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I traded in a 1998 Deville for a 2007 STS V8 and this first winter snow storm was a rude awakening. The car would not hardly go at all - the Deville was pretty good in the snow. The 17" Michilin tires on the STS look great for tire life, but are lacking of any lugs at all for winter. So I put on four 225/60-15" Michilin symetry tires from my ... Read More
If the STS still cost 40k I'd look somewhere else. If I'm gonna spend that much I'd better buy a Lexus Infiniti or Audi. They have better quality and resale value. I personally find Cadillac too arrogant to push the STS' price too close to the Japanese and German luxo midsizes (charging 55k for STS v6 when a 535i cost about the same). "I am sure you could get a reasonable ... Read More
I considered buying a Caddy STS back in 2006, until I test drove a Chrysler 300C. For those who want a big, comfortable sedan either car appears to be a good choice. Parked side by side, there was no contest. The Cadillac looked old even though it was new. The 300C was so fresh it turns heads when parked. I drove both cars and decided that although the Caddy was covered ... Read More
Her is some interesteing data from July 2007. According to the industry examiners at CNW Research, Cadillac’s fortunes appear to be slipping away at the margins. In the firm’s July installment of their Retail Automotive Summary, their Aspirational Index (which judges a brand’s attractiveness to consumers) reveals that Cadillac’s rising star is beginning to falter. In the mid-Nineties, the marque rated only a 4 on a 10 point scale. With the ... Read More
If the cast sticker was $64K and the first deal $43K to me it starts to look like a reasonable deal. The Edmunds site lists a dealer sold car to be about $40K with the same options, so if I could get an offer at $40K for someting with 200 miles I'm thinking this is a good deal. Two of the cars are white and one red. It looks to me ... Read More
But lately we have noticed that some of the GM cars are looking pretty impressive, namely the Cadillac CTS, Chevy Malibu, GMC Acadia, Saturn Vue, Saturn Outlook, Saturn Aura, Buick Enclave. Also some of the Fords look good, like the Ford Edge, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Mercury Milan. I agree completely Americans are starting to build better vehicles, The only 2 American cars that I would ever purchase would be the ... Read More
Since its been on sale the 2008 CTS has outsold the C class, TL, IS, A4 and G35. I would say the car s doing just fine and will continue to do so....Read some of the consumer reviews right here on this site, many owners have traded in European cars. Would you be so kind to post a link to back this up? I did a little research and this is ... Read More
"General Motors has announced the recall of 276,000 vehicles. The recall is due to a faulty pinion seal, which can cause fluid leaks. The recall affects the 2005-07 Cadillac CTS, CTS-V, SRX, STS and STS-V; 2006-07 Pontiac Solstice; and 2007 Saturn Sky. " That's the last thing they need at this crucial point. Hopefully they can get this problem fixed and it'll be the only problem for the CTS. I personally ... Read More
"We have no proof that GM has been making poor quality vehicles across the board for 30 years." Across the board? There is no evidence. We do know that GM quality wasnt as good as Toyota quality in the past but that is not the same as saying every GM product ever made in the last 30 years was junk. My personal experience and the experiences of other car owners I ... Read More
And: "General Motors has announced the recall of 276,000 vehicles. The recall is due to a faulty pinion seal, which can cause fluid leaks. The recall affects the 2005-07 Cadillac CTS, CTS-V, SRX, STS and STS-V; 2006-07 Pontiac Solstice; and 2007 Saturn Sky. " Now we all know Mercedes has had its own quality problems of late. But that is just for the last 7 or 8 years? GM, well, quality ... Read More
Greetings leaseman2. You never mentioned the selling price of the STS that you are interested in leasing. This is an important number for you as a consumer to know for two reasons. First, the selling prices of leased vehicles can be negotiated, just as if you were paying cash for them. Without knowing the price of the car that you want to lease you don't know how good a price you ... Read More
OK, so I've never driven a Mercedes or a BMW. Other than a 1970 Datsun 510 and a 1990 Mitsubishi Galant, I've always owned "American" cars. I put "American" in quotes because some of my Chrysler products were produced in Canada and Mexico. I've averaged a new car every 3 to 4 years since 1970, so I've owned a number of automobiles in my life. My most recent purchase is a ... Read More
It was on June 4th 2007 when it happened. I was in a 2006 Cadillac STS by myself doing approx. 70 mph with a temperature of 74 degrees outside and an inside temp set at 72 degrees. All windows and sunroof all closed tightly. I was nose to nose with a semi with no other vehicle in front to be seen and all of a sudden an explosion! I flew off ... Read More
I don't see any recent messages in this forum, so I would like to ask if someone would share how much they paid for 2006 STS with nav. with less than 20K miles. I want to pay $28-29K. Thanks.
