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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

What do you think of them? http://www.cadillac.com/cadillacjsp/homepage.jsp?hasFlash=false.


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User currently offlineHurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 997 times:

In general I hate GM cars, but I would say that these are ugly even if they were Ford...The boxy style went out in the early 90's...
Is it just me, or is the Escalade EXT/Avalanche seem kinda pointless, with the fold down seats/glass for a larger bed? I wouldn't want my cargo inside my truck.
Just my humble opinion...


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 994 times:

I agree, the CTS is ugly. I like the Escalade, though.


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User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 990 times:

I like the sedan and the coupe, but the big pickup truck thing is stupid. the regular escalade sells very well though.

i hope they do well, cadillac could use a pickmeup.


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5615 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 963 times:

I disliked the CTS very much when first I saw it in print media; but I have to say that this is an example of a car which looks a LOT better in person, especially in motion.

I think they'll sell the whee out of 'em.



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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 960 times:

Damn those are nice cars...Honest.

User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 956 times:


To be honest, I'm still having trouble with the whole "luxury SUV" concept. It seems like a contradiction in terms. The reason I'd buy an SUV is so I could have 4WD and get up the canyon on the powder days, and to maybe do some 4 wheelin' on jeep trails out in the desert (we'd camp, we'd hike, we'd look at the stars, it'd be great). Those activities are inherently dirty, and I'd be very hesitant to take a $30K+ vehicle on such adventures. Leather seats? You've got to be kidding!!! I'd plan on scratching up the paint in the first week, and getting mud everywhere. But then again, I think that you're getting screwed if you pay more than $20k on a car anyway.

So, in other words, I think Caddilac SUVs are gay.
Besides, I'm a VW fan.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 949 times:

NormalSpeed:
I agree about the luxury/SUV B/S.
The two DONT mix!

The last real Cadillac was the 1996 Fleetwood Brougham.
This car is/was a real beauty and very advanced. This body on frame, rear-wheel drive V8 sedan had a 350cu" (5.7) that put out 260 HP and got 27mpg.
I test drove one of these. It was very quiet and powerful. One of the most luxurious cars I've ever 'piloted'!
It's a shame that GM discontinued this model.  Sad






Bring back the Concorde
User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 944 times:

Thank you NormalSpeed



Whooooeee! I couldn't agree more. I've been trying to figure that out for years. My friend and I have been saving up some $$$ to get an SUV or Pickup to go road-trippin' in and behemoth luxurymobiles just don't cut it. I will admit to having a crush on Avalanches, they're kinda' hot, but with that plastic bottom they loose something in the aesthetics category.

As far as the boxy design goes, it's a trend cutting across all new car manufacturers. It's even beginning to winkle it's way into Dodge, now, with the sharp-corner wheel well protrusions, etc. I detest it with a passion and wish they would go back to the smooth-curve pattern of the late 90s, but that doesn't seem to be happening.

Sigh... what to do, what to do?



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 940 times:

I think they're ugly.

Man, Lincoln is definatley pulling ahead the last few years!!



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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 936 times:

VonRichtofen, what on Earth has Lincoln got over Cadi?


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 933 times:

747-600X:
what on Earth has Lincoln got over Cadi?


Just about everything!

A luxury sedan is supposed to be body on frame and rear-wheel drive. No Cadillac offers that in there sedans.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 929 times:

Caddies are nice, but Lincoln's are better.

Wow, is this the pub scene in "Donnie Brasco"?

 Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 926 times:

I saw a CTS at my local mall yesterday, they had a car show of all the new models. Very boxy, but then again, I'm not a big Cadillac fan.


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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 911 times:

i really like the look of the new Escalade...gains alot of attention...big mean looking car. I drove it a few weeks ago...has alot of torque but still quite heavy.Does'nt have any grip like the Mercedes ML or the BMW X5...none the less its the best American SUV ever made i think.

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 902 times:

Off topic but yesterday I drove some ones 1993 BMW 316i a fully loaded model, what a car, those German's really do a wonderful job.


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User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 898 times:

This is about the fifteenth time Cadillac marketing has used the word "reborn" in the last twenty years.

GM has a philosophy. Start boxy, round untill there's literally no right angles on the car, then go boxy again.

Corporate creativity; The penultimate contradiction.


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4810 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 894 times:

They are too trendy...in ten years they'll look ridiculous. Lincoln is in a much better position, they have kept their traditional models (Continental and Town Car) while introducing a good looking (and good selling) modern sports sedan, the LS.

But AirMale, a BMW 316i? Even economy cars here have larger engines than that! Why on earth would someone get a bimmer with no go-power?


User currently offlineStarship From South Africa, joined Nov 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 886 times:

I've loved Cadillacs for as long as I can remember, but these new ones I really do not like. Really ugly. No doubt they are competent cars and while only the Seville is sold in this country, it is unlikely that these new ones will ever make to our shores. The Seville hardly sold as it was priced at a level which made it totally uncompetitive with other luxury brands.


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 881 times:

How's the car shopping going?

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4810 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 879 times:

Its taking a back seat until I get my employment situation finalized. I've been promised full-time wages by my manager but they are kind of dragging their feet  Smile

But the Thunderbird or Cougar is still looking good if I can get enough sandbags in the trunk  Big grin


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 873 times:

I gotcha, yeah I've been there before. I guess one advantage if they take forever is that maybe by the time you pick up your Cougar you won't need the sandbags as it will be spring!!  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 851 times:

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