I'm sure you get a lot of these messages so sorry for any possible repetition. I am currently driving a Northstar powered Cadillac and love the car to death. The car just turned 90,000 miles and went out of warranty; and while it runs like a champ, I have a few worries. I don't want to bash Cadillac, my other car that is almost the same has been problem free.
Looking at back maintence logs, the warranty company has paid quite a bit of money for repairs. I had a sensor replaced in the transmission ($20) but the entire cost included dropping the transmission to replace it. While it was out, my mechanic found a solenoid that had a crack and replaced that as well. I also elected to change the seals and a wiring harness while it was out to minimize future problems. I have also had to replace the AC compressor ($800), alternator ($250), EGR ($350), window motor ($80), and just last week a $120 switch for the window.
I don't want to get nickel and dimed so I am thinking about going with the Lexus. What can I expect out of an SC with 60-70k on the odometer? The Cadillac is a very powerful car coming in at 300 horse (runs on premium too), it tops out at 150 mph. I enjoy the feeling of having a wolf in sheep’s clothing and at the same time, a great smooth ride. Can I expect a healthy amount of power out of the Lexus? If so which motor is preferred?
I plan on driving a few when I head to Florida later this month so most of my questions will be answered then. I would just like to know what to expect. Last thing, if I ever added a turbo to the 6 cyl, is it a bad idea to do it to a car with over 50k?