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User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 6
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

Very sexy, eh??

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CTS Coupe



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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

I'm not so fond of the rear end, but overall it is a very nice package.


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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1310 times:



Quoting Bok269 (Reply 1):
I'm not so fond of the rear end

Agreed. It reminds me of that nasty Nissan 350Z.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1306 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
Very sexy, eh??

Damn right . . .

Jack and I have one ordered to be delivered in May . . .

The idiots at the local GM dealership were less than impressive . . .we want our Caddy with "X" . . .

I get the usual e-mail: "We have one with almost everything you want . . . and almost in the color you want it . . . and almost with the options . . . '

OK, I reply: What part of "NO EXCEPTIONS" did you fail to comprehend?

We ordered from a dealership in Anchorage. . . .

It's a "play car". Can't pull up to the opera or the Anchorage Marriott in the BAFDT" or a - God forbid" half assed GMC SUV - so a Caddy seemed a nice compromise between a non-US Flagged vehicle and a B-Mer.

I'll send pics when it arrives.


User currently offlineNational757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1297 times:



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):

Congrats on the car! What color? What options?



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User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

My gosh that is a hot car. Always loved the CTS, hopefully this thing sells.


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User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3287 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

http://www.thecarconnection.com/

The CT is the latest iteration of the Cadillac "Art & Science" design theme, but Cadillac says this rendition is distinctly new, with all the sheetmetal from the front pillars back being new. While it shares the CTS' wheelbase, the CT Coupe Concept is about four inches shorter than the sedan, and has a faster (more sloped) windshield than does the sedan.

It also shares the instrument panel with the four-door and the console, but otherwise the interior is a newly trimmed piece. Inside, the CT Coupe study wears black leather and Alcantara microfiber trim, with ochre-color inserts and leather seat stitching.

Other features of the concept are 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels; hidden door handles like those on the XLR sportscar; a new lower front fascia with brake vents; LED taillamps; a rear spoiler; and a faceted radio antenna. Inside the four-seat CT Coupe gets carbon-fiber trim, XM and navigation system, and a Bose stereo with a 40GB hard drive.

The 2+2 concept gets its power from a version of Cadillac's 3.6-liter direct-injection V-6, but in a release, the GM brand says that the 2.9-liter turbodiesel headed for European-market CTS sedans will also fit in the coupe. The diesel will make about 250 horsepower in production form. A six-speed manual gearbox is fitted to the concept, as are six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes.

[Edited 2008-01-14 21:57:55]


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User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1277 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 6):
The CT is the latest iteration of the Cadillac "Art & Science" design theme, but Cadillac says this rendition is distinctly new, with all the sheetmetal from the front pillars back being new. While it shares the CTS' wheelbase, the CT Coupe Concept is about four inches shorter than the sedan, and has a faster (more sloped) windshield than does the sedan.

It also shares the instrument panel with the four-door and the console, but otherwise the interior is a newly trimmed piece. Inside, the CT Coupe study wears black leather and Alcantara microfiber trim, with ochre-color inserts and leather seat stitching.

Other features of the concept are 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels; hidden door handles like those on the XLR sportscar; a new lower front fascia with brake vents; LED taillamps; a rear spoiler; and a faceted radio antenna. Inside the four-seat CT Coupe gets carbon-fiber trim, XM and navigation system, and a Bose stereo with a 40GB hard drive.

The 2+2 concept gets its power from a version of Cadillac's 3.6-liter direct-injection V-6, but in a release, the GM brand says that the 2.9-liter turbodiesel headed for European-market CTS sedans will also fit in the coupe. The diesel will make about 250 horsepower in production form. A six-speed manual gearbox is fitted to the concept, as are six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes.

blah blah blah cool car with cool stuff blah blah blah big engine too blah blah blah pimped out blah blah blah



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13765 posts, RR: 61
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1272 times:
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It's a nice-looking car, but what really makes me like it are the commercials starring the absolutely gorgeous, sexy Kate Walsh:






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User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1272 times:



Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 8):
It's a nice-looking car, but what really makes me like it are the commercials starring the absolutely gorgeous, sexy Kate Walsh:

she looks alright driving the car in the commercials, but your pictures clearly show she could use a nicer rack



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1271 times:



Quoting National757 (Reply 4):

Congrats on the car! What color? What options?

Platinum,
Leather interior. Also the Platinum . . .

Options: Pick one . . . pick 'em all . . .

Hutchings ChevyGMC here (local ENA) said they "could get one" but they waffled . . . so we went to ANC . . .don't like them any better buty we said that magic word "CASH", and well, they were frothing at the mouth . .

Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 6):
Cadillac says this rendition is distinctly new, with all the sheetmetal from the front pillars back being new.

Which is bS, it's a redress of it's forefather - the car Jack and I wanted . . . unfortunately they changed the design. . .

Look at Consumer Reports (Aug-Sep-oct 07), the WORST redesigns of 2008. . .

We looked at the CTS and that's the ticket.

Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 7):

Yeah, I know it's a GM product . . .but with all your criticism, do YOU have a US$50K Caddy in your driveway?

Naaaa, I wouldn't either . . .waste of US$50K . . . but hey . . .


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13765 posts, RR: 61
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1268 times:
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Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 9):
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 8):
It's a nice-looking car, but what really makes me like it are the commercials starring the absolutely gorgeous, sexy Kate Walsh:

she looks alright driving the car in the commercials, but your pictures clearly show she could use a nicer rack

 redflag 

BLASPHEMY!

She looks smokin' hot to me as-is....including the rack...



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User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1266 times:



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
Yeah, I know it's a GM product . . .but with all your criticism, do YOU have a US$50K Caddy in your driveway?

Man, if you think thats criticism...stay out of my way while im road-raging

And no I dont, and I could think of better places to spend that kind of money.
Maybe paying back my college loans...

My 97 Altima will suit me just fine  Wink
Its no Caddy but hey



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1260 times:



Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 12):
Man, if you think thats criticism...stay out of my way while im road-raging

 rotfl 

I'll be the guy with the badge asking you "Hey, WTF?"

Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 12):
Maybe paying back my college loans...

Been there, done that - 30 years ago . . .

Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 12):
Its no Caddy but hey

Like I said, thought about the Bmer, but . . . maintenance up here, well, half these idiots near ENA can't spell B M W . . . much less service one . . .
 biggrin 


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1242 times:



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):

Congrats! That is a fine looking car. I've always been a fan of Caddy's

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 11):

Damn right.


User currently offlineThreeFourThree From Australia, joined Nov 2007, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

The front of that is just ghastly! WAAAY to big for a grill which makes the whole front end to high up and look stupid.

User currently offlineFiatstilojtd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
Quoting StasisLAX (Thread starter):
Very sexy, eh??

Damn right . . .

Jack and I have one ordered to be delivered in May . . .



Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 14):
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):

Congrats! That is a fine looking car.

..and especially it is a COUPE with TWO DOORS ...not like the new VW Passat Coupe over here which has FOUR DOORS...a Coupe with four doors just does not do it for me  Sad.

[Edited 2008-01-15 03:25:14]

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1189 times:



Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 8):

I'd prefer a ride on that than the new Caddy...


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Glad to see a coupe without a 'B'-pillar.
This lends it's self to being a convertible at some point in the near future.
I'd love to see Cadillac do this with their senior most DTS (DeVille) instead of the CTS which is still the entry level Cadillac.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1175 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 18):
This lends it's self to being a convertible at some point in the near future.

Oh, I hope not! Cut down coupes handle appallingly, because of all the extra re-inforcement needed in the structure. Convertibles are far better designed from scratch, where they don't scuttle shake down the road and body-flex round the corners.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 19):
Oh, I hope not! Cut down coupes handle appallingly, because of all the extra re-inforcement needed in the structure. Convertibles are far better designed from scratch, where they don't scuttle shake down the road and body-flex round the corners.

Perhaps but this car can afford the extra re-inforcement needed in the structure as there is an availible 500+ HP (CTS-V) that already comes with this car.
My old 1987 Chrysler LeBaron convertible was designed from scratch as a convertible and it still had those body-flex round the corners issues.
I just wish body-on-frame construction would make a comeback so none of this would be an issue.
I've riden in a 1972 Ford LTD convertible that didn't have that problem.

[Edited 2008-01-15 06:08:15]


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1165 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 20):
My old 1987 Chrysler LeBaron convertible was designed from scratch as a convertible and it still had those body-flex round the corners issues.

Err...that's because it was crap though.  Wink

Designed properly, they shouldn't have.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1162 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 18):
I'd love to see Cadillac do this with their senior most DTS (DeVille)

 checkmark 

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
Can't pull up to the opera or the Anchorage Marriott in the BAFDT

That's what the King Ranch edition is for. Big grin

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
we said that magic word "CASH"

Ah yes, the 4-letter word that will make a dealer jump through hoops.

I'm assuming you took a test-drive of one off the lot to see how one performed; how was it?

Congrats on your purchase.

A Cadillac CTS Coupe, I wasn't aware of this model coming out.

Small potatoes item here; but I'm a bit surprised, given Caddy's current naming convention, that they didn't call their new coupe (the first 4-seater coupe since the last Eldorado was discontinued several years ago) CTC. I was under the impression that the S designation used on other Caddys stood for sedan.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1160 times:



Quoting Banco (Reply 21):
Err...that's because it was crap though

It was beautiful crap however.  Smile
Best of all, it had Corinthian leather and a voice alert system.  Smile



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8691 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

I think this design is better than the old one. I certainly hope the performance is much better.

Hunter



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25 Fiatstilojtd : ahem....sorry, not really, at least not anymore....in todays world of leasing/loan with immediate credit-rating the dealer gets "cash" one way or the
26 YOWza : Is this not the first ever CTS coupe? I generally don't buy American so I may have missed it if there was one. As for the car at hand, it's definitel
27 KaiGywer : That's a sweet looking car! Congrats ANC!
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