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    Why only 6 cogs?

    I wonder why Caddy didn't debut this vehicle with a new tranny?

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    Re: Why only 6 cogs?

    If it's perfect, why?

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    Re: Why only 6 cogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    If it's perfect, why?
    Without going into performance or driveability, fuel econmoy alone is a good reason. Or IF 6 COGS, employ a newer technology

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    6 is fine.
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    Mercedes has 7 smooth as heaven! Gm's days are numbered.....the competition is too good! Gm is not ready for the big leagues yet! Not with the "that should be good enough attitude"! They can fool the average consumer but not an educated one! This is 2012 and the Cadillac lineup is a joke! The xts sucks.... the cts sucks except for the V.... the Srx sucks....the escalade is awesome and the ats will be awesome! The Germans competitors are awesome all the way around! Cadillac will play catch up forever unless they get that German mindset of above and beyond! If you build it..... they will come!!!

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    Re: Why only 6 cogs?

    So youve driven the ats?

    The fact that mercedes has 7 makes it better? Maybe you should get a tractor trailer...those have as many as 18 gears...


    Or maybe an 18 speed bike...for max fuel economy

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    Re: Why only 6 cogs?

    LOL WUT? The CTS and XTS suck, but the 6 year old Escalade is AWESOME.

    Troll elsewhere, fool.

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    Truth hurts but I'm just being honest. Don't get offended. I actually like cadillac. But there are reasons why they are where they are right now. And honestly I don't really think they have changed those reasons. They are definitely the middle weight contender, trying to beat the heavyweight champion!

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    Re: Why only 6 cogs?

    And what's wrong with that? You've never rooted for the underdog?

    Besides, do you know how many people whine about "shifting" when passing with six gear tranny's? Imagine having another gear or two to go through to get into optimal power range!

    GM has great engines mated up to some great transmissions. You don't like them? Go buy something else to rant about.
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    Re: Why only 6 cogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by blkcaddy View Post
    Truth hurts but I'm just being honest. Don't get offended. I actually like cadillac. But there are reasons why they are where they are right now. And honestly I don't really think they have changed those reasons. They are definitely the middle weight contender, trying to beat the heavyweight champion!
    You're incorrect. The Escalade is outdated and needs a refresh (next year, apparently). The CTS is consistently among the best in its class, which just so happens to be the most competitive class in the entire automotive industry, and the SRX is also one of the [if not the single most] best selling crossovers on the road today.

    So... go on, explain your logic.

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    Re: Why only 6 cogs?

    6 gears are more than enough. These 7 and 8 speed transmissions are ridiculous. What's next? 10 speed automatic transmissions? How much more complexity do we need? Better keep a stash of money saved up for when your german 8 speed automatic takes a crap at 101000 miles.

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    Re: Why only 6 cogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by blkcaddy View Post
    Mercedes has 7 smooth as heaven! Gm's days are numbered.....the competition is too good! Gm is not ready for the big leagues yet! Not with the "that should be good enough attitude"! They can fool the average consumer but not an educated one! This is 2012 and the Cadillac lineup is a joke! The xts sucks.... the cts sucks except for the V.... the Srx sucks....the escalade is awesome and the ats will be awesome! The Germans competitors are awesome all the way around! Cadillac will play catch up forever unless they get that German mindset of above and beyond! If you build it..... they will come!!!
    You're a joke...and not a very good one.

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    Re: Why only 6 cogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by blkcaddy View Post
    Truth hurts but I'm just being honest. Don't get offended. I actually like cadillac. But there are reasons why they are where they are right now. And honestly I don't really think they have changed those reasons. They are definitely the middle weight contender, trying to beat the heavyweight champion!
    You talk about being an educated consumer, but you treat your own opinions like they are the truth, like they matter to anyone but you. Where do people like you come from? You are utterly foolish.

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    Re: Why only 6 cogs?

    blkcaddy is simply a troll.

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    Re: Why only 6 cogs?

    It's alright. Obvioustroll is obvious.
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