"This car has been great! The Northstar V8 sounds brilliant and has tons of linear power! The sound makes up for the pretty poor quality of the Bose 8-Speaker stereo, which lacks bass and the treble always seems just a bit off. The car is extremely comfortable for long trips, and highway fuel economy isn't bad either. The car has been very reliable and always starts, but when something does break, this car is a royal pain to work on. Also, the keyless entry distance is quite weak, even with fresh batteries in the remote. Overall, if you are looking at this car, BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "Great Style, handling, power and joy to drive."
Cons: "A fewrepair parts may be expensive."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I purchased my 2001 STS in 2004 at a Cadillac dealer where it had come off of a 3-year lease. At the time it had about 35,000 miles. I had shopped around and the mileage was a little high... but OTOH it was a beautiful black and fully loaded. It's now December of 2015 and it only has 85,000 miles. I really like this car. It has great European like handling, plenty of power for its size, and I think its all around styling holds its own with whats on the road today (2015). If you can find one in great shape... you'll probably fall in love with it , too. :)"
"This is actually my wife's car and has been a pleasure to own and drive. This vehicles fuel economy (17 city/26 hwy) doesn't seem to be a match for such strong performance and handling which is outstanding.
The build quality and the appearance make this old car still hold it's own against the newer models and in most cases surpasses all but the best offered today.
The only actual part failure to date (81,000 miles) has been a crankshaft position sensor which created a frequent and annoying engine shut down at low speeds or idle. After going a few rounds with the "High-Tech" mechanics with no success I diagnosed the cause of the problem myself and replaced both sensors with AC-Delco replacement parts. An easy job to do and seems to be a 100% fix to the problem.
My wife is now shopping for a newer car (2012 - 2014 model year) but has not been overly impressed with what is available when comparing the overall quality to her 2000 SLS."
"I can't let it go. I love this car. The ride, the power to pick up speed, reliability and longevity... I think that I am going to be forced to let it go soon, but there's doesn't seem to be anything comparable on the market."
"This car has a great deal to offer by way of comfort and convenience. It needs to be much better put together, window post covers falling, off mirror falling apart, can't close console storage area, etc. Engine is very strong and a bit hungry. Just traded for my 1997 Lincoln town car, which was much better put together, much more room. It also used regular fuel, big advantage."