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2008 Cadillac Sts

2008 Cadillac STS

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by from Upper Peninsula of Michigan on June 14, 2010

This is my second Cadillac, the first having been a 2001 Seville STS. Overall, I have been very satisfied with the car, with the exception of a couple of pretty small issues. I fault the selling deale...
This is my second Cadillac, the first having been a 2001 Seville STS. Overall, I have been very satisfied with the car, with the exception of a couple of pretty small issues. I fault the selling dealer for not being careful and thorough in the Certified Pre-Owned process before listing it for sale. Those issues were largely cosmetic, though, and relatively easy to fix, and all were taken care of quickly and at no cost to me. Like my last STS, this car has lived up to my expectations. The Northstar V8 has plenty of power for my, shall we say, "spirited" driving style. My heavily-optioned car includes Magnetic Ride Control, which provides noticably better ride and handling than the 2001 STS which had only the older version of electronic stability control. Fuel economy is about 10% less than the 2001, probably because my 2008 STS is equipped with all-wheel drive. But where I live we get about 200 inches of snowfall annually, so the added security is well worth it to me. There are a number of improved features, such as the head-up display, remote/keyless starting, blind-spot alerts, lane-departure alerts, adaptive cruise control, automatic headlamp dimming (which works surprisingly well), and Bluetooth connectivity. But a few of the creature comforts of the 2001 Seville are now gone, such as memory-adjustable power headrest and shoulder strap positioning, and massaging lumbar front seats. I am surprised that this model hasn't sold better, and especially that it hasn't outsold the aging DeVille/DTS. It's a much better looking car, pricing is similar for similar power and performance, but it is less roomy in the back seat. Cadillac sells a long-wheelbase version of this car with more luxurious interior options, exclusively in the China market. I think GM missed the boat by updating the DTS rather than bringing the long-wheelbase STS to the US. It's got great performance and features, especially for the money, even with the pricey "1SG" top-of-the-line luxury/performance package mine has. Considering the purchase of a Lincoln, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Lexus, Acura, or Infinity? Give the STS a shot.
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Cadillac Style, Luxury and Performance

by from Virginia Beach, VA on August 22, 2009

We lucked out and purchased this STS for my wife during the GM employee pricing of 2008. Best deal I ever got on a loaded new car. The fit and finish on this car is impressive. When you sit inside thi...
We lucked out and purchased this STS for my wife during the GM employee pricing of 2008. Best deal I ever got on a loaded new car. The fit and finish on this car is impressive. When you sit inside this STS and look around at the wood, hand stitched leather and well organized control panels, you know you are in a premium luxury car. My wife loves the white diamond paint. The 302hp V6 gets great gas mileage in town and on the road. The STS is comfortable and quiet and a pleasure to drive. We are retired and use this car for our many road trips. The numerous features include keyless entry, remote starting, lane departure, blind spot warning, heated and cooled leather seats, turn-by-turn navigation and a 15 speaker sound system. The only problem has been that the lane departure module had to be replaced at 500 miles. Also, the back seat is a little cramped for some people.
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Dream Car

by from Tucson, AZ on January 19, 2010

Bought the Cad STS V8 as a rental buyback with 10K miles. It has operated flawlessly ever since... 18 months now. All the power I could want, and the response when needed is awesome! Could never have ...
Bought the Cad STS V8 as a rental buyback with 10K miles. It has operated flawlessly ever since... 18 months now. All the power I could want, and the response when needed is awesome! Could never have afforded it if it wasn't bought during the $4.00 per gallon era. Milage has been great, about 26/27 mpg highway...and that's going the speed limit. I couldn't be more happier.
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Love My STS

by from Arizona on March 17, 2010

I got the STS a few months ago and have enjoyed driving it. I had a Lexus before and I believe I got more for my money with the Cadillac.
I got the STS a few months ago and have enjoyed driving it. I had a Lexus before and I believe I got more for my money with the Cadillac.
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Great value for the money

by from Newtown CT on October 21, 2011

This is my second STS. The first had the V8 and this has the V6. The V8 is much more poweful and refined then the V6. The V6 is noisy when cold and idles high when the car is first started. I have dri...
This is my second STS. The first had the V8 and this has the V6. The V8 is much more poweful and refined then the V6. The V6 is noisy when cold and idles high when the car is first started. I have driven the car for 3500 miles and I have averaged 25.4 MPG on regular gas. On the highway I am doing better then 29 on trips. The V8 was 19.4 MPG over 42k miles. The bottom line is that it is a good car and because they depreciate so fast, the value is terrific. If you can buy it from a Cadillac dealership get it "Certified". It is worth every penny. Obviously I like the car otherwise I wouldn't have bought a second. My kids love borrowing it every opprtunity they have.
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Best Value In Used Car

by from Macon, GA on October 28, 2010

Purchased this vehicle after it came off a two year lease. A retired individual leased this car and it only had 5,350 miles on it and being two years old. This car still smells brand new. I previously...
Purchased this vehicle after it came off a two year lease. A retired individual leased this car and it only had 5,350 miles on it and being two years old. This car still smells brand new. I previously had a 2000 STS with the V8 Northstar and was a bit concerned the V6 would not be as stgrong as I liked. Although the Northstar would leave the V6 in the dust, I was pleasantly surprised at how much pickup and top end speed the V6 has. This vehicle has the Platinum package and the upgraded leather, wood and carpet is very nice. Overall I am very pleased with the 2008 STS. Caddy continues to make a series of excellent vehicles.
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Fantastic Luxury Car

by from Minnesota on July 27, 2008

Love this car...my husband bought it for my birthday replacing my Audi A4 which I loved. This car handles so smoothly, very comfortable ride. A great luxury vehicle. It has great features, all the bel...
Love this car...my husband bought it for my birthday replacing my Audi A4 which I loved. This car handles so smoothly, very comfortable ride. A great luxury vehicle. It has great features, all the bells and whistles you'd ever want!
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Cadillac got it right.

by from on October 29, 2010

I have yet to find the year and model of my vehicle for cheaper price. The ride is smooth and the vehicle is defiantly a head turner.
I have yet to find the year and model of my vehicle for cheaper price. The ride is smooth and the vehicle is defiantly a head turner.
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STS v-8

by from Northwest Florida on March 4, 2011

The car I bought 3 months ago has 18 in wheels and which could include beefed up springs and shocks as it rides a little rough. The bumps dont come through so bad but you can definately here them. So...
The car I bought 3 months ago has 18 in wheels and which could include beefed up springs and shocks as it rides a little rough. The bumps dont come through so bad but you can definately here them. So far I love the car and havnt had any problems. Gets about 24-25 on the hwy. Recommened is premium but I use mid grade: however, manual states that you can use regular. Sharp looking car and there is not much exterior change for 2011. V8 was discontinued for 2011.
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Wow!!

by from Richmond, California on October 20, 2011

The 2008 model STS is a great car! I absolutely love it! I was a bit disappointed with the faint road noise and the voice recognition navigation system but the overall driving experience definitely co...
The 2008 model STS is a great car! I absolutely love it! I was a bit disappointed with the faint road noise and the voice recognition navigation system but the overall driving experience definitely competes with higher priced imports.
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