1990 Cadillac Seville from North America
In spite of its quirks, this is a fantastic car
The ignition system in the steering column broke. The car has an automatic anti-theft system with resistor chips in the keys, and we frequently had to wait three minutes to start it when it began having difficulties. When the locksmith tore into the column, it turned out one wire was completely broken, and only made contact occasionally. The gear between the ignition switch and the ignition module broke when the ignition module went out, and I couldn't turn the car off without major effort.
The starter was replaced at 110,000 miles.
Currently it's having problems with the brake hydraulics, and the master cylinder will be replaced next week. The brakes still work, they're just mushy and trigger the anti-lock system when they don't need to.
The lumbar supports in the seats don't work, but they didn't when we bought it.
The digital dash display sometimes flickers or goes out, and just needs a wiggle of the dimmer switch to get them back on.
This car has incredible power. It's very easy to get well above the speed limit when merging or passing on the freeway without even noticing the speed. It handles extremely well at all speeds.
It's very comfortable for long trips.
Gas mileage isn't that great, about 18 in town and 23 on the highway, but we just can't give it up for a more economical car. It's too much fun to drive.
This car handles very well in high wind situations. When other cars are being blown all over the road, this one cruises along smoothly. You barely notice any wind gusts.
This car loves curvy, hilly roads. It hasn't found a mountain yet that's steep enough to slow it at all.
I highly recommend this car to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st October, 2004
26th Feb 2005, 08:07
My goodness, where do you live that cars are "blown all over the road?" Or is it that you drive during hurricanes and tornadoes?
20th Sep 2005, 14:36
I bought a 1989 Cadillac Seville earlier this year. unfortunately, I had ti spend about $300.00 because I the ignition switch became inoperable. I have read several reports which lead me to believe that this is /was a major flaw in the car. The security feature has prevented me from entering the starting the car on several occassions. I would have to wait much longer than the three minutes the owners manual suggest. If anyone know how I could disengaged this feature please respond to this email. I am ready to get rid of the car for this fact alone. It a good car when it's running. When it shuts down it's a bummer.