Having owned a 94 STS,97 and a 98, this car surpasses all! Goes like stink, corners like it's on rails, and stops on a dime! Comfortable, notwithstanding the ride caused by the garbage tires. Shredded the rears at 15,000 miles. Never owned a car that got more attention! The younger crowd is more aware than older persons. Look forward to driving it every day.
I love the car except head height, and excessive tire noise, The run-flat Pirellis are so loud at 65 mph it is hard to hear the radio or have a conversation without yelling, 100 db of noise!. I plan to take the run- flats off, will need to get a spare wheel and jack though. Cadillac was no help. I asked cooperate for help with this, They said "So sad too bad" :(
Overall, one of the best cars I've ever driven. Great power (tough to handle in the snow), but pulls like a train at any speed. Competitive mode driving is an absolute hoot! Fuel economy, like the other ratings, is a similar to my Tahoe. With a little encouragement from $3+/gallon gas, can manage 22+mpg on the highway. One issue with gas gauge floating up and down alot, not sure exactly how much gas is in it if I take corners hard and hit the accelerator. Many compliments, many on-takers at every light, and gets alot of attention everywhere. Well worth the price!
Power, handling, style, attention-getter
Fuel economy suffers easily. Option such as displacement management would help on the highway. Fix the gas gauge issue. Voice commands not always understood, or at a reasonable %.
I purchased the STS-V in late June 2007. The car has performed extraordinarily well. I do a fair amount of driving on back roads and the handling of this vehicle is superb around bends and winding roads. There have been no squeaks or rattles. The car is tightly built. Gas mileage is similar to a large SUV. I am getting around 15 mpg around town which is slightly better than the rated mileage. One aspect of the car that you don't fully appreciate during the test drive is how well the driver seat holds the driver in place during cornering. The seat design is superior to that of most cars in this class. Mechanically, the engine and transmission operate very smoothly.
469 horsepower, the XM radio, the navigation system