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#100 of 6195 I guess...
Nov 29, 2006 (5:31 am)
...I'll have to wait for 2010 when Cadillac, (hopefully) puts the DTS on a RWD/AWD platform. Right now, I'm happy with my current Seville STS. I'm 41 and I like the current DTS' styling, but I'm waiting for an updated powertrain.
As for 8 gears in the Lexus LS460? That alone would frighten me away from the car. It's a darn passenger car, not a semi tractor! If that transmission goes out of warranty, one better take out a second mortgage and repent their sins. Transmission specialists everywhere will be sending their kids to Ivy League schools.
#101 of 6195 Re: Well... [merc1]
Nov 29, 2006 (5:35 am)
> "GM pep rally, very few non-GM lifers, utterand complete joke"
You sound like a GM hater. Do you have a study with data on this or are you living in the past after problems with vehicles in the 80s or 90s?
#102 of 6195 Re: I guess... [lemko]
Nov 29, 2006 (5:36 am)
LOL, I bet that 8-speeder is expensive to fix.
#103 of 6195 Re: Well... [imidazol97]
Nov 29, 2006 (5:48 am)
Shoot, my 1988 Buick Park Avenue is a great car. I've been driving it almost exclusively this month. If it represents GM at its worst, the current cars must really be awesome. I must say my girlfriend's LaCrosse is a solidly-built car. We've experienced absolutely no problems so far.
#104 of 6195 Re: I guess... [rockylee]
Nov 29, 2006 (5:49 am)
Think about the 5-speed tranny traumas with the current Camry and they want to try an 8-speed? Go ahead big time!
#105 of 6195 Re: I guess... [lemko]
Nov 29, 2006 (5:52 am)
Yeah, they could have some jitters. 8-speeds is alot and has more potential for breakdown. However maybe someday GM, will come out with one if they can keep the costs down. Let toyota deal with the headaches for a while.
#106 of 6195 Re: I guess... [rockylee]
Nov 29, 2006 (5:56 am)
Shoot, GM invented the automatic transmission and has always had the best one. Even BMW uses GM Hydramatics.
#107 of 6195 Re: I guess... [lemko]
Nov 29, 2006 (5:58 am)
Yep, I agree transmissions have never been a major flaw for GM. Now Chrysler OTOH !!!
#108 of 6195 Re: I guess... [lemko]
Nov 29, 2006 (6:56 am)
Now that's a fact worth knowing--seriously. BMW uses GM trannies. I knew volvo used a tranny by GM a few years back. Now it's a Ford--who knows. I know Volvo used to use the variable AC compressors by GM several years back; I watched them being made on a plant tour at Harrison.
#109 of 6195 Re: I guess... [imidazol97]
Nov 29, 2006 (7:07 am)
It probably still is a GM tranny. GM and Ford, togeather developed the current 6-speed automatic. I'd love to see GM, and Ford, merge but boy, oh boy that would be a difficult task.