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How would/could I go about obtaining a new 2004 Seville STS? Freely available in Canada, but technicly NOT available here, in New Jersey. If I could order it to MY specs, with MY options in MY color (Red) with MY interior (Black) ~ I could sell my new '03 Town Car Cartier Limited to a friend for good money. A SLS (available here in the USA) would not do. I would want a STS. Anybody know W*H*O to contact at Cadillac? String puller????
 

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Just curious, since the 04 SLS's now look identical to the STS, would you really go through the hassle for 25hp? Some people like the SLS engine better anyway because of its higher gearing
 

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I could order an STS for you, just the way you want it. The Cadi dealer is only 15 min from my house.
 

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Brett come on now thats not true. Their is lots of little nuances between the two that at least I find important. The STS premium has Xenon lights for example which you cant get period in any SLS. As far as I know STS also is the only way to get the sporty lower moldings, the 17" Chrome alloy spokes, and a few other benefits. I will admit the SLS gets Bose audio this year, and the option for Navigation, but there are still enough differences coupled WITH the 25hp to make the STS worth jumping on. Thats my opinion anyway.
 

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Playdrv4me said:
Brett come on now thats not true. Their is lots of little nuances between the two that at least I find important. The STS premium has Xenon lights for example which you cant get period in any SLS. As far as I know STS also is the only way to get the sporty lower moldings, the 17" Chrome alloy spokes, and a few other benefits. I will admit the SLS gets Bose audio this year, and the option for Navigation, but there are still enough differences coupled WITH the 25hp to make the STS worth jumping on. Thats my opinion anyway.
Since there is no US STS I cant really say that I know the exact differences, but i can tell you the 04 SLS has the lower moulding and fog lights now. To be honest I find it strange that Canada has an STS at all, GM seems pretty clear in this "world"(not US) press release that there are no STS's:

For Release: June 1, 2003

CADILLAC SLS TO BE SOLE SEVILLE IN 2004

The 2004 model year is one of transition for Seville. In May 2003, Cadillac discontinues the STS model to make way for the all-new Sigma-architecture based 2005 STS performance sedan, which begins production in summer 2004.

As a result, the only Seville for the 2004 model year will be the SLS, which will be unchanged from the 2003 version and also will end production in December 2003. In addition, Cadillac will retire the Seville nameplate after the SLS ends production.

The Seville build-out strategy lays the foundation for a seamless launch of the all-new STS, and is a key component of Cadillac's overall strategy to re-establish its luxury and performance credentials.

"We've discontinued the STS for two primary reasons consistent with market demand," said Susan Docherty, Seville marketing manager. "First, when a product nears the end of its lifecycle, consumers tend to buy the lower-priced entry for the best value. The SLS is the best choice for those consumers. Second, our dealers asked us to simplify the model choices and available packages to help them clear inventories before the 2005 STS arrives."

The 2005 STS will be built at the Lansing Grand River Assembly in Lansing, Mich., and will continue as the global performance luxury flagship at Cadillac and GM. It will offer Magnetic Ride Control and a number of other technologically advanced features.

2004 SLS design and technology
The artfully styled Seville SLS received a fresh exterior look in 2003. Technological features include StabiliTrak, OnStar, Rainsense windshield wiper system, Bose stereo, optional advanced navigation system, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, front- and side-impact air bags, power-tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and XM Satellite Radio (XM available continental U.S. only). The SLS is powered by the 4.6L dual-overhead-camshaft Northstar V-8 that generates 275 horsepower (205 kw) at 5600 rpm and 300 lb.-ft. (407 Nm) of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to the Hydra-Matic 4T80-E four-speed electronic automatic transmission.

The SLS has long been designed to appeal to confident, savvy, discriminating buyers who have a strong appreciation for leading-edge technology and control, and seek an invigorating driving experience in a sophisticated package.

Seville history
Cadillac first used the Seville nameplate on coupe editions of the Eldorado series in 1956. The name resurfaced in the 1976 model year, when Cadillac introduced it as its first import fighter. Cadillac redesigned the current Seville in 1998, a symbol of its determination to assert its presence in the global luxury market. Competing in the prestige luxury sedan segment in more than 40 countries across the globe, Seville is the first Cadillac built in both left- and right-hand drive since 1941. It has been called the best front-wheel-drive performance car on the road.



And if this is correct, time to buy any Seville may be short, as it says production ends in December. SO HURRY UP AND MAKE UP YOUR MIND...LOL :bouncy:
 

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Thanks for the website Air, that does make it easier to compare when we can see what is available
 
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