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#1 of 2880 2008 CTS
Sep 18, 2006 (11:19 am)
since the "sneak peak" of the 08 CTS on the "60 Minutes" TV show, there has been quite a bit of discussion suggesting that Cadillac needs to get this car out as soon as possible. I have heard that they may try to get it out early (late Spring 07). The idea of this thread is to give people a place to post what they have heard about the upcoming CTS model change.
#2 of 2880 But what about the interior???
Sep 19, 2006 (9:23 am)
I've seen the spy photos...not completely sold on it just yet. I've sat in a 2005/6/7 CTS and believe Cadillac is on the right track as they seem to get a little better and better. My biggie is how the interior will look. So far, the CTS, in my opinion, is way behind their competitors (G35, I250/350, TL, 3 Series). I've seen one spy picture of the 08 CTS and really can't judge it yet. I've been told that the 08 CTS interior may mimic the new Escalade and/or the SRX. But I have yet to sit in one of those.
#3 of 2880 When and What
Sep 19, 2006 (10:28 am)
Not to beat a dead horse but, can anyone give some definitive information on the new CTS's. I've read several reports stating the new CTS will have awd also saw an article which stated that Caddy will be building new CTS's to compete head to head with BMW 3's and MB C's with awd, coupe, convert and crossover. The BMW 3 coupe comes in several variations, turbo, awd, luxury and convert. Will Caddy offer this much variety? (hope so).
My situation is, I'll be in the market for a new car in 07, I've convinced myself that the CTS sedan is my next car, then came the news that the coupe was a viable product for 09 coming in 08. My first love has always been coupes. Does anyone have information on these concepts?
#4 of 2880 Re: When and What [jpenn]
Sep 19, 2006 (2:29 pm)
From the spy shots I saw, I thought I saw paddle shifters on the steering wheel. However, everything's mum. I guess we will have to wait until the Detroit Auto Show for more.
#5 of 2880 Re: But what about the interior??? [fenwah]
Sep 21, 2006 (4:58 pm)
I agree that Caddy, so far, is behind their competitors. As just one example, the current CTS does not even have a tilt/telescoping steering column. When I sat in it, I could not get the seat adjusted so that I was comfortable and at the same time have my arms in a comfortable position. This may sound like a minor issue, but the others have it and Caddy doesn't. It would have been enough of a reason for me not to buy the car. Hopefully, Cadillac will lock the bean counters in the back room and FIX the 08 CTS in every possible way. If people like the car they will buy it, even if it costs a little more (see BMW, Lexus, etc).
#6 of 2880 What they need to offer.
Sep 22, 2006 (4:02 am)
I keep hearing that the new CTS will offer AWD is this true? That would be great since RWD is useless when it snows or the road is slippery or icy. Also will it offer a 300+ HP engine and the new 6 speed auto they keep talking about?
Personally I always thought the CTS was a great car what I would like it to offer is Voice Activated Systems (I.E. Climate Controls, Audio, Nav System, etc). Now a days you can get those features on a $30k car so this car should offer it with the Nav system.
What I would also really like is a HUD. I think that it's a great feature and it allows you to keep your eyes on the road.
I know some people might say the bean counters won't allow these features so if that is the case make them OPTIONAL.
#7 of 2880 Re: What they need to offer. [chrisl0]
Sep 22, 2006 (7:35 am)
The 3.6 liter V6 will have direct injection and will have 15% more power as per a PowerTrain news release.The six speed auto will be offered. There are rumors that AWD will be optional. I would not agree that RWD is helpless in snow, as I have driven RWD cars for many years in snowy weather. There may be a wagon model too - rumors.
#8 of 2880 Re: What they need to offer. [sls002]
Sep 22, 2006 (11:32 am)
Direct Injection like in the Red Line version of the Saturn Sky? That would suck because then you need to put premium gas into it. I hope AWD is optional since for me that is a desirable feature for me. The last RWD car I drove skid like I was in a ice rink. I had to put hundreds of pounds of weight to make sure the car had traction. Never again will I own a RWD car. I think a wagon is a great idea for some people but for me I just want the sedan.
#9 of 2880 Design features
Sep 22, 2006 (5:41 pm)
Lets hope that the rear of the new CTS in no way resembles the BORING rear end of the STS. Lets hope the new CTS retains some of the "cuts and folds" that are present in the trunk hood of the current CTS. The STS rear lid is as bland as a truck lid can be and would be a killer to the pizzazz of the CTS. I also hope that the new rear bumper is less suseptible to dings from the licence plate screws of other cars that give it a minor bump. A $40K car should not get "bumper acne". Also as everyone seems to concure, the interior has to improve significantly and live up to the uniqueness of cadillac interiors going way back in time, which were always the best appointed and most luxurious. The current CTS interior, though unique, is not at all luxurious. It is very underwhelmingly appointed, and has almost no storage (not even for sunglasses). The seat stitching and door panels have as much "awe-factor" as some cheap compact car and does not not make the Cadillac name-plate proud. THINK LUXURY (as well as sporty) live up to the Cadillac name.
#10 of 2880 Re: When and What [jpenn]
Sep 25, 2006 (8:54 am)
I hope it competes with the BMW 3. It will need over 300 hp. to do that though.