Interesting. Hanging around here people would have you believe that the STS is a Dud and that dealers can't give them away.
The 2005 model year has been excellent for new entries into the automobile market. Here's a look at the hottest of the hot:
Here's what they said of the Cadillac, it was behind the ChryCo's 300, Magnum, and Honda's Accord Hybrid.
The 2005 Cadillac STS is a four-door, five-passenger luxury sedan, or luxury sports sedan, available in two trims, the V6 and the V8. The V6 is equipped with a standard 3.6-liter, V6, 255-horsepower engine that achieves 17 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway.
The V8 is equipped with a standard 4.6-liter, V8, 320-horsepower engine that gets 17 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway. A five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both. MSRP is $40,525 for the V6 and $47,025 for the V8.
According to Cadillac spokesperson Deborah Silverman, dealers sold 3,240 units in December. The STS made its debut in November. Days-to-turn for the STS is 29 nationwide, but some dealers are selling them almost as soon as they are delivered.
"We have waiting lists for the top of the top-of-the-line STS V8," says Tony Catalfo, sales manager at Ed Morse's Bayview Cadillac in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Nationwide, the STS's days-to-turn is a vigorous 29 days, but Catalfo says it's only 15 at his South Florida dealership.
By the way, the industry average for all cars is 66 days-to-turn.