Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, OT: Where to rent something interesting? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Some people have mentioned having rented STS's in the past. I'm curious, where???
I have a trip to Florida coming ...
Some people have mentioned having rented STS's in the past. I'm curious, where???
I have a trip to Florida coming up, and I'd like something fun to drive. I might score a new impala at some of these places I guess, but is there something I'm missing where "car people" go to rent something fun?
Tempted to ship my car down on a train or something, lol
Xts had decent power. The v sport I'm sure would be a huge difference. I'm thinking the vsport won't be quite as quick as the sts-v but it may come close.
I love how the xts looks from the a pillars and back. But from a lot of angles, especially a side shot, the xts looks downright strange. It's the FWD proportions. The car's elegant look is spoiled by the short hood and front wheel not pushed out front far enough. The xts truly was a Dts replacement, not a sts/Dts replacement.
We were up in Cornwall ny which is up by West Point. Very mountainous area, very fun roads. And we really played with the xts on those roads. It was an xts4 we rented by the way. Anyway, it was quite fun in the twisties.
Features are great. Voice recognition is on point. Spend a couple of days with cue and it's great. Interior materials are nice.
I just can't get over those proportions.
I think the cts vsport is more worthy of a replacement. The cts vsport has already logged a nurburg ring time of I believe 9 seconds better than the cts-v 1. I think that car would be the way to go ice the xts vsport. But I won't be replacing my sts-v with that car. I already know that my car will be placed by the STS-V II, or as GM will call it, the CTS-V III. I've always wanted more power and I still plan to mod. I've test driven the cts-v 2nd gen and besides the power and the fact that you can get it with a manual, it fell short. It's the reason I don't drive one today. I did a whole thread on the sts-v forum. It was sts-v vs cts-v 2 or something along those lines.
Anyway, I personally don't believe its a worthy replacement but that's just me. I do think its a great car though. I believe You'd be better off in the cts vsport or cts v 3rd gen though.
Hey, thanks for the nice write up. I tend to agree with you about looks of the XTS. Sometimes I think it looks good and other times, not too much.
The interior is quite nice. I haven't driven one, but sat and messed with the Cue for about a half hour once at the dealer.
I'm in no hurry, but like to have a plan for when the day comes. My problem is I just can't stand small cars. The STS is just about right, but maybe even a tad small. I think even the Gen 3 CTS is going to be too small inside. They hardly made it any bigger inside than the Gen 2 and I would never have one of those.
Recently screwed by the "You scratched our three-year-old car" game, I would caution you to buy the extortionist damage waiver or take detailed photos and video before leaving the lot, and mark every little thing down on the rental form. This happened to me at Enterprise Rentals. I know this situation happens every day, but it stings when it's your turn to be the stuckee. My bad for trusting the pleasant lady who said not to worry about little dings. You've been warned.
Having said that, I'd love to rent a CTS-V for a day, but would have to settle for a CTS or XTS.