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Cadillac CTS, Future Vehicle, Wagon
#14 of 33 Re: sevenfeet0 [b4z]
Jul 15, 2009 (2:59 pm)
Hi b4z...sorry I didn't see your reply earlier.
I will agree that the climate control locations suck for those with extra long legs. It's my only major complaint with the design. I note that the 2010 SRX leaves the climate control buttons where they are but the visual temp settings are now on the central screen where it belongs. But the CTS climate control issue is offset against the extremely generous front leg room. It reminds me of some earlier BMW 3 series cars that were organized this way. This is why the current CTS will be my next car, as soon as I pay off our SRX next year.
The rear seat room with the CTS doesn't both me as much because I don't sit back there. That being said, it might be a problem for my kids in the way that a car booster seat might be mounted. Again, not a problem enough to influence a buying decision.
Av123 hasn't had their forum opened in 6 months after things got out of control there and the company started having some financial difficulties due to the recession. But things are still humming there and I think they will whether the storm.
#15 of 33 CTS sportwagon when?
Jul 19, 2009 (2:51 pm)
Any news about availability in Southern California? Late summer means when?
#16 of 33 Re: CTS sportwagon when? [mickster2]
Jul 20, 2009 (8:10 pm)
#17 of 33 Re: CTS sportwagon when? [sevenfeet0]
Jul 23, 2009 (12:24 pm)
Thanks for this information. May I ask how you found this out?
#18 of 33 Re: CTS sportwagon when? [mickster2]
Jul 29, 2009 (6:15 pm)
My dealer told me.
Besides, "late summer" in product speak usually means the last three weeks of September that can be called "Summer" before the autumn solstice.
#19 of 33 Re: CTS sportwagon when? [sevenfeet0]
Aug 19, 2009 (7:53 am)
I was reading a review for this vehicle on the automotive(dot)com website and was shocked by this:
CADILLAC CTS SPORT WAGON
Base Price: $40,435
That's a whole lot of cheddar for a 2WD version even if it is well equipped. Add in the AWD and it would be closing on $60K in a hurry.
Aug 19, 2009 (7:49 pm)
AWD adds about $2,000 to the sedan. It depends on who you pick for competition. The BMW 535xi wagon starts at $56,625. That doesn't include power tailgate, heated seats, and navigation. I haven't looked at the rest of the options, but Cadillac has been trying to beat BMW on price.
Aug 20, 2009 (7:24 pm)
The wagon adds $1000 to the cost of the car according to all reviews I've read on this vehicle. Outside of that, all standard CTS configurations remain the same except manual tranny availability. A $54K price is pretty much the whole hog 10" wheels FE3 suspension 3.6L DI model. If you want cheaper, start, whacking down the options list.
I have to admit, a CTS-V Wagon would be a wonderful car and yes, GM would probably sell maybe 50 of them. But as a father of two, I'd love an excuse to buy one. But the wagon market is small and the hotrod market is unfortunately even smaller. Mercedes has made an AMG E-class wagon up until the outgoing 2009 model year but the new 2010 E-class wagon hasn't been introduced yet, so no AMG model either. BMW doesn't make an M5 Touring for the US, and Audi doesn't import the S6 Avant either. Even Volvo stopped selling the Turbo R awhile ago. Curiously, up until recently you could get an Mercedes R-class people mover with an AMG engine on "special order", but no longer.
#22 of 33 Re: Prices... [sevenfeet0]
Aug 21, 2009 (12:57 pm)
But the wagon market is small and the hotrod market is unfortunately even smaller.
Sigh. I guess that means that the prospects for a CTS-V Sport Wagon are slim. Too bad; that would one helluva way to get the kids to school.
#23 of 33 Audi or Caddy Wagon?
Aug 21, 2009 (3:03 pm)
I'm also looking at the Audi A6 Avant 3.0T Supercharged. 30-50 times is 2.8seconds! 0-60 is about 1 second faster than the caddy and has 10cuft. more cargo space.
I would have to see what options I want on the caddy and then look for large incentives on the leasing side.
I am leaning towards a 3.6L Performance with the 19" Summer FE3 package and no sunroof.