: 190,000 Miles



DG2
05-04-13, 10:33 AM
Wanted to let you know that I just hit 190,000 on my '05 1SG AWD V8 STS and she is still driving like a charm. People still think its a brand new Caddy. They wear very well. Anyone looking to purchase a used STS. I highly recommend. !

carter's_sts
05-04-13, 12:11 PM
Nice. You must take good care of it also.

orange57
05-04-13, 03:31 PM
It's good to see this kind of mileage on an STS. My current plan is to drive it until the wheels fall off. The wife and I just had a little one, so there is no more money in the budget for a different car for the next 18 to 30 years :)

mckellyb
05-04-13, 06:17 PM
Still on the original transmission?

DG2
05-04-13, 07:52 PM
Still on the original transmission?

Yes !!! :). Never a problem with transmission. I do need new struts up front though. Considering the brutal roads of metro NYC I'm shocked my shocks didn't go years ago. This car is a tank and has made me a Cadillac customer fir life. I will hit 200,000 by the end of year ...

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It's good to see this kind of mileage on an STS. My current plan is to drive it until the wheels fall off. The wife and I just had a little one, so there is no more money in the budget for a different car for the next 18 to 30 years :)

Lol. I hear ya. My oldest starts college in the fall and two more behind her.

mckellyb
05-05-13, 12:24 PM
Wait. Original trans...and driven in NYC?!

Wow. Colour me impressed!

josephdav01
05-05-13, 06:13 PM
Wait. Original trans...and driven in NYC?!

Wow. Colour me impressed!

Thats is really good news. I have a 05 sts with a 101,000 miles on it. Have driven from San Antonio to New Orleans 3 times. From S. A. to Austin for a half a year STRAIGHT, on the weekends. From Killeen to S. A. for 3 months every weekend.

I bought it in 09 with 50,000 miles. I have went through 2 sets of tires. I have replace the rotors once. I will be replacing the brakes for the second time next weekend. I have replaced the spark plugs and I have to replace the struts. I have replaced the battery twice. I have replaced the windshield wipers and I had to replace one hose. I I've done a transmission flush.

I had a knocking noise in the engine, so I start using premium it went away.

The car is still running like a champ. All those replacement sounds like a lot buts it's really not. Its my baby, and if u take care of it it will take care of u.

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Wait. Original trans...and driven in NYC?!

Wow. Colour me impressed!

Thats is really good news. I have a 05 sts with a 101,000 miles on it. Have driven from San Antonio to New Orleans 3 times. From S. A. to Austin for a half a year STRAIGHT, on the weekends. From Killeen to S. A. for 3 months every weekend.

I bought it in 09 with 50,000 miles. I have went through 2 sets of tires. I have replace the rotors once. I will be replacing the brakes for the second time next weekend. I have replaced the spark plugs and I have to replace the struts. I have replaced the battery twice. I have replaced the windshield wipers and I had to replace one hose. I I've done a transmission flush.

I had a knocking noise in the engine, so I start using premium it went away.

The car is still running like a champ. All those replacement sounds like a lot buts it's really not. Its my baby, and if u take care of it it will take care of u.

Swanka
05-05-13, 09:42 PM
I just purchased my 1st Caddy, a 2005 STS with only 50k miles. I'm more than excited to hear this car is more than capable of reaching this mileage (and fully expected to hear it or I wouldn't have purchased haha!)

josephdav01
05-05-13, 10:23 PM
I just purchased my 1st Caddy, a 2005 STS with only 50k miles. I'm more than excited to hear this car is more than capable of reaching this mileage (and fully expected to hear it or I wouldn't have purchased haha!)

U going to enjoy this car! Only big complaint I have is I have black leather and live in Texas. The summer this the seats burn the hack out of me.

DG2
05-05-13, 10:43 PM
Definitely use premium gas in the V8!! The manual says you dont have to but the Northstar does not like anything but the super. Lots of knocks if you don't.

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Wait. Original trans...and driven in NYC?!

Wow. Colour me impressed!

Exactly ! That's why I bought my wife an Escalade ( profile pic ) and I purchased my daughter a 2013 Buick Verano. This STS has proven to me that GM makes the most reliable , durable cars in the world !!!! :)

orange57
05-05-13, 11:52 PM
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U going to enjoy this car! Only big complaint I have is I have black leather and live in Texas. The summer this the seats burn the hack out of me.