Hi merckx. General Motors is currently providing $2,500 customer cash or 0% financing for up to 5 years on the 2007 Cadillac STS. It has $8,000 customer cash or 0% for up to 5 years on the 2006 STS. There is an additional $1,500 cash incentive on top of the above customer cash for units that have been in dealer inventory since January 5th or earlier, which all '06 and some ... Read More
Please let me know if this is a Good deal. 2006 STS, Blue, Luxury Package, Sunroof, AWD, Detroit. Don Massey Cadillac, Pontiac. 24 Months, 10K Miles 12500 for Employee Pricing - Out of Door 14500 for Supplier Discount Pricing - Out of Door They have a few left to choose from. New STS in Late Fall 2007, So should I wait for a better deal.
“First resale may be one of the best reasons to buy a Cadillac. You can get great deals on a year old low mileage model with Certified warranty. If you think any luxury car has great resale, try trading it in after a year.” Very true. In fact, I see that the ( now relative few, near where I live ) left over NEW 2006s carry an $8,000 rebate. Meaning I ... Read More
Hi merckx. This is the Cadillac STS Lease Questions discussion. Are you interested in leasing these cars? If so, I am sorry to say that GM is no longer offering leases on 2006 models through GMAC. If you want to lease an '06 STS you will have to do so through an independent bank. As far as the '07 model goes, GM is currently providing $1,500 lease cash on the STS ... Read More
CR's recent survey of 1.3 million cars belonging to subscribers give Cadillac pretty bad marks for reliability, sad to say: However, please note some of the other $$$ cars on the same list before you cry "bias"! Least reliable Vehicles listed in scoring order, starting with the worst score. SMALL CARS: Chevrolet Cobalt, Nissan Sentra (2006), Volkswagen Jetta (5-cyl.), Chevrolet Aveo. FAMILY CARS: Volkswagen Passat (4-cyl.)* UPSCALE/LARGE CARS: Jaguar X-Type, Chrysler ... Read More
I found a 2006 STS in Silver a couple of weeks ago at Quantrell Cadillac in Lexington, KY. It was a true factory car where a factory rep drove it. It was put into service in December of 06 and had 6500 miles on it and could be certified for about $30,000. I think they would have taken $29,000 for it if I had pushed but my wife decided she wanted ... Read More
Hey merckx. It appears as though Edmunds is no longer listing the incentives that are available on leftover 2006 models on this site. General Motors is definitely still providing $6,000 dealer cash on the 2006 Cadillac STS. If I was in the market for this car right now, I personally would offer dealer invoice minus the dealer cash. Dealer invoice for a base '06 Cadillac STS without any options is $39,074. ... Read More
Hi merckx. Are you talking about the 2006 model. General Motors is currently providing $6,000 dealer cash plus $750 bonus cash, $6,750 total, on the 2006 Cadillac STS. If you want to pay cash for or finance an STS, the '06 model is the way to go, but if you want to lease you should go with an '07 model. Car_man Host Prices Paid Forum
Other LPS 2006 Sales figues: Lexus GS - 27,390 Cadillac STS - 25,676 Infiniti M - 25,658 Audi A6 - 16,216 Acura RL - 11,501
Not entirely historically factual, according to these articles/reports: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1153/is_n7_v118/ai_17397051 http://www.globalautoindustry.com/article.php?id=1071&jaar=2006&maand=10&target=- Ameri
Found it, the STS sold 1,573 for October 2006, a 10 percent drop from Oct 2005. Source A little off topic, but GM really does give a lot of information on their corporate site. I didn't know the Corvette sold as well as it does, they're on track to sell like 36K of them this year! Not sure what is going on with Saab, but their sales were up 98 percent(!) ... Read More
Check back on your first post: mnjasper, "Snow/Ice winter tires" #531, 20 Oct 2006 8:10 am. You have some replies there. You also may want to visit our Cadillac STS/STS-V board. Welcome to the Forums.
