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    Yeah an the CTS v sport is rwd only. Go figure. This defeating the purpose of the V series.


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    Re: How are your STS's holding up?

    Yeah that was weird to me and I have a feeling that the v sport will eventually get awd. Otherwise cadillac is leaving the midsize awd luxury sedan with the increased power (550xi xdrive whatever the hell and mb e550 4 matic) market alone. Which if you're from the northeast, you'll see is a pretty big market. I think overall the take rate for awd on these cars is about half. Read it somewhere. If you're from the south and this seems impossible to you, relax. I never saw RWD sedans (awd option not ticked) until I left ny.

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    By the way you might change your mind about the new cts when you see it in person. I'm thinking its gonna have some beautiful proportions. Proportions that the xts can't come close to matching.

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    Re: How are your STS's holding up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    I feel that the STS has a lower interior build quality of cadillacs of the past (comparing to 2000-2005 Deville/Seville) so this makes for some interior noise issues.
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    agreed

    low points..IMO..being the door panels and the glove box door

    They feel like something that would be on a car that is half the sticker of the STS

    The interior finishes of my 02 STS( and room) was far higher than on the 05


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    You can thank bob lutz for rushing the sts to market. Otherwise we would of had the sls style interior here in the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnne

    agreed

    low points..IMO..being the door panels and the glove box door

    They feel like something that would be on a car that is half the sticker of the STS

    The interior finishes of my 02 STS( and room) was far higher than on the 05

    Warren
    Agreed, my 2001 STS was of much better build quality...And to the glove box...EVERYTHING ABOUT IT SUCKS! My CTS had the same stupid one...I hate it.

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    Re: How are your STS's holding up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio View Post
    Yeah that was weird to me and I have a feeling that the v sport will eventually get awd. Otherwise cadillac is leaving the midsize awd luxury sedan with the increased power (550xi xdrive whatever the hell and mb e550 4 matic) market alone. Which if you're from the northeast, you'll see is a pretty big market. I think overall the take rate for awd on these cars is about half. Read it somewhere. If you're from the south and this seems impossible to you, relax. I never saw RWD sedans (awd option not ticked) until I left ny.

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    By the way you might change your mind about the new cts when you see it in person. I'm thinking its gonna have some beautiful proportions. Proportions that the xts can't come close to matching.

    you are forgetting the Lexus mid size luxury in your line up with the BMW and Benz

    IMO...there is a buyer who demands a V8 in a BMW/Benz demographic....shown by example of the significant amount of V8's of both models I see driving around
    the Lexus seems to be 80-90% V6 variants...which makes me assure their demographic doesn't care as much
    The last few years of the V8 STS were scarce compared to the V6...so that makes me think the Caddy demographic didnt demand a V8 either

    I highly doubt GM is going to engineer a new high performance V8 to compete in the luxury market and they know the northstar had gotten really long on tooth vs the competition

    On another the germans still have higher performance 2WD( limited availability) models with twin turbo V8's for their M5 and E55( E65?) mid size performance variants


    Warren

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    You can thank bob lutz for rushing the sts to market. Otherwise we would of had the sls style interior here in the states.
    Thanks Bob.... :-/

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    Re: How are your STS's holding up?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    You can thank bob lutz for rushing the sts to market. Otherwise we would of had the sls style interior here in the states.
    yes...without an all new cutting edge V8 and at least a 6 speed trans that all the competition had at the time


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