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#693 of 2880 Re: We need some road tests [markcincinnati]
Mar 09, 2007 (3:26 am)
Mark, I would look for magneride to be available on the
CTS-V or later be available. Next time I talk to Cadillac I will offer it as a product suggestion. Cadillac, has said they worked hard to get the suspension right. The G8 GXP/GTX based off the Holden Commodore HSV will have Delphi's Magneride system and it's adjustable FYI. This should perhaps give us a clue that it might be available on the CTS someday. It might take a few years to make it. I love Magneride also as I had it on my 2002' Cadillac Seville STS. The Buick Lucerne CXS, Corvette, DTS, STS, SRX, Holden HSV's, and future G8 GXP/GTX models will have it also. The 2010' Buick Velite Sedan will have it also.
Mar 09, 2007 (10:35 am)
I can definately say that the magnetic ride technology is...
It's like the car went through some sort of wierd time-warp and suddenly you get a suspension that's what you'd expect after over a century of making them. It makes standard suspensions look exactly like trying to do math with a slide-rule when there's this new electronic device calle a calculator. Hopelessly slow and outdated. Last century. Some guy hammering metal into a crude shape and calling it a suspension part.
Versus something that looks like it belongs on some future tech show on Discovery Channel.
Test drive the base model Lucerne with the V8 option. Now drive the CXS. The only difference between them other than 1 inch on the rims is the magnetic ride suspension. And it's exactly like the difference between a 3 and a M3. Something drastic just happened. Looks the same on the outside but two totally different animals.
No torque steer. No lurching, no wobbling and floating through turns. No diving when you stop. It's all.. just... gone. That Lucerne suddenly drives like a late 90s S-Class.(yes it SO doesn't seem possible until you drive it)
If they put Magnetic Ride on the new CTS, it'll without a doubt eat the IS350 for lunch, shred the G, and make the 5 series look like the overpriced yuppie bling-mobile that it is. (Mercedes... yeah they need to get away from Chrysler ASAP - they just dont compete anymore)
Mar 09, 2007 (10:39 am)
You nailed it!
And, despite some other "yea buts" that I might PERSONALLY want to debate, I have to agree:
"If they put MagnaRide on the new CTS. . ." well, hell, there's a new sheriff in town.
Probably would make profit too at an add on price of, perhaps $1,500 to $1,750 MSRP. Don't cha think!?!
#697 of 2880 Re: ... [markcincinnati]
Mar 12, 2007 (9:29 pm)
I'm going to e-mail Cadillac, about this.......
#698 of 2880 Re: ... [rockylee]
Mar 12, 2007 (10:36 pm)
I e-mailed on the edmunds.com "2008'CTS forum" request that Magnetic Ride Control be available for the 2008' Cadillac CTS. I also asked when bluetooth would be available on the 08's as it's been delayed here so the europeans can get it first and I went off in a rant that we get neglected even though us americans are the most loyal buyers. I'll be looking forward to my response.
#699 of 2880 Any new NEWS on the 09' CTS-V ????.... anybody ?
Mar 12, 2007 (10:40 pm)
Just curious if anyone heard any more news on the 09' CTS-V ????? The CTS-V, I think will be moved up to my first choice of new cars I want to buy.
#1 09' CTS-V
#2 08' CTS-AWD
#3 08' CTS-RWD
#700 of 2880 Re: Any new NEWS on the 09' CTS-V ????.... anybody ? [rockylee]
Mar 13, 2007 (10:51 am)
I believe the order info for the CTS will be available next month on GM's dealer site. Do you ever go to that site? There is no '08 Caddy vehicle info yet but there will be in three weeks.