: Platinum Edition Question...



ddalder
05-28-11, 03:48 AM
According to GM's vehicle order guides for 2009 and newer, the Platinum Edition was only available with an ebony or cashmere interior. Does anyone know if this holds true for 2008 and older cars?

1BadCadSTS
05-28-11, 09:31 AM
Ive seen a lot of plats in pictures and such when looking to modify mine to a plat interior (went with STS-V instead due to the nice looking suede), and from the 07 start I have never seen a gray one. There is a salvage Plat on ebay right now, an 08 and its cashmere.

ddalder
05-28-11, 12:29 PM
Thanks for posting. That's what I was afraid of. My car has the light gray interior so Platinum parts aren't going to help. V-Series items are next to impossible to find.

550HP STSV
05-28-11, 01:07 PM
you could buy a V....

1BadCadSTS
05-30-11, 12:15 AM
When they start making an AWD STS-V I'll get right on that, however considering they 1. Killed the STS-V in 09 and 2. Killed the STS line all together in 2012, I dont think I have to worry about that much now do I? I already have 1 rwd sports car, and if I could deal with 2 rwd toys to drive year round then I would of bought one, its not like they cost any more than my fully loaded STS4.

550HP STSV
05-30-11, 09:23 AM
***WARNING! FALSE INFORMATION ALERT ABOVE!!!!!!!!!!!***

You were almost right. You know, minus $10,000.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2008-CADILLAC-STS-V-STSV-SUPERCHARGED-ROOF-NAV-HUD-BOSE-/200607430858?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item2eb52278ca

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2008-CADILLAC-STS4-AWD-4X4-SUNROOF-NAV-REAR-CAM-DVD-36K-/400218973324?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item5d2ee8e48c

1BadCadSTS
05-30-11, 04:52 PM
Funny, didnt notice the Platinum on that STS V8, oh thats right because it ISN'T. Plat added 5-7K. Humm what else doesn't it have. OOO I know, HUD and ACC! Another 5k option!
I could continue about other options its missing such as the rear spoiler, chrome wheels (instead of polished) but that would only further give in to you. Again if I wanted a V I would sell my Vortec S/C powered LSX car and do so, until then I have the nice powerful winter car I could ever need in one car and the raw power which will put even your STS-V down in another, and 550 HP, sureeeeee.... That mark is impossible on 4.4 S/C N*s period to date so do the board a favor and get over yourself. Werent you banned on other names Kaz?

550HP STSV
05-31-11, 09:15 AM
Yes, HUD and platinum package adds $10,000 to a base STS. wait....... ***WARNING! FALSE INFORMATION ALERT ABOVE!!!!!!!!!!!***

A little bit upset your false claims were disputed, kid? No AWD STS Is worth what a similarly equipped, same year and mileage V. I'm like the cadillacforums Batman, invaliding incorrect statements across all threads.

And lets see... 451 rwhp.... 18% drivetrain loss.... yep. 550HP STS-V. Get your imaginary "VORTEC S/C POWERED LSX STS-V KILLER" out of here. Go drive around in your 05 STS4, you know, the same as a V!!!! :rofl:

1BadCadSTS
05-31-11, 09:20 AM
Wow, you know youre all talk when you have to list crank hp rather than rwhp. Impressive!

1BadCadSTS
05-31-11, 09:26 AM
And I said 5-7 K for plat? Guess what! Straight from Cadillac Platinum Edition MRSP 6500!

1BadCadSTS
05-31-11, 09:30 AM
enjoy!

http://i51.tinypic.com/2cpc74n.jpg

Certainly looks like a 77k MRSP to me! what was the sts-v 78-79 correct? Then again I shouldnt be asking you as you CLEARLY have no idea what you're talking about.
Now do us "cheap" STS-V wanna be owners a favor and go back to a forum were they may be impressed with your lack of knowledge.
Thank you!

550HP STSV
05-31-11, 09:56 AM
I dont care what they listed for new you DB. Why do you think the V is $10k more than a really sweet AWD base STS? Maybe because 2500 total we're produced, and its a limited production performance car?

by the way

KABLAM

UPDATE:

Performance Modifications:

ZZP Smaller 2.55" Upper Pulley
58lb Steigmeier Injectors
Full Stage 1 & 2 Spectre Intake
160 Degree Thermostat
Magnaflow exhaust w/ Resonated X-Pipe
All Amsoil Fluids
D3 Torquemaster spark plugs
Upgraded Flex-A-Lite Heat Exchanger
Frozenboost Front mount heat exchanger w/ 50/50 Water Wetter
Factory Intercooler pump w/ additional 8 GPM Intercooler Pump ran Inline
Wait4Me Performance Dyno Tune


Appearance Modifications:

