: Bang!



Benjamin Simon
03-11-07, 04:47 AM
I finally pulled the trigger on my 2005 STS V8 1SG with ACC. I drove it 800 miles home on Friday and it was like a dream come true. I have been waiting since the summer of 2004 to finally be able to afford one.

I was very pleased with every aspect of the car. Some post have been negative about the 2005, but I was seriously impressed.

My STS has Z rated tires. Does that mean I have the performance handling package (Build code QAF)?

Jesda
03-11-07, 05:31 AM
A road trip is a GREAT way to start car ownership. Congrats Ben!

bigdog9586
03-11-07, 10:38 AM
I haven't looked buy all my other GM cars have all the build codes on a sticker in the glovebox usually on the back wall.

harryctsv
03-11-07, 12:43 PM
I finally pulled the trigger on my 2005 STS V8 1SG with ACC. I drove it 800 miles home on Friday and it was like a dream come true. I have been waiting since the summer of 2004 to finally be able to afford one.

I was very pleased with every aspect of the car. Some post have been negative about the 2005, but I was seriously impressed.

My STS has Z rated tires. Does that mean I have the performance handling package (Build code QAF)?
Hi Ben,
yes, you have the performance handling package and your speed-limiter is set somewhere between 155-158 mph.

Congratulations on your new ride:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Harry

mocts
03-11-07, 01:28 PM
post pics whenever you have time. congrats

c5 rv
03-11-07, 02:57 PM
Congrats on the new ride! Sounds great. Waiting for pics. Where did you end up buying it?

jlmartin99
03-11-07, 06:34 PM
Greetings Benjamin Simon

I have a STS V8 2005 and it is an absolute superb premium luxury performance luxury performance sedan. I performed a six month evaluation and Cadillac's was my #1 choice and BMW 545i and GS430 tied for my #2 luxury sedans. All of these luxury cars are wonderful in my view, but Cadillac STS is remains my favorite and best in class.

JLM

Benjamin Simon
03-11-07, 08:36 PM
Thanks everyone.
I had to buy it in Houston. It was only a 15 hour drive to Georgia...
I don't think i will be going over 150mph but you never know:)
A great thing about the car is it was only 10 months since first purchased. I was shocked to find it was warranty started May of 2006.
I had to drive my old 99 STS back from the airport. It was like night and day. It felt so sloppy. Almost as fast, but sloppy in a hard turn.
The dealer still has not taken the car down from autotrader. I cannot find my camera.
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=217545119&dealer_id=19505290&model=STS&make2=&start_year=2005&keywordsfyc=&engine=8+Cylinder&certified=&fuel=&only_price=1&search_type=used&distance=0&make=CAD&color=&min_price=&drive=&default_sort=priceASC&max_mileage=30000&address=31098&advanced=y&only_photo=1&end_year=2005&transmission=&doors=&max_price=35001

mocts
03-11-07, 10:49 PM
loving the 18s

c5 rv
03-12-07, 09:15 AM
Looks nice. I like silver smoke.

Cajonkev
03-12-07, 11:12 AM
Congrats!

uiwchris
03-12-07, 03:14 PM
Congrats! I pulled up the auto trader and you got one great deal. That is about the same price I paid for my Infrared and it had many more miles on it!

Benjamin Simon
03-18-07, 11:08 AM
I almost wreaked my new STS. I was just getting out of a turn and gave it all the gas and it started to fishtail really bad. I was like WTF! Lucky for me, there were no car around.
I have never owned a RWD car. I became very accustomed to the FWD of my 99 STS.
I like to test limits and now I know where they are at in this capacity.

harryctsv
03-18-07, 01:10 PM
I almost wreaked my new STS. I was just getting out of a turn and gave it all the gas and it started to fishtail really bad. I was like WTF! Lucky for me, there were no car around.
I have never owned a RWD car. I became very accustomed to the FWD of my 99 STS.
I like to test limits and now I know where they are at in this capacity.
Hi Ben, seems like you had your TC and stability track turned off!

Harry

cooncat
03-18-07, 03:17 PM
Congrats on the purchase. I have a '06 STS V8 SE package. The car fish tails in wet weather with everything turned on. I have learned to be careful in wet weather. I came from a front drive car myself and the first time it happened, I said whoa!!!!

Have fun and a safe trip home