16 PM
The '98 is to the '92 as the E65 is to the E38... (Without the ugly stick.)

I'd say more like E34 to E39 in comparison.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
10-07-08, 06:03 PM
The car is so simple that nothing really could go wrong.

I would laugh so hard if in a week or so you come back and say that the engine seized up or the trans is shot. :histeric:

Jesda
10-07-08, 06:23 PM
I would laugh so hard if in a week or so you come back and say that the engine seized up or the trans is shot. :histeric:

Highly unlikely.

Night Wolf
10-07-08, 06:57 PM
man, when you first got the '92 it looked like it was on it's last leg... guess it turned ot be a good car and cleaned up nice :)

That car will be long worn out before the 4.9 stops turning.... I miss mine, it was a cool engine :)

ryannel2003
10-07-08, 08:04 PM
The '98 is to the '92 as the E65 is to the E38... (Without the ugly stick.)

Oooh... that one hurts.

Destroyer
10-07-08, 11:40 PM
And the ironic part is that irrespective of price, the '98 was actually a fairly well maintained car. *shrug*
But...................YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW! and still you buy one. It was like when we elected Bush for a 2nd term...........WE KNEW, WE KNEW, WE KNEW, and still WE DID. Sometimes we do indeed deserve what we get. :thepan:

Playdrv4me
10-08-08, 12:12 AM
Yes, I do know. That's why I only paid 1000.00 more for mine post-timesert than you sold yours for broken. :D :tease:

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
10-08-08, 12:57 PM
Highly unlikely.

Jesda apparently has a minute sense of humor. :thumbsup:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-08-08, 01:35 PM
No. He's got a very perverse and sick sense of humor.



Just like me......... :lildevil:

Jesda
10-08-08, 04:02 PM
Jesda apparently has a minute sense of humor. :thumbsup:

Chad's right. If it isn't about balls, I won't get the joke. :histeric:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-08-08, 04:19 PM
I would laugh so hard if in a week the motor seized up....and put a piston right into Jesda's balls!

slk230mb
10-08-08, 04:33 PM
I first heard of Peter Luger's from a server at Bern's in Tampa. It is definitely on my must-eat list.

Consider it done when your in the Big Apple again.

slk230mb
10-08-08, 04:34 PM
I would laugh so hard if in a week the motor seized up....and put a piston right into Jesda's balls!

Ouch.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-08-08, 06:10 PM
I wouldn't actually laugh. Maybe a single chuckle or giggle perhaps, but not a whole-hearted laugh. I'm not that inhumane. :bigroll:

Jesda
10-08-08, 07:16 PM
i wouldn't actually laugh. Maybe a single chuckle or giggle perhaps, but not a whole-hearted laugh. I'm not that inhumane. :bigroll:

youre not a man!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-08-08, 07:27 PM
I'm never gonna dance again, these hurt feelings have got no rhythm!!!!!! :crying: :crying: :crying:

FrankT
10-08-08, 07:43 PM
Jedsa,
Wooha, Nice Rides, Heated seats?
Frank
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/66/Frank_%28MiB2%29.jpg

Nice find on the 92 too, but the 98 is my favorite!

Destroyer
10-08-08, 09:54 PM
Yes, I do know. That's why I only paid 1000.00 more for mine post-timesert than you sold yours for broken. :D :tease:True but you are not out of the woods yet, you still have repairs to make and they probably wont be cheap. Hopefully you get it fixed and that will be that, unlike myself that got the car the way I wanted it and THEN blew the gasket (head lifted off or whatever).