1997 Cadillac Seville Overview


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4.45 stars

Based on 8 reviews

320 000kms On It The Day I Traded It In. by Billy260
 — This car was the best car I have owned, I bought it with 12350kms on it, drove the hell out of it, Maintance and a gas tank were the only issues.The fuel milage was good, TONS of power and It looks gr... Read More
Classy Looking Car , People On The Street Take Second Looks At It . by mickeyd57
 — There is nothing I dislike about this car except the 12 disc cd changer in the trunk. that should have been left out , better in the dash instead. I am a long distance truck driver and after a long tr... Read More
Top Notch by jackiejerome
 — Very solid and comfortable ride. My first caddilac and I was extremely impressed with the balance of performance and luxury. Options included everything you could possible want and then some. Even aft... Read More

1997 Cadillac Seville Overview

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1997 Cadillac Seville

Cadillac added two features to the Seville for 1997: an Integrated Chassis Control System for precise braking when the car loses control and OnStar security.  Besides that, the Seville stayed the same.  This midsize sedan has 2 trims: the SLS and the STS.  Both use a 4.6 L V8 engine with the SLS running on 275 hp and the STS bringing 300 hp.  4 speed automatic transmission comes standard.
Both trims give you 17 mpg in the city, 26 on the highway.  In addition, the SLS and STS have 4 doors, seat 5, and have 14.4 cubic feet of trunk space.  Standard features include air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, ABS brakes, and power seats.  Options include sunroof and cd player.  The STS has standard leather seats.  The Seville accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds.
Once again, maintenance comes up as a recurring issue.  Drivers warn that once the Seville hits around 100,000 miles, you may have to spend more than the car's depreciated value in order to keep it running.  Some reviewers would like a more modern design.  Otherwise, performance and handling remain smooth.  In the end, make sure to enjoy the ride for as long as you can before constant maintenance goes from distant prospect to unfortunate reality.


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