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    Re: Looking to purchase a 05-08 sts, motor questions?

    05 N*, just flipped 100k. bought it 3yrs ago, with 39k miles. just came back from our third trip to florida with it. 25mpg average, doing 70-80mph. did get 27-28 at one point, at 60-65mph. i'd get the 8!

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    Re: Looking to purchase a 05-08 sts, motor questions?

    Get the N*

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    Re: Looking to purchase a 05-08 sts, motor questions?

    Yet another vote for the N*.

    I owned a 04 CTS 3.6L for a year, it had some good power but wasn't enough.

    Also test drove a 2005 STS with that same 3.6L and it felt under powered to me as well so when I bought my 06 I wasn't settling for anything but the V8....Love it!

    My N* doesn't use a drop of oil and hasn't had any major issues since I got her with 71k on the clock. All I've replaced under the hood is the waterpump (extended warranty), starter (extended warranty), and a motor mount (out of pocket).
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    Re: Looking to purchase a 05-08 sts, motor questions?

    Hello, I have a 2005 STS, I love my car but I had to find out the hard way that at least the v6 (great engine ) has a bad problem of the camshaft gets loose and eventually destroys the engine. I had to put in a complete engine. I was told by the dealership that did the work about the engine problem. other than that It's a great car.

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    Re: Looking to purchase a 05-08 sts, motor questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by caddyman72 View Post
    Hello, I have a 2005 STS, I love my car but I had to find out the hard way that at least the v6 (great engine ) has a bad problem of the camshaft gets loose and eventually destroys the engine. I had to put in a complete engine. I was told by the dealership that did the work about the engine problem. other than that It's a great car.
    Sounds like you got a factory dud, you say the same thing in every post you make. I have 137 on the clock and I bought it at 17 on the clock, never replaced any engine internals!

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