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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Sedan
#4357 of 6595 Production stats
Aug 19, 2003 (4:19 pm)
Some good news and some bad news for cadillac.
YTD 2003 vs. 2002
CTS 38,235 vs. 25,876
deville 44,676 vs. 53,860
eldo 0 vs. 2721
seville 10,594 vs. 16,212
escalade 24,598 vs. 23,905
escalde esv 8782 vs. 0
escalde ext 7,410 vs. 11,477
135,457 vs. 134,051
Cadillac has built about 1400 more vehicles this year than last.
But 3 of their vehicles are selling significantly less than they were a year before.
Looks like the CTS is basically carrying the whole company.
They have the momentum, I hope that the new cars coming out will be successful.
Aug 20, 2003 (4:58 am)
I think many people are waiting for the SRX and the new STS next year. CTS is a big hit for Cadillac so if they can get people to upgrade down the road sales should snowball over time.
#4359 of 6595 Another CTS Shortcoming!!!
Aug 20, 2003 (5:40 am)
I found that the CTS tires have a defect. When you drive over a screw that penetrates the tread, the tires GO FLAT!!!! I would have expected more from Cadillac. Very disappointing. But when you call OnStar, they send someone to put on the spare.
BTW, regarding the note about moisture in an '04 rear licence plate surround, I think it's due to a leak that allows moisture laden air to get in, not a rain leak. The moisture condenses as the temperature changes.
#4360 of 6595 dindak: Upgrade
Aug 20, 2003 (7:53 am)
Given my experiences with my 2003 I think I might now be a loyal Cadillac owner. The service department has been the best I've ever dealt with and they treat me good at the dealership. I also LOVE my CTS and all the car's shortcomings are very minor compared to my last car.
Still...I don't know if I EVER see myself "Upgrading". If possible I'll trade my CTS in for the V series in a couple of years assuming the economy improves and I have more play money; that's a big "if" though considering one of this month's magazines predicted the MSRP would be around $53K and that Cadillac dealer's would try to jack up the price. A $55K car is way out of my price range at this point in my life...and the SRX looks great but by the time you option it out you're looking at around $50K for it. As for the XLR I don't see myself ever paying $80K for a car that has less horsepower than a Corvette, Mustang Cobra, or CTS-V. I'd rather have a Hummer H2 than an Escalade. If the new DTS drives anything like the current one it will be a cold day in H!! before I "upgrade" to one of those. The STS is probably bigger than I would like and would probably be difficult to fit in my smallish garage. So...what I'm saying is that it's highly unlikely that I'll EVER be upgrading and helping Cadillac out with a sales "snowball".
It's not surprising to me that the CTS is "carrying the whole company". Personally, before the CTS existed I would have never considered buying a new Cadillac. Now that I've owned the CTS for a year I can say that it's likely I'll buy another one in the future.
#4361 of 6595 mcgreenx, mannytranny
Aug 20, 2003 (8:32 am)
mcgreenx, I assume you're joking. Are you really complaining that the lack of runflat tires on a CTS is a defect? Dude, you need to get out more.
Hey, mannytranny, did you ever end up taking your CTS out to the drag strip? If so, what did it run? I was thinking about hauling mine out, and was looking at probably mid-16s (I'm at altitude), so I was tryingto get a sea-level baseline for comparison.
Aug 20, 2003 (10:09 am)
I don't like very large cars so I would also not likely ever move up to a STS if I had a CTS. That said I know people that go from 3 to 5 series BMWs so the potential for happy CTS owners to trade up is big IMO. That goes for the SRX and Caddy trucks also.
#4363 of 6595 mcgreenx
Aug 20, 2003 (10:59 am)
The practice of sarcasm is a dying art, isn't it?
We are obviously in a facetious free zone.
Perhaps you could warn us next time with a preface.
"My next sentence is facetious."
Aug 20, 2003 (11:51 am)
The 3-to-5-series paradigm doesn't apply with the CTS because the CTS is already as big as a 5er, and it's a very sizeable step up in size to the STS (which is as big as a 7er) from there.
The 5er is still a manageable car for those who don't want anything too big (like us) but the 7er is way too big, and it doesn't help that BMW, Audi, Mercedes, etc. won't bring in the short-wheelbase versions of their big models anymore.
#4365 of 6595 Aftermarket Wood Trim and Handles
Aug 20, 2003 (12:07 pm)
Looking to add front over-the-door handles to my new 2004 CTS. Also, adding (fake) wood trim to dash.
Anyone have any experience with these items?
Aug 20, 2003 (2:05 pm)
For a CTS V ? wow you could almost have an SMG equipped M3