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1996 Cadillac STS - $1,000.00 (New Orleans)


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If I hadn't already purchased my '99 Eldo I would have at least went to look at this Caddy. The STS from the '90's are a beautiful car and worth saving.

Note: I have no connection to the ad or anything like that. Just a random Craigslist find.

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Clean, but needs some work. It has a leak in the radiator causing it to overheat. It starts, but you can't get far because of overheating. That is ALL I KNOW of wrong with it. I'm selling AS IS!!

$1,000 AS IS, PERIOD!!!!

http://neworleans.craigslist.org/cto/4504113295.html

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If all it needs is a radiator, why doesn't the seller put a radiator in it and sell it for more money? Answer: He knows the headgaskets are bad and does not want to put the money into the car.

Kevin
'93 Fleetwood Brougham
'05 Deville
'04 Deville
2013 Silverado Z71

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Is it worth $500 as-is, knowing that it needs head gaskets and probably more? If so, offer $500 if you want a project car. The finish and interior had better be really exemplary, though.

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Never crazy about cars that have been parked in grass. I doubt the leaking radiator would cause overheating unless it is leaking a bit.

Not too bad of a deal though if in otherwise good condition. I payed 1500 for my 97 Seville with bad head bolts. worth every penny

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Maybe he was mowing his lawn when he found this car.

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-- 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.

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Maybe he was mowing his lawn when he found this car.

Mowing his lawn???? Look again! ;)

Yeah, it looks like he might have found it clearing shrubs around the window A/C drip zone. Note that the wheels are rim-deep in the dirt.

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-- 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.

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That car isn't worth $500 in that condition... A friend of mine has a 2001 Deville that has a cracked engine block that could be bought for $500 and a 2001 Deville is worth more than a '97 Seville...

Kevin
'93 Fleetwood Brougham
'05 Deville
'04 Deville
2013 Silverado Z71

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If the body and interior are in good shape, and this is *not* one of the Katrina-flooded cars, and everything is there and good except the motor, it should be worth $500 as a project or parts car. I don't think that the difference in scrap price between years makes much difference in value once the car is much over 10 years old. I would want to jack it up and look at the underside, jump it and run the codes, and put it on a lift for final inspection before even paying $500 for a project car though. A parts car buy might be able to absorb more risk, like mud in the transmission or bad half-shafts.

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.

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