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#394 of 896 Re: AutoWeek Comment on the 2007 DTS [beardie]
Oct 30, 2006 (4:23 pm)
My '03 Deville has required virtually nothing in the way of mechanical repairs. The radio skipped on CDs occasionally so the dealer replaced it. I had a slight wind noise along the vertical edge of the right rear passenger window and the dealer replaced a large frame piece that contained the rear quarter window ($900 if I'd been paying for the job). The dealer said that if I had had the complaint on a Chevrolet GM would have done nothing except check the weatherstripping. I have a friend with an '03 CTS that he drives all over the country and it has required nothing in the way of warranty repairs (it too was a Certified Cadillac). My '06 Impala now has 8000 miles on it and has not had any problems. I don't think there is anything wrong with domestic cars. My experience with Japanese cars (and I've owned a few -my wife has an '05 Odyssey) is that the silly periodic 'checks" cost a fortune .I just get oil changes every 3k miles on the Odyssey and ignore the service "recommendations". Apparentely the foreigners like to "tinker" with their cars. I just like to drive them and change the oil on schedule.
#395 of 896 DTS vs. STS
Nov 05, 2006 (6:42 am)
I'm debating which of the two to buy for my wife. I think the DTS is a very good-looking sedan, but my wife worries that it might be a little too big to be fully manuverable and parkable. Do many here feel the car's size gets in the way of fully enjoying it?
#396 of 896 Re: DTS vs. STS [merckx]
Nov 05, 2006 (8:01 am)
I've had both and see no difference. I just got the STS after checking out both. For me I couldn't fit the DTS in my garage due to having a Honda Goldwing motorcycle that sits in the front of the garage. The STS gives me about 18" to spare where the DTS would have been right on top of the bike. I'll say one thing for my STS with nav. package is it sure is a big step up from my 99 STS. I got the V6 and am very happy with the power. This car does it all. With a 600+ page owners manual and a 200 page Navagation manual there is a steep learning curve. Of course most of it once you set it up for you and the wife you can forget about it. The STS is more sporty and you won't see as many but the quality on mine is outstanding. It is built in Lansing, Mi. where Lansing has alway enjoyed a reputation for building excellent quality vehicles. Either one will give you years of happyness so to me it's a win win deal.
#397 of 896 Re: AutoWeek Comment on the 2007 DTS [dispencer1]
Nov 10, 2006 (7:24 pm)
Lived in Clovis in the mid 80's. Air Force. Look on eBay and Autotrader. You can find same model year cars for almost half off (or close). Several sellers with 100% feedback always have DTS's in their eBay stores. Best wishes.
#398 of 896 Re: DTS vs. STS [merckx]
Nov 11, 2006 (12:16 pm)
Merc - I think the STS is definitely a more manageable package in terms of size. Also, the handling of the STS is better in good weather. I opted for the DTS because I wanted front wheel drive for winter driving, and also, I felt the seat comfort in front and in the rear was better in the DTS. The DTS is a little wide for moving in and out of traffic here in NYC, but you get used to it. The power folding mirrors help out if you need to squeeze through a tight spot, and the front and rear parking sensors really help in judging where the front and back of the car are when parking.
#399 of 896 Re: DTS vs. STS [lanzz]
Nov 11, 2006 (3:04 pm)
If you were worried about snow why not the STS4 all wheel drive?
#400 of 896 Re: DTS vs. STS [dmathews3]
Nov 12, 2006 (5:36 pm)
Wanted a V8, and getting into an STS4 V8 was simply more than I wanted to spend. Even with the GMS discount that is offered by my employer, the difference in price was significant.
Also, the STS4 comes with performance-biased tires - lots of people on a Cadillac forum have mentioned that even the AWD STS4 needs snow tires. Cannot deal with the hassle of buying a second set of tires, doing the changeover, and storing the other set.
#401 of 896 06 Certified DTS's
Nov 18, 2006 (4:43 pm)
The local dealer has a certified DTS with the Luxury II package and sunroof so apparentely (unlike 2003) these program cars -ex-rental cars and lease terminations -are coming in with some optional equipment. In the past they were pretty much base models. This is the way to go. It is nice to get a $46,000 car with a 100k protection plan for $32,000.
#402 of 896 Re: DTS vs. STS [lanzz]
Nov 18, 2006 (6:17 pm)
I have a STS4 and my 07 came with Energy LX4 tires so maybe Cadillac heard the cries and changed the type of tires that are used on the all wheel drive. Of course mine being the V6 may be the reason for the type of tires as the V6 don't need performance tires.
#403 of 896 Re: 06 Certified DTS's [dispencer1]
Nov 19, 2006 (8:22 am)
That is exactly the type of vehicle I will be looking for. I agree, you get a car less than a year old with a better warranty! I'll be replacing my current vehicle in late Feb. or March, so I'm hoping to get an 07 model by then. I too, have seen a bunch of Lux 11 packages out there. Maybe they realize that stability control is something that many people want.