Got this elsewhere. Consumer Reports annual owner satisfaction survey (April 2006) asks OWNERS to rate their satisfaction with their own cars. The question they ask for this survey, as always, is: "Would you buy this car again?" The Survey lists the following cars (Shown next to the percentage of owners who would buy it again.) * 92% - Infiniti M35/M45 * 89% - Lexus GS300/GS430 * 89% - Lexus LS430 * ... Read More
Hi jmdeang. General Motors is currently providing $4,500 dealer cash on 2006 Cadillac STS models that are financed or paid for with cash. For leases through GMAC, it is providing $3,500 lease cash on STS V6 models and $3,250 lease cash on STS V8 / STS-V models. Car_man Host Prices Paid Forum
Car_Man, In an earlier post, you mentioned the lease interest rate on 2006 Cadillac STS is 3.95%. What are the residuals for 24 and 36 months at 12K and 15K miles per year? Also, how much lease cash is available? Thanks!
Maybe you misread my post. I think the RL is better from a depreciation standpoint than most any domestic, not worse. Kelly Blue Book says, "The 2006 RL is expected to have a higher than average residual value after 5 years. Less than the M35 but higher than the Audi A6 and the Cadillac STS". This is hardly the worst in class.
There's a discussion forum specifically for this topic. X3 vs RDX -- just go to BMW, X3 and klik klik there it is. The RDX with all options will come in $10,000 less than a comparably equipped X3. It merits some attention for that fact alone. Of course if it drives and rides like it costs $10,000 less, well then it isn't much competition for the X3. Here in LPS land, ... Read More
2005 Audi A6 3.2 quattro AT6 - 243 @ 3250 rpm 2004 BMW 530i Sport - 214 @ 3500 rpm 2005 Cadillac STS V6 - 252 @ 3200 rpm 2005 Infiniti M35 - 270 @ 4800 rpm 2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 - 216 @ 4100 rpm 2005 Acura RL - 260 @ 5000 rpm 2006 MB E-Class detail, just for comparison: torque of 350 Nm between 2400 and 5000 rpm 305 ... Read More
I have also done some Excel Calculatin’ ( cypherin’ ? ) regarding the gearing. If I need to buy a 1SG in order to have the final drive ratio I want ( whatever that turns out to be ) and several other items that I consider necessary to make the STS a very sporting Sedan, then I will not be happy. The 3.42 was previously only available with 1SG RWD. The ... Read More
I sure can, jmdeang. According to my calculations, if you were to lease a 2006 Cadillac STS V6 with an MSRP of $50,025 and a selling price of $41,082 through GMAC right now for 36 months with 15,000 miles per year, your zero down, pre-tax monthly payment should be around $490. Car_man Host Prices Paid Forum
A reporter seeks to interview owners of the Cadillac STS-V. If you have one and care to share your story, please e-mail email@example.com no later than Friday, June 9, 2006 and include your daytime contact information in your response. Thanks for your consideration, Jeannine Fallon Corporate Communications Edmunds.com
BMW 5-series - 4,838 Cadillac STS - 2,171 Acura RL - 1,047
Though I am also very curious about what other changes will occur for 2007, I have never seen anything from GM to indicate that the six speed automatic in the C6 Corvette does a “rev match on downshift”, though various sources report that it does. I have seen nothing in any 2006 C6 Press Release, the on line order guide or the Owner’s Manual to indicate that it does. I have ... Read More
Hi jmdeang. If you were to lease a 2006 Cadillac STS V6 through GMAC right now for 36 months with 15,000 miles per year, its base lease rate and residual value should be 3.95% and 55%, respectively. Given the $1,500 lease cash that is currently available on the aforementioned car right now, you should be able to get one for below dealer invoice. Car_man Host Smart Shopper / Prices Paid Forums ... Read More
STS sold 2,088 last month. Interesting that the Infiniti has outsold the Lexus for the past two months and YTD. The sales of the Infiniti G35 increased every year after it's introduction - could the same happen with the M? A new Q is due this fall. It's suppose to make the M appear like the G. Don't worry BMW fans. The 5-series has still outsold the E by 40% YTD. ... Read More
Per GM's Strasbourg website on May 2 2006: "The Strasbourg site provides automatic transmissions to a number of high level external customers, such as BMW, Land Rover, Opel and Cadillac" I believe the 6 speed is not yet available to any but Cadillac and Corvette until production ramps.
