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    Why you change STS in 2005?

    2004 STS looks pretty good
    2005 - bad

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    Was no STS in 2004- they only made the SLS, but that looked good too.

    Unfortunately not many agree....

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    hmm... maybe STS 2004 was only in Canada?
    for example
    http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/detai...4&vlotid=84878

    if this link not working go to www.autotrader.ca
    Cars->Search for Cars->Choose All of Ontario, Cadillac, STS, 2004-2004
    3 cars found with old style body.

    Anyways, Cadillac loosing price very quickly and 5 year old car looks optimal and i have lots of time to change my 1999 STS to 2004 STS in 2008-2009.

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    old style way better, u think we can convince GM to keep it? Nah thought not, but the STS "classic" would be something good, remember when they did it with the Range Rover?

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    I just test drove a 2005 STS last night.. It's really quite amazing.. It felt exactly like a 5-series BMW. While that's not exactly my cup of tea, the Germans don't have ANYTHING on Cadillac when it comes to suspension anymore...
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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    Canada received an STS for 2004. The U.S. did not.

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    I wish they would've made a RWD 98-04 Style Seville. I love the style so much better. I do like the new ones. But, I love my '98 more as far as styling.

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    Funny, I like the '94-'97 style myself, but, that didn't stop them from progressing with time. You know how GM does things. As soon as they get it right, they scrap it. The only real complaint I have with the current body, is it's non-agressive appearance. That is until the V-series came about. It still looks kind of bloated, but hey, got to leave some room for improvement, right?

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    New STS (2005) looks too much like the CTS (which does not even look much like a Cadillac anymore). The dash and interior of the 2005 STS look cheap when compared to the previous STS. The 98-04 Seville was superior in almost everyway to the one that replaced it (except being FWD).

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    Although the new STS is a great driving car and awd is the way to go, I have to agree with the body styling comment. The body line runing from front to rear goes too high towards the rear wheel well making the wheel itself look too small. Even with larger wheels the wheel well looks too small for the car. It borderlines the styling of a 'standard, company issue' car. Where's the love?

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    I like the new one much better. Thought the old style Seville STS was looking a bit dated. I think the new "STS" is one sharp-looking auto

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    The '05 is such a MASSIVE improvement, I don't even know how this can be debated. Finally, it isn't just a firmer riding FWD Deville with blockier styling, and is actually a legitimate, RWD/AWD, V6/V8 luxury sports sedan that can hang with the best of them from any continent, and not just get laughed at--like the last one used to, in comparisons.

    The '04 and before was a great car, but it didn't even come close to the level of the '05+. If you still can't get over it, go buy a new '06 DTS Performance package, which should be VERY much like an old Seville STS used to be, except in styling.

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me
    Canada received an STS for 2004. The U.S. did not.
    And Europe received too.

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    But doesn't it bother people that the new Seville and the CTS (cadillac's entry level car) look almost identical? As I said before the dash on the 05 has been really scaled down. What happened to the electroluminescent guages with the hide away digital speedometer?

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    Re: Why you change STS in 2005?

    Quote Originally Posted by caddycruiser
    The '05 is such a MASSIVE improvement, I don't even know how this can be debated. Finally, it isn't just a firmer riding FWD Deville with blockier styling, and is actually a legitimate, RWD/AWD, V6/V8 luxury sports sedan that can hang with the best of them from any continent, and not just get laughed at--like the last one used to, in comparisons.

    The '04 and before was a great car, but it didn't even come close to the level of the '05+. If you still can't get over it, go buy a new '06 DTS Performance package, which should be VERY much like an old Seville STS used to be, except in styling.
    Actually I believe that the Seville came out first on the new chassis in 1998 then the Deville followed when it was redesigned in 2000.

    The STS looks almost identical to the CTS, which is bad considering one is the top of the line and the other is an entry level sedan. The new STS also has plain looking instruments, where as the 04 had electroluminescent gauges with a cool little digital speedometer.

    Actually the 98-04 Seville was not laughed at in car magazines, it won many awards for its interior's design and technology.

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