Overall, the car looks decent. If the slight corner scrapes are any indication, it may mean the car has been kept in a garage - +++
As always, For that kind of car/money an objective hands-on inspection is in order. You buy something like this sight unseen and you have no room to complain about faults that show up later. The offering says the front bumper will be refinished at sale. It's a one-owner local car for Nevada: Not one speck of rust. IF it has always been parked in the sun out there, the dash and rear deck are falling apart. The owner was no drug dealer - no tint. OnStar is converted - a`$150 job. 22,000 mile GM decarb job - the thing has NEVER been run hard and is 100% Cadillac maintained. A rare find. The furnished work history is worth the asking price of the car - I'll bet only a very, very few of us are lucky enough to have those GM database printouts. The new batteries 3,000 miles apart ??? The car sat in the garage for MONTHS and thus destroyed the new batteries. Oil & filter changes about every 2,000 miles !!! 6-disc CD in the armrest/console. The pictures show no evidence of rear deck/dash damage.
One in a million. Loaded. If I had anything
other than my comparable condition/optioned STS, this one would be on a truck right now. $800 shipped to here motor carrier or $2,000 in an enclosed carrier. Hmmmmmm .......... Karen, c'mere !!!!!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.