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  • "Meow! Sorry, I just compare the CTS to European and Japanese cars and it just comes up short inside. If you read just about any car review you'll see most come to the same conclusion. If you are used to American cars only (especially GM), then the …
  • "You'd think they would have put in the following: 1) A light in the glovebox 2) Grab handles above the driver and passenger doors 3) A strap on the trunk so that I don't keep getting my hands dirty shutting it. I have been driving an '05 CT…
  • "Does anyone who owns an 05 CTS have an opinion they are willing to post? Have the problems posted here regarding previous model years been resolved? " We have one, 11,000 miles. no real issues, but I THINK it MIGHT be sterting to get the "rear en…
  • Hi, where do you get the sales or production figures from? I'm trying to dig out some 1999-2001 ElDorado production figures.   Just bought a 2005 CTS with the 1SC "kitchen sink" option package and NAV system. so far, so good.
  • Please read up on your car history. That's part of the "Twilight Sentinel" functionality that my 1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible also has! bmw is NOT the leader in this sort of thing as some might think. Not only that, but the whole cornerning li…
  • I use Hemmings for both parts and cars. And yes, some imports are definately less well represented than the popular older domestics. Good lick with your Alfa.
  • It's only been around for decades. You name it, and you can find it in Hemmings. It's a monthly "magazine" people, looks like a small phone book, with the real thin paper, & everything, but I have never been at a loss to find something there …
  • That I wouldn't buy a car through its system. The phony escrow BS, the non-existent car BS, the you need to pay me before I send you the car BS, and the too high prices set up (usually by dealers trying to milk prices) just make a too buyer unfrien…
  • "But, that's the model Ebay is built on. Trust and feedback. " Sure, and the check is in the mail! This is the INTERNET folks, beware...
  • I had no shortage of access to sports cars & muscle cars of the late 60s, early 70 either. I drove late 60s, early 70s corvettes, firebirds, camaros, mustangs, chargers, and even got to drive a few A ustin Healey(3000 & Sprite), triumphs, M…
  • My fav is my 1968 DeVille Convertible which I still have, followed by my 1970 Fleetwood Brougham, which i had in my college days. I remember separating the tread and 1st steel belt on I-395 in CT going 140MPH. That was my introduction to the need …
  • Not into muscle cars (try driving one on a 500+ mile drive in the summer, and you'll find out why), and I'm really not one to put credence into the whole numbers matching BS on muscle cars, but I do know for certain that my 68DVC has all the ORIGINA…
  • Yes its over a year old, but this is just plain wrong. Sure the most valuable thing in an scrapped car is the engine / transmission, and yes most cars are scrapped because of an accident, but your logic on everything else is non-existent. I don't k…
  • I wasn't talking about Centurys, but rather LeSabres, Park Aveneus, Bonnevilles, Northstar Cadillacs and the 94-96 Fleetwoods. Northstars can go 50 miles at 50 MPH after a total coolant loss with no engine damage- The [non-permissible content remo…
  • Sounds like a good morning vietnam flashback - when the big corporal was always trying to start the jeep when it was already running :P
  • NorthStars are DESIGNED to use oil to keep the rings from wearing out. The cross hatching on the cylinder walls is very agressive to hold oil. This causes consumption bue does not result in a blue cloud following one's car. I have nearly 120,000 mil…
  • The "Case Half" leak is true but all it caused was a slight oil leak, on forums dedicated to the models, most people with this just add an extra quart every 1500 miles or so. By 1998 or so, the castings were revised to cure this, and it was not in a…
  • The cooling system in the NorthStar is ruggedized to the point that that (sudden hose burst) is only problem you are going to encounter that will cause a instant total loss of coolant. If a hose breaks, and last time i checked, all cars still use …
  • Steve, the court ruling only kills off existing vehicle liabilities, not new sales, right? Still a screw up on the part of the court. The STUPID military network here is BLOCKING my access to the site because it is an "advocacy group??? :mad: :m…
