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Cadillac STS-V Series Forum Discussion, So who is really serious about buying one of these cars? in Cadillac V-Series Forums; Originally Posted by Dooman I do not think buyers of the STS-V are the typical, chat-room crowd we have here.. ...
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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooman
    I do not think buyers of the STS-V are the typical, chat-room crowd we have here.. They will not answer, and probably have never seen this site..
    ...my thoughts exactly

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckdobbins
    ...my thoughts exactly
    I resent that remark.

    I will own one shortly after the release!

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    I am serious about buying an STS V. Others must be too. I placed a reservation deposit at my dealer in the begining of February. I was third on the list.

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    I am def interested in buying the STS V... I own the 05 STS V8 and a 03 E500 MBZ.. Both modded with many aftermartket parts .. The only thing that might stop me from the STS V is how much out of pocket im going to come when i trade the E500 for the CLS 500 or maybe even CLS 55

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    They will hit you two times when you trade a Mercedes for a Mercedes. The Euro rise is really making the new ones much more expensive. Mercedes is trying to hide that by making everything an option. Their problems with the E class has resulted in very high deprication.

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    I said that after reading some of the EARLY CTSV postings and STS postings.. Seems the MOD crowd is only interested in the LS engines with Manual trans.. A LOT have come up the lines from Camaro, Impala, V8 lines and now have extra $$ to spend aftermarket.. It is fun, I do it too. BUT not starting with a Northstar and over $70k..

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdar
    I'm 6'2" and I found the STS to have more leg room that most cars. It is one of the few cars made that I do not need to have the seat at the end of the seat rails to be confortable. Much more room that say a Escalade
    Coming from a guy who has both of these cars in his driveway, I'd say youre crazy!

    I think it does have more legroom than most cars, but not more than the escalade. I'm 6 feet tall, and I feel more comfortable in the escalade than in the STS honestly. Then again, the ESV is a house on wheels, and I don't think I can bare to drive that thing around everyday.

    The Escalade also has ALOT more shoulder room and headroom, which is something i value more than legroom (Im a big guy)

    Oh, and I'm not considering buying one of these anytime soon. $70k is way out of budget and i just signed a four lease on this one like two months ago...

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    I saw the car at the Detroit auto show and was impressed, but it will take alot to get me out of my CTS-V. The STS may be just one size too large. :coolgleam

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    Lord willing I will get one in a couple of years if the price is right. Around what you would pay for a fully loaded sts w/awd and adaptive cruise control. That would be cool. If the pricing is more than the bmw m5, I love the car but I don't think it will sale well.

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    I will probably pick up a used one, 2010-2012 being a realistic timeframe.

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me
    At 70k, id much rather own a lightly used E55AMG, which is already producing a prodigous 469hp before any modification.
    Before any modification? The STS-V makes that power before any modification too in case you didn't know

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    But the STS is heavier and has less torque.

    I am actually surprised that there is not a lot interest in the STS-V.
    I guess it is just a price point issue.
    This is why GM need to get the MSRP right.

    TheCTS-V is attainable for alot of guys because you can get one in the mid 40's.

    The STS-V will be a bout 20K more.

    i chose not to get a V because of the back seat room.

    I bought a 34K V6 SRX and a '04 GTO M6 for 26.5K, I have 60.5K in them and
    have 2 cars with completely different personalities at my disposal.

    My GTO is almost as fast as a V and I have more backseat legroom in the SRX than even the STS, plus all of the carrying capacity.

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by b4z
    I am actually surprised that there is not a lot interest in the STS-V.
    I guess it is just a price point issue.
    This is why GM need to get the MSRP right.
    I guess you're judging the interest level by this forum? That might be a good indicator, but I wouldn't draw too many conclusions from it.
    The STS-V and XLR-V buyers will be pretty unique individuals. There certainly are easier status symbols to buy for the money. And there certainly are faster cars on the road. Most of them will probably be REAL car guys who know EXACTLY what they're buying. Having said that, the exteme styling of the XLR and the V version is enough to make a complete newbie, or somebody who's never dreamed of owning a Caddy, drool and buy.
    IMHO...

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by davesdeville
    I will probably pick up a used one, 2010-2012 being a realistic timeframe.
    Exactly DAVE, wait for good ole depreciation (sorry new car owners) to take effect.

    That time frame is truly realistic if not funny.

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    Re: So who is really serious about buying one of these cars?

    Keep in mind I'm 17. So being able to afford one in 5-7 years is actually pretty optimistic considering I'm going to have to spend a lot on flight school before I buy a newer car. My ETC damn well better last until then too.

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