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#4779 of 6195 Re: What does "Standard of the World" mean? [fintail]
Mar 10, 2008 (2:13 pm)
What's an interesting observation is that the STS was never meant to compete with the 7-Series/S-Class, yet auto journalists still make the comparison.
The CTS was never meant to compete with premium sedans like the 5-Series or Infiniti M45, but auto jpurnalists are still comparing the two.
In fact, Car and Driver recently compared the 2008 CTS to the 2008 Infiniti M45, a car in a higher class. Regardless of price, guess which car Car and Driver picked? THe more expensive Infiniti?
Nope! The Cadillac CTS! Only a brand that can rightly be called the "Standard of the World" can do that...
Car and Driver: 2008 Standard of the World beats the 2008 Infiniti M45.
#4780 of 6195 Re: I'd Prefer This, Thanks! [circlew]
Mar 10, 2008 (2:15 pm)
EVEN WITH PICTURES CLEARLY SHOWING A GORGEOUS RED CADILLAC AND AN CHEAP, UGLY TAXI YOU STILL PREFER THE TAXI! WHY???
What's interesting to note is the Forum Moderator posted the pic of that Caddy not just a regular Joe on this message board.
#4781 of 6195 Re: I'd Prefer This, Thanks! [circlew]
Mar 10, 2008 (5:51 pm)
No Thanks. I'll take the Cadillac.
#4782 of 6195 Re: I'd Prefer This, Thanks! [pmc4]
Mar 11, 2008 (2:47 am)
I just like to drive. The CTS is getting better but still needs to grow (read refine)!
#4783 of 6195 Re: I'd Prefer This, Thanks! [imidazol97]
Mar 11, 2008 (2:49 am)
Your very welcome. You can have it.
#4785 of 6195 Re: I guess........ [british_rover]
Mar 11, 2008 (7:13 am)
If they keep slipping and don't turn it around then maybe caddy or someone else will take the lead but it hasn't happened yet.
I think Infiniti will get there first; they're pretty close already. It should be interesting to see what they do for the M50, and what if anything Cadillac does for a CTS V8.
#4786 of 6195 Re: I guess........ [british_rover]
Mar 11, 2008 (8:26 pm)
Just go drive a 535i sometime and then maybe you will understand a little better."
You might have made the same comment about the 328i or be even closer to the point with the 1-Series.
As with all BMW products, their most economical is always also the funnest to drive, but the 7-Series is the best car.
I don't care what you and circlew says, driving dynamics suitable for a small, agile, fun-to-drive car with "Stunning chassis, superb reflexes, telepathic steering" and the other goofy adjectives Car and Driver magazine throws at small cars that are nimble and economical do not make the luxury sport sedan. This is why the CTS is beating the BMW 3-Series; the world is tired of small, nimble, fun-to-drive cars dressed in goofy adjectives by the press -- cars that don't cut it when real sport and real luxury and substance is brought into the equation.
Fall in love with silly journalism like, "The BMW has steering that's so precise, the steering rack seems wrapped in fine silk imported from China" all you want, but in the end, you'll be paying off a $499 lease on a car that's considered basic transportation for taxi fleets elsewhere on the globe.
#4787 of 6195 Re: I guess........ [pmc4]
Mar 12, 2008 (3:25 am)
I fell in love with the drive. I love paying extra for the top of the line everything!
#4788 of 6195 Re: What does "Standard of the World" mean? [rockylee]
Mar 12, 2008 (5:34 pm)
THere's no way an E-Class (read: European taxi, which is this):
Can touch this: