1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Northstar - 300 hp from North America
This car has a LONG WAY to go to be viewed as any car manufacturer's flagship model design
Over-heated and head bolt stripped (in Monteagle, TN - Dec, '02) on our way to the 2003 Orange Bowl from Kansas City to Miami.
High oil consumption. It uses a healthy quart of oil every 1000 miles.
Rear radio antenna quit working 2 weeks after I purchased the vehicle (79000 miles).
Automatic interior thermostat is not working properly. When it shows blowing warm air on the floor, there is both warm and cold air blowing on the windshield, primarily on the passenger side of the car (warm air on driver and cold air on passenger side).
It seems to almost hydroplane (in dry weather) when the car experiences bumps driving at speeds of 50-70 mph. The whole car swerves.
I love the overall responsiveness and comfort the car provides. This car has tremendous power... too bad it burns oil and strips head bolts under heavy strain. However, GM says this is all a know issue and is operating within specs. Then why isn't this displayed in the showroom floor or in the car's portfolio? It sounds more like a feature not an issue to be addressed.
Interior storage is somewhat limited.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th March, 2003
17th Feb 2004, 17:19
I find it really curious that almost all of the STS purchasers say that it is acceptable to have a car that burns oil, jumps when it hits bumps, and numerous other things. Yes I agree it is a lovely car, but as all have mentioned why would we put our trust and lives into a vehicle that they seem to not be able to fix? We have the same problems as you, but We had a new engine placed at 39000 miles and many attempts at fixing the flying sensation when we drive.
If you look at the other tech reports available online you will see this is not the only year Cadillac that has these problems and not able to fix.