Well i took the plunge and bought a dark Polo green 2001 STS after owning a few earlier cadillacs and i have to say i'm very happy with it.We traveled 440 miles last week and bought the car from a Barrister in london.Stopped at the garage on the way home and dropped £40 in the tank which brought the needle upto half a tank and the car managed 24 av/mpg at 80mph all the way home.
It never faultered and the temp needle stayed central with no codes popping up which i'm pleased about.
I did register on here a year or so ago when i owned a 83'Bustleback but the memory has faded and i had to re-register,i hope to gain any knowledge on the in's and out's of STS ownership as i have read they can be troublesome to say the least...fingers crossed eh....:thumbsup:
10-30-10, 04:12 AM
Welcome (back) to the forums. :) Got any pictures?
How uncommon are these cars over there?
Thanks for having me back,got a few pics but cant post links until i've posted 5 times,the sts is quite common over here in rhd form more so down south nearer the capital,i've noticed a few differences also like light controls on the steering column,along with the cruise controls and shorter bumpers etc,but its the first i've seen up north.Im liking this car more on a daily basis and cant get over the difference in speed compared to my old HT 4100...:cool:
10-30-10, 10:57 AM
Yours is RHD or no? I want a RHD car over here in the states. Would be awesome.
A friend of mine had one in high school, lots of entertaining shenanigans went down with it.
Yes its a RHD from the factory...i know what you mean about wanting the wheel on the other side,i tried to find a LHD but no luck at all so it had to be the export model.
10-30-10, 02:28 PM
embeded them for you so we don't have to click through to the images
Thanks i appreciate that.
10-31-10, 10:59 AM
That's SO awesome. I want a RHD car. :( Looks great too! Hope you enjoy it.
Welcome back to the Forums, lots of good info on your Seville. My wife and I have had Sevilles for eight years. We have had a 1993 STS, my 1995 STS and my wife now has an '02 SLS. We've really enjoyed all three of them as they are very well suited to American driving; pleasnat around tiwn, decent on the twitsties and excellent on our Interstates. I'll be looking forward to hearing your experiences as you have some time with your Seville. Ofcourse the 5th series Seville ('98-2004) was supposed to be Cadillac's attempt at an international car, one suited for Europe as well as the States. The British auto mags pretty well trashed it in the reports I have read, but then I've come to expect this from them over then years. I think they read and put too much credence in "Road and Track" and other U.S. mags that fall all over themselves in their love of BMW and Mercedes. Both the German cars are good but not necessarily the best for American driving conditions. Hope all goes well with your new transportation!
11-07-10, 11:39 AM
Thanks i appreciate that.
Jump out of this Garage and sign into the Lounge and also up in Seville/Eldorado - Welcome Aboard !!!:highfive: