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While I'm interested in general impressions, a have a few specific questions about the GM Vehicle Inquiry System Claim History report that I got, after I bought the car, from a different Cadillac dealership.

I'll list the report items in chronological order, including "Repair Order Date", "Odometer Reading", "Labor Operation", "Part", and "Line Total", since the other headings, like "Cycle Nbr", "Case", "Type", and "Auth Code", etc. don't seem relevant.

Odo: 0
Date: 06/20/2002
LabOP: Z7000-Predelivery Inspection-Base Time
Part: N/A
Line Total: $104.38

Odo: 6935
Date: 09/11/2002
LabOP: J9993-Customer concern not duplicated
Part: N/A
Line Total: $19.57

Odo: 7977
Date: 09/16/2002
LabOP: N9995-Customer concern not duplicated
Part: N/A
Line Total: $19.57
LabOP: K5180-Cable, shift control-Replace
Part: N/A
Line Total: $45.67
LabOP: J0527-Valve-One cyl-Both banks-Recondition or replace
Part: N/A
Line Total: $69.69
LabOP: Z7903-3-day courtesy transportation
Part: N/A
Line Total: $90.00

Odo: 8202
Date: 09/24/2002
LabOP: Z8016-Roadside gone on arrival
Part: N/A
Line Total: $87.19

Odo: 14526
Date: 10/31/2002
LabOP: Z8015-Roadside service (Flat tire)
Part: N/A
Line Total: $34.68
LabOP: Z6720-Cadillac-Cost of tech to make roadside srvc calls
Part: N/A
Line Total: $55.81

Odo: 18358
Date: 11/19/2002
LabOP: C6041-Adjuster assembly, front seat power-bucket seat-driver
Part: N/A
Line Total: $65.24
LabOP: N6620-Wiring and/or connector-Power & grounds Distribution-R
Part: N/A
Line Total: $65.24
LabOP: N0200-Horn assembly-Replace
Part: 12368064-Horn kit
Line Total: $127.18
LabOP: N0528-Bulbs, Lamp-Exterior-Replace
Part: 12450143-Bulb, FRT
Line Total: $29.52
LabOP: N9995-Customer concern not duplicated
Part: N/A
Line Total: $19.57
LabOP: J9993-Customer concern not duplicated
Part: N/A
Line Total: $19.57

Odo: 25053
Date: 12/30/2002
LabOP: C6871-Cover and/or pad-Front seat cushion-Left-R&R or Replace
Part: 88893689-Cover
Line Total: $347.04

Odo: 25337
Date: 01/02/2003
LabOP: Z8015-Roadside service (Flat tire)
Part: N/A
Line Total: $87.19

Odo: 26018
Date: 01/06/2003
LabOP: C9200-Belt, seatbelt retractor (rear or row 1)(right)-Replace
Part: N/A
Line Total: $39.14
LabOP: J0527-Valve-One cyl-Both banks-Recondition or replace
Part: 01050002-Carb clnr
Line Total: $69.69
LabOP: J9995-Customer concern not duplicated
Part: N/A
Line Total: $19.57
LabOP: C2745-Cup holder-Console-Front and/or rear-Replace
Part: N/A
Line Total: $26.10
LabOP: Z7903-3-day courtesy transportation
Part: N/A
Line Total: $90.00

Odo: 27276
Date: 01/22/2003
LabOP: Z5000-Dealer/retailer trade (part obtained locally)
Part: N/A
Line Total: $16.30
LabOP: C9200-Belt, seatbelt retractor (rear or row 1)(right)-Replace
Part: 88893394-Belt kit
Line Total: $102.17
LabOP: C6871-Cover and/or pad, front seat cushion-Left-R&R or Repla
Part: 88893688-Cover
Line Total: $599.44
LabOP: J9995-Customer concern not duplicated
Part: N/A
Line Total: $19.57
LabOP: J0527-Valve-One cyl-Both banks-Recondition or replace
Part: 01050002-Carb clnr
Line Total: $69.69
LabOP: K7592-Gear, input internal-Replace
Part: 24221396-Trans kit
Line Total: $2611.26
LabOP: Z7906-6+ day courtesy transportation
Part: N/A
Line Total: $270.00

