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The Good Outweighs the Bad
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By KSMYSTS
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2006 Cadillac STS Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my 3rd Cadillac, and my second STS. The new design definitely tops my former Seville STS. It is a very fun car to drive, and has lots of power at any speed, without using Sport/Manual mode. Sure there are things I would change and things that aren't fantastic (like any car), but the good makes those easy to overlook. The styling with traditional Cadillac cues is a win for me, and I love all the bells and whistles - after all, this is a Cadillac. I feel great driving it, a very responsive car - it is difficult to find performance and luxury in the same package, but this is an example of it.


Best Features

Keyless access, ventilated seats, auto exit seat/steering column, heated steering wheel, the quality of the upgraded leather option, led brake lights with the traditional center bar, lots of customization available in the config menu, auto door locking and arming as you walk away from the parked car


Worst Features

Did not like the grill on the 06 (plastic-resolved in future years), the level of plastic inside vs. padded/leather, rear a/c controls should be automatic, needs more rear leg room, the ride is a little stiff for a Cadillac even in touring mode, suggest trunk springs open for easy access


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Not Bad for a used CAR
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By Romiee
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2006 Cadillac STS Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought the caddie STS 06 v8 with 50,000k. IT was out of warranty though but that didn't bother me. Its a great car and very stylish. I had the CTS 07 2.8l prior and traded that in for a little more luxury. Only paid additional 3,000 for difference. Again great car and very happy. Had small minors repairs like mass air flow sensor replaced and rear brake pads. I do a lot of driving and have already put almost 10,000 miles in 8 months. This car can go on for a very long time. Just maintain the oil changes every 5,000 or 6,000 miles using synthetic motor oil for the STS v8. Highly Recommend putting Super or premium gasoline in this car for better engine protection and performance. :)


Best Features

Horse Power


Worst Features

Front bucket seats and comfort in the drivers seats


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I love this car
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By Jeff lapsker
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2006 Cadillac STS Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I drove Japanese cars my whole life. I am 52. This 2006 STS V-8 was purchased with 28,000 miles in June of 2010. Paid 21,000 and added a $3,000 bumper to bumper additional 50,000 mile warranty. This car is solid, No outside noise heard. Beautiful on the outside and inside. The most powerful engine I've ever had and it moves effortlessly. The tach never has to go higher than 2200 rpm even at 80 mph. There is a penalty for all this power. I probably will spend $1500- 2000 more money in gas per year than my V-6 Maxima and avalon engines. I couldn't afford a new STS. So I got lucky getting an 06 with only 28,000 miles. And it doesn't have a scratch. Looks like new. Who uses the glove box


Best Features

The keyless entry and exits. The 15 speaker Bose system. The front grill


Worst Features

Not having to turn the bluetooth on every time I get in the car. newer models sense the iphone automatically. There is no volume level displayed.


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Glad I bought it used
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By Va rider
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2006 Cadillac STS Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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have read many reviews. I agree: a little firmer than my 2001 SLS. Not used to bumpier ride. Mileage is 13 in town and 19 on the road with hi test and Cad recommended fuel (Texaco). I test drove an 80,000 mile BMW 750i before and much nicer and same price. Retails for $101K now but an STS V-8 is easily $68K. Next time or next car: AWD


Best Features

looks. V-8.


Worst Features

another inch or two in the back seat area. get rid of interior plastics.


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Beautiful but Unreliable
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By John Bantsolas
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2006 Cadillac STS Sedan V8 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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I've owned the car 6 months (bought it used with 30,000 miles - now have 36,000 miles on it); drives beautifully but have had 3 major repairs (fortunately still under warranty): engine oil lead (had to disassemble and replace gasket), a/c (needed new compressor), and most recently, coolant leak (needed new water pump). These are repairs I would not expect before 100,000 miles.


Best Features

power, handling/ride, stereo, styling, navigation system


Worst Features

quality (see my review): terrible reliability for what I hoped was a high quality automobile.


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