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

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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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      If Jesus is your pilot, then irony is your vehicle.

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      06-08-2012 08:52 AM #76
      is it wrong that this thing reminds me of a modern day Impala SS('94-'96)?
      For the record, i drove an MKS with the ecoboost engine, it was a very pleasant car to drive, felt pretty damn fast too. I'd rock one.
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      06-08-2012 02:22 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by rice is burning View Post
      I had the exact same thought. I guess sitting in an S2000 for extended periods of time will do that to you.
      I don't know what's wrong with the S2000 interior either, they're nice enough.

      Try a 240sx with no carpet, no headliner, no A/C, and a dash that's been cut up for a cage, then daily it 80 miles roundtrip for a year.
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      06-08-2012 03:25 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by Wanganrunner View Post
      I don't know what's wrong with the S2000 interior either, they're nice enough.

      Try a 240sx with no carpet, no headliner, no A/C, and a dash that's been cut up for a cage, then daily it 80 miles roundtrip for a year.
      THIS.

      My girlfriends 07 Carolla is an amazing luxury machine after spending a year daily driving my ****ty Nissan.

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      06-08-2012 03:37 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      I just want to say, once again, i want one. Bad.
      I do too. There is something oddly appealing about a grandpa sedan with that much power, especially with supercharger whine. And since you don't see these around too much I like that someone down the street won't be driving one too.

      People can bash it all they want......I like it.
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      06-12-2012 05:13 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by 3 Money Pits View Post
      No matter how you slice it, over two tons of car is... Fat.

      Got any pics?



      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.

      Okay, you are correct, slander is verbal and libel is in writting I agree. But what I don't agree with is your spelling for ANYWAY...pretty sure is does not have an S on the end. No attitude from my side, just having some fun. Maverick and I don't have a beef, we are just egging each other on because he has a German car and I have an American car. I'm not going to lie, I actually love German cars and I have been very close to pulling the trigger on the TDI Diesel. I should have bought it when they put it in the Passat! The only reason I left a description is because I thought car enthusiasts would like to know what the car is equipped with and my car will back up my statements. I will attach some pics so you can take your jabs at it! No hard feelings from my side.

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      06-12-2012 05:18 PM #82
      I'll try one more time but photobucket pics don't seem to be loading here...probably user error! lol



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      Quote Originally Posted by koidragon1980 View Post
      If Jesus is your pilot, then irony is your vehicle.

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      10-02-2012 10:48 PM #84
      Anyone interested, let me know. 568Hp at crank. Hugs the road better than my Vette. Too many cars and I need to free up some space in the garage. Over $100k invested into this car with a $77k sticker price new. Selling for 1/3 of what I've invested into this car.

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      10-03-2012 09:28 AM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by jh88718 View Post
      Anyone interested, let me know. 568Hp at crank. Hugs the road better than my Vette. Too many cars and I need to free up some space in the garage. Over $100k invested into this car with a $77k sticker price new. Selling for 1/3 of what I've invested into this car.
      Good luck with the sale. What are you getting next?
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      10-03-2012 10:09 AM #86
      Need more info on these...

      how reliable? trouble spots?
      real world fuel mileage?
      What are some of the easier power mods?

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      10-03-2012 10:19 AM #87
      I had some time with a press loaner STS-V. The interior is better in person than the pics. It's big and heavy and feels it--as in, it doesn't feel anywhere near as fast as it is, nor as sporty as competitors like the Jaguar XJR, which is another big, heavy, powerful sedan with limited interior space.

      From what I remember of other press comments, it's a car the media wanted to love, but it left folks kind of cold.

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      10-03-2012 10:28 AM #88
      After reading this I hopped on craigslist... lookie what I found. Dude's craigslist post.

      http://flint.craigslist.org/cto/3216496518.html

      Frankly, I think the OEM STS-V looks way better than the modified tails, cheap-looking wheels, and red interior. . . but 32k for 570ish hp is pretty serious.

      GLWS

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      10-03-2012 10:43 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by NoXenons View Post
      Just get an E55 and be done with it. Or the real deal M5.
      Yeah... You can get a 2002 E55 for way less than a STS-V.

      Yeah, it is down about 100 hp, but I would probably go that route. Not to mention a 1st gen CTS-V can be had near 20k and those have LSx potential, plus a manual trans.