Odo: 33227
Date: 03/18/2003
LabOP: D2736-Pipe(s), heater outlet-Replace
Part: N/A
Line Total: $129.60
LabOP: N9995-Customer concern not duplicated
Part: N/A
Line Total: $21.60
LabOP: J0527-Valve-One cyl-Both banks-Recondition or replace
Part: 01050002-Carb clnr
Line Total: $76.45
LabOP: C7171-Heating element, left front seat (both)-Replace
Part: N/A
Line Total: $36.00
LabOP: Z7902-2-day courtesty transportation
Part: N/A
Line Total: $60.00

Odo: 33392
Date: 03/21/2003
LabOP: N0200-Horn assembly-Replace
Part: 12368063-Horn kit
Line Total: $76.90

Odo: 34910
Date: 04/03/2003
LabOP: C2745-Cup holder, console-Front and/or rear-Replace
Part: N/A
Line Total: $28.80
LabOP: C6871-Cover and/or pad, front seat cushion-Left-R&R or Repla
Part: 88893689-Cover
Line Total: $352.45
LabOP: V0973-03005-Reprogram PCM
Part: N/A
Line Total: $36.00
LabOP: Z7906-6+ day courtesy transportation
Part: N/A
Line Total: $320.00

Odo: 34910
Date: 04/11/2003
LabOP: Z7091-Non-warranty incremental expense/wholesale
Part: N/A
Line Total: $987.14

Odo: 39503
Date: 05/16/2003
LabOP: N0528-Bulbs, lamp-Exterior-Replace
Part: 12450143-Bulb, FRT
Line Total: $35.07
LabOP: C2745-Cup holder, console-Front and/or rear-Replace
Part: N/A
Line Total: $28.80

Odo: 39657
Date: 05/19/2003
LabOP: Z8014-Roadside service (Battery/jump start)
Part: N/A
Line Total: $92.60

Odo: 41451
Date: 06/02/2003
LabOP: N0528-Bulbs, lamp-Exterior-Replace
Part: 12450143-Bulb, FRT
Line Total: $35.07

Odo: 52977
Date: 08/25/2003
LabOP: C7171-Heating element, left front seat (both)-Replace
Part: 25755078-Heater
Line Total: $231.80
LabOP: J1502-Mount, engine-Front-Replace
Part: 25696073-Mount
Line Total: $336.02
LabOP: J4355-Sensor, crankshaft position-Replace
Part: 12559529
Line Total: $214.38
LabOP: J0507-Gasket,cylinder head-Both banks-Replace
Part: 01050002-Carb clnr
Line Total: $76.54
LabOP: D0362-Control assembly HVAC (instrument panel)-A/C-Replace
Part: 09383026-Control
Line Total: $449.67
LabOP: E7012-Switch and/or control, steering wheel mounted-Replace
Part: 12451258-Switch
Line Total: $105.60
LabOP: B4051-Link or spring, front door hold open-Left-Replace
Part: 25696651-Link-FCHK
Line Total: $145.19
LabOP: J3470-Cover and/or gaskets, coolant pump-Replace
Part: 12573948-Gasket
Line Total: $157.04
LabOP: Z7903-3-day courtesy transportation
Part: N/A
Line Total: $90.00

Odo: 52979
Date: 08/27/2003
LabOP: R0760-Radio, remove and replace
Part: N/A
Line Total: $188.20

Odo: 53062
Date: 08/28/2003
LabOP: N0528-Bulbs, lamp-Exterior-Replace
Part: 09441839-Bulb-LP
Line Total: $23.41

