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Cadillac STS, Cadillac STS-V, Sedan
#616 of 1325 the prices were released in April
Jun 19, 2004 (8:48 am)
This from GM's website
2005 Cadillac STS luxury performance sedan will start at $40,995, including a destination freight charge of $695.
4.6L Northstar engine with 320 horsepower and 315 lb-ft. of torque, will start at $47,495 (including DFC of $695.
I think the prices are priced just right..Cadillac does not need to be looked at as a good value budget luxury car like Acura is....Any valet will just to a Cadillac before they jump into a bland Acura. So what if they seem pricey then don't buy. Cadillac keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!
#617 of 1325 Re: the prices were released in April [blkcadillac #616]
Jun 19, 2004 (9:08 am)
I could have been more specific - I was referring to Options / Packages pricing and availability.
Jun 23, 2004 (9:54 am)
"It also have a bunch of industry first such as an adjustable screen and automatic high/low beam operation. "
Yeah, Cadillac had automatic high/low beam back in what, 1955?
My 1985 Lincoln Continental had it too.
#620 of 1325 Re: caddy using pushrods [tactown81 #555]
Jun 23, 2004 (10:22 am)
" This is a marketing disaster and WILL NOT get BMW owners to trade in their Bimmers for Caddies."
BMW owners won't trade in their Bimmers for Caddies because the Caddies don't have the blue and white rondel on the hood.
BTW, CTS is outselling the 3 series these days.
#621 of 1325 Re: [Robberbarron #619]
Jun 23, 2004 (1:27 pm)
That feature was known as "Guidematic headlamps" and they indeed date back to the '50s. The problem with them was that they used a simple light sensor to determine whether or not to dim the lights, and in practice it didn't work as well as it could.
The new system uses a computer sensor to make some judgements on whether or not an oncoming car is resposible for the approaching light, or whether or not it is something else. The system will hopefully have a fast reaction time than the previous systems.
#622 of 1325 Re: caddy using pushrods [tactown81 #555]
Jun 28, 2004 (6:12 am)
Tacttown. It was great that Cadillac Choose the Vette Motor, The LS6 is one of the most and respected powertrains in the world today.
Though its a Pushrod its also a very advanced engine. Its not the so called Small block of the 60's. Its completely redesigned and engineered with all the electronic wizardry of the new milinium....
No wonder M3 foreign car owners are quickly dissapointed when they try to light a candle in the precense of the Z06
#623 of 1325 Re: caddy using pushrods [mbukukanyau #622]
Jun 28, 2004 (12:28 pm)
Still, does that make the M3 a bad car? Nope. Most people would be proud to own either.
#624 of 1325 Re: caddy using pushrods [rctennis3811 #623]
Jun 29, 2004 (7:08 am)
Exactly my Point. A pushrod LS6 in no way takes from the STS or CTS V. Its just a different philosophy of doing thing for Folks this side of the Atlantic. Its not like Guys In Deutschland have better tech than guys in Detroit....
They both come prety close of doing the same thing with different approaches.
The market decides who is better by voting with their €€ & $$
#625 of 1325 Got my personal shopper email
Jun 30, 2004 (6:59 am)
. . .from Cadillac. The only way to get the AWD version, currently, is at a price of over $62K.
I think Cadillac has done a great thing with this new STS, don't get me wrong. But pricing the AWD version this way is confusing and disappointing.
I'm back to looking at Acura's RL and Audi's A6.
I'll keep checking here for the write up from the lucky folk who go "all the way!"
For this kind of money, I could get an A8!