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    Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    I brought my Lexus GS400 into the Cadillac dealer. I'm supposed to sign
    papers tomorrow to finalize the tradein and pickup my new car.

    It's black V8 with the luxury package of magnetic ride control
    and all that crap.

    Anyways. I think it is much slower than my lexus? 0-30 mph is what
    interests me.

    0-60 its already slower.

    maybe I should get a new GS 430.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    Since hp and 0-60 is your thing, perhaps you should be looking at a Mitsu Evolution? 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, and think of all the money you'll save.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    GS400 0-60 : approx. 6 seconds

    STS V8 0-60: 6 seconds


    ???

    maybe the sts is just smoother than the GS400

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    I think ill be picking up my new STS either way, but just wondering
    if it is even comparable to a GS400?

    Are they a totally different class? All the comparison online are to other cars.

    They're both 4 door sports sedans, so why havent they compared the gs and the sts online yhet?

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    anyone know the 0-30 mph comparisons?

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    The STS and GS400 are competitors ..

    cant find 0-30 right now for the lexus .. but the STS's is 2.3 sec.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    You wont find comparisions because the STS is a luxury sport sedan, and the GS is a luxury sedan.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    I did see it listed though- i forget what site it was :disappoin

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    Road and Track did a complete review of the STS when it came out, they break down acceleration from 0 all the way to 100.

    But honestly, if your looking for a 0.1 second difference to make up your mind about which car to buy, I personally think your crazy.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    I just went to their web site, it has the article but not the acceleration breakdown. I'll pull that out of my mag and post it tonite.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    its not about what car to buy.

    I already have a Gs400. I simply don't want to be convinced into
    buying this STS and have it be a downgrade for $68k

    it better be nice!
    man im excited though I think its way better than my lexus

    No all wheel drive though and I live in Minnesota, I should maybe
    wait for that

    when are the AWD available?

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    Lexus GS 400
    4.0L V8 300hp 310ft. lbs. torque
    0-60: 5.9 seconds
    1/4 mile: 14.5 @ 87.0 mph
    Top speed: 149 mph
    Braking, 60-0: 119 ft.
    SkidPad: 0.83g
    Slalom: 61.3 mph

    Cadillac STS
    4.6L V8 320hp 315ft. lbs. torque
    0-60: 5.9 seconds
    1/4 mile: 14.3 @ 97.5 mph
    Top speed: 155 mph
    Braking, 60-0: 120 ft.
    SkidPad: 0.81g
    Slalom: 62.3 mph

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    Depends on which gear ratio you have.
    I imagine the difference between a 2.73 geared STS and a 3.42 geared STS is probably .4-.5 secs 0-60, with most of that advanatge coming in the 0-30 mph range.
    Which gear ratio does your STS have?

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    Lexus GS430
    Length.................................189.2
    Width...................................70.9
    Height..................................55.9
    Wheelbase............................110.2
    Curb Weight.........................3715 lbs.


    Cadillac STS
    Length.................................196.3
    Width...................................72.6
    Height..................................57.6
    Wheelbase............................116.4
    Curb Weight..........................4026 lbs.

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    Re: Gs400 Vs 2005 Sts

    Don't forget that your STS isn't broken in yet. It's gonna take several thousand miles before it starts to make the power it's rated to produce. If it's a close battle between the STS and the GS with only a few miles on the STS's clock then there should be little contest once your Northstar is fully broken in.

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