Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Considering 2009 3.6DI STS 4 in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; anything to look out for? Ive owned a 05 cts rwd, 08 CTS AWD and Escalades. Any trouble spots on ...
Without the NAV/Bose you're probably looking at a relatively base package. 'Everything' would include the Heads Up Display on the windshield and Automatic Cruise Control (radar based to adjust your speed while cruise is engaged).
I have a 2006 awd. I love it and it has performed relatively flawlessly. I thought I would be happy with a base package (no nav) because I had read on this forum that they were difficult to use and many folks didn't like them compaired to their Garmins. For I while I used that as my rational to get an sts without nav figuring I could save a buck! I eventually stumbled on the car I currently own. It had nav and it was a deal I was very, very comfortable with. Anyways, I love the nav. I'm very much glad I bought it and that have it! No regrets.
Long of the short .... make sure you get what you want, particularly if you plan on keepin the car for any period of time.
Besides the nav, which i can add myself, what other options doesnt this have? The upgraded bose system and the 2 or 3 things someone else listed up there. I dont have to have everything in it, I would add nav, and HIDs but thats it. It has the heated/cooled seats, AWD and wood trim which are the few things i wanted.
The STS interior looks terrible without the nav. I could live without the sunroof, but not the nav. After owning a 2005 STS with the 1sg, which I really enjoyed I could never imagine owning another one without every option that I had in mine.
I have the same car. (Chicago) 2009 sts4 black ice with the v6. It has the roof and navi but no acc. Got mine 8 months ago and paid $23,000 for it with 33k on it and the remainder of warranty. As for the car nothing major wrong and its a good car. Its for my wife and she loves it. Engine is under powered. I miss a V-8 under the hood. That's my only complaint. But wife loves it and the black ice is not black, more metallic gray but I love the color.
Well of course it's underpowered compared to a v8...... and it's underpowered compared to a v12 and a v16. How does it compare to a v6?
I have the v6 and have driven many v8. Yes, it has two less cylinders. But to suggest it's underpowered might not be quite accurate. As far as a v6 is concerned, I suggest its adequately powered. I test drove a couple of v8's and yes, they had two extra cylinders and at the top end, were noticeably different. With my driving habits, I might as well own a 4 wheel drive in Florida. I'm very happy with the power my v6 affords..... and it's not even the direct injection v6. With that said, I'm no less of a man nor did my penis just shrink because I admit to driving and liking the v6 in my sts! .... can ya say "penis" on this forum?
When I said under powered I mean in the torque department. As for penis size, has nothing to do with it. Some drive civics and others drive monster trucks. Whatever floats your boat. Just saying that it drives like a v6 eventhough has 305 hp. Just kind of blah after driving the car for a small period of time.
Also mpg if that matters is about 21 70% city 30% highway
Sorry, noticed phone keeps spacing under powered. Don't know why