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Great Lakes Discussion, Chicago Meet (August 28-30) discussion in Cadillac Clubs, Local Chapters and Regional Forums; Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 No. It needs a blower motor. The part from the dealer is ~$800 PLUS labor. This ...
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 View Post
    No. It needs a blower motor. The part from the dealer is ~$800 PLUS labor. This is normal for Mercedes. I'm not rich. I need something cheaper. (LT-1 Roadmaster/Fleetwood, 90-92 Brougham, GTP, Maxima GLE, etc etc.)
    I'll sell you my SLS

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    No Northstars. I want something simpler and cheaper.

    Anyways, long story short. I have no HVAC fan, so I have no heat or A/C, and my A/C doesn't work because it's low on refrigerant...so it's leaking out of somewhere, possibly the Evaporator (but that, along with my condensor, compressor and all seals are covered under my warranty). I'm taking it in to the dealer on Saturday morning for the diagnosis and an oil change. I should know then what I'll be doing. It's a reliable car, but whenever something needs repair, it's atleast $500 and I'm not made of money.

    I love it, but it's too spendy!!

    Anyways, sorry to thread jack. I'll make a thread in the lounge when I know what's going on.
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792 View Post
    No. It needs a blower motor. The part from the dealer is ~$800 PLUS labor. This is normal for Mercedes.
    Yikes! That's just insane. Although there are number of European cars that I like -- including yours -- the costs for parts and repairs are just so much higher than an American or even Japanese car that I don't even consider owning one.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Quote Originally Posted by rangerrob View Post
    tbjs, just caught wind of this... as long as I'm back in the States by then, I'll go if you go, lol... well i'll probably go anyways, but maybe that'd entice you to swing out to the Windy City, I'd say Route 66 Raceway is the place to be, it's always a good time... i can't believe Jimmy left me off this one after all the V meets I organized last year in DG.... just kiddin Jimmy, hope all is well can't wait to get back!
    yeah, I should be there...

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Chad, you have have my Fleetwood. All it needs are pads, rotors, drums, shoes, front calipers, full tune up, all new A/C system (that probably will never happen), TCC solenoid replacement (may never happen either), front wheel bearings, some EGR work and the giant oil leak needs to be fixed. Oh yeah, there is a hole the size of a softball in the front driver shock tower. I ain't rich either, I work at Wal-Mart.

    Those Continentals are not bad. We had one at my old tech school that I went to back when I was in High School. I just hope the trans has been rebuilt on it because from what I have heard they crap out even faster than a 4t60, usually by 90k miles.


    Edit: Just found this for you Chad. You can have your DeVille back. http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/1085348413.html

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Chad, you need to get your azz back in a Caddy. Common now.
    Then you won't get fooled again.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    That price is not ridiculous for the repair on the S320. My Brother had a '98 STS, '00 STS, '02 SLS, and two '03 DTS.

    It would be $500-3,500 each time he went to the dealer for 'maintenance.'

    It is the price you pay for driving a high end luxury vehicle. The 50,000 mile service on my Mother's BMW 760Li was $2,800.


    Have you found a independant german repair shop Chad? The Infiniti dealer wanted $1,200 for front and rear pads/rotors on the M45. We took it to Ogden Motorcars and they charged us $650 for that same service using OEM parts!
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    At this point, a nice LT1 Fleetwood or Roadmaster would be the cats' meow. Cheap, simple, reliable, fast and easy to own!! I'd also go for a 90-92 Brougham also, provided it's nice and doesn't have the 307

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Impalas

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacGurl View Post
    Impalas
    Excuse me?

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    Nice car, but way over priced. While I respect the Impala SS's for what they were, I'd take a Roadmaster or Fleetwood over them any day. Same car, less of a chance of theft, rarer, more luxurious, not a Chevy, just as fast and as modifiable...

    How about doing like a $16,000 two or three year old DTS? They're nice cars. Good looking, fast and luxurious, and they're new enough where I don't have to worry about constantly fixing it, and I might get really lucky and find one that still has a remainder of the factory warranty on it still...

    The 2000-03 STS and 2000-02 ETC are on my list too, but they're older, which means a higher chance of an expensive repair in the near future. Then again, they're cheaper though too, which is kind of a moot point because I'll be taking a loan out either way so it's not like it's any cash out of my pocket directly, which would be less for me to have for repairs and maintenance...

    A Buick Lucerne has crossed my mind too, but then again, why get a Buick when you can get the Cadillac for another 1-2k?

    Well anyways, the car is at the dealer now, so I'll know tomorrow what the problem is and what it's gonna cost, and then I'll have an idea what to do next...
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    The new DTS are very very nice. Considering its heft, you almost forget you are in a large FWDer. It handles and rides that good. It's certainly no sport sedan, but considering it doesn't try to be one makes it that much more amazing. It has to be the most underrated luxo sedan out there. Definitely pick up one of those if you can. Thank the maker for Cadillac's horrible resale value.

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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    Quote Originally Posted by dirt_cheap_fleetwood View Post
    Edit: Just found this for you Chad. You can have your DeVille back. http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/1085348413.html
    Holy crap! If it had the cloth seats, it would be identical to mine!
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    Re: Chicago Meet -- August 28-30 -- Official thread

    As my experience shows, you can find last-generation Sevilles with low miles and in good shape at a very reasonable price. Even my '01 still qualified for a 36-month, 45,000-mile extended warranty that's pretty much bumper to bumper for $1,600. Before I bought the car, I checked, and it does cover head gaskets and motor mounts among other things. I'll e-mail you the warranty info.

    If you do look at getting a different car and need a loan, if you don't have an account already, look into a credit union. I got very favorable terms and less hassle with my car loan.

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