1999 Cadillac Seville SLS from North America


This car is luxury at the highest level


The back panel came loose from the front seat, it was repaired under warranty.

General Comments:

This is truly a fine vehicle.

For a luxury car, you cannot find a better handling vehicle in the price range.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2002

9th Jan 2006, 07:22

Where can I get a 1999 Cadillac SLS in the UK for less than £9000.

23rd Apr 2008, 22:21

I bought a used 1999 Cadillac Seville SLS. It is the most fun car to drive I have ever owned. It is loaded with features which are programmable to individual tastes. The car has super power, even though I get 25 mpg on the highway! The ride is extremely comfortable. Add to those facts that it is one really cool-looking car! Wow! This is my first Cadillac, but probably won't be my last!

1999 Cadillac Seville STS from North America


I pity the individual who owns this unit once past the warranty


Multiple electrical problems, since new.

Oil consumption since new.

Fit and finish problems since new.

General Comments:

This vehicle cannot make 5,000 km, without the oil light coming on. GMC has advised that 1 litre of oil for every 1,680 km is acceptable. For a "flagship" car!

The dealership states that they cannot believe GM's position, but further state they will only service as directed by GM. Have attempted to take the issue beyond the dealer to GM direct, through 1-800 and Internet, response to both was that the problem would be dealt with, within 72 hours. 72 hours and several months later, and no further contact has ever been made.

Any manufacturer can make a poor car or for that matter a good car, never had a problem with the Riviera (at mid $40's) nothing but problems with STS (at mid $70's). If GM intends to compete with high end imports, they may have the car on paper, but they have not yet begun to close the gap on after sale service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd October, 2001

31st May 2002, 21:43

I do not know what you are talking about. I have a 1993 Seville STS, the first year of the Northstar, and I do not have problems with oil consumption any more than on any of my other cars. I have also never had any problems with the wiring. I believe the cars are well worth the money because mine has 134,000 miles on it and still runs well. On another note, the oil consumption is to be expected with the dual overhead cams in the monstrous 300 HP engine.

1999 Cadillac Seville STS Northstar from North America


An overpriced, under-served, highly engineered machine


The first 20,000 miles were wonderful. Then suddenly the light "Service Engine Soon" came on. Took it to the dealer, and after 5 days of ongoing diagnostics and repair, the car ran well for only ten days. The average gas mileage went from 19 miles per gallon to 11 miles a gallon, the car lost it's peppiness, and the automatic electric seats started acting spontaneously on their own. Took the car back to the dealer 6 more times, and never got it well. When I called Cadillacs 1-800 line for customers I was told that they could not help me. When I called GMAC financing trying to get out of my lease, I was told: "Sorry".

After 4,000 miles and at least 12 trips to the service department I got no relief. Still, everytime I was told that everything was OK, and it was not OK. The car runs poorly, the computer states that the car needs a service soon, and although it has lost strength and the seats have gone crazy, the company does not seem to stand behind it's product. This may be the Flagship of Cadillac's serious cars, but in my case it was a real "lemon." After contacting the local office of the Attorney General, the Dealer has let me out of the lease.

I am happy again... I bought another Lexus.


General Comments:

This car hopefully is performing for other owners. In my case I believe I could not get good service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th June, 2001

7th Jan 2004, 13:11

So your point is all Lexus trannys will go out before they reach 500 miles and all Sevilles will go 188,000 miles?

24th Jun 2004, 22:44

I cannot believe you received such poor service. Go to another dealer and report the dealership directly to a manager at GM service. Never never take NO for an answer when something is wrong. The dealers are independant and not controlled by GM. You can get things done if you put your foot down, but the whole point is that you shouldn't have to do that after buying a 50k car. It's been the same way for years and they still haven't learned, although most of the dealerships where I live have been excellent with my Cadillac for the past few years so maybe it's starting to shape up.

26th Aug 2004, 03:08

Everybody needs to keep in mind that auto service depts have a no win situation much like hospitals. You want everything to be fixed for next to nothing and want it done before you get out of the much-to-smelly restroom. It's a loose-lose for those professions.

Unfortunately they don't seem to notice the overall value of treating people as competent individuals and end up taking advantage of many people who aren't exactly blind, but just sick of it.

4th Mar 2007, 15:38

In response to the 12/30/04 comment, sir/ma'am your dealer is a rare exception. It's universally known that during the ownership period of pre-2003 vehicles, we have terrible experience with the Dealer. They don't take responsibility for manufacturer defects and they are extremely rude period.

1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6 Northstar 300hp from North America


A mature man's Hot Rod!


Rear air conditioning vents separated.

General Comments:

If the stereo had a little more bass, it would be perfect.

The gas tank is 1 1/2 gallon smaller than my previous car, an Eldorado and seems to use more gas.

I really like the Performance Algorithm Shifting, I wished for this years ago!

Needs more rear seat legroom.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2001