So... after paying through the nose for even small repairs... I am happy to report that my old clunker.... my 08 Cadillac now has 120k miles on it...
I just replaced the brake pads, a rattle in the back is gone .... etc....
The rear shocks are leaking so they will need to be replaced...
but overall it is still driving like a champ... an enjoyable pretty car... .with very little gadgets compared to the newer stuff out there.
I just noticed that the front does capture air flow right onto the calipers of the disc brakes.... smart design.
Seems like yesterday when it was "State of the Art".... now I feel like it is just a nice older car that rides nice.
My low beam headlight bulb went out today in my 2008 Cadillac CTS.
I should have known already.... but the replacement cost is going to be $500.
Is it just me? or is $500 to replace a headlight EGREGIOUS?!?!?!?
Evidently the genius engineers at Cadillac decided the entire front bumper must be removed in order to replace the bulb.
Sigh... Here is an example of what I can expect.....
Tesla wouldn't do this to me.... I'm sure of it.
My 2008 Cadillac CTS LCD Radio display went dark this morning. The radio, CD etc.. all still work. I just can't see anything on the LCD to navigate anywhere.
This and the previous issues in a premium car with less than 100,000 miles.
Sorry Cadillac, but I am no longer a believer.
I could not jump start my car this morning when trying to leave for work.
Ends up I had to call my roadside assistance via my auto insurance company.
The battery was SO dead that it would not even hold a charge so we towed it to Les Schwab who can change out my battery for $179.00
I looked for the battery under the car hood and it was not there. Only a positive charge access point.
I pulled out the back seat cushion looking for the battery and only found wires....spaghetti really.
Ends up the battery is on one side of the trunk.
The fact that I cannot simply swap out my battery makes me feel "stupid".
On the other hand.... I still have the original manufacturers battery in there so I cannot complain. It worked for a long time.
I miss the days of simply buying a battery and easily replacing it. Maybe nostalgia is embellishing the other hassles I felt "back in the day".
Entire cars "back in the day" lasted for around only 100,000 miles.
Wishing I owned a Tesla
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