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Techno geeks will absolutely love the 2008 Cadillac STS.

There is absolutely no shortage of high-tech "bells and whistles" on this year's Cadillac STS. Cars.com reports that a power-adjustable steering wheel, sonar rear parking sensors, power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a keyless access system, and an eight-speaker CD stereo are all standard on the base STS Cadillac. For a few dollars more, the buyer can add a moonroof and a navigation system, as well as heated and cooled seats and a heated steering wheel.

The 2008 Cadillac STS sports some innovative features—and some that test patience.

However, these available features aren’t always so simple. Edmunds points out that while Cadillac STS "controls are straightforward and easy to use," the memory setting procedure for many of the cabin controls are "confounding... frustrating and unnecessarily complicated." It is necessary to wade through several levels of menu choices on the navigation screen in order to program settings.

ConsumerGuide also notes that the STS Cadillac has "relatively few buttons" since most audio (as well as the mirror and climate controls) are now incorporated into the navigation screen, but insists that this "complicate[s] their use."

The favorite Cadillac STS feature of reviewers at Kelley Blue Book is the optional 15-speaker Bose 5.1 Surround Sound audio system, which "delivers great sound." The base 2008 Cadillac STS model comes with an eight-speaker system. ConsumerGuide reports that available options for the top trim include "rear radio controls, wireless cell phone link, head-up instrument display, heated washer nozzles, [and] automatic-dimming headlights."

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