I had a Jetta with Black Leather, and living in AZ I vowed never again to have a car with black interior. While it looks sharp, if I wasn't parked in the garage it took for ever too cool down in the summer



Exactly ! That's why I bought my wife an Escalade ( profile pic ) and I purchased my daughter a 2013 Buick Verano. This STS has proven to me that GM makes the most reliable , durable cars in the world !!!! :)

I'm right there with you. My 1989 Oldsmobile 98 had 220k on it when I sold it after getting the STS. I had to replace the trans t 210K, but no fault to the unit. My brother had the car for a year, one of the half shaft seals wore out leaking all the fluid. He never checked the fluid and fried the original.

josephdav01
05-06-13, 12:16 AM
I had a Jetta with Black Leather, and living in AZ I vowed never again to have a car with black interior.

I'm right there with you. My 1989 Oldsmobile 98 had 220k on it when I sold it after getting the STS. I had to replace the trans t 210K, but no fault to the unit. My brother had the car for a year, one of the half shaft seals wore out leaking all the fluid. He never checked the fluid and fried the original.

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I had a Jetta with Black Leather, and living in AZ I vowed never again to have a car with black interior. While it looks sharp, if I wasn't parked in the garage it took for ever too cool down in the summer

I'm right there with you. My 1989 Oldsmobile 98 had 220k on it when I sold it after getting the STS. I had to replace the trans t 210K, but no fault to the unit. My brother had the car for a year, one of the half shaft seals wore out leaking all the fluid. He never checked the fluid and fried the original.

Letting family have a car is a mistake a lot of times. I let my sister borrow my 2005 mustang I went to Japan, when I came back in 2008 car was worth less than 4000 dollars. Never again!

But that sts is driven by me on occasion my wife if she's has no other way to get around and that means the taxi's are not running and the busses. Jk.

EChas3
05-06-13, 08:38 PM
Definitely use premium gas in the V8!! The manual says you dont have to but the Northstar does not like anything but the super. Lots of knocks if you don't.

Member opinions vary because gas formulations vary so much by region and often by supplier. Top Tier suppliers use superior additive packages, but truely, YMMV. Your V8 may run very well on less than premiuim.

Remember, premium gas usually just has more anti-knock additives. It doesn't usually contain more raw energy. Here in the Milwaukee area, all stations sell the same gas, pumped from the same pipeline, from the same few refineries. I'm not sure we are on the Summer blend yet, but it's almost as expensive as California's.

What's really silly, is that this multiplicity of specialized gasoline blends is a requirement that is largely no longer justified. Modern engines are far more sophisticated than those when the regulations were codified.

Don't get me started on ethanol.

turnne
05-06-13, 08:55 PM
Definitely use premium gas in the V8!! The manual says you dont have to but the Northstar does not like anything but the super. Lots of knocks if you don't.

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Exactly ! That's why I bought my wife an Escalade ( profile pic ) and I purchased my daughter a 2013 Buick Verano. This STS has proven to me that GM makes the most reliable , durable cars in the world !!!! :)

no knocks from my V8 on regular gas...that is all I have ever used

is 190,000 on a automatic transmission that impressive?

think I have seen tons of stories....typically Honda and Toyota products....with 300K on original trans

there are a LOT of high mileage Lexus LS400's on the road

are you saying good for a cadillac or good for any car?


Warren

DG2
05-06-13, 09:09 PM
no knocks from my V8 on regular gas...that is all I have ever used

is 190,000 on a automatic transmission that impressive?

think I have seen tons of stories....typically Honda and Toyota products....with 300K on original trans

there are a LOT of high mileage Lexus LS400's on the road

are you saying good for a cadillac or good for any car?

Warren

Good for any car. That said , my friend has a Lexus GS with 180k and is already on tranny number 3. Also. , the look of the car screams "used". Albiet he is not as white glove as me but I do not Exaggerate When I tell you people ask me did I just buy this car? they think my STS is brand-new !!! IMHO Cadillacs age beautifully.

turnne
05-06-13, 09:21 PM
Good for any car. That said , my friend has a Lexus GS with 180k and is already on tranny number 3. Also. , the look of the car screams "used". Albiet he is not as white glove as me but I do not Exaggerate When I tell you people ask me did I just buy this car? they think my STS is brand-new !!! IMHO Cadillacs age beautifully.

