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    Thread: Tell Me About the Forgotten V, the N* STS-V

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      06-02-2012 05:27 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by genjy View Post
      I see STS-Vs on the road pretty often in SoCal.

      About every third STS I see is a STS-V.
      every third STS that you see if a V? i find that incredibly hard to believe (see: statistically impossible) then again, I'm not sure I've seen 3 regular STS of this vintage on the road to begin with.

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      06-02-2012 10:53 PM #52
      The one in the video is/was on ebay for sale a few weeks ago.

      Seemed very reasonable...Im too lazy to look but I think it was high 20's.

    3. 06-03-2012 03:30 AM #53
      Even in NY I think i saw one in williamsburg back when they first came out

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      06-03-2012 05:16 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by jepva View Post
      And actually, the newer Cadillacs (especially the newer CTS') are holding their value real well. I was surprised to see how much used 09+ CTS 3.6DI's were still going for.
      I have a feeling the new SRX will hold it's value as well.
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      06-03-2012 06:36 AM #55


      Motorweek still appears to be stuck in 1992 with their videos

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      06-05-2012 05:04 PM #56
      I work with a guy who drives one. Its definitely huge and definitely heavy and still handles like a big heavy Cadillac but its fast. He has methanol injection on his and it puts out about 600hp at the flywheel. It does have 6 piston front and 4 piston rear calipers. Cool car but its too huge to have a lot of fun with except in a straight line on the highway. WOW GLS:Maverick...our conversation sent you to the internet to throw slanders about a car you have never seen. That is funny...something about big, heavy and only good in a straight line. Hmmm, my car was built and owned by D3 research and design for SEMA and it was tested and débuted by road and track magazine against a GT500. I think I'll stick with my car at 170+ MPH on a road track versus your R...can your VW even break 100MPH? Just asking!

      P.S. Please don’t take this personal…as a car guy, I have to defend my vehicle as I stand behind it. It will thrash a track like nobodies business and of course a GTI-R or what ever that golf cart thing is!

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      06-05-2012 06:10 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by jh88718 View Post
      I work with a guy who drives one. Its definitely huge and definitely heavy and still handles like a big heavy Cadillac but its fast. He has methanol injection on his and it puts out about 600hp at the flywheel. It does have 6 piston front and 4 piston rear calipers. Cool car but its too huge to have a lot of fun with except in a straight line on the highway.

      WOW GLS:Maverick...our conversation sent you to the internet to throw slanders about a car you have never seen. That is funny...something about big, heavy and only good in a straight line. Hmmm, my car was built and owned by D3 research and design for SEMA and it was tested and débuted by road and track magazine against a GT500. I think I'll stick with my car at 170+ MPH on a road track versus your R...can your VW even break 100MPH? Just asking!

      P.S. Please don’t take this personal…as a car guy, I have to defend my vehicle as I stand behind it. It will thrash a track like nobodies business and of course a GTI-R or what ever that golf cart thing is!
      I really don't think his comment was meant to bash! JMHO.

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      06-05-2012 06:13 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by jh88718 View Post
      I work with a guy who drives one. Its definitely huge and definitely heavy and still handles like a big heavy Cadillac but its fast. He has methanol injection on his and it puts out about 600hp at the flywheel. It does have 6 piston front and 4 piston rear calipers. Cool car but its too huge to have a lot of fun with except in a straight line on the highway.

      WOW GLS:Maverick...our conversation sent you to the internet to throw slanders about a car you have never seen. That is funny...something about big, heavy and only good in a straight line. Hmmm, my car was built and owned by D3 research and design for SEMA and it was tested and débuted by road and track magazine against a GT500. I think I'll stick with my car at 170+ MPH on a road track versus your R...can your VW even break 100MPH? Just asking!

      P.S. Please don’t take this personal…as a car guy, I have to defend my vehicle as I stand behind it. It will thrash a track like nobodies business and of course a GTI-R or what ever that golf cart thing is!
      Now this is going to make for an awkward conversation tomorrow at the office...

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      06-05-2012 06:18 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by jh88718 View Post
      I work with a guy who drives one. Its definitely huge and definitely heavy and still handles like a big heavy Cadillac but its fast. He has methanol injection on his and it puts out about 600hp at the flywheel. It does have 6 piston front and 4 piston rear calipers. Cool car but its too huge to have a lot of fun with except in a straight line on the highway.

