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#5020 of 6186 CAdillac #1 in owner satisfaction
Jul 16, 2008 (6:23 am)
We all have our favorites, our own loyalties and preferences. But in a survey of new vehicle buyers released today, only one brand can be at the top. The number one brand in the US in owner satisfaction in 2008 is Cadillac, according to AutoPacific’s annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) study.
This study is based solely on the opinions of actual new vehicle owners rating their new 2008 models. AutoPacific adds no “3rd party” opinion to the owner survey results, which are grouped into 28 car and truck segments. For more information, check out AutoPacific’s blog.
Cadillac’s overall win stems from the Escalade, Escalade EXT, the new CTS sport sedan and the DTS luxury sedan each winning the title as “most satisfying” in their individual market segments. Across all segments in the study, no auto brand (including BMW, Lexus, Mercedes and the others) was rated as highly by consumers as Cadillac.
Says they only asked actual owners of the vehcles. Do they not know that the non owners have an opinion also and that their reality is more important?
#5021 of 6186 Re: CAdillac #1 in owner satisfaction [62vetteefp]
Jul 16, 2008 (6:55 am)
Ask the man who owns one! I'm on my fifth Cadillac and I'm still a young man! If that isn't a ringing endorsement for Cadillac, what is?
#5022 of 6186 Re: CAdillac #1 in owner satisfaction [lemko]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 16, 2008 (7:31 am)
We need to hook you up with that plate spinner guy from the Ed Sullivan Show and do a commercial. Maybe Topo Gigo can show up too.
#5023 of 6186 Re: Well... [62vetteefp]
Jul 16, 2008 (7:40 am)
In your reality, how much should I pay for a 2006 CTS in today's dollars?
#5024 of 6186 Re: CAdillac #1 in owner satisfaction [62vetteefp]
Jul 16, 2008 (7:50 am)
Do they not know that the non owners have an opinion also and that their reality is more important?
Why would non-owners opinion or reality be important anyway? It's the owner's that count, right? If they are happy, that is very good. Seriously.
#5025 of 6186 CTS alg residual [circlew]
Jul 16, 2008 (7:57 am)
Well, per my reality, which is still part of the US, blue book says, whoops the site is down. Guess it is worth nothing since the data is not available. Or perhaps it is infinite?
But I did find a site that had it listed.
View PicturesKelley Blue Book Price: $20,300 - $29,300
msrp was under $29k. Could get it over $40k though if you tried.
Kelley Blue Book Price: $24,400 - $35,600
c Kelley Blue Book Price: $22,200 - $34,800
#5026 of 6186 Re: Well... [circlew]
Jul 16, 2008 (9:16 am)
MSRP + 15%, aging like a fine wine
#5027 of 6186 Re: Well... [lemko]
Jul 16, 2008 (10:36 am)
The 1st Generation (1G, in my shorthand...) CTS was a good car for GM/Caddy. From what I've read, it rode/handled/sold well. More European in reality than just marketing. And Caddy made a statement with its Arts and Crafts, er Sciences, styling direction. All well and good.
But, as I earlier stated, to look at it was to want to look away. A basically handsome sedan just all muddled up with a terrible front end (truck-like), a too tall and busy rear-end (cleaned up somewhat through the years) and a profile ruined by extra layers and cut lines.
The interior: As Lutz noted, they used expensive materials but made them look cheap! Plus, to me, just the overall design looked incongruous and, well, cheap... The center stack, I think, was designed to look like a PC tower, and they ain't exactly pretty...!
Throw in the Mercedes/BMW/Audi pricing and I had no desire to even drive it. I'm sure Caddy doesn't miss me...
#5028 of 6186 Re: Well... [sls002]
Jul 16, 2008 (10:38 am)
1G=1st Generation (CTS).
#5029 of 6186 Re: Well... [laurasdada]
Jul 16, 2008 (10:55 am)
I'm sure Caddy doesn't miss me...