: V6 or N*

10-30-10, 04:39 PM
other than the power, one any better than the other? Looking to get a used one
in the next couple of months.

10-30-10, 04:42 PM
NorthStar FTW (imho)

10-30-10, 05:37 PM
Most of the best options are only available on V8 models but the AWD N* tends to be thirsty.

10-31-10, 12:48 AM
Go with the N*.... I love it. The v6 is nice but really who has a N* that regrets it? Also if you are interested in having all the options, you will be limited with the v6.

Good Luck.

mike sts
10-31-10, 12:50 PM
I have read elsewhere on this forum GM has fixed the v8 issues of the previous generation nothstar, mid engine oil leak and cracked heads i had a 94 sts that car went through 2 engines, they were good for about 75,000 miles. these v8 should go many more times than that. get a certified car with 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty even though the engine is reliable many other things break and parts/labor our pricey.

10-31-10, 03:56 PM
cracked N* heads are rare... you've really got to overheat it badly to crack the block or the head (there were some bad blocks that cracked though)
the N* head problems was the head bolts pulling out of the block

as far as we know it has been fixed in the 2004 or 2005 and later N* design

10-31-10, 04:06 PM
Look here! (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-sts-forum-2005-through-2010/214035-northstar-old-problems-fixed.html)


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