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You are in the Cadillac STS/STS-V
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Cadillac STS, Cadillac STS-V, Sedan
#992 of 1325 Re: V6 AWD [acenj]
Apr 05, 2005 (5:49 am)
Given that as of last week, according to:
1SC/1SF/1SG Pkgs. are on hold
(MV3) AWD automatic 5-speed trans is on hold"
And there appear to have been severe constraints on AWD most of the model year - when it was NOT 'on hold'. Thus, I expect that the V6 AWD will be slow in appearing at your local dealer. Theoretically, it will be available for the 2006 model year. Whatever that actually means . . .
Pricing will likely be whatever you mean by 'loaded' now (build on Caddy's web site) plus the same premium commanded (?) for AWD on a 1SG. Unless Caddy has completely lost their minds and actually raise MSRPs for 2006.
So very confused by so many things about the STS . . .
#993 of 1325 Re: V6 AWD [rayainsw]
Apr 05, 2005 (12:25 pm)
Thanks for the info Ray. Being on a big time push to buy american sadly Caddy may have also lost a sale to infiniti, who seem to have flooded the market with V6AWD's to choose from at a less expensive price.
Its frustrating that there's a a american car otu there I want and its the one time that it's actually pricier than the competition.
#994 of 1325 I WANT A STS-V
Apr 07, 2005 (4:28 pm)
Hey i'm new to this forum - But i've been recently looking for a sedan and Cadillac caught my attention during the Superbowl commercials. I really want a STS-V. I'm kinda confused. So i got some questions. When will it actually be availabe so that i can buy it? Now I've also got another question. I live in Michigan (lots of snow during winter) and my parents say I can only get a car that is all-wheel drive. My question to you - is all-wheel drive an option for the 2006 STS-V? I have been told by some people that the 2005 STS came with that option, but I haven't seen any signs of that option for the STS-V. Thank you
#995 of 1325 STS-V and STS
Apr 08, 2005 (9:24 am)
The STS-V is only available with rwd.
The STS is available with awd. Get snow tires and have someone with snow experience teach you how to drive in the snow.
#996 of 1325 V8 vs. V6 performance...
Apr 08, 2005 (3:43 pm)
Sorry if i asked this already but my head is spinning...
what's the 0-6 and 1/4 mile on both the engines?
#997 of 1325 Re: V8 vs. V6 performance... [acenj]
Apr 09, 2005 (12:22 pm)
Motor Trend did a V6 comparison including an STS. 0-60 was 6.8 seconds and the quarter mile was 15 seconds 92 MPH. The V8 with or without high performance axle gearing does 0-60 in 6 seconds and the quarter mile in 14.5 seconds 100 MPH or so. The high performance gears are only slightly faster, but fuel consumption is worse.
#998 of 1325 Re: I dont know about that [exalteddragon1]
Apr 10, 2005 (4:14 pm)
How could Caddy build a car to blow the E55 and M5 out of the water? What you are asking for is impossible. You cannot blow a 469hp and 500hp car out of the water. If the STSv is the slowest car out of the bunch it is still better than anything being offered by Lexus, Jaguar, Acura or Infininit right now. They are not even playing n this league at this point in time. As I said before, I dont think the M5 is going to be a geat commuter car and many BMW fans are mad than the car will not have a true manual at launch. The true test of these cars would be on the track and I'm sure the STSv will hold it own there. It's hard to believe that people are complaining about 440 these days when there are only two sedans available ( or will be available) under $100K that have more power.
#999 of 1325 Re: I dont know about that 
Apr 11, 2005 (7:20 am)
Yes, I think that the STS_v is designed for street use. The M5, while drivable on city streets, is not well suited for such use I think. I don't know if that is true, but that is my opinion. Until the STS_v is available for the magazines to test, it's overall performance is a guess. There is a limit to how much power a car can use. The 3 ton Bentley can utilize more power than a 2 ton car.
#1001 of 1325 Finally gave up
Apr 12, 2005 (4:14 pm)
After buying 5 STS's & SLS's over the last 10 years, I purchased a 2006 Infinity M35. Much more of a drivers car than any of the Seville's, and everything works!