20" 3 Piece Asanti AF104a Custom Painted Wheels
Custom 10th Anniversary Cobra Painted Calipers w/ Brembo Stickers
Cross Drilled and Slotted Rotors
2" Drop D3 Lowering Kit
White LED Interior/Exterior Conversion Kit
8K HID High Beams/ Low Beams
3k HID Fog Lights
Chrome Amber Turn Signals
Custom Clear Fog Light Housing Assembly
VHT Niteshaded Reverse, Side, And marker Lights
2011 CTS-V Front Emblem
2011 CTS-V Suede Shifter
Front license plate mount holes filled & repainted
Navigation Lockpick Installed
Intercooler Lid Painted VHT Wrinkle Red
Airbrushed V Logo on Front Mount Heat Exchanger
35% Tinted Glass, 50% tinted windshield

http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy102/g1323/almost%20finished%20stsv/DSC01161.jpg
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1BadCadSTS
05-31-11, 10:01 AM
Dude accept it your wrong. Period. I never put the STS-V down. Among all the Vs including the V2 I consider the STS-V the nicest one period. However I dont see the praticality in maintaining 2 toy cars, I needed a car with AWD for winter and I am not about to get rid of my toy that Ive had for 4 years and hand built myself and replaced the engine in 3 times (2 LS1s and now an LS2). Yes you have a nice looking V (minus those ugly red lipped wheels) but I'm not going to sit here and swoon over it.
Get over it, again if I really wanted a V as with most board members we would have one, but they are a toy not a pratical car for every day for most locations. This all started because anytime someone says anything at all about modifying their standard STS you come on "go buy a V". Not everyone wants a V, cares for a V, needs a V, so stop being so ignorant and try offering up something constructive once in a while and maybe we would respect your car and you instead of thinking your some arrogant ricer (and I use ricer in the term of an ass who always has to try and show off to get attention because hes lacking in either personality or in the pants) who has 1 nice car and thinks the whole world needs to bow down before him.

550HP STSV
05-31-11, 10:27 AM
tl;dr

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_leisml9pK91qzzsd3o1_400.jpg

dbrooksy25
05-31-11, 02:51 PM
Funny, didnt notice the Platinum on that STS V8, oh thats right because it ISN'T. Plat added 5-7K. Humm what else doesn't it have. OOO I know, HUD and ACC! Another 5k option!
I could continue about other options its missing such as the rear spoiler, chrome wheels (instead of polished) but that would only further give in to you. Again if I wanted a V I would sell my Vortec S/C powered LSX car and do so, until then I have the nice powerful winter car I could ever need in one car and the raw power which will put even your STS-V down in another, and 550 HP, sureeeeee.... That mark is impossible on 4.4 S/C N*s period to date so do the board a favor and get over yourself. Werent you banned on other names Kaz?

I guess I should start calling my stock 09 V a 572HP STS-V!! C'mon really?

EChas3
05-31-11, 03:46 PM
For me, the mark against the V is the deletion of ACC. I don't think it ever got the lane departure feature, either. I like the AWD in my climate, too.

I'm sure I would love a V, it's a great car. But for me, my loaded 1SG has its advantages.

ddalder
06-01-11, 01:21 AM
I haven't seen a 'V' with ventilated seats yet, not to say they don't exist. I like this, along with the ACC. A 'V' is a nice car, but not very practical in my climate. I want something I can drive all year and that just isn't a 'V'. I expect it's also a little thirsty. Fuel is $5.25/gallon here right now and is expected to go up. Just too hard to justify.

1BadCadSTS
06-01-11, 04:43 PM
One thing I will give to the V is it actually gets better fuel economy than our AWDs V8s however we "can" run lower octane they cannot. No Vs never had vent seats only CTS-V2s have them optional.
Like I said Kaz will continue to go on as he will, but its pathetic to list your cars crank HP, no one does that except when attempting to impress people, but as far as Im concerned I'm done. Its easier to block his handle.

1BadCadSTS
06-01-11, 04:52 PM
Double post

550HP STSV
06-01-11, 08:00 PM
Like I said Kaz will continue to go on as he will, but its pathetic to list your cars crank HP, no one does that except when attempting to impress people, but as far as Im concerned I'm done. Its easier to block his handle.

lol, you know like every production 505hp C6 Z06 and 556hp CTS-V in the world?

1BadCadSTS
06-01-11, 11:32 PM
"horsepower sells cars, torque wins races" Shelby

Of course they list the higher net SAE hp rating, its to sell a damn sports car. ask any racer, any real driver there cars hp rating and they will list their RWHP period. Why are you still here anyways? Pretty sure I proved you wrong about 8 posts ago.

550HP STSV
06-01-11, 11:36 PM
"horsepower sells cars, torque wins races" Shelby

Of course they list the higher net SAE hp rating, its to sell a damn sports car. ask any racer, any real driver there cars hp rating and they will list their RWHP period. Why are you still here anyways? Pretty sure I proved you wrong about 8 posts ago.

Really? Where? Looks like that "block handle" function isnt working huh kid?

1BadCadSTS
06-01-11, 11:41 PM
Kid? Im willing to bet I have ages over you in maturity. And no it apparently isn't when you quote my texts, I will fix that in a second.

1BadCadSTS
06-01-11, 11:42 PM
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550HP STSV
06-02-11, 12:08 PM
Oh no. Where ever will I get all that helpful knowledge on base model STS' getting V interiors when the cars cost the same exact amount of money?!!!

ChrisHall
06-02-11, 12:18 PM
I sure do like my 2008 STS4, Platinum Edition with every option available to man. Love the HUD, ACC, NAV, AC Seats and AWD.Wouldn't trade it for the world. I also have a RWD Jag, and didn't need another RWD sports car. This car is amazing in the winter.

cheers,
Chris

1BadCadSTS
06-02-11, 09:45 PM
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