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    HudsonHornet is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Colors Available

    I have been shopping for a 3.6L Premium RWD car and have received different inputs regarding available colors. I have been told that Opulent Blue Metallic is not available on the Premium edition. I have also been told by a dealer that Thunder Gray is no longer available in the 2013 model year, but will be available again in the 2014 model year. Does anyone have information regarding these colers? The Cadillac website shows both of these colors as being available and makes no mention of the Opulent Blue Metallic not being available with the Premium trim level.

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    Re: Colors Available

    My dealer in Virginia has 2.0 Premiums on the lot in both Opulent Blue and Thunder Gray. He also has a 3.6 Opulent Blue Premium on the lot.

    Your dealer must be referring to new orders. Unless you have reason to doubt the dealer, he is probably right, although not sure if I totally buy the Op Blue not available on only Premium.

    Check online dealer inventories in your area, let your fingers do the walking, so to speak.

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    Re: Colors Available

    Its an ATS got a premium Opulent Blue. He posted pictures of it here.

    No idea about the Thunder Gray but it just doesn't seem right. What happened, did they run out of paint?

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    Re: Colors Available

    Quote Originally Posted by danscrim View Post
    INo idea about the Thunder Gray but it just doesn't seem right. What happened, did they run out of paint?
    Not likely but it does happen. LOTS of car makers had to drop colors when the only source for some of the components were wiped out in Japanese storms a year or two back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HudsonHornet View Post
    I have been shopping for a 3.6L Premium RWD car and have received different inputs regarding available colors. I have been told that Opulent Blue Metallic is not available on the Premium edition. I have also been told by a dealer that Thunder Gray is no longer available in the 2013 model year, but will be available again in the 2014 model year. Does anyone have information regarding these colers? The Cadillac website shows both of these colors as being available and makes no mention of the Opulent Blue Metallic not being available with the Premium trim level.
    The websites are notorious for lagging behind when changes (especially unplanned ones) happen.

    Don't rule out the dealer(s) lying to make a sale. I had a dealer tell me Cadillac didn't make 2.0 Performance Collections without sunroof. It turns out he had one exactly like I wanted but with a sunroof and wanted to sell that instead of ordering a car. Did you give those dealers detailed descriptions of what you wanted, including what your 2nd or 3rd favorite colors were? If so, that could explain why they may have told you a color is no longer available.

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    Re: Colors Available

    I call bs......according to my dealership, they no of no such restriction...

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    Re: Colors Available

    I found a website called GM Global Connect that allows us to see distribution updates (what is available or not available). It is quite lengthy and I have not read it for your issue, but it may help. I have attached the link here

    http://eogld.ecomm.gm.com/NASApp/dom...ehicleID=12622

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    Re: Colors Available

    Looks like no more Thunder Gray ChromaFlair for the rest of the balance of the model year.


    Effective 2/4/2013, the following changes will be made to the Vehicle Order Guide:


    Color and Trim section (2.5L and 2.0L)-(GLH) Thunder Gray ChromaFlair, added new footnote 10 which reads "Not available for balance of model year. Available at extra charge.". Old footnote 10 becomes footnote 11 and applies to (GWV) Summer Gold Metallic.
    Color and Trim section (3.6L)-(GLH) Thunder Gray ChromaFlair, added new footnote 7 which reads "Not available for balance of model year. Available at extra charge.". Old footnote 7 becomes footnote 8 and applies to (GWV) Summer Gold Metallic

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    Re: Colors Available

    HudsonHornet,

    I also can confirm the bad news about Thunder Gray - it will not be available for the remainder of the 2013 model year except at an extra charge - our apologies!

    Regarding Opulent Blue, I'm not seeing that this is not available on the Premium 3.6L RWD model. The only limitations I'm seeing are in combination with different interiors (cannot be combined with either Morello Red with Jet Black accents or Caramel with Jet Black accents).

    If we can check into this further on your behalf, please let us know.

    Sarah (Assisting Katie), Cadillac Customer Service

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    Re: Colors Available

    The good news is Summer Gold Metallic is gone.
    danscrim and danscrim like this.

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    Re: Colors Available

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Cust Svc View Post
    HudsonHornet,

    I also can confirm the bad news about Thunder Gray - it will not be available for the remainder of the 2013 model year except at an extra charge - our apologies!

    Regarding Opulent Blue, I'm not seeing that this is not available on the Premium 3.6L RWD model. The only limitations I'm seeing are in combination with different interiors (cannot be combined with either Morello Red with Jet Black accents or Caramel with Jet Black accents).

    If we can check into this further on your behalf, please let us know.

    Sarah (Assisting Katie), Cadillac Customer Service
    Thunder Gray has always been at extra cost.

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    Re: Colors Available

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Cust Svc View Post
    I also can confirm the bad news about Thunder Gray - it will not be available for the remainder of the 2013 model year except at an extra charge - our apologies!
    my dealership received nothing but "NO" when they tried to order my ATS with thunder gray exterior.
    i ended up placing an order for a silver one.


    J.

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    If that's the case, I'm glad I got my Thunder Grey!

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    Re: Colors Available

    I researched the words "gray and grey". Gray is a name and Grey is a color. That being the case the color should be spelled, "Thunder Grey".

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    Re: Colors Available

    Quote Originally Posted by ddawson View Post
    I researched the words "gray and grey". Gray is a name and Grey is a color. That being the case the color should be spelled, "Thunder Grey".
    I just did 30 seconds of research and found that "gray" has been used as a color since at least the 1100's. FYI, at that time a thunder gray saddle was a 12-silver piece upgrade.

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    Re: Colors Available

    Quote Originally Posted by huna View Post
    I just did 30 seconds of research and found that "gray" has been used as a color since at least the 1100's. ......
    That spelling has only been used since the 1100s because the internet wasn't around then for people to tell them to stop.

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