I'm thinking about buying a new car and the Cadillac STS is one of my considerations. I was wondering if owners could tell me any griefs they've had with the car, major or minor. I just want a car that will be as trouble free as possible. Also, if anyone knows any other useful information about the car (i.e. how the 2006 Buick Lucerne is using the '91 Northstar V8) it ... Read More
Would you consider this a good lease offer by our dealer via GMAC. 2006 Cadillac STS AWD V-6 with Luxury Package. After all dealer rebates, tax etc, price $ 47,800.00 Lease for 39 months, 12,000 miles per month No money down $695,00 per month thank for your help SalSTS
Greetings Jim. I can give you an idea of what GMAC's current lease program on this car is like. Its lease program varies depending upon how long you lease it for and how many miles per year you are allowed to drive it. For now, I will assume that you are interested in a 36 month lease with 15,000 miles per year. Let me know if you want something different. If ... Read More
Nice as they are, they are NOT currently in the LPS class. The cars you noted are Near LPS cars. Would agree with you a decade ago, but nowadays, the cost of leansing of 525i has pretty much reduced that car to the Near LPS price range thanks to lease subsidies. As we know, the 5 series is the grand daddy of LPS segment, and the majority of 5 series on ... Read More
Indeed, Audi and BMW (not to slight Acura, Infiniti or Lexus, by any means) seem to be on a tear: o awards out the wazoo, o improving sales (record sales, in fact), o a great pipeline of products current and near term, o a decent if not stellar global economy and o lots of warm fuzzies from the pundits (and us amateurs.) Not much love here on the LPS forum about ... Read More
With the apparent forward and upward momentum of several of the cars in the LPS segment (speaking of units sold in January, 2006) what happened at Acura? Price? Performance? Subventing (or lack thereof) of leases? Bad rep in the marketplace? And what has happened in general to prices? When I started down my current path, I had actually decided the Infiniti M was the way to go since it was substantially ... Read More
My two choices in this segment at the end of June were the A6 and the M35X (since there was no 530 or 525 "x" version and no manual transmissions anyway.) I did feel the A6 over the M35X was still "more Germanic" (Doh!) and I think (hope) you take my meaning, get my drift, etc -- for I certainly know that one is from Japan and one from Germany. Yet, ... Read More
Thanks for the additional information, doczuck. I am sure that part of the $2,800 that you mentioned is a capitalized cost reduction (down payment). I always advise consumers against making any sort of down payment when leasing. I do so for two main reasons. The first is if your vehicle is totaled in an accident or stolen during your lease, your insurance company pays off the bank that you were leasing ... Read More
Hi doczuck. This car's lease program varies depending upon how long you lease it for and how many miles per year you are allowed to drive it. For now I will assume that you are interested in a 36 month lease with 15,000 miles per year. Correct me if I am wrong. If you were to lease a 2006 Cadillac STS V6 through GMAC right now for 36 months with 15,000 ... Read More
Well, if I may comment: With the 3.42:1 axle ratio, the STS can burn up its tires. The 2.73:1 axle ratio seems to give the same 0-60 and quarter mile performance, if not actually slightly better performance. The 6 speed transmission has a 4:1 first gear giving it a much lower overall ratio than the 5 speed in first gear, even with a 3:1 axle ratio. The 2006 EPA MPG ratings ... Read More
The new STS-V's Northstar Supercharged V-8 was recently rated at 469 hp at 6,400 rpm and 439 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm. The new STS-V has lapped the Nordschleife circuit of the Nurburgring in 8:30. The new STS-V has more power than the XLR-V thanks the greater underhood space that allows more induction and exhaust capacity.
