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#39 of 2880 Re: The good thing.... [pearl]
Nov 09, 2006 (9:22 pm)
Pearl, I 100% agree even a few thousand more they could get away with it.
There is no reason why this car shouldn't have a powerful DVD-Audio surround sound system, heated+ ventilated(AC) seats, pwr tilt/telescoping wheel, multi adjustment seats w/ pwr lumbar, voice recognition that controls the audio, climate, bluetooth, navigation system, adaptive cruise control, and IMHO they need to use the swivel headlamps. A pre-collison system along with the latest advances in braking technology that pre-charge the brakes for emergency stops. A rear view camera along with sensors would also be nice. TYou are right the bean counters need to stay away from this one. However, if Cadillac even just had the same technology found in the Lincoln MKZ along with voice recognition I'd be plenty happy. I guess the CTS, is the most important model but I'd expect 310 or better hp. Personally I'd like to see GM use the Buick Velite & GNX concept's 3.6 Twin Turbo that achieved 450 hp. However the 7.0 V-8 will do plenty fine in a CTS-V. I'm just saying a V-8 isn't neccessary when you add a couple of turbos to a V-6 which yields better mpg and saves weight. If GM, was very smart like I'd be with this model I'd add the 2-stage hybrid package to this car which would help further balance the car out and keep weight as close as possible to 50/50.
Okay pearl I'm done rambling pal. I think we can agree most of the time on this topic. I'm getting excited to see the final piece since the all-new 2008-2009 CTS-V is at the top of my short-list of 11-ars.
#40 of 2880 Re: The good thing.... [rockylee]
Nov 10, 2006 (12:53 pm)
I agree that GM has to put all the features into the car, but further they have to improve the materials. The first bean-counter who says "this switch has been used in millions of Chevys and Pontiacs, and is plenty good enough for this car" or "this is the material that we have used for the consoles in millions of Chevys and Pontiacs, and is plenty good enough for this car" should be shot, and their head put on a fencepost where it can be seen by all of the other bean-counters. I drove a new STS last weekend. It is a very good-driving car, but I could look around the interior and see every such compromise made in the name of cost cutting. It was an ugly sight.
#41 of 2880 Re: The good thing.... [bhill2]
Nov 10, 2006 (1:12 pm)
I like the interior design and lay-out but agree the bean-counters did cheapen the car. All I can do is hope they do a upgrade on the refresh. For as much as the STS cost's it should have a 07' Volvo S80 type of a interior. One that impresses and sets a standard for all others to meet.
I really can't wait to get some good interior shots of the new CTS. It will probably be January, at the Detroit autoshow before we get our chance.
#42 of 2880 2008 CTS Interior
Nov 10, 2006 (5:54 pm)
Isn't the interior of the CTS identical to that of the old SRX? Even if they just transfer the look of the new SRX cabin into the new CTS and add all the expected luxury features they will have a huge hit! Come on, with a front end this mean
how can you lose?
#43 of 2880 Re: 2008 CTS Interior [jd14]
Nov 11, 2006 (12:35 am)
I gotta agree... The next CTS, IMHO will be a big winner.
#44 of 2880 Anymore NEWS
Nov 29, 2006 (6:49 am)
#46 of 2880 Re: New V6 for 08 CTS? [pearl]
Dec 14, 2006 (6:40 pm)