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    President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    Bush to ride in new Cadillac during inauguration

    Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:00 AM ET

    DETROIT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will ride down Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day in the new Cadillac DTS limousine, giving the first glimpse of the new flagship sedan from General Motors Corp., the automaker said on Monday.

    The black presidential limousine is wider, taller and longer than the DTS sedan, but it shows the new sharper-edged styling for the new model, which goes on sale this fall.

    Transporting Bush in Thursday's parade will help reinforce Cadillac's image, said Keith Spondike, marketing manager for the DTS and its predecessor, the DeVille.

    "It really fits with Cadillac's position of appealing to and transporting high profile people whether it was Elvis in the '50s or high profile stars and officials today," he told Reuters.

    GM hopes the new DTS will win back some car buyers who in recent years took to import brands such as Lexus from Toyota Motor Co., Spondike said.

    "Many of the them used to drive Cadillacs in the '70s and '80s," he said.

    GM will reveal the new DTS at the Chicago Auto Show in early February. The DTS will have a larger, bolder grille, a bigger Cadillac crest than the DeVille, and offer a more responsive ride with reduced road noise and vibrations, said Al Gagne, product manager for the DTS and DeVille.

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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    So THAT's what Al's doing these days! I'll be damned. I knew him when he first appeared as the Assistant Brand Manager for the Escalade at Cadillac. So where's some pictures of the car?

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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    Oh what the hell. I couldn't wait. Here's the article and a picture. I'm not too sure I like it. It kind of looks like an Escalade to me at first glimps.
    http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/...nbushcar17.htm

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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    U guys beat me to it

    Ugly as sin there...hope the real one isnt that bad.

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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    Found some more.....ill reserve full judgement until I see one up close......I hope E&G + Vogue get to this quick....it needs it.




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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    I like the back end, very much, but not crazy 'bout the nose out front. Looks too much like an Escalade-nose job. Not a major change, at all. Similiar to what Lincoln did with the 2003 Town Car over the 1998-2002 Town Cars.

    A "Face-Lift" and a "Butt-Lift" with the same tummy

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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    Where is the egg-crate grille?

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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    Jeez, that front is hideous....i like the back though...maybe the DTS with the colr-keyed grille will look better

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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    it does look pretty bad up front... and the rear doesn't look too nice either

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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    To me the front end looks photo-chopped. The grille is ou of proportion with the rest of the fascia. Lighting appears off in the first photo as well.

    I'll wait until the official debut.

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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    Quote Originally Posted by partton
    Where is the egg-crate grille?
    What? You MISSED that grille? It couldn't be much bigger!

    The car's ugly to me. The front end is too........not sure WHAT to call it. It's just too much of it! The rear looks like a Chevy to me, kind of like a Monte Carlo. Gross!

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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    DAMN !!!

    looks like 00-05 will be the best years .....really hateing the nose on this car ...

    edit: even worse park it next to a 06 monte carlo and youll never figure out which one is your car from the back

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    What a shame, the front end looks pretty lame.... I don't like the headlights or the grille, the overhang looks too big as well.
    I really hope the regular sedan has better proportions than this frankenstein of a limo. Rear end (and the interior looks) pretty good though.

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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    They better put a warning on that grill......if your hand slips its goin right into the radiator fan...lol

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    Re: President Bush to debut 2006 DTS limo

    well itll be cheap to replace the grill ....go get one off an escalade !

    thats sooooo original GM ....fire the desginer ....did your supplier have a run on escalade grills and you have to find a way to get rid of them ?

    you made the car look like beavis laughing at the word "fire"

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