      WOW GLS:Maverick...our conversation sent you to the internet to throw slanders about a car you have never seen. That is funny...something about big, heavy and only good in a straight line. Hmmm, my car was built and owned by D3 research and design for SEMA and it was tested and débuted by road and track magazine against a GT500. I think I'll stick with my car at 170+ MPH on a road track versus your R...can your VW even break 100MPH? Just asking!

      P.S. Please don’t take this personal…as a car guy, I have to defend my vehicle as I stand behind it. It will thrash a track like nobodies business and of course a GTI-R or what ever that golf cart thing is!
      lol ... almost as good as that one time that dude got busted by his wife/gf.

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    11. 06-05-2012 06:28 PM #61
      Damn this looks so nice. I completely forgot about them.

      Nice highway bruiser that flies under the radar.

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      06-05-2012 07:42 PM #62
      Wish they were around $15k.

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      06-06-2012 09:35 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      Now this is going to make for an awkward conversation tomorrow at the office...
      Not that awkward; I actually didn't even see the response until he said something about it this morning to me after a meeting. I think the car is bad ass and I am sure its stupid fast and would kill my R32. I think that I was not bashing at all either but eh whatever. Hater's gonna hate on both ends of the spectrum (I gave up on gaining respect for a VW in Detroit years ago). I like anything with wheels. I just think its funny that J joined just to post that response! Hahaha nice one.

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      06-06-2012 09:47 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by gls:maverick View Post
      Not that awkward; I actually didn't even see the response until he said something about it this morning to me after a meeting. I think the car is bad ass and I am sure its stupid fast and would kill my R32. I think that I was not bashing at all either but eh whatever. Hater's gonna hate on both ends of the spectrum (I gave up on gaining respect for a VW in Detroit years ago). I like anything with wheels. I just think its funny that J joined just to post that response! Hahaha nice one.

      Heh. Still odd that he would join just to make that passive-aggressive statement, probably to never come back again.

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      06-06-2012 07:20 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      Heh. Still odd that he would join just to make that passive-aggressive statement, probably to never come back again.
      I was searching the internet for STS-V items when I ran across this thread...I had to defend my Cadillac, its like telling me my child is fat, slow and sucks at sports! No hard feelings on my side, just wanted to throw out a little conversation piece for a laugh or two. It only took 30 seconds to join so it was not that big of a deal. As an FYI, my car puts the video listed above to shame, I'll bring it in to the office on Friday weather permiting.

      My car has 8 piston fronts, 4 piston rears, 15" drilled and slotted rotors, all chrome hubs, 20" 3 piece forgeline race wheels running 295/30/20 in the rear and 255/35/20 in the front without any rub, methanol injection, over drive pulley on the super charger pushing 15 psi boost, one off custom Corsa exhaust, custom chrome intake and filter, Corvette red painted valve covers, custom track proven suspension springs with a 1.5" drop kit, upgraded intercooler, increased capacity reservior with additional cooling fans, custom LED rear bumper facia and many other electronic mods under the hood to control spark timing and water methonal injection all with a custom tune done by D3. You think the car is rare and forgotten...try to find upgrade parts for this car like I have...good luck! Only place is D3 Research and Design out of California. Check out their cars, they are BAD AZZ!

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      06-06-2012 07:36 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
      No one remembers the ad campaign that was something along the lines of "3 cars under 5 seconds"? CTS-V, STS-V, XLR-V:
      I have the poster, haha.

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      06-06-2012 07:51 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by jh88718 View Post
      its like telling me my child is fat
      No matter how you slice it, over two tons of car is... Fat.

      Got any pics?

      Quote Originally Posted by jh88718 View Post

      WOW GLS:Maverick...our conversation sent you to the internet to throw slanders about a car you have never seen.
      I think the word you're looking for is "libel". Don't use either unless you know what they mean.

      What's up with the attitude, anyways? Your response to your coworker as well as the vehicle description you entered reeks of chest-thumping douchebag. Most of us here like all cars equally, and I don't think his comment about your car was unkind at all.
      Last edited by 3 Money Pits; 06-06-2012 at 07:58 PM.

