2005 Cadillac STS User Reviews

2005 Cadillac STS Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 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: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Samuel writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V6 Review
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Performance - Quality - Innovation - Appearance - Comfort

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Tire Rumble - Maintenace Costs (Tires $$$)

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2005 Cadillac Sts — This car blends the best all worlds, comfort, performance, economy, quality, reliability, beauty, and prestige all wrapped in an American product. Performance is solid and strong, yet still returns decent fuel economy of about 22 MPG in mixed driving. The interior is luxurious, quiet (except for some tire rumble), very comfortable and well laid out. The elegant exterior is a color called Moonstone Metallic, a charcoal dark gray that shifts depending on the light. Just pure eye candy! Oh and lets not forget absolutely amazing Cadillac service and care, you are treated with great respect and make you feel like a king. Worth the extra cost alone! Overall it makes this car an excellent value in my opinion. After three years, I am still highly satisfied and will only replace with another Caddy in the future!

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Tarnardus writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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the glove-like seats!!!

Cons

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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Tracy writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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Looks phenomenal

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Could use more space in the back seat area

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Awesome Sts4 — I love this car more than any I've ever owned. It looks phenomenal. Handles like a dream. The all wheel drive is perfect for Indiana winters. The interior is beautiful. I love the XM radio and navigation. Seats are great, heated and air conditioned. Could use more leg room for the back seats, however the trunk is massive! I'll drive this car until the wheels fall off!

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Nicholas writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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Engine Response, Electrical Gadgets, Sound System, Looks

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Electrical glitches, runs on high-test, gas mileage.

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Blast To Drive! — So far, I've had the car for a little over a month and completely floored by it. It has great pick-up, great looks, and wonderful amenities. The Bose sound system is simply wonderful. It's a blast to drive the only con I've found is that the NorthStar loves to go through gas. Roughly 18 MPG. I've had a few electrical quirks, but with Cadillac's I've come to expect it.

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Fera395 writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V6 Review
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4

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The looks are Awesome. The styling is sleek and ageless.  This sporty design is a great addition to the stereotypical Caddy sedans.

Cons

The rear seating is smaller than a grown adult would like.  Storage is minimal in this car.

Fera395
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Powerful, Nimble, Yet Smooth. — This car looks awesome, and rides the same. Comforts and Conveniences are everywhere. I feel surrounded by luxury and power. Excellent car and style. I am not thrilled with the lack of leg room for rear passengers, but as long as they are children it can be overlooked.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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smttylife2 writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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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.

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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:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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5

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lots of power and luxury

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wheelbearings

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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:
2005 Cadillac STS V6 Review
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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.

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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:
2005 Cadillac STS V6 Review
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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!

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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:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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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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2011 Cadillac STS Reviews

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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

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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

Sts By m1chaz

This is one of the best Cadillac has put out in years. The V6 gives all the power needed and the comfort that it does not have the mechanical issues related with the Northstar V8. This is my kind of ... Read More

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

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2007 Cadillac STS Reviews

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

Stunning By fastjets

Wished we would have bought the larger V-8 for higher cruise at 80-85. Love it for long trips. Really like the cooled ac seats. and the fan on your butt for sure. The sun visor could be longer. T... Read More

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