Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, STS 2005: Reactions in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I can see what you mean about all the Cadillacs looking too similar, but to say the '05 STS looks ...
I can see what you mean about all the Cadillacs looking too similar, but to say the '05 STS looks like a CTS??? They are two very different cars. The CTS is sharp-edged and sporty while the STS is round-edged and luxurious. IMO, it is good for a company's line-up to look similar but not exact, witch Cadillac is doing.
I feel the 2005 design is nice, however I as well feel that the headlights are a factor that I do not prefer.
I was thinking of it, and I think that possibly, they should have incorporated the headlights similar to the current Seville models, as the newer headlights do give it that 'CTS' look.
Excuse my very crummy photoshop skills, but I tried to combine the 2005 model, with the current headlights, and I think if they DID do that, from the results, it would provide a redesigned model, but still have a little bit of that Seville look to it, and i would REALLY like that.
Oh well, gotta wait till the model is actually released until I can give my definite opinion.
we should at least see it in person before we know....in my opinion the cts isn't a very nice looking car in the pics, but i love it in person, pics don't even do the xlr enough justice! saw a red one about 2 months ago - cadillacs comming back in a big way, most of gm finally is.
I don't see whats wrong with Cadillac's makeing the new STS resemble the CTS yet enough of a differance , to seperate the two. It works for Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, and VW to an extent. Cadillac has a new unique style like it or not, it's catching on.
I just want to add that the BMW and M-B models posted are a lot more similar than the STS and CTS. In fact, there are many manufacturers with models more similar than the STS and CTS. I don't think that cars are that similar at all.
I hope to get a first-hand look sometime soon. The lady at work whose daughter is a manager at the Grand River plant said that her daughter brought a new STS home last weekend. I'm hoping for a drive - or at least a good look.
I think I'm just going to also have to see one in person, I can't really tell from photos. It does look close to the CTS, except the Acura TL type rocker panal side flares along the bottom of the doors. (assuming that is the STS) I would still like to see more distinction between the models, but I guess we have no choice. I personally don't care if Mercedes, etc. has similar-looking clones among the models, I like a little more distinction and variety among a line. Why does Cadillac have to "jump in the river" if everyone else does? I like the styling of the CTS, ON the CTS. I don't really want to see a CTS-looking Deville either.