  • Gee, not too many relevant posts here. I'm concerned about my wife's car which still has a supposed "factory warranty" through next summer (if she doesn't hit the mileage limit first). It's a CTS, which has been pretty trouble free. But as for bu…
  • In March i replace my wife's 2005 CTS with a 2008 model. Since it was CPO and carried over 3 years remaining factory warranty any extended warranty was out of the question. I financed with USAA which included GAP ins in the rate (3.4% if i remember)…
  • You're talking Marin County Calif and SF! First off less than half or SF residents probably even have cars - it's probably the 2nd lowest rate of car ownership next to NYC, and it's full of US hating lefties. They probably don't even know that SF w…
  • You're SOL on this one. Brake pads are not covered, and did YOU check them yourself first??? Yukons are VERY HEAVY vehicles and will eat up front brake pads. Even if they were originaly in certified spec, it is entirely possible you ate them up. …
  • Try a Fleetwood - aboutt 6 inches longer than even the wagom. Actually I bought a new LeSabre in 1992. I wasn't even 32 yet and i think i'm the youngest Lesabre buyer on record. But it had the Gran Touring suspension with 16 inch wheel and 60 seri…
  • What are you smoking?? We have nearly 100,000 miles on my Wife's CTS with Every available option (read this as being that many more things to break) and no major problems to date! I'm right now trying to think of any minor problems other than an o…
  • Get your Buicks right - Lacrosse replaced LeSabre while Lucerne replaced Park Aveneue
  • What are you talking about? The CTS is larger and a better car than any BMW 3 series and costs less, same with the STS & 5 series. I'd take either Cadillac model over any lexa$$, acura or infinibucks as well.
  • You don't even need people crashing into you. In FL the sun BAKED the clearcoat off the front bumper top cover on my Fleetwood and i had to have it re-painted. Of course that car had a BIG Chrome steel front and rear bumper so someone bumping it in…
  • Exactly, The Devilles up to 1999 still looked good, and El Dorado was unchanged in appearance from 1992 2002, Now that car looked terible as a coupe with its massive C pillar, but it sure looks nice as a convertible. I should know because i've got o…
  • Corvette is a class of one. in a class of one it's hard not to be the leader
  • CR IS biased against GM and the US makers in general. I remember when they slammed the Chevy Cavalier for having unpainted grey plastic bumbers on SOME early 90s models, yet had nothig but praise for toyotas with even worse black unpainted bumbers t…
  • I get amused by the looks of people when I fill my boat and Fleetwood at the same time.. The Fleetwood is long enough that i can fill it from one pump and the boat from another! And a Fleetwood is a much better tow vehicle and all around vehicle…
  • The market had already priced in GM's impending bankruptcy.
  • You soften it up and use it as toilet paper! :P Common stock value is Zero and there will be no hope of any future recovery since 100% of the equity in the "new" GM will be made up of the govt, the bondholders and the pension fund / UAW (don't kn…
  • Most Japanese and euro sedans have the same issue as the cobalt, that is the beltline rises as it goes to the rear thus maaking for a big rear ended car. The goal was to increase trunk volume because they basically truncated the rear for length. …
  • One of the giggest problems in the whole fuel economy smoke and mirrors act is tha fact that SUV, and pickup trucks are NOT considered to be cars in the fuel economy laws / regulations, even though the vast majority of these veichles are bought and …
  • I bought my first Cadillac when i was 18. It wasn't new - took me 24 more years to actually buy a current model year one, but the misses and i have 3 now (crashed my beloved Fleetwood just before getting sent to afghanistan- but I'll buy another whe…
  • Next you will be telling me that the BoD (Blink of Death - a blinking cusor at the top left of an otherwise blank screen at boot) in my T30s is GM's fault. Maybe i have too many Cadillac photos on the HDD - that's got to be it! Thanks! You solved …
  • Auto trader does work. That's how i found my Fleetwood and STS. For the STS it was a 200 mi search. for the Fleetwood, i had to select "any" distance. But it takes a modicum of intelligence to actually use the sites. I think you are giving some fol…
  • I never had a FWD wheel bearing go out. I did have a newly installed one in my 1968 DVC melt the axle on a trip from Tampa to Old town and back. That sucked... Thing was so bad a forensics team would have been needed to sort out what happened. But …