After driving my AWD STS I wouldn't walk across the street for a CTS. The CTS was nice but the interior is too small and the V6 motor is harsh. It's a good city car but it's a kids car. The first thing I said to myself when I got in my STS was, "This is a real Cadillac". Neither NAV works in Alaska so that's a non issue. I have a 90% hearing loss in the higher frequencies from years of flying so the sound doesn't matter and everything else is fine. I got an exceptonal deal when I bought it so the price doesn't bother me. I finally figured out the seat presets so there is absolutely nothing about the car that annoys me. I'll stick with the STS.anyone else besides me pissed off at cadillac that the new CTS is so much better then the STS when it comes to interior/audio/navigation/lighting/etc and at 15k less...i sure the hell am.
Binky what is your take on this??
I don't give a dog about no eye-pod, the headlight/intellibeam works great, the interior suits me fine, I've got enough light to see what I'm doing. Ignorance is bliss.ok granted. however, what i am talking about the technology that can be had in a $34k cts that you cannot get in a 60k sts. the interior is far superior, the naviagation/ipod integration is better. the headlights and the interior lighting and lots of other cool "toys"
I submit that's exactly what Cadillac did. The Sigma-based, higher-line STS was introduced in 2004, followed by the Sigma II-based lower model CTS in 2007. The STS, in its day, was a ground-breaking car for Cadillac and GM. The STS has now been supplanted by the evolutionary 2008 CTS. In time the STS/DTS replacement will supplant the CTS. As I am wont to remind everyone every once in a while: every year, in most ways, cars get better and better.I think GM has product introduction backwards. They should introduce the higher-line vehicle first then follow in the next year with a lower model.
Something doesn't compute here. My friend had a '54 Eldorado; dual 4-barrels, tailfins and all.I realize that if a car is not selling then there will be little or no money for R&D and improvments. I give you the cadillac eldorado of which i owned two. Here was a car that first came out in 1992. I would imagine the research for this car started in the late '80s. The car was just about unchanged for 11 years until it was discontinued. That means that cadillac was (trying) to sell a 1980's technology car in 2002. And at $49,000 (for the etc) yet.
This is one of the main reasons cadillac is behind the imports. I cannot think of one high end luxary import car company that would do that with any of there models. they would rather cancel production then sell some 10 yr old shit box.