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You are in the Cadillac STS/STS-V
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Cadillac STS, Cadillac STS-V, Sedan
#1131 of 1325 Re: EPA = 13 \ 17 ?????? [rayainsw]
Nov 22, 2005 (9:45 am)
Well, if I may comment: With the 3.42:1 axle ratio, the STS can burn up its tires. The 2.73:1 axle ratio seems to give the same 0-60 and quarter mile performance, if not actually slightly better performance. The 6 speed transmission has a 4:1 first gear giving it a much lower overall ratio than the 5 speed in first gear, even with a 3:1 axle ratio.
The 2006 EPA MPG ratings do not show anything for either the STS_v or the XLR_v. Cadillac's websites also do not show any estimates either, although the build it youself does.
#1132 of 1325 Tire Burning Re: EPA = 13 \ 17 ?????? [sls002]
Nov 22, 2005 (10:35 am)
"With the 3.42:1 axle ratio, the STS can burn up its tires."
One (apparent) attempt at dealing with this issue is, the STS-v rear tire size: P275/40R19 - on 9.5" wide wheels. (vs. 255/45 x 18 max.)
Ready for my test drive (yuk)
#1133 of 1325 Re: Tire Burning Re: EPA = 13 \ 17 ?????? [rayainsw]
Nov 23, 2005 (9:49 am)
I have very little interest in the Cadillac V cars. I am far more interested in getting something with good performance and fuel economy. A supercharged engine does not seem like a good choice.
Better tires may help with the traction problem, but my basic point was that the choice of axle ratios on the STS seems to be one of existing hardware (the 3.42:1 from the V6, the 3.23:1 from the SRX) rather than something that for the V8 STS would improve overall performance.
#1134 of 1325 How do I turn off the SES light (1999 STS)?
Nov 25, 2005 (10:51 am)
Need detailed instruction on how to turn off Service Engine Soon light. Thanks!
#1135 of 1325 Re: How do I turn off the SES light (1999 STS)? [chuck6434]
Nov 25, 2005 (12:29 pm)
It would be best if you knew what was causing the light to come on, rather than ignoring it/shutting it off. The light does exist/come on for a reason...
Some auto parts places (i.e. Autozone) will read the code and tell you what the problem is, for no charge.
Otherwise, if you know why the light is on (i.e. loose gas cap - very frequent reason), you could disconnect the negative terminal from the battery for about 30 minutes. This should cause the computer to reset - the code may be stored, but the light should go out.
#1136 of 1325 Re: How do I turn off the SES light (1999 STS)? [chuck6434]
Nov 25, 2005 (3:52 pm)
Click and Klack (cartalk-PBS) suggest putting a bit of tape over it - either black electrical tape or duct tape.
Nov 25, 2005 (6:56 pm)
And, duct tape can now be purchased in red or yellow, so no more dull, drab, silver/gray...duct tape aka Alabama Chrome...
#1138 of 1325 2003 Seville STS
Dec 01, 2005 (7:48 am)
I am considering purchasing a 2003 Seville STS. This is still front wheel drive, V-8 engine which sets crosswise. the battery is under the back seat. I haven't driven it yet, just talked to the salesman over the phone. It has power front seats, heated and cooled. Memory outside mirrors and front seats. Bose sound system. This car has 36,810 miles on it with 3 years left on GM 6 year, 100,000 mile warranty. On Star paid for 6 months. Are there any major problems with this year model? Are there terminals in the engine compartment for jumper cables if needed? How difficult is it to get to the battery?
#1139 of 1325 STS-v test results MT Jan 2006
Dec 01, 2005 (8:34 am)
I have not seen the issue yet, but a usually reliable source writes that Jan 2006 MT test results are:
1/4 Mile 13.3105.7
130-0 553 ft
1/4 Mile 12.5114.5
130-0 546 ft
Pondering . . .
#1140 of 1325 Re: STS-v test results MT Jan 2006 [rayainsw]
Dec 02, 2005 (8:20 am)
It looks like the difference in acceleration is about 11-12%, favoring CLS55.
The difference in base price will be about 11-14%, favoring STS-V.
The difference in the "out the door" price will be 17- 20%,
The difference to the American economy in buying an American vehicle is about 99.99%, favoring you if your paid in US Dollars.