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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Planned Production Volume in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by V-Love 4100 is my guess. Anyone know how to find the date that they hit the assembly ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by V-Love View Post
    4100 is my guess. Anyone know how to find the date that they hit the assembly line?
    I would think that's on the low side, but could be ... could be. With an approx 50-50 split betw MT and AT, that puts it at just a shade over 2k per version making, say, a manual V2 more rare than any individual year V1.

    I've got a neighbor that actually works at the CTS assembly plant in Lansing. He drives about 55 miles one way each day . Needless to say, I don't often see him. But, his daughter is in kindergarten with my son, and I see his wife occasionally at school. I have seen him at the school before, and next time, I'll ask him about a million questions including seeing if there's ANY way to get a plant tour (though I doubt it). I'll also ask him about production timing for the V2.


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    What they should do is freshin up the XLR-V and through it in that for 09 as well.... Now that would bring some buzz for Cadillac.....
    C&D is saying that 2010 will be the last year for the XLR. Too bad, even though it's not my cup of tea.
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    Re: Planned Production Volume

    Never liked the car, won't miss it a bit. Unfortunately, it was conceived under the watchful eye of a paper-pusher, not an enthusiast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katshot View Post
    Never liked the car, won't miss it a bit. Unfortunately, it was conceived under the watchful eye of a paper-pusher, not an enthusiast.
    Yeah, but every company likes to have a product that has a very comfy margin associated with it. That's just good business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Yeah, but every company likes to have a product that has a very comfy margin associated with it. That's just good business.
    Comfy margin only helps if you actually sell the product in decent numbers. The XLR never has been a good seller for Cadillac, and for that reason, I would not be surprised to see it disappear. I mean, how long did they hold on to the Eldorado even though it wasn't selling? Eventually, you have to dump the dead wood. Again, like I said, I never liked the car. Right from the start it was handicapped by management that just wasn't committed to a quality product IMO. John Smith was a paper-pusher, not an enthusiast. I would say that if somebody like Bob Lutz had been in charge, the Evoq would have either become a much better car than the XLR or it wouldn't have been done at all. Back then, I wasn't IN on that car's development but I can tell you that management at the time was not such that would or could move the Evoq from drawing board to garage properly.
    A perfect example would be the fact that Smith's first time behind the wheel of the Evoq was at a press event in France in the summer of '99 during the preview of the "all-new" 2000 Deville. I mean, can you imagine that? If I had been in his shoes, engineering would have gotten tired of me bugging to get in the car from the day they mounted tires on it!

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    Re: Planned Production Volume

    Quote Originally Posted by dwight.j.carter View Post
    I bet they put the lsa in the SS Camaro also.
    I have Heard:
    V6 in the base model (yuk)
    V8 LS2 optional (OK)
    V8 LS3 in the Z28 (Oh yeah)

    They may do a special addition with the LSa but I doubt it will be the first year.

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    Re: Planned Production Volume

    I would not be surprised to see a V8+electric motor for a high performance hybrid sports car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiTechRV View Post
    I would not be surprised to see a V8+electric motor for a high performance hybrid sports car.
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    Re: Planned Production Volume

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    I would think that's on the low side, but could be ... could be. With an approx 50-50 split betw MT and AT, that puts it at just a shade over 2k per version making, say, a manual V2 more rare than any individual year V1.

    I've got a neighbor that actually works at the CTS assembly plant in Lansing. He drives about 55 miles one way each day . Needless to say, I don't often see him. But, his daughter is in kindergarten with my son, and I see his wife occasionally at school. I have seen him at the school before, and next time, I'll ask him about a million questions including seeing if there's ANY way to get a plant tour (though I doubt it). I'll also ask him about production timing for the V2.
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    I forgot how I came up with that 4100. There was definitely no science behind it. Wishful thinking mostly.
    Time to invite your neighbor over for a drink(or five). You may have the best inside track yet with your kids being in school together too. The kids can't get in trouble for leaking he info!!! I think my 04 V was made a month before I took ownership.

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