Jump to content
CaddyInfo Cadillac Forum

retiring the caddy


Recommended Posts

Well it's been a shorter run that I imagined, but I've finally had enough of spending $80+ a week on gas. I've gotten well more than the $3000 I put into it out of my Caddy, but I'm ready to trade down to something smaller, newer, and lower maintenance because being a college student and minimum wage retail peon isn't ideal for maintaining an older car and keeping the tank full. I've been looking for awhile, and assuming it doesn't fall through I think I finally found my replacement--a 2002 Acura RSX Type S with 90k miles. It's a good clean 1 owner car. I may drop in from time to time to see some of the discussions, and I plan to be active again in a few years when I have a real job and a CTS-V :) I don't mean this to be dramatic or anything, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped me out and taught me something about my car. This forum is great. Keep up the good work.

And in related news, up for sale is a green 1994 Cadillac STS with 2 owners and 131k miles if anyone's interested ^_^

No matter where you go, there you are.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Post it in the For Sale section! Here is a link:

grouphug.gif

CTS-V_LateralGs_6-2018_tiny.jpg
-- Click Here for CaddyInfo page on "How To" Read Your OBD Codes
-- Click Here for my personal page to download my OBD code list as an Excel file, plus other Cadillac data
-- See my CaddyInfo car blogs: 2011 CTS-V, 1997 ETC
Yes, I was Jims_97_ETC before I changed cars.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

you sound like my college son. he went from sedan to 4x4 truck and than complained about gas. hard to juggle selling current car and than find a 2nd car. money from 1st pays for 2nd. or i buy 2nd and than he sells 1st and pays me back.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good luck to you, see you soon with your V

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Older cars eventually needs more care and when a Cadillac needs attention it can be at bit expensive for the moment, but remember that you should always count on the true cost to own, many people only sees the gas costs.

Good luck with the college and your new car!

Hopefully we will se you here soon again :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've had people rag me about getting a smaller car, particularly when gas hit $3 a gallon a couple of years ago. But, I ran the numbers of how many years it would take a 30 mpg car to break even over the cost of changing cars, i.e. the check after trade-in, and it was pretty sobering. I would rather be driving a Cadillac for those years, and look at what the alternatives are when the time *really* comes, when I can't get parts anymore. My mechanic says that is at least 10 years away for my 1997 ETC. In the meantime, I have a real 18/23 MPG, 300 hp, Stabiltrak, RSS, ABS, automatic leveling, auto-off accessory power, electrochromic mirrors, memory mirrors and seats, etc., things that some upscale import makes are pretending that they just now invented in their TV ads.

CTS-V_LateralGs_6-2018_tiny.jpg
-- Click Here for CaddyInfo page on "How To" Read Your OBD Codes
-- Click Here for my personal page to download my OBD code list as an Excel file, plus other Cadillac data
-- See my CaddyInfo car blogs: 2011 CTS-V, 1997 ETC
Yes, I was Jims_97_ETC before I changed cars.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah to that!

It seems like it's always the same people complaining about ones car too. Owners of Fords, Toyotas, Peugeouts, Volkswagens, SAABs, Volvos and equivalent crappy cars always seem to believe not only that they have the best cars in the world (because the advertisement tells them so), they also tell you how stupid you are to drive a thirsty, expensive "not-up-to-date" car. When I tell them what it costs me to drive a Cadillac they either don't believe me or think I'm just plain stupid.

And of course I have gizmos in my car the average complainer only can dream of in his/her "car".

After 10 years their fine "car" is on the recycle bin while I'm still cruising around in a clean-looking, solid-running car...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah to that!

It seems like it's always the same people complaining about ones car too. Owners of Fords, Toyotas, Peugeouts, Volkswagens, SAABs, Volvos and equivalent crappy cars always seem to believe not only that they have the best cars in the world (because the advertisement tells them so), they also tell you how stupid you are to drive a thirsty, expensive "not-up-to-date" car.