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      10-03-2012 11:22 AM #90
      My old man had an STS-V when they first came out (2006?)...he never keeps a "daily-driver" for more than a couple years, but had a really hard time letting this one go...albeit it was traded (with probably less than 10K miles on it) for a CTS-V coupe. The STS-V interior does look better in person, but the main thing is (at least for people in their 50s-60s) it DOES look a bit Grandpa-ish, but is a total "sleeper". It was a total blast to drive...even being so heavy and bulky.

      And yes, it was nice knowing that only one other guy in town (at least purchased from our dealership) had one.

      Really cool cars for older fellas, but I'd be more inclined to drive (for quite a bit cheaper) a CTS-V coupe or wagon!

      This is the only picture I could find of it (probably all on some old cell phone):

      The carpet pissers did this?!

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      10-03-2012 12:09 PM #91
      M5 is brutal on gas and would scare the hell out of me if something went wrong.
      I have no idea the reliability on the E55 or gas mileage however....

      Quote Originally Posted by NoXenons View Post
      Just get an E55 and be done with it. Or the real deal M5.

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      10-03-2012 01:44 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by NoXenons View Post
      Just get an E55 and be done with it. Or the real deal M5.
      I'd prefer a stick in the eye to both, but I'd buy an out-of-warranty Cadillac ten times over before I'd buy an out-of-warranty BMW.

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      10-03-2012 01:49 PM #93
      They'd be cheaper to fix im sure, plus isnt that northstar in a million different cars? Or am i wrong.

      Too bad the only STS-V near me is a mary kay pink edition
      That'd be the ultimate sleeper though

      http://www.autotrader.ca/a/CADILLAC/...howcpo=ShowCPO

      Quote Originally Posted by xdre View Post
      I'd prefer a stick in the eye to both, but I'd buy an out-of-warranty Cadillac ten times over before I'd buy an out-of-warranty BMW.

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      10-03-2012 02:16 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewDub2.0 View Post
      After reading this I hopped on craigslist... lookie what I found. Dude's craigslist post.

      http://flint.craigslist.org/cto/3216496518.html

      GLWS
      LOL... try and call somebody out for typing "anyways", type your Craigslist ad in all caps and include the sentence "DO NOT WAIST MY TIME". Classic
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      10-03-2012 02:26 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by audiphile View Post
      LOL... try and call somebody out for typing "anyways", type your Craigslist ad in all caps and include the sentence "DO NOT WAIST MY TIME". Classic
      He got lucky. The next generation of the UAW won't be so lucky.

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      10-03-2012 03:10 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by sandiegan View Post
      He got lucky. The next generation of the UAW won't be so lucky.
      QFT.

      "Anyways" and "alls", as in "Alls you have to do is buy my STS" just scream UAW.

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      10-03-2012 03:16 PM #97
      Is it weird that I kind of wish they made a DTS-V as well...

      Not that I'm the person who would ever drive such a thing, but because it would be interesting for it to exist.
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      10-03-2012 03:30 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by The Igneous Faction View Post
      Is it weird that I kind of wish they made a DTS-V as well...

      Not that I'm the person who would ever drive such a thing, but because it would be interesting for it to exist.
      Massive FWD burnouts is about all it would be good for.

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      10-03-2012 03:48 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by Spray` View Post

      Too bad the only STS-V near me is a mary kay pink edition
      That'd be the ultimate sleeper though

      http://www.autotrader.ca/a/CADILLAC/...howcpo=ShowCPO
      that is not a STS-V. it is a STS4 which is just a STS with 4 wheel drive.

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      10-03-2012 03:53 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbit07 View Post
      that is not a STS-V. it is a STS4 which is just a STS with 4 wheel drive.
      Good catch
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      10-03-2012 03:58 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbit07 View Post
      that is not a STS-V. it is a STS4 which is just a STS with 4 wheel drive.
      Zing!
      The carpet pissers did this?!

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      10-03-2012 04:06 PM #102
      Good catch, I know nothing about these cars. Nothing

      And wow look at this mint one, look at the mileagE!!!

      http://www.autotrader.ca/a/CADILLAC/...howcpo=ShowCPO

      Quote Originally Posted by rabbit07 View Post
      that is not a STS-V. it is a STS4 which is just a STS with 4 wheel drive.

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      10-03-2012 04:32 PM #104
      The biggest shame was that the XLR - V had the same dumb motor. Why couldn't they have used a LS1 or LS6. Made is a classed up version of the Vette.


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      10-03-2012 04:36 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Grain_Belt View Post
      The biggest shame was that the XLR - V had the same dumb motor. Why couldn't they have used a LS1 or LS6. Made is a classed up version of the Vette.
      It already *is* a "classed up version of the vette." It's a C6 chassis with a Northstar.

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