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#20 of 39 Re: An Opportunity? [lemko]
Jun 01, 2007 (10:16 am)
$43.5k for an old-school Caddy versus the world's best-kept, paid-off STS? What does the DTS have that the STS doesn't, and is it worth 40 g's to you?
#21 of 39 Re: An Opportunity? [lemko]
Jun 01, 2007 (10:23 am)
That's a lot of money for a car not known to have good residuals. I have seen lower model 06 DTS for 25K locally. You might be happier with the STS for another little while.
#22 of 39 Re: An Opportunity? [bumpy]
Jun 01, 2007 (10:24 am)
Things I like is that it has 20 extra hp, is slightly longer, has both heated and cooled seats, 18" factory wheels, power moon roof, and nav. It is the same nice "White Diamond" color as my current ride.
I'm happy with my current ride, just feel like something newer. I was kind of hoping to hold onto my car until 2010 when Cadillac is supposed to come up with a big RWD/AWD car, but it doesn't look like that'll happen.
Jun 01, 2007 (10:43 am)
Performance DTS just sounds like an oxymoron to me. I would hold onto the STS untill Caddy comes out with another good RWD/AWD car.
That DTS has NO residual value once it is discontinued.
#24 of 39 Re: An Opportunity? (lemko)
Jun 02, 2007 (10:19 am)
I wouldn't trade a pristine STS for a DTS, because I think the STS handles a little better, and 20 hp isn't significant. I might consider a similar deal on the new RWD STS, however. I'd only choose AWD if I lived in the snow belt. You don't get enough snow in the Philadelphia area for AWD to be necessary, in my opinion. I'd make do with snow tires in winter.
#25 of 39 It ain't gonna happen!
Jun 04, 2007 (7:51 am)
I went to the Cadillac dealership on Friday and the numbers didn't add up. They low-balled me on my trade and didn't drop the price of the DTS to the level Edmunds and I thought was fair. The DTS wasn't so awesome that I'd want to go into debt over it. My ride has plenty of life left in it and if I want the DTS that bad, I can save the money, buy the car for cash if I want, and keep my Seville. It's not like I'm in the position where I desperately need a car. I'm doing well financially and don't want to make a stupid decision that will make life hard on me. No car is worth that kind of stress. I work a second job for the extra spending money and can quit at any time without consequence. I don't want to be in the position where I'd actually would NEED that second job.
If I do get another car, I'm starting to lean more toward the STS. GM did some STUPID things to the DTS I absolutely hate. They give you more in some areas and then take away in other areas. Sure, the DTS had Nav, satellite radio, ultrasonic parking assist, etc. But it no longer has the automatic parking brake release like all the Cadillacs I've owned since my '75 DeVille. The lights on the vanity mirrors no longer have the sliding dimmer switch, and I can tell the the steering wheel is the same unit used in the Impala only covered with leather, (and very sloppy stitching) and wood trim. My current Seville has a MUCH NICER steering wheel!!!
#26 of 39 Re: It ain't gonna happen! [lemko]
Jun 04, 2007 (8:02 am)
I think you made a good decision.
I too am one who really notices a good (or bad) steering wheel.
#27 of 39 Re: It ain't gonna happen! [lemko]
Jun 04, 2007 (9:20 am)
the automatic parking brake release like all the Cadillacs I've owned since my '75 DeVille
What does that do? Release the parking brake when you put the car in gear?
#28 of 39 Re: It ain't gonna happen! [bumpy]
Jun 04, 2007 (11:24 am)
It was bad enough I couldn't get the automatic trunk "pull-down" and rear window taillamp indicators on my Seville. Well, at least the DTS has an indicator for the ultrasonic parking assist in place of the old taillamp indicators. My 1989 Cadillac Brougham and 1988 Buick Park Avenue have them.
#29 of 39 Re: It ain't gonna happen! [lemko]
Jun 04, 2007 (11:38 am)
I couldn't get the automatic trunk "pull-down" and rear window taillamp indicators on my Seville.
I thought those FWD Sevilles had the trunk thing? Or was it bundled with some stupid options package?
What does a taillamp indicator do? Go on when the brake light bulbs burn out?