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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    The Lexus probably holds its value better than any Cadillac. However, I usually don't let that stop me.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    GS's are a dime a dozen... Anyone without bad credit and a pay check from McDonalds has one.
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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    and anyone with bad credit, er GOOD and a McDonald's check can't loan a 2005 STS?

    laugh

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    The performance numbers are admittedly close between these two.

    The STS is clearly the winner in design. Lexus' are very bland looking to me and blend into much of what is on the road. No one will mistake the STS for anything but a Cadillac. Even the interior seems uninspiring in the GS. I would be hard pressed to part with that kind of money for a car that is 'just more of the same'.

    If you want performance from your luxury car, I would suggest holding out until next summer when the V version of the STS comes out. No Lexus in the world will be able to touch that one.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    You should know better than to ask Cadillac people wheter Lexus or Cadillac is better . You should wait for the AWD if your driving in the winter,otherwise good tires and the cars limited slip differential will keep you on the road in rain, oh and trac control and stabilitrack. Some people like me put their good cars away fro winter.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    too late I already got my 05 sts

    no all wheel drive.
    Ill drive my DENALI in the snow I guess.

    Hate to say it guys, but the LEXUS does have some notable better qualities.

    Its not even something I could describe in words very well.

    My lexus was just smoother, quieter on acceleration. I can hear/feel the STS shifting. My GS seemed like it looked, ROUND and smooth.

    I think I like the STS better though. but not for drive quality The STS
    is rough around the edges compared to my GS I traded in.

    It's like trading in a skinny hot girl, for a busty hot girl rough around the edges...

    or something. LAUGH!

    However I'm american and not japanese, and in the end the cadillac will suit me better.

    LEXUS needs to update their car offerings if they dont want american companies dipping into their market share.

    Regardless of anything the 05 sts is one hot car and nobody in their right mind could complain about owning one.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts



    Now, could you share any pictures then? Need some inspiration here... not many members know what they look like in real life and plus.. any car looks better in the driveway :coolgleam

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    From the reviews I read on the STS the trany was uber smooth, they said you couldnt feel it go into overdrive.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuawk
    and anyone with bad credit, er GOOD and a McDonald's check can't loan a 2005 STS?

    laugh
    Don't laugh, Joshua. Because I'm absolutely correct. You can get a 1998 GS400 for $16,000.00. Not anyone without bad credit and a paycheck from McDonalds can get a $41,000.00 Cadillac STS... So you're now driving a car that you wont see everywhere on the road. In fact, you should really be one of the first in your area to have an STS. I haven't seen one yet...

    At any cost.. I've always been a big fan of Lexus... They do make really great automobiles...

    Otherwise, Cadillac is more into performance these days. The ride isn't going to be as smooth as it used to be. Lexus is really well-known for the soft, quiet rides - especially with the ES and LS.. It's really the ultimate in luxury, if you ask me. Something Cadillac used to be. Nowadays, Cadillac is going more towards BMW (The ultimate in Luxury/Sport) - I think Lexus is going more towards Mercedes... They're two very different types of vehicles...
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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    Not a bad observation Sal, there is exception though for the DeVille. I have only seen on GS400/430 on the road, it looked pretty good. The reason there is a litte engine sound in the STS is cause it has to fullfill that sport part of the sport/luxury. Sports cars have to have a little engine roar.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    You've only seen one GS? Damn.. They're very popular in New York - but when I came here, West Palm Beach, my God! They're everywhere!
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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    I saw it when I was in Seattle for 2 days. Haven't seen any in spokane either nor in the "wheel deals" used car thingy. I guess there may be some at the dealership there.
    I did see 22 VW Passats In seattle and lots of town cars a few more than I saw DeVilles. Seattle is mainly a BMW city though lots of nice used 7's and 5's.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    there is always 2 gs, 1 tl, 2 7 series, 2 x5s, 1 escalade w/23 at work...

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    Ive driven a new STS v8, and I couldnt feel it shift unless it was shifting while WOT. Thats a part of what I found so amazing, that if you werent looking at the tech. you wouldnt even know it shifted gears.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    Quote Originally Posted by Slick V
    Ive driven a new STS v8, and I couldnt feel it shift unless it was shifting while WOT. Thats a part of what I found so amazing, that if you werent looking at the tech. you wouldnt even know it shifted gears.

    The STS uses the same 5 speed Hydramatic I had in my CTS, and that is one fine transmission. Very smooth shifting. I drove a V8 pwered RWD STS a few weeks ago, and was impressed with it's performance. Very quick, very solid car. Cadillac finally did an interior that at least approaches Lexus plushness too.

    I decided I needed 4wd here in wisconsin though, and I only have one vehicle, so no Denali to drive in the snow.
    I still havn't heard when the awd STS will start arriving in showrooms.

    I drove a Lexus LS430 a month or so ago, and man oh man was that a smooth quiet ride. No awd , and kinda bland exterior styling. Interior was gorgeous. It didn't have the handling capabilities of the STS I drove though.

    Lexus does do something that makes their vehicles much quieter inside then any others. The STS is the quietest caddy I ever drove, but not quite up to LS levels in that regard.

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