This past weekend I was in Dwn Twn ATL and saw a silver STS-V so I pulled up in my V next to his and said "you don't see this too often, two STS-Vs" he could hear me but could not make out what I was saying. He then asked me was mine a STS or CTS-V I was shocked!
i've only had mine for a little over a week so i'm still notitcing the details that make them different. they do look very similar. all my friends initially think mine has the ls motor, to which i respond "nah, this is an sts; not a cts" with an smirk.
Not if I was driving one ....for someone who hasn't seen one they look at the grill and think its a CTS-v. They don't know that STS comes in the V version, which is what I thought when I was looking to buy a new car and ended up getting this.
When my v is noticed it is always mistaken for the second gen cts-v. I don't even try and correct people anymore.
Before I even got my V, everyone thought my 06 STS was a C...now say it's a V and even C owners think it's a CTS-V. Although it doesn't have the 550hp, I love that only 2500 were made and 200 of those were exported to other countries. Oh well if we're the only people who know WTF kind of cars we have right?!?
I can identify any V at a glance. but I can't say the same for anyone else I meet. They all ask, "Is that the one with the Vette motor?" Then I have to explain, and they still don't get it. My STS-V turns heads, at the least, though.
It's good to be able to identify different V's quickly. Don't want to get in a tangle with a CTS-V2.
Same goes with any car really... Clone V's are easy to spot, clone Cobra Mustangs, Wanna be SS Camaro's ect. I am a car guy, I know the diff between a V6 charger with SRT badges and a real SRT... HA HA HA!
When I first brought my V to work, one of my coworkers read the supercharged badge on the door and said "it's got one of those alternator looking things on it that makes it fast?" " What speed can you turn it on?" Makes you wonder how some people make it so far in life....
Great thread, youknooow! It's interesting to read about the features you all use to distinguish between the STS-V and the CTS-V, and I'm going to document the price feedback where the appropriate GM teams can view it.
If you ever have additional STS-V feedback you would like me to document, feel free to private message me anytime!