"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."
Cons: "chrome wheels "leak" air with major weather change"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"The car is one owner, garage kept, very few blemishes, washed and waxed often. The car is cashmere exterior color , neutral leather interior and is 99% maintained by the dealership I purchased it from. the auto has always had premium tires.
This car is my 3rd new Cadillac in 26 years and each has been a great auto. This car is a reliable great touring auto. It does not have any window or sun roof leaks and no "floor" leaks.
It does use a quart of oil every 500 to 1000 miles but no smoke or obvious leak on ground when parked."
Pros: "Fast, comfortable, fun to drive, nice looking car"
Cons: "expensive suspension parts"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this 3 year old 2004 after driving a 1998 SLS for six years. Both very comfortable and reliable cars. The '98 used a quart of oil every 1000 miles, something none of my other Northstars have done, including the 04. I use synthetic oil and go 10K miles between changes without adding oil. I think the stabilitrak and excellent ABS system have saved my bacon more than once. These were very expensive cars when new and suffered heavy depreciation making them a real bargain for used car buyers like me. Heaven is plopping down on a cold day and turning on the heated seat."
"This is a great car one of Americas finest. It is loaded not only tilt but telescope wheel as well. memory heated seats multi disc sound system, not the bose but still good sound quality. It has been very dependable and runs great. The only quality issues have been minor so far. both rear window regulators 300.00 each. My wife didnt want to buy another car yet, but it quickly became her car. She likes the heated seats, and the air suspension. It rides like a dream. I would recommend buying used as this car listed around 43,000. new. we bought it in great shape in 2006 for 15,000. After driving this it would be hard to go with any thing else. It get 20-25 mpg constantly, Not bad for a big V-8 car. Great in the snow with traction control. Overall very happy with it would buy another ."