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Cadillac CTS, Future Vehicle, Wagon
#4 of 33 Re: 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon [bhill2]
May 28, 2009 (9:30 pm)
I love a stick too, but I would not buy a Cadillac with one. It would kill your trade-in value at trade or private sell. When people think of Cadillac, they don't typically think of a stick. I asked a dealer if you would take a hit at trade on a stick; he said that you would.
#5 of 33 GM marketing
May 31, 2009 (3:31 am)
The Cadillac wagon is another example of GMs foresightedness. Why make a wagon without a capacity to seat 7? The Chevy Camaro is another there's no trim level with the navigation system. Isn't this 2010? GM is just plain stupid.
#6 of 33 Re: 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon [temj12]
May 31, 2009 (11:21 am)
I think that we have lost the battle for a stick. The last time I was on a site that allows you to configure a CTS (sedan at the moment) the stick was listed as discontinued. I was configuring it with a direct injection engine however, the stick may, at least theoretically, still be available with the base engine.
#7 of 33 Re: 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon [bhill2]
Jun 12, 2009 (11:52 am)
I am not so sure Cadillac needs a CTS Sport Wagon, unless it will be more useful or popular than the SRX. They don't need both of these, so whichever is best as a small SUV is what they should make.
If only offering the Auto Trans helps keep the design cost down, they should do that, since they won't sell enough sticks. Sticks belong in the CTS-V.
#8 of 33 Re: 2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon [artmbgolf]
Jun 12, 2009 (12:24 pm)
I'm not sure that the CTS Sport Wagon and the SRX would cannibalize each other greatly. Not everyone wants an SUV, especially someone shopping a CTS in the first place. The Sport Wagon is smaller and holds less, but it is also faster, less thirsty, and more agile. Of the two, I would definitely choose the Sport Wagon, although opinions obviously differ.
#9 of 33 Sounds interesting
Jun 17, 2009 (8:34 pm)
I'm interested in this car. I've read that Cadillac wants to compete 1:1 with the Germans, and even sell in Europe. Over there, a wagon is a must have.
The German wagons are all very expensive. For example, the BMW is the 535xi model and starts at $55,800. An AWD, direct injection CTS starts around $40,000. If they can keep the wagon in that neighborhood, it might work for me.
The interesting thing is that Cadillac is running lots of magazine ads with photos of the wagon. But it's not "for sale" on their website. I believe that they shut the CTS factory down after they had committed to the ads. I just hope the wagon is still on the line when the factory starts up again.
#10 of 33 Re: Sounds interesting [plawin1]
Jun 21, 2009 (1:27 pm)
My dealer tells me that the launch was pushed back from spring to late summer. Apparently the marketing for the product was still locked and loaded so they went with it.
#11 of 33 sevenfeet0
Jun 22, 2009 (12:29 pm)
Hope you are well. It's been a long time. How about the goings on at av123?
There is a fundamental prob with the CTS and CTS wagon for people with long legs.
My legs hide the temp readout on the climate control.
Also back seat legroom.
The CTS doesn't have a lot, whereas the SRX was decent in both regards.
I'm still interested in it though.
CTS wagon production was moved back from May to July 20 with the cars not appearing at dealers until the beginning of August.
I'm on my second SRX(a '07) and GTO('06).
Jun 22, 2009 (6:12 pm)
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Jun 28, 2009 (4:00 pm)
Thanks for the dates. I haven't been able to get this much information anywhere else.