2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L V8 5-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Owner's Manual gibberish
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2005 Cadillac STS Sedan - Consumer Review

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Owner's Manual gibberish
By Ron Lessley on

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2005 Cadillac STS Rwd 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

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The Owner's Manual is not user friendly. It took two Tech reps two hours to program the features, so how does GM expect the buyer to utilize the gibberish that passes for a manual. Just to use the CD, reading the manual is useless -you have to sit in the car and press buttons at random to get this feature going. Where is the user guides (photos, VHS) that came with the old STS? When that's all done, the glove compartment is too small to hold any- thing more than a pair of gloves and all the other compartments are too skimpy to be of any use. The time display (clock) is too small unless you like squinting to read the numerals. Apart from poor GM design on important utilities?

Favorite Features

The heated steering wheel is nice as is the heated seats (available on the old Seville). Tilting outside mirrors on both sides is convenient once you learn how they're activated (not automatically, as on the old Seville) by pointing the little toggle on the mirror control panel. The STS V8,zoom

Suggested Improvements

The Owner's Manual needs a rewrite and should be accompanied by a pictorial, step-by-step programming guide. Throw in a DVD to replace the old VHS for a relaxing overview of the features. That way, I wouldn't have to tear out my hair in frustration. GM should provide a hook for the key!
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