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Cadillac STS, Cadillac STS-V, Sedan
#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!
#1002 of 1325 Re: Finally gave up [prophet]
Apr 12, 2005 (6:44 pm)
prophet: Did you test drive and compare the Infiniti (note spelling, ( LOL) to the new STS? Why didn't you stay with a Caddy?
#1003 of 1325 Re: Finally gave up [carnaught]
Apr 22, 2005 (5:10 am)
Every STS/SLS I've owned had at least 2 electrical problems during the first year. My wife's Deville's were much better although they had their share as well. Nice cars but not worth the service hassle. The M35 Infiniti drives & runs like my BMW 530i without the cramped quarters.