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Jan Olsson

The STS has left the family

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We recently sold the STS after almost 180k miles in the family (199 k miles on the odometer). It was still running very good, no rust, interior almost as good as new but the age and miles was starting to show. It has the half-case oil leak and small stuff needed attention. The catalytic converter gave up and needed replacement so I replaced it with an aftermarket. But that unit was to small for a 4.6 liter engine so I replaced it once again but this time with an used OEM unit that recently gave up. The new owner has owned a lot of American cars and has also worked as a mechanic on several Cadillacs and therefore had "the right buyer profile". I am convinced it has come to a good new home although he didn't seem to be as picky about cleaning and keeping the exterior/interior in good trim as I am...

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I've also had the pleasure of the STS (two actually; '06 and '11).  After my '11 was wrecked (rear ended at a stoplight, not my fault) I felt loss and missed (and still do) my STS's.  Subsequently, looking for a replacement vehicle, I ended up with an XT5 (which I also like a lot though not as I loved my STS).  While getting a repair on my XT5 I was given a CT6 as a loaner; this was a joy and brought back the feelings I had for the STS.  So, what I'm getting at, if you are looking for similar (and actually, better), maybe keep the CT6 on a consideration (as a replacement).  JMO

Nice to hear of your story of your STS; sounded as you were in love (as well).


Chuck

'17 XT5, '04 Bravada........but still lusting for that '69 Z-28

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Sounds like it served you well Jan.  We are similar, you wanted to sell it to the right person!  


Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >> http://z-cut.de/US/dtcobd1.html

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> http://carprogrammer.com/Z28/PCM/OBD2/On-BoardDiagnosticTroubleCodes(OBD-II).mht

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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It has really served me well. I still expect to see it on the parking lot sometimes when I look out the window.

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