1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6 liter from North America
An over priced car that has more than average rate of costly repairs
Air conditioner pump clogged and failed at 38,000 miles.
Rear passenger side door panel came off it's mounting brackets.
Leather trim on passenger side door separated from door frame.
Window trim on driver side door came loose due to poor design.
Oil inter cooler line came loose at 24,500 miles.
Oil manifold started leaking at 42,000 miles and Cadillac refused to fix it. Now is major item for repair at over 2,500 dollars.
Seat memory does not work. Seats adjust themselves on startup and never return to the original set point.
Numerous interior rattles on column lever for wipers.
Intermittent fault on the windshield wiper switch where wipers will not work on the mist function setting.
Front air damper rattles loudly.
Alternator voltage control module failed three times.
Difficulty in starting based upon easily fouled throttle body.
This car is very quick, but has undersized brakes that fade quickly under heavy use.
Back seat leg room is tight.
Ingres and egress into back seat is difficult if you are not a midget.
Cadillac is trying to keep up with the European markets and also trying to attract a younger audience. I am 38 and broke the 66 years and older demographic trend. Older is not wiser.
Fit and finish is lacking. The motor is the best thing on this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th October, 2002