Was able to test drive a couple DTS on spotted on Autotrader. I was actually disappointed by the DTS. Not much more room than my GP. Plush everything no doubt but I'm going to have to say no to it. The 3 that I drove all had this whining sound coming from the tranny, I wasn't too impressed with that.
Back to the drawing board I guess. Worth a shot, probably wind up getting a truck. Thanks everyone who gave advice
04-28-13, 11:50 PM
Re: Crunching numbers
The first DTS I drove was disappointing, too, and I ruled it out in favor of the STS--big, expensive mistake. It sounded like there was a leak in the firewall in front of the driver. The interior left me cold--ugly fake wood and pebbly plastic.
The column shift models feel roomier, though the front seats are the same size. For that reason, and the horizontal dash lines, my DeVille felt wider inside, despite being darker.
The Performance model drives significantly differently from the regular DTS--much more responsive, without being harsh.