When I tell them what it costs me to drive a Cadillac they either don't believe me or think I'm just plain stupid.

And of course I have gizmos in my car the average complainer only can dream of in his/her "car".

After 10 years their fine "car" is on the recycle bin while I'm still cruising around in a clean-looking, solid-running car...

Sounds like you are talking about my Brother in Law...:D

He has never believed me when I tell him what the gas mileage is on the 2006 DTS.

Two summers ago we had to go to a funeral in Charleston S. Carolina.

He drove his car and arrived the day before I did.

He has a 2007 Hyundai Sonata... a mid sized economy car.

Coming back to Texas... we drove together all the way from S. Carolina to Texas.

Every time we stopped for fuel, we compared how much fuel we used.

I was usually within a half gallon of what he used.

One time it was only 2 tenths of a gallon. :) :)

It is true that mine uses Premium and his uses regular...but for the tiny mileage difference...

I will just keep on driving my big ol' gas guzzling Cadillac.. :D :D :D

Posted Image
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The fuel economy of a car depends on a lot of things, but the main things on the highway are the frontal area and drag coefficient, and the efficiency of the engine and transmission -- and of course, your foot. Northstars do very well for all of the above, particularly the VIN "Y" Northstars with the lower final drive ratio. In town, your foot is the primary driver on gas mileage.

CTS-V_LateralGs_6-2018_tiny.jpg
-- Click Here for CaddyInfo page on "How To" Read Your OBD Codes
-- Click Here for my personal page to download my OBD code list as an Excel file, plus other Cadillac data
-- See my CaddyInfo car blogs: 2011 CTS-V, 1997 ETC
Yes, I was Jims_97_ETC before I changed cars.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

hello all,im 36 and owned a cadillac since i was 18,i think threw the years i had 6 caddys my favorit was my 93 seville with the 4.9,man i got 18 to 20 miles a gallon in that car and sold it for 1800 with 225000 miiles and it ran perfect!,people are allways telling me my car is to big and there gas miles suck,,thay just dont know!!!caddys are #1

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thing is, my real gas mileage is 14-16 city and 19-21 highway depending on whether or not I run the AC. Granted I don't baby it, I drive with purpose and spirit, but it's not like I WOT out of every stop, and rarely go above 80 on the highway. And taking on a new car will mean I'm not saving money month to month until it's paid off, but if it means less of my money goes to Exxon et al I'm okay with that. I do enjoy the power my Caddy affords me, as well as its size and presence on the road, but it's less than practical for me right now. Again, looking forward to getting a new or lightly used V as my next local daily driver, as well as a 70-76 Eldorado for weekends and special events.

Edited by Rolando

No matter where you go, there you are.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also, gotta say this. I jumped on a RSX forum to ask a few pre-purchase questions. That forum is run so poorly compared to Caddyinfo. In the intro bits where Bruce says this is intended to be a gentlemanly forum, there is none of that in the RSX forum. It's poorly organized, and threads go on for 20 pages or more with people arguing who knows the answer better and who's the bigger idiot etc. Maybe there's a better RSX forum out there, but that one was a bit of a shock for me.

No matter where you go, there you are.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also, gotta say this. I jumped on a RSX forum to ask a few pre-purchase questions. That forum is run so poorly compared to Caddyinfo. In the intro bits where Bruce says this is intended to be a gentlemanly forum, there is none of that in the RSX forum. It's poorly organized, and threads go on for 20 pages or more with people arguing who knows the answer better and who's the bigger idiot etc. Maybe there's a better RSX forum out there, but that one was a bit of a shock for me.

I have been on an Infiniti forum lately trying to get basic answers and it is useless. Bruce has created a terrific resource here, it really helps Cadillac owners to be able to get answers, research and save money on diagnosis and repairs. I don't think you are going to find any forum that is as good as Caddyinfo

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...