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#449 of 896 Re: V-12 Cadillac [sls002]
Mar 27, 2007 (2:03 pm)
You are right. The 2010(?) DTS will be on the Zeta platform.
It will be interesting to see what Cadillac does with the STS. The CTS is a big seller but the DTS still outsells it, probably because of the commercial market - limosines, rental cars, etc. I've never seen a CTS for rent but they are probably out there. I frankly don't see anything wrong with the FWD DTS especially the Performance model and that is what I'll be looking for next winter -a certified one of course.
#450 of 896 Re: V-12 Cadillac [dispencer2]
Apr 19, 2007 (11:51 am)
No messages since mine. I wonder if all the Cadillac buffs have passed on. Perhaps the DTS is really designed for the elderly.
#451 of 896 Update: '06 DTS
Apr 22, 2007 (5:13 am)
I rolled 10,000 miles on my '06 DTS Luxury III just this past weekend. The car still looks & drives great. In fact, after trading rides to use our '01 Chevy Tahoe one day last week, the Caddy came home with a nail in the tire which required a patch. After the repair and full balance/rotate/alignment the car rides smoother than it did before (I've seen several posts regarding a very minor vibration at highway speeds on these platform vehicles....mine had it, too).
I still have not taken it in to have the rear deck brake light replaced (hairline cracks are visible....see earlier post) and the "replace battery in remote key" message still comes on every time I start the car, no matter which key fob I use and no matter that I just replaced the battery again. It's a minor annoyance, but clearly there is something wrong with the receiver. I tried requesting a service appointment on my local dealer's web site and got no response at all.
I absolutely love this car. Cadillac is definitely the car I've "aspired to" since I was a kid, and I'm really enjoying this full-size cruiser. Although I'm not impressed with the service department at the dealership (at all), the car has been great.
My family recently asked me what kind of car I'll be going for next (I generally trade every 5 years). I can't really think of anything else I would want at this point, except maybe that V12 concept Caddy that we saw in the movie "The Island"......absolutely gorgeous. If GM built that vehicle they'd sell every last one.
Apr 22, 2007 (8:08 am)
I have a question here for those of you who are very familiar with the DTS. I have been searching and looking in to buying an 06-07 Impala SS. After negotiating, esearching, etc. I know everything about the vehicle.
I have now turned my sights to a DTS and I'm intrigued. I am looking to purchase a pre-owned Cadillac DTS as it seems too bring much more value and luxury for only $8-10,000 more.
My question is, are their any differences between an 06 and 07 DTS? If so, what are they?
Excuse my ignorance, I know nothing about the car.
#453 of 896 Re: [newcarforme]
Apr 22, 2007 (10:52 am)
The changes are in colors, both interior and exterior. As far as equipment goes, no changes. Since you are going for a used one, you will have to choose from what there is anyway.
#454 of 896 Re: [newcarforme]
Apr 24, 2007 (8:21 pm)
From the advice in this forum I'd advise the Performance model because apparentely the ride is better with the magnetic suspension. I'll be looking for an '06/07 next spring and that is what I'll get. I have the base '03 Deville now. I also have an '06 Impala. There is no comparison between the Impala and Cadillac. The Impala gets better mileage but the Cadillac is a Cadillac. 'nuff said.
The certified Cadillacs have a better warranty than new ones. Be sure you buy a "certified" one from a GM dealer. You will have a good choice if you stick with one of the big Cadillac dealers in a major city. I always go to Dallas/Ft. Worth even though it is 400 miles away.
#455 of 896 Re: V-12 Cadillac [dispencer2]
Apr 25, 2007 (8:47 pm)
LOL, I wondered the same thing regarding the inactivity at many of these forums. I just did a post at Lincoln Towncar, I own both a Towncar and a Deville. There had been no post at Towncar since March 24th. I hope both these forums will become more active in the future.
#456 of 896 GEAR SHIFTER ON 2006 DTS
May 10, 2007 (8:58 pm)
Just traded a 2004 Deville for a 2006 DTS. Annoying problem on the new car is that the shifter on the steering column is hard to move in reversing a downshift from any gear back to drive. My 2004 Deville was a little that way and I lived with it but this car is really difficult and after using much pressure to move the shifter I often end up in neutral and have had near misses of shifting in to reverse.
Have other owners had this problem? Is it easy to adjust? Does it involve sealed parts? Would it involve leaving the car in the dealership overnight? Any owners with a similar experience and how they dealt with it would appreciated. I owned a 98 Deville and never remember having this problem and also own currently own a Lincoln Town car which has a super good shifter on the steering column with a button that
when pushed automatically shifts the transmission into third gear. The shifter when needed is also very easy to move.
#457 of 896 Re: GEAR SHIFTER ON 2006 DTS [bremertong]
May 11, 2007 (6:09 am)
These are questions that you should be asking your serice manager. This is one reason that I like the floor mounted shifter though. I now have an SRX with the six speed automatic and the console shifter with manual mode. To down shift I just move the lever over and then back to move down a gear. To restore auto mode, just move it back. But the DTS is not this sort of car.
#458 of 896 HAVE OTHER 2006 DTS OWNERS HAD PROBLEMS WITH IGNITION SYSTEM?
May 17, 2007 (8:28 pm)
Recently bought 2006 DTS, now has a little over 400 miles on it. Have had stall outs at ignition a few times. Am taking the car to dealer service next week but wondered if other owners of the 2006 DTS have had ignition problems. I found some owner reviews at another web site saying that this year and model has problems with ignition system if not started every few days. I have owned two previous Cadillacs, a 1998 and a 2004, both Devilles. The 98 would some times stall out after the first ignition but then start and run. Any information on this issue from other 2006 DTS owners will be appreciated and will be helpful when taking the car in to the service dept. If you have had this problem it would be helpful to know how it was resolved.