"I wasn't as lucky as some of you. I bought the car with 10,000 miles on it and it was 2 years old. I had the following problems at the approx mileage:
Failed a crank position sensor 15,000
Broke front motor mount 25,000
Failed the other position sensor 35,000
Both front seat heaters failed before 50,000
left rear level sensor 60,000
right rear door lock
left front door lock
left rear window motor
both front wheel bearings 75,000
Broke front motor mount 84,000
Blew head gasket 92,000
Replacement engine uses oil at 350 mi/qt
Radiator cracked tank 100,000
Sensor in steering wheel 110,000
TCC solenoid 125,000
The car is fun to drive and I hate to get rid of it, but it is the worst car I have ever owned.... and I've owned a lot of them. It drove me (both literally and figuratively) to a foreign car. I own a Toyota hybrid now. I never had a foreign car before this and I collect cars. I still have 11 cars, 10 of which are american. Funny thing is, I wrote to GM and had they offered me anything, I'd still be driving a GM of some type."
"I bought this car used as a program car when it had 27,000 miles on it. I have loved it. With 175,000 miles, it still has no squeaks and rides firm and great. Replaced the starter and battery. Love the touch screen for the radio stations and the CD navigation. Since it was was ahead of the navigation trend, it has a CD nav system, so I only have the CD for the NE part of the US, and haven't been able to find one for the SE. But it works great. I would definately buy another used or new Cadillac. Has been a very solid car. The Northstar engine is great. Love the heated front and rear seats."
Cons: "some parts are now being obsolted and hard to find"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"287000 miles, still looks and drives like new. Quality of materials surpasses any car I've ever owned. Bose Audio is to die for, the sport suspension makes this car fun to drive, comfortable but able to handle tight curves with ease.
Northstar V9 has lots of power, runs smoothe and just keeps going.
Only challenge is with age, the Northstar uses a bit of oil but it doesn't leak so it's no big deal."