1999 Cadillac Seville STS, 53,000 miles
This is the car for a perfectionist who wants pissed off, like those people are common:suspect:. I will start out saying whats great about the car. Why, because I don't want to bore you with how we bought it:yawn:.
Start the engine and you hear a great sound followed by an absolute silence 3 seconds later. You often wonder whether you turned the car on or not and have to chekc the tacometer to make sure. The gauge display is very welcoming yet has a small piece that slightly hangs down compared to it on the left side of the guages.
Next you will notice the wood trim that surrounds you. It is great and looks good for fake wood. The wood on the shifter and steering wheel is real though and most inviting. The only issue with the wood is that the plate where the shifter is has lifted a bit and the piece closest and to the right of the steering wheel is a little loose.
Further examining the steering wheel you will notice a small very slightly loose piece and 2 slightly sharp edges. Now the seats, they are near perfect. The only issue is when you touch your head to the head rests, they bump back a little. Well, also the rear bench could be a little deeper.
If you like the water well then leaky left rear door seal will excite you. But on the plus side, the leather is great. Only complaints left in the interior are some minor less expensive tid-bits. But I am way okay with those as long as they do not break. Oh and there is this gaurd thing in the glove box that need popped back into place. Also the sunroof does not seem to close right and that creates noise on the highway if teh shade is open.
Now outside the car. IT looks good and my only complaint is that for some reason a piece on the door started coming off. I popped it back on with ease.
Mechanically it is decent except for the power steering issue. Cadillac did though offer to pay us half the cost to repair out of warranty. Then there are a few squeks from the suspension and you can hear the ride level motor going.
It drives smooth and easy and the suspension has a perfect amount of firmness. Nothing sounds better than the Northstar under the hood.
Conclusion: Cadillac can do a bit better ont he build quality. The drivetrain is great though and the creature comforts well abundant.
Cons: Build quality issues, odd noises
Pros: Drivetrain, various interior materials, looks, road manors