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There is an old saying, there is no free lunch.

You either pay a PAYMENT and have no repairs under warranty or have NO PAYMENT and pay for repairs.

Keep in mind that many repairs and costs aren't covered under warranty, but for the most part they are.  

As the vehicle ages, repair costs will increase.

When the cost of repairs on an annual basis considered monthly exceeds that of a new car payment, its time to consider buying a new car. 

So, lets say your payment is $400 / mo. X 12 is $4,800 a year, if repairs exceed $400 per month, its time to consider a new car because repairs can rise and the vehicle can become less reliable.  

That is unless you are a do it yourselfer and can do the work yourself but these cars require quite a bit of specialized tools, knowledge and equipment to maintain them.  Its not just plugs, points, condenser, cap and rotor any more.    My feeling is that at some point you must find a good mechanic as taking a car no longer under warranty to the dealer can be very expensive.  The problem is finding a competent honest mechanic.  And I say that understanding that the dealer knows your car better than most any mechanic out there but the dealer can be expensive.   You might feel more comfortable with the dealer doing your work and he might be the most qualified mechanic in your area.  If you do keep the car, keep up on basic maintenance, fluid changes, brakes, filters, grease where needed, alignments, listen for noises, watch for changes in operation and act on them.  Search forums, buy a code reader and become knowledgeable about the problem before you take it in for service.  You know, armed with knowledged.

Buying a new car is always more expensive that you think it is.  Leasing might be an option, but that can also be expensive, but...  no repairs

Its not the answer you were looking for but I hope that helps.

 

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

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