Odo: 54072
Date: 09/03/2003
LabOP: B4051-Link or spring, front door hold open-Left-Replace
Part: 25696651-Link-FCHK
Line Total: $76.85
LabOP: B4491-Link or spring, rear door hold open-Left-Replace
Part: 25696652-Link-RCHK
Line Total: $68.34
LabOP: N0118-Cables, battery-Positive starter to jump start connector
Part: N/A
Line Total: $72.00
LabOP: J0527-Valve-One cyl-Both banks-Recondition or replace
Part: 01050002-Carb clnr
Line Total: $76.54
LabOP: N0528-Bulbs, lamp-Exterior-Replace
Part: 09421330-Bulb
Line Total: $46.97
LabOP: N4000-Element and/or knob, cigarette lighter-Replace
Part: 11516141-C/LTR
Line Total: $60.07
LabOP: Z7902-2-day courtesy transportation
Part: N/A
Line Total: $60.00

Odo: 55263
Date: 09/12/2003
LabOP: N6648-Wiring and/or connector-Seat system-Repair or replace
Part: N/A
Line Total: $100.80

Odo: 56779
Date: 09/22/2003
LabOP: N0110-Battery-One-Replace
Part: 19001845-Battery
Line Total: $185.36

Odo: 82404
Date: 03/25/2004
LabOP: V1052-Inspect and replace fuel tank sensor only
Part: 16238399-Sensor
Line Total: $57.34

Does "Line Total" represent parts + labor? Why would the horn have to be replaced twice? And what is this guy, a transmission rebuild?

LabOP: K7592-Gear, input internal-Replace
Part: 24221396-Trans kit
Line Total: $2611.26

Or just a gear replacement? Why would this be necessary, given the "can't hurt me" nature of the trans? What other items would be in this kit? I intend to replace the TCC solenoid myself soon to eliminate the 1860 and 741 codes, hopefully; if the 741 remains I'll have to get that fixed, at considerable expense.

And what is this:

LabOP: Z7091-Non-warranty incremental expense/wholesale
Part: N/A
Line Total: $987.14
:bonkers:

I bought it with 123000 miles on it in March of 2007. I don't know what happened with it during the three years before I bought it. It's got 215000 miles on it now. Since I've owned it, I've done the following, besides air filters and oil changes, not necessarily in the order listed (costs are approximate and include labor where applicable):

Ash tray = 100
Tires x 4 = 430--first set
Tires x 4 = 430--second set
Radiator and lower hose = 270
Struts and mounts = 320
Air shocks = 470
Air lines = 150
Compressor assembly (junkyard, garbage) = 80
Compressor assembly = 600
Sway bar frame bushings = 50
Front springs = 170
Rear springs = 180
Tie rod end, passenger front = 120
Ignition switch = 80
Blower motor = 100
Rear adjust link, passenger rear = 140
Steering position sensor = 130
Wheel bearing, LF, RF, LR = 270
Subwoofer grille cloth = 10
Fuel filter = 50
Brake pads, front = 60
Brake rotors, front = 250
Brake fluid bleed = 25
Oil pressure switch = 60
Drive shaft, passenger = 100
Serpentine belt and idler pulley or tensioner = 80
FSM = 85
Bumper repair, front = 60
Spark plugs = 90
Spark plug boots (front bank of 4) = 95
Plenum boot, intake seals, clean IAC, clean TB, AIR check valve = 160

I don't think this is bad at all for four years, especially since most of the big hitters should go for the remaining life of the car. I have not encountered the issues that seem to have plagued the original owner...cupholders, horns, bulbs, seatbelts, and seat cushions. It's been very reliable for me, and comfortable, despite the passive suspension.
 

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I noticed a lot of "Customer concern not duplicated". Maybe the owner was very nit picky since it was under warranty.
 

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I noticed a lot of "Customer concern not duplicated". Maybe the owner was very nit picky since it was under warranty.
Ya, a couple other things suggest that to me. The numerous "top end" treatments (i.e. valve, one cyl, both banks) with carb cleaner--unless those were just TB cleanings...can't tell. Even the one that mentions "gasket" looks like just carb cleaner. Also, the numerous bulbs of the same part number, like the guy didn't think the headlights were bright enough, which I can understand.

But how do you wear out horns? hehehe...
 
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