2003 Cadillac Seville SLS
Thinking of my caddy...63k when I got it...1/3 of which came during the first 2 years when it was a fleet car. The passengers side of the car is a wreck...it has alot of garage scrapes and has had alot of spot touches. They apparently also backed over someones car, as there is dark blue paint transfer on the underside of the back bumper, but its not damaged as if it were rear ended.Kad4Life said:Thinking of my 92 yr old Mother's last model yr CDV .
Low miles, but scrape city ... lol
To me yes when i think of a 25K mile car i think its going to be almost perfect.You call that banged up? Looks like a couple of "looking throught the bi-focals the wrong way" dingies to me. What looks like blood on the engine cover could also be nail polish that some tech dribbled when he was late for a date!
That was technically true before they put the 4.6L in the Bonneville and Lucerne. If you ever notice the engine cover for the 2004 SLS, it lost the "Made Exclusive" wording because '04 was the first year for the 4.6 in the Bonneville. Even though Olds Aurora engine was a Northstar, the dealers really never referred to it as that because it was a 4.0L instead of the normal Northstar displacement size. And yes, these cars aren't reliable. At all but owning something that good looking and great driving makes it worth it to me.Its either blood or transmission fluid. I'm thinking blood, clean tranny fluid is a bit more pink.
Also I simply have to laugh at that little quote on the bottom of the engine cover:
"Made Exclusively for Cadillac by General Motors" You could get a N* in a Pontiac, Buick, and an Oldsmobile as well.
As for the car itself, seems real nice, I really like the interior with that wood wheel and shifter. I'm not a fan of the color, as I don't like those grayish brown "non-colors" that try too hard to look like dirt. As for the service history, 2 recalls, a water pump, and crankshaft position sensors done twice before 25k miles doesn't bode well for future reliability. But we all know these cars are finkicky(or you get lucky and you buy one that runs like a tank)
MANY 2002 and 2003 cars had this type warranty and recall work done. There were (are) recalls for fuel tank pressure sensors and a PCM-to-ignition reflash, among several others. The entire recall list is in www.alldatadiy.com for any particular year. My car had them done at about 3,000 and 5,000 miles and no problems since.As for the service history, 2 recalls, a water pump, and crankshaft position sensors done twice before 25k miles doesn't bode well for future reliability.
2003 had chrome 17's, stock. Look at the furnished RPO printout - they came on the car. It's an H-car. 130 mph speed limiter. Bumper corner scrapes are common - particularly for Granny's garaged car.Also they stopped the 17" STS wheels in 2002 right? And if it only had 25K miles on it how the hell did all those scrapes get on it?
truth ^^^Though 2 sets of crankshaft sensors isn't all that strange even with the low miles. My car had 54k miles and went through 3 sets, and around 70k miles I put the 4th set of them in and I never had those issues again.
The original run of CKP's was made in Mexico by Siemens; one tan, one black. The replacements are made in Japan by DENSO; one gray, one black.Wasn't there something about the crankshaft sensors on these cars? We had to relace them on our '02 SLS at around 40,000 miles and I made sure that they used the "good sensors" when they installed them. We haven't had any more problem with them and the car now has 70,000 miles on it.
Neither.......... and the engine has never been dusted. A little bit of transmission fluid would never sit in patches like that, and as it flowed thinner and thinner it would lose color - from red to light pink. Something has been placed on the engine beauty cover, then dragged off. Not a problem.Well this leaves one thing the blood or tranny fluid.