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#16 of 23 2008 DTS Performance Package
Jan 13, 2008 (4:30 pm)
I am happy to say that my 08 DTS that i took delivery of Nov 07 , is running smooth and trouble free with 2,600 + miles , I have to say that technology on this car is so good , with the little Icon on mirror to indicate if there some one in blind zone that is a great add on , gps is easy to use , ride is smooth , dealer made it so easy from order to delivery , I had a 03 dhs and this dts really is major upgrade in ride and technology ,
#17 of 23 Cadillac DTS Performance
Apr 03, 2008 (7:10 am)
Traded my 2002 Cadillac Seville STS for a 2007 Cadillac DTS Performance on Friday, November 23, 2007. My car is Black Raven with Ebony leather interior and 18" chrome rims.
As of 3 April, the car runs smooth and has exhibited absolutely no problems. There's so much stuff on this car it makes my Seville STS look like a plain jane in comparison. I still don't know how it all works. I guess I just have to set aside a day when it gets warmer to learn everything.
#18 of 23 Re: Cadillac DTS Performance [lemko]
Apr 08, 2008 (5:11 am)
I have a 2006 Performance Sedan. If I can be of help...let me know.
#19 of 23 First Two Weeks with DTS Performance
Apr 19, 2008 (4:23 pm)
Just shy of 2 weeks and 400 miles on my í08 DTS Performance. Dark cherry, shale interior. No Nav, sunroof or lane departure options. Keeping in mind that Iíve been driving a í05 300C for the past almost 4 years:">
The 300C was brutal power. The DTS is all about the ride. As soon as I stop driving like a little ole lady (in about 100 miles), Iíll probably miss the 300C less. What I donít miss at all is the very firm, sometimes harsh suspension and the excessive rear suspension noise of the Chrysler.
Canít say enough about the Cadillac ride. My first drive to work was almost amusing. My body would react in anticipation of a known rough part of the roadÖbut it never came with the DTS. Very smooth, very quiet, yet on the highway very well controlled. No mushy wallowing. That magnetic suspension works. Precise steering. Excellent brakes. Had an issue with the fly-by-wire throttle response but either itís learning my habits or Iím learning its because responsiveness definitely feels better than it did at first. Still fiddling with the seat/steering wheel position (whatís that line from a Joni Mitchell song: None of the crazy you get from too much choiceÖ.). Very comfortable seats, well supported, yet soft and cushy. Great back supportóno chance of sloshing around during sharp maneuvers. Tried the cooled seats. Was kind of like sitting on cold cement with a wet bathing suitÖ.but Iím sure Iíll appreciate it come Tulsa summers.
The car is striking in dark cherry. Really like the standard 18Ē chrome wheels. They add just the right amount of bling, and are pretty easy to clean. No need to look for aftermarket wheels. Like the shale interior but quickly replaced the floor mats with a set from USSpeed in dark brown, which matches the cocoa accents nicely. The mats (including one for the trunk) fit like they were poured in place, and the quality of the nap is about what youíd want in your living room. Definitely better than original equipment. Had an issue with the hook holes on the driverís side not matching the hook positions on the floor. But one e-mail exchange with USSpeed and they said theyíd send me a replacement set. Excellent service.
And the negatives:
---So far getting worse mileage than the 300C (19.5 vs 20.5) and the Chrysler used mid-grade.
---Miss the flash to pass headlight feature during daytime.
---Donít like the headlight control. Canít see the markings during the day, and you canít turn off the Auto headlight feature. If the reason why they eliminated the flash to pass was to extend the life of the HID bulbs, then Iíd like to avoid having the lights go ON when I turn the key, OFF as the engine cranks, ON when the engine starts, then OFF after I back out of the garage.
---Windshield wiper stalk requires a twist to get a one-time sweep, meaning you have to take your hands off the wheel. The 300C required a push on the stalk, which you could do with one finger.
---Limited storage in the interior. The glove box, map pockets and console are all considerably smaller than in the 300C.
---The console arm rest is too far back. Only the tip of my elbow touches it during routine driving.
---Why did they place the cargo net in the trunk so close to the edge? Iíd like it back maybe 18 inches or so, so you can place items between the net and the edge of the trunk as well as in the net.
So far have tried all they systems and they seem to work as advertised. Took 20 minutes to finally program the garage opener (old style, single signal), primarily because it took me 18 minutes to realize I had copied one of the 9 codes wrong from the remoteÖ. Also mis-programmed the radio presets first time. This is the first car Iíve owned where you could mix AM and FM (and XMSatellite) in the same row of pre-sets. The sound system is considerably better than in the 300C and since the interior is quieter, you really get to enjoy the music.
Did I mention I love the ride??? It is sooo impressive.
I guess over time Iíll stop thinking Iím driving someone elseís car and realize this girl is all MINEÖ. Thanks for listening. I've posted a couple of photos on cadillacforums.com, same subject (not sure how to do it here.....)
#20 of 23 Whats a fair price for 08 DTS
Apr 19, 2008 (4:37 pm)
I'm new to this forum and trying to help my sister who is interested in a 08 DTS.It has a MSRP 45,415. Edmunds invoice is $42,318. What would be a fair price to be paying for this vehicle. Thank you for any help. What price should she start from.
#21 of 23 Re: Whats a fair price for 08 DTS [rjr2565]
Apr 27, 2008 (8:24 am)
I'd start with $5-6k off with purchase cash and owner loyalty cash (if you currently own a GM vehicle) GM is offering through April 30th. I'd wait until April 29th or 30th (end of month) when the dealer really wants to move his inventory to prevent carrying it over to the next month. Also, if you're in a larger city, you may have more than one Cadillac dealership to compete for your business. Also consider a Smart Buy, this works like a lease but you own the car; you can purchase the car at the end of the period for the pre-agreed on balloon payment, you can get another GM vehicle, or just walk away.
In 2007, Lincoln was pushing new Town Cars with up to $15k in incentives. I don't think you'll be able to do that well with a DTS, but who knows?
#22 of 23 Problems with engine cutting off while driving!
Aug 27, 2008 (3:14 pm)
Has anyone experienced problems with 2007 DTS engine just cutting off while driving? My Mom began leasing the car in 3/07. This happened to her 4 times and she narrowly missed hitting someone one of those times. When this happens the brakes do not respond, nor can she accelerate, NOR does OnStar activate! The dealer can find nothing wrong except that some codes "were missing" on OnStar which they corrected. We contacted GM while the car was in the shop (for 10 days) - & the GM rep was downright rude. After the codes were fixed, she drove the car for about 3 weeks without any further problems. Then, while on a trip, she noticed that the car began to vibrate severely when she stepped on the brakes. She took it to the dealer & they replaced the pads and rotor. About a week after the brake repair, the engine again cut off while she was driving and had done so twice - the last time being yesterday, 8/26/08. She called the dealer and they did not even tell her to bring it in. The are trying to contact GM to find out what to do, but GM is not responding to them! FYI, I also drive the car and we took it on a trip this past weekend and I did not notice any problems while driving. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
#23 of 23 Re: DTS PERFORMANCE TIRE VIBRATION [prolland]
Apr 15, 2009 (11:45 am)
Are you sure it is coming from the rear. I feel a vibration in the floor and depending on the speed some in the steering wheel. The dealer tried a lot of things including putting on all new tires and rims from another car and force load balancing my tires and wheels. A different dealer told me they experienced the same problem and found the axels were bent. Once they replaced them the owner said the car rode like a Cadillac should.