Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, 2008 STS Premium Certified Cadillac - Worth in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hello STS members, I'm coming over from the Catera forum, as I have 2001 Catera Sport with 112k miles and ...
Hello STS members, I'm coming over from the Catera forum, as I have 2001 Catera Sport with 112k miles and thinking it's time to move on to my next Caddy. Found a one owner, 2008 Certified STS Premium SC/1 RWD with 28k miles, 6cycl DI. Certified til April 2014. Never having owned an STS, would appreciate your expert opinion on what would be a fair price? I know from owning a Catera most owners would tell prospective owners to tread lightly and be patient, since Cadillac pretty much dis-owned the Catera.
What things should I keep in mind with a used 2008 STS. I see from reliablity ratings, the engine is an issue, something about timing belt.
Want to stay in the Cadillac Family, and would appreciate if I got a quick and concise lay of the land with STS ownership. Thank you in advance
Thanks for the feedback. Looks like 1/SC is the way to go for the V6 DI, (the Luxury Performance)
Prefer the V6 DI for gas mileage, but I think the 1/SF is for the 8 cyl and the 1/SG are for the pre-2008 models in V8. The Luxury Premium 1/SC includes the items in 1/SF and comes with the 18" wheels, performance brakes, ZF steering, lane departure and every other option. It seems it's the top of line, minus the 4AWD. http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...c-1sd-1sf.html
The sticker on the vehicle I am looking at lists the following
1SG's were the top trim level through 2010 when the N* was discontinued. 1SC's are nice but a step down IMHO. Platinum editions got a couple of goodies but deleted available of others (more luxury than sport). You can tell my opinion by my cars.
HID headlights & washers, HUD Display, adaptive cruise control, more leather & wood trim, heated wood-trimed steering, cooled tuscany leather seats, magnetic ride control, intellebeam, upgraded tires, wheels, brakes & cooling system, 18" polished wheels are some of the options included and/or only available as one climbs the ladder of trim level. In later years, Cadillac relaxed many of the prerequisites.
A dealer can print a build sheet from the VIN. Each option is represented by an RPO code. These codes can be found printed on a label on the spare tire cover. There's a website that decodes them. Anybody got the link handy?