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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Atac writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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5

Pros

powerful, luxurious and handsome

Cons

gas milage is too low, expensive taxes and there is not too much service in europe

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It Comes From Future — Cadillac doesn't need too much words. It looks like an UFO, you feel the power. You can spinning even TCS on. you must turn TCS on when you are driving wet or dirt roads if not it is not easy to control. There is everything what you need inside of the STS but it is drinking gas and you should think about the taxes if you are living in Turkey or the country takes expensive taxes for V8 engines.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Samuel writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V6 Review
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5

Pros

Performance - Quality - Innovation - Appearance - Comfort

Cons

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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Jill writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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5

Pros

Just another nice ride

Cons

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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Jeff writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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5

Pros

Fun to drive, numerous amenities, reliable Northstar

Cons

The car and engine in particular are both built to last a long time, but when things need replaced, the parts are expensive when compared to those for a Chevy Impala.

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Great Car To Own; Don't Buy New Because Of Depreciation. One Can Own A Lot More Car For Less Money. — The car could easily take part in the Fast and the Furious. While no repairs have been needed, the build quality inside looks kind of cheap for a 50K+ MSRP. Some trim parts look like cheap plastic. Otherwise, interior and exterior styling is on or above par. When compared to my Eldorado, city MPG for this car is around 20.5; I have not had a chance to test highway MPG but I'm guessing it'll be in the upper 20's given my driving habits. The car, with DSC, is very fun to drive.

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rjreynolds17 writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V6 Review
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5

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

Cons

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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Alexis writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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5

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fashionable, comfortable, affordable.

Cons

Poor turning ratio.

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Sweet Ride! — Nice looking, great driving; no real problems, burn a bit of oil but knew that upon buying her... still very happy and love the drive. One more thing if needing a paint job, being 3 stage paint process it becomes expensive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andy writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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5

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Power, style, space, good street manors.

Cons

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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Dylan writes:
2005 Cadillac STS V8 Review
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5

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Delicious looks, great engine (4200lb luxo rice burner), plush interior with lots and lots of features: heat/cool seats, 14 speaker Bose 5.1 Studio Surround, Nav, one-touch windows all around, almost everything you could ask for.

Cons

AWD trans needs reflashed after 20k miles for jerking (only once and cheap), glove-box.

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Stellar Deliciousness — Northstar V8 LH2 320hp / 315lb-ft AWD 5 speed auto (2005) 4200lbs 17/24mpg 0-60 under 6 seconds Bose 5.1 Studio Surround (14 speakers) Only disappointment in the interior is the somewhat creaky plastic trim between the two front seats.. everywhere else is spectacular.

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2006 Cadillac STS Reviews

Nice Valued Cadillac By Chris

Stylish, performs nicely, decent power to weight ratio , Above expected gas mileage with top grade fuel .Good city handling, highway ride good, not that of a DTS or a Mercedes 500-560 sedan,Good Valu... Read More

Great Full Size Sedan By danzai

i purchased this 2006 cadillac sts last year and was pleased to find th car had lots of room, plenty of power, nice handling with a plush ride and powerful brakes. I cant say anything bad about this c... 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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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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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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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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