I tend to disagree with you...and I dont think I have isolated cases

I had an 1985 Mercedes 300SD...sold it with 208K...for a nice sum...original engine and trans

1992 Mercedes 300D...sold it with 202K original engine and trans...the interiors, woodwork etc were all in impeccable condition

Those Mercedes diesels bring a nice buck with high mileage.....its like people dont balk ( relatively speaking) with miles on them

On top of that the bodystyles dont change often so your car can be many years old and look very current because the bodystyle could still be basically the same

My stepfather has a Toyota land cruiser with 250K...bought it at 38K...original engine and trans...never really had any work dont to it other than maintenance

and that vehicle...relatively speaking..is still worth a few $$ as I just checked for recently what book ( and market $$) was on it

I dont think these experiences are at all isolated

I recall some stories about a family buying Honda;s and handing them down to the kids etc and running them to 300K

Ofcourse they were rusty as heck...but mechanically sound

I would say that your friends Lexus experience is far more the exception than the norm..or the cars would not hold value like they do

which is why I asked the question good for any car or good for a Cadillac?...you can find hundreds of old LS400's still going strong and worth some $$


IMO...you have to hit me with at least 300K before I feel "impressed" with engine and trans longevity

unless you say...I never changed the oil..never maintained it etc...and it hit 190,000 on the original drivetrain components

Then..I would be impressed


Warren

DG2
05-06-13, 10:51 PM
Warren, where do you live ? I'm in metro NYC and 190,000 on NYC pothole , gridlock roads is like 300,000 of miles for someone in most other parts of the country.

Lots of cars can go hi miles but for any car to do so under NY conditions and still look so good is impressive. Mercedes Benz also age beautifully I disagree on Lexus and Toyota Way over rated and bland as bland can be.... If your a Lexus owner enjoy. Ill take a Cadillac any day.

carter's_sts
05-06-13, 11:19 PM
I'm impressed :thumbup:

mckellyb
05-07-13, 12:05 PM
GMs used to be notorious for automatic transmission failures.

Actually, all cars were, though American cars more so.

I gave my '95 W124 Mercedes, gasoline engine, to my stepson last X-mas, and it now has over 200K on the original trans.

Wife's '81 MB 240D had the original automagic in it when she sold it with over 200K on it.

EChas3
05-07-13, 09:21 PM
IDK, there's a lot of Powerglides still putting down a lot of power 1/8 mile at a time. And a lot of Turbo-350's dragging them to the county strip every weekend!

mckellyb
05-14-13, 11:51 PM
But those are massaged.

I mean OEM ones.

The Chrysler 727 was pretty much bullet-proof, too, but if abused/horribly neglected, anything mechanical is going to fail, eventually.

Caddystang
05-15-13, 06:51 PM
Just rolled over 160,000 miles on mine last week. Been running great for the year I have owned it. Interior looks like new and other than the normal road wear and winter sandings here in Idaho the exterior is in good condition as well. First Cadillac I have owned and loving it.

Cadillac Cust Svc
05-16-13, 04:06 PM
Outstanding, Caddystang! We're glad your Cadillac experience is all that we meant for it to be, and we wish you many more happy miles in the future with your vehicle.

Regards,
Sarah
Cadillac Customer Care

sicWIDem
05-23-13, 09:45 PM
All of this is making me love my new purchase of a 2008 STS V6. 65k miles on it and was well taken care of! Seems like a steal at $16,000 with a 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty and gap insurance. Hopefully it will surpass my 241,000 miles on my previous Lincoln Navigator.

EChas3
05-23-13, 09:56 PM
Check your oil regularly.

Cadillac Cust Svc
05-24-13, 03:43 PM
All of this is making me love my new purchase of a 2008 STS V6. 65k miles on it and was well taken care of! Seems like a steal at $16,000 with a 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty and gap insurance. Hopefully it will surpass my 241,000 miles on my previous Lincoln Navigator.

Hello sicWIDem,

Happy to hear you are loving your STS V! Seems like you did get a steal for a great price with a well maintained vehicle! I hope it will surpass by many more miles as well! Enjoy driving your Cadillac and if there are ever concerns or questions you have, you know where to reach us.

Regards,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Service

Midnight
05-24-13, 03:52 PM
...I do not Exaggerate When I tell you people ask me did I just buy this car? they think my STS is brand-new !!! IMHO Cadillacs age beautifully.

I agree, only 108k on an '05, but it's aging well, physically and I think also aesthetically.

DarkMingBlueSTS
05-28-13, 06:52 PM
192,xxx miles on my 3.6 looks great but does have minor issues from time to time but nothing major yet :)

Eldo1953
05-29-13, 01:28 AM
125000 miles in my 2005 3.6 rwd. All original engine and trans