: New guy

10-10-07, 01:10 PM
Good Day Gentlemen,

I joined the world of gentlemen about 6 years ago with the purchase of
a one year old 2000 STS. It had 10,000 miles and was a very good buy .
I enjoyed the car , especially the northstar engine .
i just recently came across a 2006 STS with 16,000 miles , 1SC package,
AWD , and again a very good purchase price , so i bought it , in platinum with grey interior.
I appreciate the refinement over the older model , very smooth tranny,
and a responsive 3.6 liter engine . i thought i would miss the V8 ( i actually
do ) but the 6 cylinder is more than adaquate .
The 2008 CTS was substantially more than i paid for the 2006 STS in canadian dollars with my trade . That was my first choice , but the STS
offered some much more value . I was also looking at a 2008 Lexus ES350,
but it was a rather plain looking car. My wife said go with the Caddy.

Thank you for the information posted regarding deficiencies , as i have two
of them that the dealer will attend to under warranty .

best regards,


10-10-07, 02:09 PM
Welcome to the forum! There's ladies here too ya know haha. Post pictures of your caddys (past and present) when you get a chance.

The STS is a great car :thumbsup: I'm right now in the works of trying to get an 08 CTS myself. Please let me know how that is working for you.

10-10-07, 05:39 PM
New here myself. Owner of an 05 STS V8 with 29k, recently got it out of the shap after someone hit me. Love getting into it everyday.

10-10-07, 10:26 PM

10-11-07, 01:06 PM
My apologies to all the ladies , as i was refering to that commercial a few years ago where the two groups of guys were getting out of DTS`s at a
golf course and one group of guys welcomed the other group of guys to the
world of gentlemen .

My 2008 CTS experience did not go over well , the car was great , but the price difference with my trade was $ 19,000.00 ( canadian ) more than i paid for the 2006 STS . The CTS seemed a little tighter in back seat room also,
and did not have all the options that the STS has ( nav, sunroof ).
I gave up 2 years of warranty , but the price differential makes up for it,
and i have the priviledge of driving an STS again.

I noticed this morning the shortcomings of the V6 though on the highway ,
where my northstar would light up and take off, i was at the limit with the
V6 . I did have a vibration problem with the 2000 STS at 65 mph, and dont
miss that .

10-11-07, 01:31 PM
You have/have had some nice low mileage cars. Neat.

10-11-07, 02:55 PM
Smooth move, and welcome. I too recently traded my '02 STS for an '05 STS with 3,445 miles. I couldn't justify the new CTS price versus my find, although the new CTS is very nice. I was also plagued with vibration on the '02, that is def. not missed.

Lord Cadillac
10-11-07, 02:56 PM
Welcome aboard! Thank you for signing up!