"With any used car, you run the risk that it has been owned by a moron who didn't believe in proper maintenance."
- The biggest, #1 problem with used cars.
Bought a used 2004 Cadillac CTS 2 years ago.
Great car, no problems whatsoever, so I guess people that don't know how to buy a used car, like checking them out thoroughly, buy junk!!!
I bought a new from the car lot, never been pre-owned 2001 Cadillac DTS -- what a piece of freakin crap.
Let's see, the car would not stay idle.
The air flow sensors were all messed up.
The windows worked for about a few months, then gave up.
The back window and door don't work.
The passenger door won't open from inside.
Check engine light is always on.
Goes through batteries like I go through toilet paper.
The buttons that control the "power" seats fail. Couldn't stay on to save my life.
Those who think you know about Cadillacs obviously have never owned one in your life. You should quit trying to criticize people stating facts about cars they have actually owned.
TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU ON "PILE OF JUNK"
p.s. they guzzle gas like no other.
I have owned a Caddy. They use gas, yes. But I didn't notice too much difference between it and an SUV. It's a big car with a big engine, not a Prius.
They are higher maintenance. Most expensive cars DO require more care and maintenance, in my experience.
Some years are better than others, and some cars do have flaws.
Go read the Lexus reviews... which are made by Toyota... and then tell me Cadillac shouldn't be ashamed of the garbage they make. Lexus was rated the top car in the WORLD when it comes to quality, reliability, fit & finish by Consumer Reports... which bases its rating directly on consumers who own the cars and fill out surveys.
I have owned GM cars (Chevy and Buick) all my life and never had a major repair bill, and some of my cars had well over 100,000 miles.
I put very little stock in what Consumer Reports publishes. They have always heavily favored the Japanese makes since the early 70s. In some cases they have even recommended new models from Toyota and Honda before there had been time enough to properly test their reliability. I will admit that Japan once had it all over Detroit in reliability. By and large though I think the playing field is pretty even today. I just wish Detroit still knew how to build an attractive and comfortable automobile as they once did, instead of following the Japanese school of design, which seems to be designing cars as dull and bland as possible.
You missed handling and performance. I didn't buy a Lexus after noting that.
Read the brand new Cadillac reviews while you are at it.
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