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      06-06-2012 07:59 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      A lot of you little entitled nancy boys need some perspective if you think think the STS has a 'horrible' interior.
      Thanks sarg.. We'll get right on that. Opinions which don't follow the TCL herd will be condemned going forward.

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      06-06-2012 09:16 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by jh88718 View Post
      I work with a guy who drives one. Its definitely huge and definitely heavy and still handles like a big heavy Cadillac but its fast. He has methanol injection on his and it puts out about 600hp at the flywheel. It does have 6 piston front and 4 piston rear calipers. Cool car but its too huge to have a lot of fun with except in a straight line on the highway.

      WOW GLS:Maverick...our conversation sent you to the internet to throw slanders about a car you have never seen. That is funny...something about big, heavy and only good in a straight line. Hmmm, my car was built and owned by D3 research and design for SEMA and it was tested and débuted by road and track magazine against a GT500. I think I'll stick with my car at 170+ MPH on a road track versus your R...can your VW even break 100MPH? Just asking!

      P.S. Please don’t take this personal…as a car guy, I have to defend my vehicle as I stand behind it. It will thrash a track like nobodies business and of course a GTI-R or what ever that golf cart thing is!
      OP here, got pics/videos of your car?
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      06-06-2012 09:18 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by jh88718 View Post
      I was searching the internet for STS-V items when I ran across this thread...I had to defend my Cadillac, its like telling me my child is fat, slow and sucks at sports! No hard feelings on my side, just wanted to throw out a little conversation piece for a laugh or two. It only took 30 seconds to join so it was not that big of a deal. As an FYI, my car puts the video listed above to shame, I'll bring it in to the office on Friday weather permiting.

      My car has 8 piston fronts, 4 piston rears, 15" drilled and slotted rotors, all chrome hubs, 20" 3 piece forgeline race wheels running 295/30/20 in the rear and 255/35/20 in the front without any rub, methanol injection, over drive pulley on the super charger pushing 15 psi boost, one off custom Corsa exhaust, custom chrome intake and filter, Corvette red painted valve covers, custom track proven suspension springs with a 1.5" drop kit, upgraded intercooler, increased capacity reservior with additional cooling fans, custom LED rear bumper facia and many other electronic mods under the hood to control spark timing and water methonal injection all with a custom tune done by D3. You think the car is rare and forgotten...try to find upgrade parts for this car like I have...good luck! Only place is D3 Research and Design out of California. Check out their cars, they are BAD AZZ!
      Wow.

      Dude, I like the car. No need to explain every detail of it to us like you're 16.

      I think I feel bad for maverick

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      06-07-2012 07:33 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      What's wrong with that interior?
      People here have a tendency to rehash/repost opinions from others, without ever experiencing the subject that they are degrading firsthand.

      When the last gen STS debuted, it certainly was not tops in class in interior appointments. When it received it's MCE, the exterior and interior styling/materials were tweaked to a more upscale standard. Truthfully, the STS' downfall was it's overachieving slightly smaller brother.

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      06-07-2012 07:37 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by Nitzer View Post
      A few comparisons to the Taurus SHO.
      The SHO is a very large and luxurious car and with 355 HP and those commercials of it being a tail happy bruiser on the track in spite of being AWD it's a fair comparison.
      Sort of, the Lincoln MKS is a bit more modern then the now discontinued STS (still available in China also as a SLS) as it has received a recent update.

      However, the Cadillac is much more powerful at 469 HP and it's on a RWD platform then the MKS Ecoboost which is on a FWD/AWD platform.








      I'll take the chiseled Art & Science styling, V8 engine, and RWD over that warmed over Taurus with whale mask, any day.

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      06-07-2012 12:00 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      Wow.

      Dude, I like the car. No need to explain every detail of it to us like you're 16.

      I think I feel bad for maverick
      Couldn't be a more fitting welcome to TCL for J! Hahahaha.

      He's a good guy let him live my TCL brothern. Its a sick car for sure if ever drove it
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      06-08-2012 03:12 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      I'll take the chiseled Art & Science styling, V8 engine, and RWD over that warmed over Taurus with whale mask, any day.
      My point was that if the Taurus SHO is being compared to the STS-V then at least compare the same car in Lincoln guise. My point was also that they do not compare well.
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      06-08-2012 07:48 AM #75
      I just want to say, once again, i want one. Bad.
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