: Great Autoweek Review. Super Pics!



b4z
07-02-04, 08:48 AM
Easily the best STS pics I have seen.
And the first "Redline" pics we have seen.

http://www.autoweek.com/search/search_display.mv?port_code=autoweek&cat_code=coverstory&content_code=00852343&Search_Type=STD&Search_ID=2234475&record=17

Msilva954
07-02-04, 09:23 AM
Those are great pics....at least they actually took them instead of using manufacture provided pics......is the red one a V8 model??? Looks great.

megeebee
07-02-04, 01:01 PM
These are better shots than in Motor Trend's August issue! Yes, the red car looks like a Northstar model. It has a spoiler (so called because it "spoils" the look of the rear end) and the small chromed badge mounted low and to the left of the licence plate. This would be the "Northstar" emblem. Great review, huh?

b4z
07-02-04, 02:16 PM
GM's ofifcial Photos are always so bland.
Those Autoweek pics are great.
Popular Mechanics always has great pics of their road tests also.

Why does Cadillac insist on showing all the new cars in silver?

rueben44
07-02-04, 03:17 PM
I just love the 0-60 times!!!! 5.8 V8 6.6 V6...now what the hell did they do to that engine to get it to move all that car that fast(V6).

mlamike
07-02-04, 03:33 PM
This was a great, straight forward, honest review of the new STS. This Caddy is a far better buy then the LS430 or GS430.:worship:
The new Bimmers are just plain ugly. It doesn't matter how they drive if you can't look at the exterior or operate the interior. They are an example of Y-Tech not Hi-Tech. IMO:hmm:

Msilva954
07-02-04, 04:01 PM
If the V6 can acheive those #'s all the time......I say why go for the 8 when competing against most models. While both #'s are great, I feel like the V6 #'s sort of take away from the V8. I mean I was actually expecting more from the V8, maybe someone can takle a 5.5 to 60.

BeelzeBob
07-02-04, 04:36 PM
My ETC did 0-60 in 6.6 seconds - and that was fine.. I'd be more than happy with the STS in v6 form. I'm sure somebody will get a better 0-60 time than 5.8 on the v8...

Msilva954
07-02-04, 06:22 PM
I havent looked but can anyone tell me the weight of the new STS V8???? If the 300C has 340;390 with like 4100lbs to boot, Id imagine that the STS actually weighs a little less then the 300 because some have tested the 300 at a 5.8 also.

Hopefully the V doesnt disapoint, (which I doubt it will) I imagine the V going to 60 in 4.6-5.0.

Mikethegreeat
07-02-04, 07:08 PM
the STS does those numbers because of its gearing most likly...how else could it mathch times that the XLR has already set... it will most likly loose steam top end compared to the XLR

bigdaddycoats
07-03-04, 02:25 AM
GM's ofifcial Photos are always so bland.
Those Autoweek pics are great.
Popular Mechanics always has great pics of their road tests also.

Why does Cadillac insist on showing all the new cars in silver?
because silver is the most popular car color these days, just my guess. Makes sense.

majax
07-05-04, 05:18 AM
Your right Silver is the most popular color. The new STS weighs in at 3912 so with the 320N* thats 1hp per 12.2 pounds about. The 300c is 1hp per 12.0 pounds.

Doesnt the interior look great in that one photo wow. Once again I know why I like Cadillac more than anything else.

rueben44
07-05-04, 07:10 AM
Dang I cannot find a copy at the stores yet. Some one post some of the pics of the black interior.

Devil_concours
07-15-04, 02:33 PM
so how is sts v6 getting better 0-60 times than most v6 cts reviews?

b4z
07-15-04, 05:45 PM
base V6 STS only weighs 160 lbs more than V6 CTS.

rueben44
07-15-04, 05:55 PM
I asked the same question and someone said that it was the transmission gearing that they use on the STS. The did a great job of not adding a lot of weight to the car considering how much bigger it is than the CTS.

Devil_concours
07-15-04, 06:56 PM
I asked the same question and someone said that it was the transmission gearing that they use on the STS. The did a great job of not adding a lot of weight to the car considering how much bigger it is than the CTS.
i should have waited for the sts instead of cts :banghead:

b4z
07-15-04, 07:49 PM
CTS and STS V6 have the same rearend and transmission gearing.