View Full Version : 92 sts -> 06 sts4?

04-09-09, 09:06 PM
I happened to stop by a local dealership that has a 2006 STS4 for sale.

I'm currently driving a 92 STS (4.9L) that I lovingly did the head gasket in two years ago, recently put a new muffler and new gas tank in.

What do you think? Should I keep the old 92 on the road for another couple of years of upgrade to the 2006? I must admit, I've been a fan of these forums and learned a ton about my 92 but I know very little about the AWD STS and about the 3.6 V6. Good cars?

04-09-09, 10:40 PM
If the 2006 is a good price and is Certified, then I'd go for it ! You'll love the 2005-up caddys :)

04-10-09, 07:25 AM
I'm not really sure if it is a great price, it seems like a a decent price.

I was surprised that the interior was rather plain, no woodgrain and just a simple stereo (no nav etc).

04-10-09, 07:49 AM
Sorry I thought I posted the link to the auto trader posting. Here are the details.

Lease Byback

Year: 2006
Model: STS
Stock Number: B7724
Mileage: 63,661KMS
Warranty : Available
Engine : 3.6 L
Body : Sedan
Transmission : Automatic
Cylinders : 6
Fuel : Gas
Doors : 4
Passenger : 5
Interior Color : Tan
Exterior Color : Black
Type : Sedan

04-10-09, 09:39 AM
His asking price is much much too high.. Go to KBB.com and look up the value of that car. Ideally, you want to purchase the car at or preferably below the private party sale price listed on KBB.com. Dealers are not selling cars right now, so you can very easily steal a vehicle today, especially a used Cadillac.

04-10-09, 09:40 AM
I do not feel that is a good deal.

Too many miles, not enough options for the money. (course it's a 4, so that is probably why it's a bit more)
I have not looked into the prices of the STS4 much.

Just as a thought, I picked up my loaded '05 V8 with 54k on the clock, nav, HID lights, etc for $18,500.

nadaguides shows clean retail for the one you posted at about 19,500

I'm in the midwest, not sure where you are, but keep your eyes out, the deals are out there.

04-10-09, 10:36 AM
Have a 92. LOVE IT. It will probably hit 300k.

Keep looking around. STS resale is in the toilet so you can get a lot more for a little less.

04-10-09, 08:47 PM
Having had a car I loved (& totally wore out) I'd stick with it. But there's a lot to love in the new STS, too!

04-10-09, 10:18 PM
I forgot to mention I'm in Canada, Atlantic Canada at that.

I've also heard that Atlantic Canada is the only place in North America that car sales have actually increased in the past 6 months...

This car has been on the lot for a while though... and they said that it would likely drop in price again.

04-12-09, 10:47 AM
If that price is in Canada it is probably a bit high for the miles. Used cars are very high in Michigan. For example, several dealers are advertising 07 1sg awd v8 Sts's for over 30k. These cars were 26-27k with decent miles back in December. The high lease prices on new Cadillacs has really helped the used car market.

mike sts
04-12-09, 12:05 PM
Have a 92. LOVE IT. It will probably hit 300k.

Keep looking around. STS resale is in the toilet so you can get a lot more for a little less.

How did you get that many miles on a caddy? I thought most norhtstars leaked oil or cracked heads by then. I had a 94 STS car cracked the first head at 55000 miles. They replaced the engine. The second engine went 100000 miles and was leaking oil fouling plugs and had a cracked head when i junked it.

04-12-09, 01:51 PM
92 STS is a 4.9L, not the northstar...