Replaced with new coolant tank... 250.
Changed out radiator that was spewing out coolant from pinhole for 3 months, Caddy dealer wanted 700, and I waited for the guy to say psych on the phone... LMAO! 370.
Replaced gas & coolant caps... 30-50.
Use 5w*30 Full Synthetic Pennzoil, Mobil, or Royal Purple in oil change... 75-85.
New radiator hoses/clamps... 50.
Add freon twice in 2 years... under online warranty.
Brown piece came off dipstick... New oil dipstick... 38.
Oil/gas/coolant consumption or leaks since Mar 2006... 1000/3600/400.
Sporadic problems, mostly electrical or sensory issues!
Changed oil yesterday, and fueled up and started the car this morning, and the engine screeched and idled about 2500 rpm.
Very comfortable and smooth ride.
MUST BE WEALTHY TO KEEP UP WITH MAINTENANCE.
Did I mention sporadic problems?
DIC is just a gimmick, it works like a warning Light.
Dealerships and manufacturer figured out a plan to keep us coming back... Nice ride... nice price.
I don't mind the preventive maintenance costs though, but some of the stuff on my 99 ETC comes out of nowhere, I went through a puddle and got a Service Ride System message... WTF... headlights went out in traffic and it was in muggy tornado-ready weather!
OVERALL, The Northstar is a beaaaaaaaaaaast!!!
I've gotten too many compliments on this car. All I can say is take care of the heart of it...
My problems are mostly electrical & sensory.
I can't wait to trade it in and go for the 2010 Camaro...
If you look at the lines the Camaro, resembles the ElDo!
I had a 96 ElDo, traded it in before it went KerPlunk, now it's this one's turn to get canned.
Too bad the new Cadillacs look like BUUUYAYA compared to their Presidential Elders!!!