Was it you that described how you felt about the rear end of the M45. The first time I saw this car was in Automobile magazine July 2004, an article about the new 2005 RL, the 2005 Cadillac STS, and the 2006 Infiniti M45. From that point on in those great pictures I thought the Infiniti design was way ugly. You always like to give a new design time to acclimate ... Read More
I was checking competetive info on the STS versus the infinity M and Lexus GS and found this bizzarre... Click here to go to the comparison In the safety section: Security 2006 Cadillac STS V8 2006 Infiniti M 45 Sport 2006 Lexus GS 430 Base ------------------------------------STS----------------M-----------------GS Automatic Notification of Airbag Deployment------Standard---Not Available---Not Available Emergency Services-------Standard---Not Available---Not Available Remote Door Unlock-------Standard---Not Available---Not Available Stolen Vehicle Tracking---Standard---Not Available---Not Available Roadside Assistance------Standard---Not Available---Not Available ... Read More
“I want to feel that Northstar V-8 acceleration, no doubt, so I guess that means the 1SF with 3.23 final drive. What does that mean. I remember from the old days the sports car folks bragged in their advertising about a 1:1 final drive in fifth gear (before they even thought of 6th gear). So how does this concept work in automatics?? Also, how much of a mileage penalty would you ... Read More
i'm thinking about getting the 2006 STS with V-8, and trying to understand the final drive ratio. (I wanted to study engineering years ago but 2nd semester calculus washed me out so I transferred to economics!) If I get the STS, I want to feel that Northstar V-8 acceleration, no doubt, so I guess that means the 1SF with 3.23 final drive. What does that mean. I remember from the old ... Read More
Motor trend was speculating the the new ZO6 would cost 75k. Check this out. The ultimate Corvette—the 2006 Corvette Z06—is posting numbers at the track and on the window sticker that will get attention. Chevrolet has announced that the fastest Corvette ever—the 505-horsepower Corvette Z06—will achieve 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds while still in first gear, and pricing will start at $65,800, including destination and freight charges. I spoke with a ... Read More
Cars like the 3 are getting bigger and nicer, but as long as the 5 and 7 continue to exist, the 3 will remain "entry luxury" and Edmunds already has a forum devoted to such cars. There was one guy who went with an STS in the "2006+ M" forum...but only because of MASSIVE discounts on the car. "Comparing all brands in May, Mini spent the least, $30 per vehicle sold, ... Read More
I live in central, rural Illinois and the majority of cars here are domestic. In spite of most people associating Illinois as a Democratic stronghold (thanks to Chicago and down south by St. Louis), most of the Illinois heartland is strong Republican country. There are quite a few STS's, SRX's, and even CTS's around here. Heck, I even see an occasional Catera every couple weeks, but fortunately no Cimarrons as they ... Read More
1. Yes, a few hundred dollars more perhaps. The FWD 3.6 is probably also different from the RWD version. 2. Yes there are additional features. However, they may only cost a few thousand to put on the car, so the profit margin is perhaps more than 100%. I, for one, am hoping for some RWD's from either Buick or Pontiac in a reasonable price range. I expect to drive my FWD ... Read More
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 ... Read More
Given that as of last week, according to: http://www.arifleet.com/production.html "Cadillac STS 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 ... Read More
The new STS-V won't be faster than an E55 AMG or an M5, but at least the STS is no longer fwd. The new STS-V will have Brembo brakes, a new 6 speed automatic transmssion, and a lot of other cool stuff. from motorsportscenter.com The supercharged Northstar V8: 4.4 liters, 440 hp, 430 lb-ft of torque - 90% of which is available from 2200 to 6000rpm, and VVT. This supercharger is ... Read More
"a Cadillac spokesperson said the first all-wheel-drive V6 STS cars will be 2006 models that will go into production this September or October." http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Articles/articleId=104692 - Ray Wondering if this is an indication of a larger revamp of the STS option / packaging / pricing policy . . .
There is talk of the STS-V having a supercharged/turbocharged V8. I am guessing that the STS-V will be a 2006 model at the earliest. I would suggest talking with your dealer(s) to see what they have to say. Until Cadillac announces something, the dealers probably can't do much. However, they could put you on a "list", and call you when they know something.
I'm not sure I buy the argument that the STS is too expensive. I might have until you start learning what it costs to get comparable 545i and E500 models. Those guys are way expensive and Cadillac seems to have a comparable story here. The STS is also $5000 cheaper as a base car compared to the older Seville, but that car didn't have a V6 as an starter. The key ... Read More
Cadillac has came further than any other US carmaker. The new STS is beyond nice, and the DTS 2006/7 will be an evolutionary car. The V12, the last time I checked wouldn't not fit under the hood of the regular Cadillac passenger cars, only the SUVS, but that was like two years ago, changes may have been made since then. Cadillac has great products and if twenty or thirty people on ... Read More
Cadillac will continue Deville/DTS, its the best seller, atleast until 2012, because the redsign is up for the 2006/07 model year. And maybe phase out by 2012. V or high performance models will be the STS, and Escalade. Maybe XLR (GM leaves that performance to the Vette) no GM car should out do the Vette, maybe GM has changed that idea. The High luxury SEDANS one for S/7/A/LS/XJ, hell even Lincoln ... Read More
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