I have never been a fan of Cadillac. To me, when I think Cadillac I think old men and ladies in their 70's driving Escalades.. or real young black men with 22" rims. So being that I completely stereotyped this brand, I never thought I would be driving one, and that I would just stick with my M3.
Well my M3 got nailed by a random drunk idiot in the Walmart parking lot. (luckily I wasn't in it) and just completely destroyed the car. I received about $7600 from my insurance company and I thought I'd just buy a 3 series or another German car. Then while I was using Craigslist I found this gem.
122k miles, brand new studs, intake valves, head gaskets, MAF sensor, tires.. etc. diamond pearl white with white leather interior. The STS loaded with every option there was and it was the original owner! Clear title, no salvage history and he was asking only $2550!!! I thought it must be a fake ad, well, I clicked the link.. called the man and bought the car! Turns out it was his wife's car but he got it in the divorce and wanted to F with her so he sold it for pennies. WHAT LUCK FOR ME!!
Since I got it, only the minor things above have gone wrong. This car has been amazing, the performance is great, the ride is slick, the cars handling is superb... although the turn radius in the car leaves MUCH to be desired (like turning a tank) the overall steering of the vehicle is quite pleasant and easy to pull off. It's a definite cruiser, and it gets 31 miles per gallon on the highway! If only this car was a manual, it would make things even better! I love this car, I love where everything is laid out for easy access. I love the steering wheel controls for temperature AND audio. I love the rear heated seats, and the climate control is the best climate control I've seen in any of the 20+ luxury vehicles I've owned!
All in all, I'm extremely impressed with the reliability, and quality of this American luxury car! I'm already very tempted to sell it for book value now (roughly $5600) and go buy a 2005 Cadillac CTS, as now that I've experienced American luxury at its finest, I know now that I want more!