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    Lev Blekher is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Because the future of the full size V8 is uncertain…

    Remember the features that were removed from the DeVille and DTS over the years? Chrysler took them, and then added a bunch of new ones. Just a thought for the next cars we buy since it’s not clear what Cadillac has in store for us in this segment. Cadillac are you listening? Not everyone wants small plug-ins with V6s (looking at you XTS). Plenty of people want to stick to this brand, but will migrate to get the style they want.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/21/2...new-york-2011/

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    Re: Because the future of the full size V8 is uncertain…

    I saw that too. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a huge turnaround for Chrysler and hopefully it will give Caddy some ideas and keep them from getting complacent.

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    Re: Because the future of the full size V8 is uncertain…

    I had two primary "issues" with my '05 300C: Nicely designed interior... executed by Rubbermaid, and a suspension that would loosen teeth fillings. Looks like they took care of the first item. It also needed AWD since the RWD I found pretty scarey in winter, even with the slight snow falls in Tulsa.

    Otherwise, it was nice driving 345hp and getting an average of 20 -21 mpg on my daily commute (28 on the highway below 75 mph, the point when MDS would put you back in 8 cylinder mode). Pretty nice drive at just a tad above $30K at the time. Think it's still pretty much a bargain for what you get.

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    Re: Because the future of the full size V8 is uncertain…

    I'm not impressed with that new 2012 300C. Unless it costs something like $30k, I think the XTS blows that car away. The XTS looks like something from the future, this looks more like just an updated vehicle.

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    Re: Because the future of the full size V8 is uncertain…

    Yeah, the XTS is just great if you want a midsize vehicle with a V6...
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