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Pros: sportscar handling
Cons: placement of drivers seat up down control
Advice: Definitely Chrome wheelsI have a 2002 and a 2003 Cadillac DeVille. This vehicle black with black tinted windows is gorgeous! 'Like a Corvette for adults'
Pros: The White Diamond color and the power under the hood
Advice: Once you test drive one you'll want to take it homeThis is the most powerfull, most comfortable suv I test drove. Just got back from a trip in the moutains and I have to tell you that this thing handled the hills and the curves like a dream. I'd buy another if I could afford it.
Cons: does not have an automatic pull down trunk
Advice: include the STS when shoping comparable $50,000 carsI owned a Lincoln Town Car, my dream car, for five years and wanted a more youthful car with more 'punch.' I decided upon a Lexus(430) or an Infinity(Q-45). After extensively driving the Lexus, I thought to go home to think about the price and the value. As a coincidenece, a Cadillac dealer was across the road from the Lexus dealer. I decided to drive a Sevelle STS. I was absolutely amazed by the handling and the ergonomics of the STS. I bought the Cadillac on the spot! It is absoultely a fantastic car. It does everything I ask of it. It is clearly better than the European cars I previously owned. It's fast, quiet and very comfortable. The only thing missing is 'snob appeal,' which doesn't mean anything to me. My STS is an outstanding car and if were stolen, I'd replace it with another STS.
Pros: Overall Quality from top to bottom
Cons: Gas mileage
Advice: Check out the Denali but for a little more $ you get a LOT moreAs an SUV owner for the past 10 yrs, the Cadillac Escalade is the creme de la creme. Prior to purchasing this vehicle Sunday, we checked out everything on the market and nothing compared. It is like driving down the road on air with tons of power under the hood. The competition seems to forget that a larger vehicle needs a better engine. You won't be able to take this one away from me! And to think I almost decided not to buy it because the first dealer was so horrible! Coulter was absolutely incredible! See Dr Cooper!
Pros: sound system
Cons: fake wood
Advice: if towing this is the best big suv.....best riding 3/4 ton truck i have owned. tows 30 foot snowmobile trailer with comfort. awd works great onroad. have pulled trailer in snow as deep as 12inches without problems. i drive 75 to 80 with 4 sleds in the trailer. the bigger engine makes huge differance in the hills of northern michigan.
Cons: leg room/ interior design
Advice: look at the 03 Navagator and Seqouia before you buy.The power of this SUV is awesome but the driver side leg room is not good. I am six foot four and had a lot more leg room in the Seqouia and the 02 and 03 Navagator. Cadillac needs to make the interior match the exterior. The dashboard of the 02 Cadillac is way to much plastic for the $ money. Learn from the 03 Navagator that's they way a 50k SUV should look on the inside. SUV is for us tall and big guys PLEASE give us more leg room CADILLAC learn from the Toyota SEQOUIA it is roomy and have pleanty of leg room in the drivers seat as well as the second row seat but I did here that it had brake problem investigate before you buy and the Navagator has the best leg room of them all in the drivers seat the Seqouia the best second row leg room seating. Cadillac look the best on the outside but needs more leg room and better interior styling and drop some on the price.
Pros: Premium stereo package outstanding.
Cons: Fuel ecconomy not as good as advertised
Advice: Import luxury cars had classier exteriors not the interior comfort.Shopped to replace a 94 Seville SLS with a newer STS... Wife saw the red DTS with spoiler, sun roof, plus other options and we owned it! I think the Seville has nicer exterior styling. The premium radio sound and adjustments are outstanding and beat the Bose premium we had in the 94 Seville. Engine is OK with regular fuel, but definitely has more zip with the mid or premium grades. Comparison cars didn't come close in comfort. .