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Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac CTS, Sedan
#2407 of 2880 Re: packaging \ maps Re: 2008 CTS 4 / GM’s mentality – Garage door [rayainsw]
Jul 04, 2008 (6:31 am)
I think, but am really guessing, that the QAF\performance_handling_package is designed for the 1SG STS, which is seriously upgraded from the base STS. If you wanted to put it on the base STS, it would probably cost a few thousand extra to upgrade the base STS before you could get QAF installed.
I think when the STS was first put into production, they may have wanted to limit the number of Performance editions so that the STS fuel consumption was mainly based on the 2.73:1 axle ratio. Now that the six speed transmission is standard with a 3.42:1 axle on all models you have a valid point about the performance options being available without a lot of luxury stuff. However, I would not assume that they should be cheap.
Cadillac's options packages are not all that much different from what BMW does with packaging of options. Cadillac may have gone too far in packaging everything. I think that packages should save the customer some money, but if the options are not available unbundled, then you really are not saving money.
#2408 of 2880 Re: Strap in spare tire well [bingoman]
Jul 04, 2008 (6:32 am)
Perhaps you are supposed to strap down the flat tire that I assume will not fit into the spare tire well?
#2409 of 2880 Re: Strap in spare tire well [sls002]
Jul 04, 2008 (8:42 am)
If so, were do you put the flat tire, and what do you hook the strap to?
#2410 of 2880 Garage Door Opener
Jul 05, 2008 (6:54 am)
I purchased some Velcro Industrial Strength. I removed the clip from my garage door opener, used the Velcro and placed the opener under my steering column.
The opener is firmly affixed and out the way.
#2411 of 2880 Re: Strap in spare tire well [bingoman]
Jul 05, 2008 (8:54 am)
Maybe the strap was intended for an SRX and someone absentmindedly put it into your CTS. My manual (SRX) shows that the flat tire should be strapped down.
#2412 of 2880 Re: Strap in spare tire well [sls002]
Jul 05, 2008 (9:16 am)
I don't think it was included by mistake, as there is a pocket for it in the rigid foam at the bottom of the tire well.
I am beginning to think it was meant to be used to snug the tire to the back edge of the trunk using two "D" rings attached to either side of the lip of the trunk. It would have been nice if the manual showed this use. The manual also lacks any description of how the cargo net was intended to be used.
#2413 of 2880 Re: Are cadillacs an amazing bargain? [cadillacmanaz]
Jul 05, 2008 (10:16 am)
In Adendum to my original post where I talked about the value of a hybrid vs. non- hybrid and cost savings:
First I am speaking from reading several articles such as :
If you look at the price of a hybrid vehicle vs. its non hybrid counterpart it will take you more than the time that you will probably own it to actually reap any actual cost savings. The 6 years I refered to was the low end of the spectrum with the Honda civic.
#2414 of 2880 Re: Are cadillacs an amazing bargain? [cadillacmanaz]
Jul 05, 2008 (11:20 am)
would your computations change if the price of crude doubles each year for the next 6 years?
#2415 of 2880 Re: Strap in spare tire well [bingoman]
Jul 05, 2008 (11:27 am)
My owners manual shows that the D rings in back should be used and the strap is passed through the wheel spokes to keep it from flying about the cabin in the event of an accident. For the SRX there are two ways, depending on whether the third seat is stowed or not.
Using the cargo net should be easy to sort out. I did not get one and some sort of net would be useful.
#2416 of 2880 Re: Strap in spare tire well [sls002]
Jul 05, 2008 (11:42 am)
Thanks for the info.
As to the cargo net, in the '03 it was a single panel that stretched across the trunk and was anchored at the side top and on the floor, in a vertical position to divide the front from the back. In the '08 it is a "V" shaped pocket anchored at the side top and at the floor just in front of the trunk sill in a sloping position. It appears to be intended to hold things in the pocket rather than to divide the trunk. The change in operation was a bit confusing until I came to understand the lack of a hold down under the side hooking points.