We are presently on our third Seville SLS. We first had a 1992, then a 1997, and now a 2002 with 83,000 miles. All have been wonderful cars with V8's that I love. We live in a rural area and have a steep uphill driveway into the garage, so have relied on front wheel drive cars. Now, in looking to possibly upgrade, we see that the STS and CTS are RWD or the optional AWD. AWD sounds like out best option and in reading the forums, it appears that popular wisdom is to avoid the V6 STS. Also in reading the CTS forum, it seems that many have had problems with vibration that is felt in the steering wheel that may be related to the drive train, so I don't want anything to do with that. I have had very good luck in the last few years doing searches on autotrader.com, but when I do a search for STS's with AWD, all I see are V6's. Are the V8 STS4's that rare? Would you all agree to avoid the V6? One that recently piqued my interest was a 2007 AWD V6 with under 30k miles. Looked good until I started researching the forum and found all the negative comments about the V6.
BTW, I was interested in AWD because, even though we have gotten by for years with FWD at our location, I am not getting any younger and would like to avoid any snow shoveling if possible.