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Well, guys... It was fun while it lasted. I sold my "new" 2001 STS yesterday. I figured, I was spending about $650 a month in gas, and I didn't have the time or money to make it 100% mint. The real killer was gas. When I bought the car (a month ago) I was getting gas for $3.31 a gallon. Last week I paid $3.85. Driving 600-800 miles a week, I just couldn't afford to get 16mpg. Time for a 32 mpg 4-cyl to cut my consumption down by half!

Overall, I didn't do too bad. I paid $2,200... put $500 into it, and sold it for $3,200.

In time, I will own another. Maybe a 2007 STS? You may see me back in a few months!
 

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I've had over 2 dozen Cadillacs, just about every model since 1970, including my first (and last) 2007 STS. I got rid of that car real quick, I didn't like it at all. It did not ride or feel like a Cadillac. I would much rather get a previous generation STS (pre-2005).
 

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Mine is gone too, but for different reasons. I got 22-24mpg in the Seville. Hopefully I won't regret the 2011. Actual MPG in the 'new' one is yet to be seen.
 

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I've had over 2 dozen Cadillacs, just about every model since 1970, including my first (and last) 2007 STS. I got rid of that car real quick, I didn't like it at all. It did not ride or feel like a Cadillac. I would much rather get a previous generation STS (pre-2005).
If you want the squishy "Cadillac ride" stay away from the 2003 and earlier STS, especially the 2002.5 - 2003 versions with Magnetic Ride Control. Very tight and quick, but nowhere near a "Love Boat".

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Last week I paid $3.85. Driving 600-800 miles a week, I just couldn't afford to get 16mpg.
Yep, west of Chicago 87 octane is pretty steep right now. We're not far behind at $3.50. One of the reasons is the oil price rise from $87/bbl to nearly $98/bbl during January - the heating oil month. Prices will drop a tad next month - March. ............. but you should have done better than 16 mpg unless all your driving was near-city short hop cold engine stuff.

http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/mdc_commodities.html?mod=mdc_topnav_2_3000

http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperaturemap.aspx
 

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Reg gas was 2.89 on jan 15. E85 was 2.70 Today reg is 3.57 and E85 is 3.40 corn costs the same today as 1 month ago. Total BS on E85 price gouging. It's a flat out crime how E85 prices tag along with gas prices. Gas Consumers are such powerless suckers
 

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On the order of things, ethanol is not the price setter for gasoline - crude oil is. Watch crude pricing and you can then watch gas prices react two days later - it follows the same curve as oil pricing - up, down, up, down. What is ethanol now - around $2.80/gallon ? - and the only reason it's there is because we're paying more taxes to subsidize ethanol production so the average consumer thinks the stuff is cheaper to produce than gasoline and is a wonderful "renewable resource". It isn't - it costs a LOT more per gallon to produce than gasoline.

If you're converting the engine to run on E85 you're really at the mercy of the Corn Lobby. Will a stock SFI Northstar even run on E85 ?

EDIT: $2.40/gallon........Just Googled this............... http://www.nasdaq.com/markets/ethanol.aspx
 
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