: Drove an '05 STS today...



Vrocks
02-08-05, 11:28 PM
... and I'm glad I don't have to drive it any longer. :yup:

After driving an '05 STS for the day the V's exceptional qualities left me wanting more, much more. I haven't been a big fan of the Tremecs notchy feel, but I now realize just how much better it is than an auto! I can't believe I'm saying this, but after a year of manual only driving I hated the auto. :yup:

The transmission wasn't the only thing that I missed: the brakes and body control in the V make the STS's driving dynamics feel incompetent. The only impressive STS moment came when I found myself doing 95mph like it was 35.

The STS is excellent on a highway but if you want driving excitement, you need a CTS-V! I will never buy a sports car/sedan with an auto for the foreseeable future (including an STS-V, M5, C55...).

The '05 STS that I drove (it only had few thousand miles on it) was a loaded V8 with 4WD (good for the snow, and I couldn't break the tires loose, no matter what.)


This isn't meant as an STS bash, it just isn't my kind of sedan. One last thing... thank you Cadillac and GM for making a car like the CTS-V!
The CTS-V ROCKS

thebigjimsho
02-08-05, 11:34 PM
This isn't meant as an STS bash, it just isn't my kind of sedan. One last thing... thank you Cadillac and GM for making a car like the CTS-V!
The CTS-V ROCKS
Don't forget to read the fine print!

StealthV
02-09-05, 12:12 AM
...and I couldn't break the tires loose, no matter what

Finally, no wheel hop! :)

Fred STS
02-16-05, 05:46 PM
Of course the V has more power and less weight, but I can put down a little rubber with my V8 STS RWD, about 50'. No way would I want a stick. I'm OK with my STS.

Fred STS

Geno
02-16-05, 06:35 PM
... One last thing... thank you Cadillac and GM for making a car like the CTS-V!
The CTS-V ROCKS

Yah Dat! :bouncy:
I'm older than 90% of the V members on this forum and have never owned a GM product until my 2002 Z06, I'm a believer now. The CTS-V Rocks and Rolls. I love the power of the push rod LS6, the manual tranny, the looks...I just love this car!!!

PS:
GM, if you are reading this, we could always use a little more power.:yup:

lawfive
02-16-05, 06:40 PM
PS:
GM, if you are reading this, we could always use a little more power.:yup:

... and a way to transfer it all to planet Earth when we launch.

CTSV05
02-17-05, 12:08 AM
The STS is a nice car.....for your traditional Caddy buyers. But our beloved V, allows us to experience Class, Comfort, and Balls Out Performance, much more my style Caddy!