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I have 2008 with 82 k on it. I keep it pristine. bought it last year with 67 k as second road car. I am looking for a later lower miles car but so far no luck. So wondering how many good miles I can expect if everything is maintained properly.
 

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If everything is maintained and checked conscientiously then you should easily go over 200,000. BUT, "maintenance" includes fluids, brakes, tires, wheel hubs, belts, pulleys, electric motors, carpets, batteries, etc., etc........ all normal wear and tear.

Read the owner's manual - twice, and consider a 5 year subscription for that car to www.alldatadiy.com - the online GM/Cadillac service manuals plus a lot more for THAT car. Please update your profile to show car(s) driven, approximate location, etc.. It sure makes advice and diagnosis easier when a quick glance shows what we're working on.
 

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82k miles is nothing imo, especially a Northstar. My SLS is sitting at a touch over 187k, I bought it with 157k, and I don't even consider that overly high considering it's a infamous 1999. But if the later model DTS has updated features you want than it definitely may be a reason to upgrade.

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:welcome: 82K is no big deal. I bought my '03 at 97K and I'm close to hitting 150K. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance--regularly.
BTW, would be helpful going forward if you edit your profile to include year/model/trim, plus your location. Will make answering questions much easier.
 

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If the car is in well maintained shape keep it. Keeping up with maintenance is everything. when something needs repair fix it Also dont let a bunch of small things that need attention add up.
My DTS has over 96k and still runs and drives like new.
 

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yeah i have an 08 with 71, i want to drive it into the ground. id love to get another 10 years/100 thousand out of it

about to change the trans fluid for probably the first time. i get new synthetic oil every 6. just did the brakes, did the coolant. did the spark plugs. new air filter for the engine every spring

i read the manual and it pretty much doesnt say anything else to change, i dont see any belts or anything recommended

https://my.gm.com/content/dam/gmownercenter/gmna/dynamic/manuals/2008/cadillac/dts/2008_cadillac_dts_owners.pdf
 

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Thanks that is what I wanted to hear. We have access to professional online diagnostic and repair resource as we have a college level mechanic training program on site. I check every this once a month and immediately fix any issue that presents. I did check out the resource you mentioned and it does in fact look like a very good resource. I tried to update profile no luck on first attempt.
 

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I've been driving a lot for work. Got mine about a year and a half ago with 79k, I just hit 123k the other day. I've kept up with everything this car needs, anytime something's needed done, I've done it. I love the car, to me I don't like the new ones, and these are the last of the "real cadillacs". This thing has everything but the wood on the wheel, sunroof, and the magnetic ride-which I'm cool with. Was nice on the seville but sounds expensive to fix if you have to and rough on our roads, really wanted a sunroof- but really one less thing to screw you around. Got the rear climate control, ac seats,etc...

As everyone else has said, maintenance, keep up with stuff- don't just let a bunch of stuff go until the car becomes a pos and enjoy it. You could get a newer one with less miles and it could give you more problems than the one you have. I'd like to go for the northstar high mileage record, and get a fun summer car. On the fence between that, taking a bath on this car over the odometer even though it's so clean and getting a suv to get back into a boat, or neither and just try to save some money but not happening right now anyway
 

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I have 84k miles, bought it with 60k, keep getting the service traction control light coming on
I’ve been ignoring it, seems to be an easy fix by moving a clip back on the brake pedal bar, but I can’t get to it due to the plastic molding down there

This is a great car I plan on driving for awhile
Maybe in 5-6 years, I look at a used ct6
 

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I have 84k miles, bought it with 60k, keep getting the service traction control light coming on
I’ve been ignoring it, seems to be an easy fix by moving a clip back on the brake pedal bar, but I can’t get to it due to the plastic molding down there

This is a great car I plan on driving for awhile
Maybe in 5-6 years, I look at a used ct6
ha yeah ive got the same exact plan
 
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