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#4 of 266 XLR vs CTS/CTC?
Dec 31, 2007 (4:10 am)
Hello All...I found this forum in my never-ending quest of purchasing my next car. The good news - I'm 95% certain it's gonna be a Cadillac. But just when I had decided on getting a 2007 XLR (I certainly can't afford a brand new one!), my stepdad sends me a link to the CTS and I fell in love all over again!
Awesome writeups and credentials. Just when I'm ready to change my mind and buy the 2008 CTS, I find out they're anticipating a coupe version out this coming Summer. Now I'm REALLY torn! Any truth to that rumor?
While I don't see me finding any SEXIER car than the XLR, it's cost prohibitive for me. Sure, I could buy one a couple of years old, but then it's not really new any longer. I could certainly wait until August if in fact Cadillac presents a coupe version of the CTS - CTC?
What's the buzz...and excuse this poorly written first post in this forum.
#5 of 266 Production schedule for 2009 model
Jan 13, 2008 (12:59 pm)
Does anyone know a factory schedule as to when they would start building 09?
I ask because a lot of people assumingly who work at GM knew that the plant would shut down for two weeks recently.
#6 of 266 Re: XLR vs CTS/CTC? [clarkster]
Jan 14, 2008 (10:17 am)
Have you considered the STS? I'm hoping to buy my first Caddy this year (currently have a 300C) and was lured into the dealership by the CTS. Found it a tad too small. Tried the DTS and found it a tad too old. But just drove a V6 STS and was very impressed. Am anxious to try the V8 version.
#7 of 266 Re: XLR vs CTS/CTC? [vic10]
Jan 14, 2008 (6:55 pm)
I have zero interest in the STS.
#8 of 266 Re: 2009 CTS [beerme1]
Jan 14, 2008 (7:44 pm)
Personally, I have decided to wait for the 2009 CTS. I want to see what improvements they make and new cheese they are putting in to attract us mice. Plus the car will be a model year newer. I am driving an 2001 Isuzu Trooper right now which is paid off and has only 58K miles. I am itching to get a sports sedan to have some fun with after 6 years driving a truck. But the Trooper is bulletproof. I will probably have to shoot it (with a Bazooka) before it would die. So I am not under any pressure to buy the 2008. If you are not under any pressure, why not wait for the 2009? We already know that the 2009 CTS will have Bluetooth since the 2009 CTS-V has it. And I bet they will do something to address the complaints about the translucent sunroof cover. I am guessing that the easiest fix would be to just make the material of the cover not translucent. That way they can just leave the sunroof as is. The current double panel sunroof is nice, just not the light and heat of the sun coming through in the hot Florida/California/Arizona/Texas/Nevada weather. If they offer a "standard" sunroof, that would be fine too. Plus maybe the other minor tweaks. Like getting rid of the rattles and stuff that some have mentioned on this forum. And maybe they will come up with some new color or interior options???
#9 of 266 Re: 2009 CTS [tntmyth]
Jan 16, 2008 (4:51 pm)
When the 2009 comes out, do you think prices will come down on the 2008s? I imagine dealers have more incentive to get the older models off the lot.
#10 of 266 Re: 2009 CTS [waydown]
Jan 16, 2008 (9:34 pm)
I think it depends on how many 2008's they have on the lot the month the 2009 ships. Cadillac dealers have been keeping their inventory just at the level to keep the 2008 CTS exclusive, just enough to meet demand. If they can keep that up, then they can just taper down their inventory on the 2008's and bring in the 2009 without a hitch and without discounting. But if they have 2008's on the lot, they will need to discount them to keep the sales going.
#11 of 266 Re: 2009 CTS [tntmyth]
Feb 15, 2008 (7:56 pm)
One of the things I hope for if I can wait it out is that the airbag light gets moved back up onto the rearview mirror. I hate that orange light on the center stack. I am torn right now after attending an auto show last weekend.
The cheese for us mice will be the bluetooth as you have suggested. Perhaps a sunroof fix although it doesn't bother me. It would be nice if they added the heads up display also. Perhaps paddle shifters also?
And the added benefit of having the bugs removed would be a nice incentive but I'm not sure after selling my car in December and now driving a super charged regal that I can wait till likely August for delivery. And even then I have no clue when our dealer would be able to write an order and importantly know what the options really are. Our dealer says he would expect a 3 week delivery on an ordered car if I do it now. They only sell Cadillac so maybe he is right.
p.s. I swear I saw a link for a car and driver video somewhere. I can't find it now. Not even on C&D website.
#12 of 266 09 CTS-V with supercharger?
Feb 16, 2008 (10:16 am)
Just wondering who would buy a 550 HP Cadillac CTS-V when they come out in Q4?
With gas prices in the 3.00+ up to $?.?? is a 6.2L Supercharged V8 that will probably get in the neighborhood of 12/22 mpg something you want to buy?
How much does a CTS-V weigh anyway? 4000 pounds?
FYI I am not a CTS owner... Yet
#13 of 266 Re: 09 CTS-V with supercharger? [phaetondriver]
Feb 16, 2008 (3:28 pm)
Specs are 3871 manual and 4101 with auto and awd. CTS 08.GM specs.