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#5190 of 6195 Re: Cant beat Porsche [laurasdada]
Jul 31, 2008 (11:07 am)
I really like the CTS as well and it shows great promise that Cadillac is going in the right direction. I do like the details on the CTS better than the DTS which I own, however the CTS is a little too small for my tastes and the STS is too expensive. I hope the CTS-like attention to detail crosses over to the DTS. I hear there's supposed to be a replacement for both the DTS/STS in 2010. I guess I'll have to wait until then.
#5192 of 6195 Re: spyshots of next STS/DTS! [62vetteefp]
Jul 31, 2008 (6:15 pm)
Sheesh, I hope the next DTS is prettier than the Presidential limo. I think both of W's rides look pretty gruesome. Clinton's 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham was a very attractive Presidential limo. I think Papa Bush had a 1989 Lincoln Town Car. I have a scale model of Ronald Reagan's 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham limo which was rather attractive.
It's a shame they can't make the President's limo attractive and proportioned despite all that armor. Looks like it could take a few RPG hits. That rear door looks as thick as one on a bank vault
#5193 of 6195 Re: spyshots of next STS/DTS! [lemko]
Aug 01, 2008 (3:03 am)
Exactly, my Dad's 1984 FWB was far more attractive than Obama's new ride!
#5194 of 6195 Re: spyshots of next STS/DTS! [circlew]
Aug 01, 2008 (4:45 am)
My 1989 Brougham is pretty much the same car as your Dad's 1984 Fleetwood Brougham but with a much better engine than the dreadful 4100.
I recall around that time Cadillac used a V-6. If it was the same V-6 that's in my 1988 Buick Park Avenue, it has more guts than the 4100! It's rated at 165 hp and I think the 4100 only had like 120.
#5195 of 6195 Re: spyshots of next STS/DTS! [lemko]
Aug 01, 2008 (6:45 am)
It's probably the same V-6 that Buick put in the GNX the year before your car.
The 4100 was slower than my German Shepherd and my minibike at the time!
But, put the current Northstar V-8 in the 1984 FWB and you would have a real plush and fast living room! I used to love mixing and matching engines in different cars...like the 454 Nova!
#5196 of 6195 Re: spyshots of next STS/DTS! [circlew]
Aug 01, 2008 (12:46 pm)
I don't recall any V-6 in any Caddy except the Cimmarron. The GNX engine was very conservativly rated at 295 hp.
#5197 of 6195 Re: spyshots of next STS/DTS! [cooterbfd]
Aug 01, 2008 (1:07 pm)
A 4.1 liter V6 (big 3.8) was available in the early 80's.
#5198 of 6195 Re: spyshots of next STS/DTS! [lemko]
Aug 01, 2008 (1:10 pm)
I think the best RWD Fleetwood engine ever was the detuned Corvette engine from 1994 through 1996.
Aug 01, 2008 (9:41 pm)
OW is indeed everywhere, lol
Likewise I think CTS is the only decent cadillac to date. The front end is, um... blinged to say the least. Ugly to be exact, its all good but the grill totally ruin it.