2005 Cadillac STS User Reviews

2005 Cadillac STS Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews

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Damex81 writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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5

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Great mix of v8 power and cadillac luxury!

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None

Damex81
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All Around Car — Great cadillac. Packed with luxury running on a v8 engine! Best car I have ever owned. Love the front and back heated seats along with the heated shearing wheels. And the remote start gets the wheel and seers war before u even step out your front door.

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Bill writes:
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Just a great overall car, style and handling

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repair costs are on high end but can get parts resonable

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Great Car — Build quality is awesome and ride is great. I love driving on the open road and it has the all the power you need to get up and go. Great fit and finish, wishing my other car would ride like this.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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tmo21 writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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4

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Great Looks, Power, and Ride

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Small Backseat

tmo21
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Great Car — I've loved my 2005 STS v8 from the day I bought it. Great Ride for a long commute. Ventilated seats are a must in the Florida Heat! This car renewed Cadillac style for a younger generation. I have owned three Cadillacs and look forward to owning more.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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smttylife2 writes:
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4

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-Volant Cold Air Intake   -18" Alloy Wheels   -Leather Seats with heat, air ventilation and memory positioning   -Memory positioning steering wheel   -Heated rear seats   -Sunroof/Moonroof   -(3) Rockford Fosgate P1 Subwoofers   -Bose 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound

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Gas mileage isn't the gretest in this car... but I found that if you don't crank down on the accelerator and try to stay below 3,000 RPM then yo should be able to drive a lot longer on that initial tank of gas.

smttylife2
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Powerful And Luxurious — What I love about this car is the power behind it... with 325 horses under the hood and a Volant cold air intake, you will be sure to get off the line quick! I also love using the manumatic feature and using it as a standard without the hassle of having to press down the clutch every 30 seconds. The vehicle drives and runs great... you can change the magnetic drivetrain feature from performance to touring.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jemerson35 writes:
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5

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lots of power and luxury

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wheelbearings

jemerson35
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Loved The Car Alot — this car had it all very luxurious and sporty looking had all the options plus extras had to replace the wheel bearings in it twice other than that just normal maint.after i sold it i regreted it wish i still had it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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SellingMyCaddy writes:
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Such a luxurious and comfortable ride. A very respectable car on the road; commands the perception that a high-up or boss is driving one. The looks are stunning with and it drives so smooth and effortlessly.

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Not many negatives about this car. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars on power simply for the fact that over the years I've become more of a sports car or turbo engine type of guy. This car is definitely equipped and I don't feel it is UNDER-powered, I just like to really blast off when I press the pedal so it really just depends on your driving style/preference. Gets decent gas mileage, not exactly a gas-guzzler. If you get it serviced by Cadillac like I do regularly, rather than an express lube, you'll be charged dealership pricing on maintenance. You get what you pay for so I don't mind; I only trust GM/Cadillac to handle my car.

SellingMyCaddy
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One Of The Classiest Luxury Cars On The Road Today — This car is very fun to drive and it still turns heads when it drives by. Highway driving couldn't be more smooth and relaxing. Almost feels like you're driving on a cloud with pillows surrounding you. The handling and performance is excellent and in the 7 years I've owned one it has never been in the shop for any major issues, just routine maintenance. A great buy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rjreynolds17 writes:
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Maximum luxery at an affordable price, this car is a steal!

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It would look better if I spent some money on extra window tint!

rjreynolds17
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I Love The Car, But Don't Drive It Very Often. I Have A "high Mileage Car That I Drive To Work. — I bought this car based on its looks and navigation system, the ride and the quality were excellent additions. I love the car, I love the stereo and I love the way it looks when it is washed and waxed. I have had $3500 dollars worth of radio's, subwoofers and amplifiers in past cars. The Cadillac may not be quite as loud, but the sound quality is excellent.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jill writes:
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Just another nice ride

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Nothing

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Sweet Ride — I love this car, just couldn't haul hay. * Performance - acceleration, braking, handling - Perfect! * Build Quality - has it needed repairs? squeaks/rattles - Fixed alot of the front end problems from the STS in the 90's (yes this is my second one) * Appearance - both interior and exterior styling - I think it looks awesome * Cost of Ownership - gas mileage, maintenance - This car has cost me alot of money, but not the car's fault, it would be kids * Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive? Very Fun Car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tarnardus writes:
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the glove-like seats!!!

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it has 4 doors not 2.

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Supernatural!!! — like acceleration,top speed of 174mph,performance chip!! sleeper looks,eats mustangs on highway & any v-8 short of supercharger/i dont like around town gas mileage.. but its fun to drive & it looks like grandpa's car but with grand-son athleticism.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Andy writes:
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Power, style, space, good street manors.

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Gas mileage.

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Cadillac Sts — This car is a very classy car with some performance numbers that would put a crown vic to shame. I don't know what to think if all other sedans make this thing look good or if this thing makes them look bad. I got one of these on an entrance ramp with my dad and it was at 90 mph before we started to merge into traffic. How you ask well its all in the powerplant for this classy well behaved beast. A 32 valve Northstar V-8 powers this beast and while it may be thirsty its worth it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2011 Cadillac STS Reviews

Fast And Sexy By kmarzman

I enjoyed owning and driving the car immensely. The car is not suited to be driven on a ranch with dirt / rough roads. It is a joy in the city and on the highway. You can ride in it for hours and y... Read More

50/50 By JFarrell514

It is a beautiful car, beautiful engine, with no need for more horses. Easy to do over 90 in and reckless if new driver because of power. Throttle lacks response time, 2 second delay between petal to ... Read More

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2010 Cadillac STS Reviews

I Wish Cadillac Hadn't Stopped Making The Sts Model. By debkay_w

This is a beautiful, high performance car that is an absolute pleasure to drive. I don't have one complaint about this car. It is much roomier than a CTS and much sportier than a Deville, etc. It ha... Read More

The Other "ultimate Driving Machine" By gaiss1

While the CTS does a better job of competing with the imports on build quality, I refuse to echo the complaints of most automotive journalist. The STS is a wonderful blend of comfort, sport and Americ... Read More

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2009 Cadillac STS Reviews

Cadillac's Sweet Car By sturner50

The front seats squeak which is only a little bothersome. The luxury package spoils you. Everything is automatic! I don't unlock or lock doors anymore. I don't turn on headlights or brights if needed.... Read More

North America's Premium Luxury Touring Sedan By pmcalduff

With V8 power , rear wheel drive and surprisingly good fuel economy it's a shame Cadillac has discontinued this model . From the inside you feel like you're in a large car with lots of space, yet when... Read More

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2008 Cadillac STS Reviews

Best "all Around" Car That I Have Ever Owned By BEVA53

I actually get people to turn their head and look at the car. In Black, it looks nice. I love driving the car and so do my kids. When my son dated his girl friend (who became his wife) for the firs... Read More

I Love This Car For Its Comfort, Driveability And Power. By stanmajkaiii

This is a true American icon. It is sexy enough for a night on the town and powerful enough to let you know you are driving a luxury sports car. For the money you can't do better than the Cadillac STS... Read More

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2007 Cadillac STS Reviews

Great Car, That Has Provided Excellent Service With No Repairs. By hurricaneman

Reliable, low maintenance, very dependable and has decent performance for a full size vehicle. When maintenance or minor repairs are required most quality local auto repair shops can perform the work... Read More

Great Drive To And From Work. Sit Back And Enjoy The Ride! By dlamphier

Ultimately, the Cadillac enjoys driving fast. It preforms at high speed; lowering to the ground and hugging turns. It is a fun car to drive; I enjoy my ride to and from work each day. Bose audio syste... Read More

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