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#276 of 896 Re: 2006 DTS [ehaase]
Jun 11, 2006 (3:06 pm)
One option will be a Lincoln Town Car. The Lexus LS430 isn't any bigger than my Impala. Right now you can buy a 2006 Town Car for $29,995 -about a $14,000 discount. They are giving them away and they don't pretend to be anything more than they are -a big, comfortable luxury sedan. The gas mileage isn't as good as the Northstar but I'll seriously consider one in 2008.
Cadillac is going in the wrong direction as far as I'm concerned but most people disagree with me. I'd get a Certified used Lincoln though because the warranty is better on the Certified one than a new one -same as Cadillac.
#277 of 896 Re: 2006 DTS [dispencer1]
Jun 12, 2006 (2:02 pm)
There are a lot of rumors that the Lincoln Town Car may die next year when Ford closes its Wixom, MI plant.
#278 of 896 Re: 2006 DTS [ehaase]
Jun 12, 2006 (5:12 pm)
I'm going to drive a number of cars when the Cadillac warranty runs out in October, 2008. I've never really been a fan of the Town Car because of the gas mileage and the fact that it rode and handled sort of like my '53 Olds 98. The Deville/DTS is lots more modern technically. I probably will discover that the best deal will be a two year old Lexus LS430 with the certified 100k warranty. I may also look at a new top of the line Avalon or a Lexus ES300. All these cars are good highway cruisers and get relatively good town gas mileage. They aren't as wide as my Deville but are probably as comfortable. Resale value is great, too -much better than anything American. I can sell both the '03 Deville and my '06 Impala and cut down on the number of cars I drive. When you start looking at the competition you discover why the Avalon/Lexus are so popular. I understand that the Lincoln has about 75% of the livery/limosine business. Wonder what will take its place? It has been a long time since I've seen a Cadillac limosine at the airport.
#279 of 896 Re: 2006 DTS [dispencer1]
Jun 14, 2006 (1:13 pm)
Re: ... looking at the competition you discover why the Avalon/Lexus are so popular.
I would take a hard look at the Edwards forums for the current Avalon - lots of unhappy owners with transmission hesitation. Do a search. Same with the 300 series Lexus. Some claim they have no problems. But even CR called it a problematic car with only average build quality. According to JD Edwards, Toyota has a lower consumer satisfaction rating then GM when dealing with customer complaints.
#280 of 896 Re: 2006 DTS [baltoman]
Jun 14, 2006 (4:23 pm)
Toyota has always handled consumer complaints poorly. They either blame the consumer (the engine sludge problem was always the fault of the owner -guess they finally fessed up)
or tell you that it is either "normal" or "can't duplicate the problem". I'll most likely get a Certified 2007 or 2008 DTS (Luxury II package) in October, 2008 when my '03 Deville warranty runs out. If Cadillac downsizes the DTS I'll keep the '07/08 until the wheels fall off. What I want to see is something that looks like the Sixteen only with an 8.
Jun 14, 2006 (4:24 pm)
Anybody have any insight on how the 2007 DTS will differ from the 2006?
#282 of 896 Re: 2007 DTS [dispencer1]
Jun 14, 2006 (6:35 pm)
New colors, otherwise nothing much.