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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    I still think the first gen sport grille beats them all.

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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    I added the Sport Grille to my 05 while I had it and you are correct, best look around without trying to be a "V" want to be.

    I added the Chrome slats to my 2011 CoupeAttachment 81207Attachment 81206

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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    I like the 2011 grille, I do like the opulent blue color.




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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rspreng View Post
    I like the 2011 grille, I do like the opulent blue color.
    rspreng.. you've posted photos of a 2012 car. Are you saying you like (prefer) the 2012 grille or the '08-'11 grille?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAB View Post
    rspreng.. you've posted photos of a 2012 car. Are you saying you like (prefer) the 2012 grille or the '08-'11 grille?
    I like the 2011 grille, just posted a pic of a 2012 blue CTS with grille shot, not found of the boss that holds the emblem on the 2012

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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    The 08-11 grill looks better to me.

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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    I have a 2008 that I bought used. It has chrome slats as pictured in cawengr's post above. Are these chrome slats stock, maybe part of an option package? Or are they an add-on? I thought all CTS's had chrome stats but I now realize that many have black slats.

    P.S. I don't mind the look of the 2012 grilles, but I think they look less sporty, and the way the badge sticks out looks cheap to me.

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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    they are stick on pieces from ebay

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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    Don't like the new look at all.
    Reminds me of a Crysler grille.
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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    Breaking Through "I have a 2008 that I bought used. It has chrome slats as pictured in cawengr's post above. Are these chrome slats stock, maybe part of an option package? Or are they an add-on? I thought all CTS's had chrome stats but I now realize that many have black slats."

    Yes these are "Stick On Slats"

    If the Prototype Allen Grille were available I would buy it in a minute. I think it resembles the 07 Performance Grille the best
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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    There are some reasons the new grille looks the way it does other than "just to make it different".

    The most important was that in the pre-2012, the logo was centered in the grille... BUT... In most states, where front license plates are mandatory, the logo would no longer look centered in the grille and it was lost. For 2012, they moved the logo upward and put it on a pedestal... literally... So when the front plate is on, the logo is centered in the exposed grille. Also, with the plate on, the bold vertical lines keep the from plate from breaking up the grille visually.

    Also, the headlights, and paint adjacent to the headlights are vertical. The old lines in the grille were horizontal... The new lines are vertical and make the whole nose appear beautifully pronounced and consistent. Just my 2cents.
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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 928S View Post
    I, too, prefer the 2008-11 grille...and, btw, 2008-09 rocker panels. Please, GM, don't morph the CTS into the proverbial Cadillac "old folk's car."

    I agree.

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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    The 2008-11 Grille is elegant and classier as well as the 08-09 rocker panels and the original 18" polished wheels. The 2012 Grille looks more like the old Chrisler 300

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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    Does anyone have a picture of the 2012 sport grille? part number 22822576? gmaccessorieszone has a pic but it doesnt help. they say its bright finish?

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    Re: 2012 CTS Grille ? Opinions ?

    The shell of the grille is body colored and the mesh area behind is chrome. Nice looking but expensive.

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