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    Honda Cadillac challenge

    You cannot compare Hondas to Cadillacs. It's like comparing bicycles to mopeds or mopeds to motorcycles. Even thought they are 2 wheel vehicles, there is a huge difference; likewise, with Hondas and Cadillacs. There are also different levels of Cadillacs. I have what I consider to be a Cadillac. Many Deville owners would disagree because of the different platfroms.

    The Honda gets better mileage, and it can weasel into parking spots that most Cadillacs cannot. Other than those issues, that is the things Hondas have on Cadillacs. Also, my factory Bose will blow away any factory Honda sound system.

    In addition to cranking the volume, the rest of the solution to the problem is solved on the road. My STS is bone-stock factory with 62.3k on the clock. Without looking at specks for g-froces in the corners, braking distance, or whatever other compatitives, through my 120k miles of STS driving experaince, I know for fact that no Honda can match the ride or match any aspect relating to whatever performance.

    There is a rule that usually holds true. You get what you pay for: I have a 30' Proline W/A Cuddy Cabin Offshore fishing boat, wiht twin 260 hp 350's. Its value is somewhere in the 55-60k range. When I pulled into a new marina, I had a guy try to explain to me why his 21' Bayliner with a 275 was a better boat. (When you factor in the 2-cycle oil, I got/get better mileage than he does. I can live in my boat, including cooking, bathing, bathroom. He wizzes in a bucket, stored in an empty hatch. I guess that he could crap in it too. Bathe? Cook? Refridigation? Forget it.)

    You get what you pay for. Despite the fact that my boat is a Cadillac compared to the other, it pounds your teeth out in moderate seas. One of my buddies has a 30' Albermarle Express, with twin Cat 3126 Cats. His boat is valued at about 150k. Mine has a more elegant interior quarters. In ride quality, speed, and overall, seaworthyness, however, his boat is a major Cadillac compared to mine, and the feul bill is less than half of mine. To take it a step further, there is an aquatinace of mine--of whom I have been out on his boat twice--who has a 35' Carolina Classic @ a cost of 420k new. I don't recall what engines, but they are twin Cummings. That boat smokes the lessor boats. Let's take it further with a 50' custom built. (What happens here is that we are getting out of my soical ecomonic class; as a result, I not fortunate enough to interact with such people, but it's a good guess that it becomes even a higher level.)

    The problem is that you're sitting in the 21' Bayliner with a 225 outboard, and trying to say that it's comprobal to the 50' custom. You cannot do it because, yes, they are both boats, but they are 2 different things.

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by an01sts
    You cannot compare Hondas to Cadillacs.
    I agree!

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    That's why Hondas are called economy cars and Cadillacs are called luxury cars.

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    All I know is, My stepdads honda can beat every caddy, cept for one, which it matches. And thats the CTS-V. But to be back on topic, Its like apples and oranges. Completely different.

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by RBraczyk
    All I know is, My stepdads honda can beat every caddy, cept for one, which it matches. And thats the CTS-V. But to be back on topic, Its like apples and oranges. Completely different.
    Is that the S2000 you have to rev to 8 grande to get any kind of power out of? What's the 0-60time on those?

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    The 0-60 is less than the v and they are about equal on the 1/4 mile. Not really, It has balls over 5 grand, but what do you expect. The V is almost 3 times the engine.

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    first i would like to know...who started this honda cadillac comparison??? and secondly i'd like to know if they are on CRACK. WHo the hell compares a honda and a cadillac????? THEY ARE IN TWO DIFFERNT CLASSES. I am not sayin Honda is bad, but they are two differnt cars. If u wanna compare, compare Cadillac and Acura. Thats why acura is there, to challenge the luxury market. makin the abusurd camparo of honda to cadillac is makin a comparo to mercedes and Ford. IT JUST DOSNT WORK.

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    HA HA its like compairing my 4-wheeler to a cadillac. Number 1 thing, a big caddy motor can smoke a honda doors clean off. Number 2 if my car and a honda got in a fight, my car would smash it. Number 3 Alot more passenger room in a caddy. Number 4 thing the cad looks more fancy of course. Number 5 thing the caddy rides better. Thats about it. The only things honda has on caddy is gas milage, and you can parrellal park it easier.

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    Yea but the S2K will handle your pants off. And i bet it could beat some big blocks.

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    Autoweek got it to do 0-60 mph in 5.75 seconds and the standing 1/4 mile in 14.27. They had professional drivers dumping the clutch at probably 8000-8500 rpm in order to get enough torque to achieve that kind of acceleration. They are fast, but you really have to know what your doing and how to drive it properly. Plus it weighs next to nothing.Its a nice little car, but it's still a Honda. I would much rather have my STS instead.

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    If a four banger will beet a big block well a three cylender geo metro will beet them all. HA HA. Cubic inch and torque is everything. But you are 100% right on one thing a little honda will out handle a big Cadillac.

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by 65calais1
    a little honda will out handle a big Cadillac.
    Not an XLR?

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by RBraczyk
    Yea but the S2K will handle your pants off. And i bet it could beat some big blocks.
    You like that s2000 a bit too much. It's Honda's fast car, it's not God's fast car.

    The fact is that whatever tricks you can do to a small engine to squeeze power out of it, you can do to a big engine and squeeze more power out of it.

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    I,m not saying a honda is a bad car, I have a honda 4-wheeler, all i'm saying is a honda civic, accord, etc cannot be compared to a cadillac, shoot a oldsmobile cant be compared to a cadillac hardly, thats why its a cadillac. No honda is going to outrun a cadillac, unless they make a 460 or 70 cubic inch engine. Its like trying to compare a toyota to a three quarter ton or 1 ton chevy, ford, or dodge with a big block motor.

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    Re: Honda Cadillac challenge

    After shopping cars and driving many, my wife got a 2004 Honda EX Coupe, w/ V6 240 hp. She loves the car and it is definately fast. My ol 95 sls can run with her in a roll on. She is not into drag racing starts lol. She is happy as hell and the sound system in the Honda is better than that in my 95, but then it oughta be.

    It has always been about enjoying yer ride. Make mine Cadillac.

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