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    Looking at sts-v today. things to look for? common issues?

    Going to look at a STS-v today and will most likely be goin home with it.
    Any tall tale signs i should look for to avoid issues?

    Suspension?
    Sun roof leaks?
    etc?

    Thanks guys.

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    Re: Looking at sts-v today. things to look for? common issues?

    Just spend time in it making shore every thing works. They eat wheel bearings so I hear so listen for that.

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    Re: Looking at sts-v today. things to look for? common issues?

    ok great. What does that sound like? Grind? Road noise?

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    Re: Looking at sts-v today. things to look for? common issues?

    Road noise. You could feel it if real bad when you turn. What year and miles.

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    Re: Looking at sts-v today. things to look for? common issues?

    2007 50k miles.

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    Ok that's not bad miles it should be ok. Try and get service records if they have them.

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    Re: Looking at sts-v today. things to look for? common issues?

    ive replaced my radio/gps twice--so make sure it works,including the DVD player. Power steering went out,so look for a high pitched whining sound--my car has 32k

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    Check the steering wheel heater. The button is on the left side. If that's broken you can't get it fixed. Not a deal breaker but they do crap the bed.

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    Re: Looking at sts-v today. things to look for? common issues?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cadil...ht_6105wt_1182

    Found this one on eBay if you happen to be in the PA area. After buying mine after the 3 hour drive home I heard a light squeak in the front, ended up being a wheel bearing. The owner did say he has gone through "a few". Also when it was raining my wipers were acting up, gotta change the wiper motor cover/module. Maybe also check the Nav disc, mine is 3.0? I think they are on 9 now.

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    I noticed that some or many have issues with their key fob cracking. I think it's the type of plastic they used. I just got this nice fob jacket at http://www.thejacketstore.com. Fits like a glove and you could keep dropping your fob on concrete floor all day long. Any color. $6.

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    Re: Looking at sts-v today. things to look for? common issues?

    Thanks for the link. Mine are both split and I have to squeeze them to work sometimes. Link shows $8,but still a great deal if it protects the fob.

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    Mine also has a crack and I didn't want it to fall apart. I think I got the jacket for 6 but could be 8. Got one for my wife too. I think It's made of silicone but it looks durable enough to last. The only thing is it doesn't have the cut out for the emblem. Not sure how important that is.

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    Re: Looking at sts-v today. things to look for? common issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by OMG-V View Post
    I noticed that some or many have issues with their key fob cracking. I think it's the type of plastic they used. I just got this nice fob jacket at http://www.thejacketstore.com. Fits like a glove and you could keep dropping your fob on concrete floor all day long. Any color. $6.
    If you have the older (2006-2007) fob, use the Corvette C6 link - exact fit for the older fobs.

    Bob

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    Re: Looking at sts-v today. things to look for? common issues?

    I have leather fob covers for mine and they have the caddy crest on them.

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    Do they fit well and how much did you pay for them? I haven't seen anything leather worth buying

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