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    Re: Thinking of buying an STS V. I need advice please!

    The interior on that 07 in the link is all original, my 06 has the aluminum bit on the passenger side where the V logo is. Looks like a pretty nice all stock V to me.

    I average around 14-15 MPG, lots of in town driving. 22 on highway driving.

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    Re: Thinking of buying an STS V. I need advice please!

    Yeah you could change the v logo to the sts and vice versa. I saw a diagram of the dash and that itself was a part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio
    Someone on the forums has the all aluminum interior.

    Check this out. http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f...ll-pass-12895/

    Looks like someone might have grabbed a piece off a car with that interior
    Sts v6 1sa got all aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio
    Believe me I drive like a complete a hole. I don't baby the car. 16 is probably a good estimate.

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    The pic of the center console. Look down at the stitching below the start button that goes down vertically and meets the horizontal portion of the console. There seems to be some extracurricular activity going on with that stitching.

    Also, on the 2006-7, is that trim piece on the passenger side around the v logo not supposed to be the wood? Looks like the "aluminum" trim from base Sts. Is that right for this car or was it changed out.
    06-07 v got a full wood radio bezel and ash tray they however got a carbon fiber effect dash strip. Similar but not the same as the aluminum one used on the base 1sa.

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    Re: Thinking of buying an STS V. I need advice please!

    You guys are awesome. I hadn't noticed some of the details you mentioned. Very interesting that the strip on the passenger side is aluminum. You're right, it does't look right. It would look much better if it was matching wood trim.

    Ludacrisvp - The driver seat does have some wear, but initally it looked like normal wear to me from what I'm used to. I had a corvette before and the leather seats in those are terrible. The leather starts cracking early in those. I'll take a second look at the seat. Thanks!

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    Re: Thinking of buying an STS V. I need advice please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio View Post
    Where do you live? Where are you driving? Interstates? Big city? Little city?


    On the interstate I get 22-23. In Fayetteville I get about 16. Fayetteville is a smaller city. You get up to around 45-50 and you have lights. Long lights which doesn't help. Then in NYC I get 9-11 mpg.
    As Guy mentioned, it's all in where you drive.

    I drive a 100 mile a day commute, 70 miles highway, 30 miles in light city traffic most of the time. I averaged about 18.5 mpg on winter gas in all stock form using premium 93. Funny thing was it only got about 2 mpg more than my Escalade on the same commute. LOL.

    I don't drive my V hard (I must be getting old), so I tried midgrade 89 gas and picked up about 1.5-2 mpg more. Then I changed the too quiet stock mufflers out to Gibsons and picked up about another 2 mpg (stock really seems restrictive). On summer midgrade gas I'm up around 23.5 mpg average on that same commute now, winter gas about 22 mpg. I do put in a tank of 93 about every 10 fill ups and flog it a little bit to blow out the cobwebs though. I keep track of my mileage pretty consistently as I only make one or two trips in the V a month that aren't work commutes. When I'm home on the weekends or need to do any shopping I take the Escalade so the V is very consistent in her use patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaminofaV View Post
    You guys are awesome. I hadn't noticed some of the details you mentioned. Very interesting that the strip on the passenger side is aluminum. You're right, it does't look right. It would look much better if it was matching wood trim.

    Ludacrisvp - The driver seat does have some wear, but initally it looked like normal wear to me from what I'm used to. I had a corvette before and the leather seats in those are terrible. The leather starts cracking early in those. I'll take a second look at the seat. Thanks!
    I don't know, I kinda like the aluminum trim. I've seen quite a few interiors and at times it seems they go overboard with too much wood. With the V being a sporty model, I like the little bit of difference there.

    I also have an S-Line Audi A6 and IMO it has too much wood on the interior. I've seen the S6 with it's carbon fiber trim and on something sporty I prefer that look over the wood.

    Also, about the seats. GM is getting better at it but they still don't use a high quality leather. Like you I've owned Corvettes and both of them had leather cracking issues at around 3 years old. My current 96 has fared better than my first one but I attribute that to the fact that she's a garage queen most of the time. The V does have an upgraded interior so I think it will last a little better than the stock STS. It does seem hit and miss though. My 03 STS had a near perfect interior at 9 years old and 90K miles, my 05 Escalade is also holding up pretty nice. On my vehicles though I tend to be a little more careful and lift myself off the seat to get out rather than drag myself across them. On the V though it is a bit more cramped on exiting so it is showing some wear at 95K miles now, holding up much better than the leather on my 94 or 98 ETCs did.

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