Has anyone ever noticed sometimes more than others the car seems to coast more than it should? Remember right after getting the car, thought it was odd, googled it and seen where other people had the same issue when the cars were new or close to it. Remember one comment saying that maybe it was a play for better gas mileage? But yeah, seems to require more brakes to stop than any other cars I've owned, maybe that's why you're eating them faster?
I have complained about this here and our 2006 DTS idled at about 900 RPM for
many years. After a very painful battery replacement it is down to around 750 which
seems to be more normal. I'm going from memory here but these are ballpark figures.
I have no idea why a battery replacement would be related to idle speed.
The car wanted to go 75 with the slightest downgrade and the high idle on the highway.
Had to ride the brake to keep it at 65 - 70 with the slightest downhill ride.
Still our pads lasted pretty good, but we have the dreaded pulsating brakes even
after a pad change without rotors.