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    STS in Car and Driver

    They liked it, they really liked it!! Now, if I only had some money left after buying the SRX......

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    Re: STS in Car and Driver

    Mine has not yet arrived - what were their 0-60 and SS 1/4?
    RWD loaded, I presume?
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    Loaded. Every option except the sunroof.


    6.0 and 14.6 $47,494 base price. $62,215 as tested.

    The most expensive option was the 1SG sport package at almost $8700. The car was black. It looked hot.

    When the V model comes out, it will be an animal. Cadillac can finally compete with the imports. They just need to overcome the bad reputation. I am blown away by my SRX every time I drive it, but I still love my 94 DeVille.

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    Does the V8 RWD model have the gas guzzler tax like the AWD?

    If it does, is that included in the MSRP?

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    Re: STS in Car and Driver

    No mention of the tax. The car is rated at 17/26.

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    Thanks for posting the performance #s.
    14.6 (at high 90s, I expect) makes more sense to me than these #s:

    from MT:


    0-60: 6.0

    Quarter: 14.2 at 97.5

    At 14.2, I'd expect a trap speed over 100.

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    Re: STS in Car and Driver

    17/26 is not bad at all for a big AWD car like that. Shoot that is almost worth going for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rueben44
    17/26 is not bad at all for a big AWD car like that. Shoot that is almost worth going for.
    I believe that the 17 / 26 (mfr est) is for the RWD version - I have not yet seen even a mfr est for the AWD version - that has a gas guzzler tax applied.

    - Ray
    Wondering exactly how much the AWD version's additional weight and mechanical drag hurt real world MPG . . .

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    that price is a little scary to me. that puts it in direct competition with some really good cars. and the cadillac has little or no edge on them in features. My LS430 with almost the exact same features of the STS was 62 sticker and I paid ~58.

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    Re: STS in Car and Driver

    Also 3 across seating is doubtful in the STS and the trunk is noticeably smaller also.
    The Lexus does better on both counts, although my LS400 was one of the most boring cars I have ever driven.

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    Yeah, the STS should easily outhandle my LS, even with my so-called sport suspension. I just think at that price point the LS is a way better value. Time will tell, hope im wrong.

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    Re: STS in Car and Driver

    From what I've read about the new STS, it is not only a great luxury sadan but also an outstanding sports sadan. It's styling is not copied or variation of some other brand. That's what makes the car better than any Lexus. Those cars are generic copies of Benz cars and they don't compete with bimmer driving dynamics. I think Cadillac has something truely different with the new STS. By the way I drive a Lexus GS400 with navi and trunk spoiler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlamike
    From what I've read about the new STS, it is not only a great luxury sadan but also an outstanding sports sadan. It's styling is not copied or variation of some other brand. That's what makes the car better than any Lexus. Those cars are generic copies of Benz cars and they don't compete with bimmer driving dynamics. I think Cadillac has something truely different with the new STS. By the way I drive a Lexus GS400 with navi and trunk spoiler.
    ......well then, maybe we can get you in to a Cadillac soon?.....

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    If the STS lives up to the hype, I will diffinitely be in a new Caddy soon. Although I'am also considering an Audi A6 V8.

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