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RickKap
04-08-2004, 08:30 PM
Since there isn't a STS board here, I'll post it here.

RickKap
04-10-2004, 02:48 AM

RickKap
04-11-2004, 04:35 PM

AudiGuy
04-11-2004, 11:32 PM

darrelld
04-12-2004, 07:14 AM
High resolution STS pictures.

MBkiller
04-13-2004, 12:09 AM
Can Rick(who the hell is Paul Bracq), AudiGuy(aka AudiZealot), and MBkiller actually agree on something??

Maybe...I am very much looking forward to driving the new STS, and hopefully STS-V. My biggest concern is the quality of the interior materials, something I consider a major flaw in the current Caddy line up.

While a fan of the CTS-V, it's a little small for my needs. Also, spend TOO much time in traffic for a stick. Could the STS-V be an American alternative when the time comes to replace my 745? At least worth a look.

I'm really hoping Caddy will re-emerge as the great automaker it once was. So far, so good.

How about a limited production run of the Sixteen? Now that would bring some instant credibility and panache to the marque.

Lastly, please don't take offense to the above nicknames, they were only meant to be good natured fun :-)

RickKap
04-13-2004, 09:29 PM
Paul Bracq styled the 1972 BMW Turbo concept. He also styled the E24 6 series and some other BMWs that just happen to look like BMWs.


<a href="http://www.bmwworld.com/models/concepts/turbo.htm">http://www.bmwworld.com/models/concepts/turbo.htm</a>

<a href="http://www.idcenter.co.jp/en/bracq/paul.htm">http://www.idcenter.co.jp/en/bracq/paul.htm</a>

RickKap
04-13-2004, 09:32 PM
Caddy seems to be putting more quality and luxury in the STS than the CTS. After all, the STS does cost more. A guy from Caddy said the CTS-V is the first in a line of "V" (for velocity) series Caddys in a video on their website.

MBkiller
04-13-2004, 09:48 PM
Caddy certainly seems determined to play with the big boys. If the CTS-V is any hint of what to expect in the STS-V, it's sure to be a terrific car.

If Caddy continues to offer the sort of improvements in all V-Series cars that they offer in the CTS-V (i.e. bigger engine, better suspension, etc.), I would rank them on par with BMW's M-Cars and better than Mercedes AMG cars. While AMG cars are surely fast, they are merely turbocharged and cosmetically altered versions of the base cars. BMW M-Cars, Audi S-Cars, and seemingly Caddy V-Cars offer more substance for your extra money than the very expensive AMGs do.

Again, I just hope Caddy steps up the interior a bit.

Paul
04-14-2004, 08:51 AM
The STS (320HP/4 Wheel Drive) is the way I'm going. I currently drive a '02 BMW 745i. Great driving car...terrible service history. Lease is up in May '05. I figure the STS fully loaded at approx $56,000 is a great deal and I assume there will be some incentives from GM.

msheri01
04-16-2004, 06:32 AM
From the info we got, it should be very nice. I would not count on incentives on this car for some time to come though. However, if you are GMS or supplier eligible, the car is not excluded from the program. The adaptive cruise(like the XLR has) will only be available on the V8 version. Also, if you like the brushed aluminum trim instead of the wood, it is only available on the base model. Hmm.

msheri01
04-30-2004, 08:29 PM
The production scheduling starts May 6 on these.


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