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Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, DTS 2006 vs 2005 in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; ok i really love the new 2006 versions but i only have around 22,000 so i cant find one for ...
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    DTS 2006 vs 2005

    ok i really love the new 2006 versions but i only have around 22,000 so i cant find one for that price and i was thinkin to get a older one like a 2005 but i dont like the gear shift by the steering wheel it reminds me of a truck but i cant find one that dont have it that way and when i look on cardomain i see alot of them that are diffeerent and have them in the middle but every dealership i look at all they have is the other one so wat is the difference in the older devilles?

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    Re: DTS 2006 vs 2005

    The 2000-2005 Deville DTS has the floor shifter.

    The DTS was the top of the line Deville for 2000-2005. Deville Base, Deville DHS, and Deville DTS were your basic choices.

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    Re: DTS 2006 vs 2005

    All Cadillac Deville DTS's had a console shifter.

    DTS performance levels also have a console shifter. The DTS Perf Level is a much different car than the other models.

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    Re: DTS 2006 vs 2005

    a quick way to tell before even looking into the car is to look at the car itself

    if the bottom of the car is grey and plasticky, then its not a DTS:


    if the bottom of the car is painted like the rest of the car its a dts (dont know if dhs came with the bottom painted or not):


    also look for foglights on the front bumper, the blade wheels, and especially the "hole in the grille" which is actually nightvision
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    Re: DTS 2006 vs 2005

    That Black DTS is very clean.

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    Re: DTS 2006 vs 2005

    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Simon View Post
    That Black DTS is very clean.
    why thank you sir...

    both are (were) mine

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    Re: DTS 2006 vs 2005

    I can get you a 2006 at a great price in the mid to higher 20's...

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    Re: DTS 2006 vs 2005

    Quote Originally Posted by BS LAC STS View Post
    ok i really love the new 2006 versions but i only have around 22,000 so i cant find one for that price and i was thinkin to get a older one like a 2005 but i dont like the gear shift by the steering wheel it reminds me of a truck but i cant find one that dont have it that way and when i look on cardomain i see alot of them that are diffeerent and have them in the middle but every dealership i look at all they have is the other one so wat is the difference in the older devilles?
    The 2000-2005 DeVilles and DTS also had the seat-mounted front seatbelts, which are deal-breakers for me, because they cut into my collarbone (I'm tall and skinny). In 2006, they moved them back to the B pillar.

    Punctuation and capitalization were invented for a reason. A courtesy to your readers.

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    Re: DTS 2006 vs 2005

    As far as Im concerned, the 2000-05 DTS in Tuxedo BLACK with the chrome rims was the best looking of ALL the generations.

    The 06 has more toys and Xenon lights which I like, but well it looks more... the "part" of a Deville if you know what I mean.

    The DTS was just a bad-ass looking car.

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    Re: DTS 2006 vs 2005

    Quote Originally Posted by ral1960 View Post
    The 2000-2005 DeVilles and DTS also had the seat-mounted front seatbelts, which are deal-breakers for me, because they cut into my collarbone (I'm tall and skinny). In 2006, they moved them back to the B pillar.

    Punctuation and capitalization were invented for a reason. A courtesy to your readers.
    Speaking about punctuation, your third grade teacher would probably advise you to put a period after collarbone.

    (You are talking to the self-declared eng/punc/spelling expert, although age is taking its toll.

    Ed

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    Re: DTS 2006 vs 2005

    DHS would be a much smoother ride than a DTS. I suspect you could put a chip in the DHS if you wanted the extra horsepower.

    Ed

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    Re: DTS 2006 vs 2005

    Quote Originally Posted by z06bigbird View Post
    DHS would be a much smoother ride than a DTS. I suspect you could put a chip in the DHS if you wanted the extra horsepower.

    Ed
    Wait, what?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    I didn't know DHS owners had that extra power available to them. How would a chip be used to etract the extra horsepower?

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    Re: DTS 2006 vs 2005

    No Northstar chip/programming tuner available to the best of my knowledge.

    At least not for my two Northstars......

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