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Love My Caddy
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jordan
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2006 Cadillac STS V6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased this car certified used with 34,000 on it. So far I love the Caddy. I traded in my 2002 Lexus GS300 due to a series of electrical issues. I wanted to buy luxury and AMERICAN so I went with the STS V6. This car is a weekend driver for me as I have a company car. So far I have had it in for warranty service 3 times. The window switch in the back seat went out (roll down but not up), the ashtray trim piece broke, and the selector switch for the power mirrors broke. All under warranty. The technology in this car rivals my Dad's E350 and will out perform the Mercedes all day. It is American and has some squeaks now and then but overall a dream to drive and turns heads. Love this car


Best Features

Heated AND cooled seats, remote start, intuitive navigation, speakers in the seats, push button ignition, keyless system is awesome, lots of power.


Worst Features

Hardly ever recognizes voice commands. Have to connect bluetooth each time the car is started.


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Nice Car with a few defects
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Allen Lobb
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2006 Cadillac STS V6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


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Purchase the car used with 38,000 miles. Engine consumes a quart of oil about every 3000 miles. Using the oil recommended by Cadillac which is Mobil One-5w30. No signs of oil leaks, no smoke out of the exhaust pipe. Cadillac drive OK if you don't mind the popping sound in the driver seat when turning corners. Also, sometime the lights in the dash below the speedo/tach go out. Our third Calillac, the last two had electrical problems. After 8 years with Cadillac, this will be our last one.


Best Features

Great looking automobile, when we located it on the Dealer's used car showroom floor it appeared new.


Worst Features

Cadillac need to step up and recall these cars for the oil problems. We have owned other GMs such as our Corvette & Silverado and others for years and never had to add oil to any of those vehicles.


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The Good Outweighs the Bad
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By KSMYSTS
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2006 Cadillac STS 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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Engine Trouble After 3 years
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Martin
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2006 Cadillac STS V6 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought my 06 STS after owning a volvo for 14 years. Never had to replace the motor or transmission. I thought I was going to own this car for a number of years without major problems. Wrong! In the shop now with engine problem. The price keeps going up just to identify what's wrong. Paid too much money to have problems so soon. I am now wondering if I made a mistake in purchasing this car. I thought this would be the car that would take me into retirement. It's a good looking car, but it has it's down falls such as useless glove compartment, limited storage space in doors, small truck for a med size nice looking car, noisy, and limited room in the back seats.


Best Features

Keyless entry, nice Boise stereo system, very nice and impressive looking car.


Worst Features

Bigger glove compartment and truck. Top quality inspection to ensure the car has quality parts and runs like a well built car and the money it cost. When problems occur too soon GMC should stand behind their car and major parts.The factory warranty should be no less than a 100,000 miles on major part


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Not Bad for a used CAR
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By Romiee
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2006 Cadillac STS 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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