Cadillac STS Review from Germany

2005 Cadillac STS 3.6 V6

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.6 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired7600 kilometres
Most recent distance79000 kilometres
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Superb American luxury sedan

Faults:

Right front suspension parts replaced shortly after I owned the car.

Anti theft system is unreliable in terms of false alarm. With some sunshine on the car in summer, the alarm is triggered because of an unknown reason.

High pressure power steering line replaced at 78000 km.

Poor quality standard, blank alloy which deteriorates in winter salty conditions.

General Comments:

Superb car, simply reliable, specially the all so hated overkill on electronic gadgets, things which go all so wrong on many European car makers.

I would advise to take the V8 4.6 Northstar, because of the V8 sound (is that important? Well yes off course it is..) and the Magnetic Ride Control Suspension. The 3.6's suspension is very firm, unless you like this behavior, well I don't.

An overall exclusive touring limousine with a "acceptable" fuel economy of 10.1 l/100 km ~ 25 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2009

16th Mar 2010, 21:51

My 2005 STS is surely the best car I have owned. So far, I have only replaced the passenger door solenoid, and warped disc brakes were replaced under warranty. I use Mobil syn oil every 5000m. Lots of power, handling and the right mix of luxury and quiet to go along with the fun. After 10 Chryslers and one Ford, I think that I'm going to stick with the Caddie for a while longer... until the CTS Coupe comes out. Cheers, Igs.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review