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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by DopeStar 156
    I'm sorry but I don't agree with anything Cadillac is doing anymore. I for one love to think of them as being big and boxy. I don't support them trashing their history and revamping the entire line-up. I also hate all the new cars' names and they way they look. Sorry but I'm a traditionalist and I really don't care what Europe is doing with cars, I always loved the look and presence that a real american car gave off. If I was in the market for a new luxury sedan, I'd walk my ass right over to Lincoln and pick up a Town Car.
    I empathize with you on this to an extent. We now have so many different images of Cadillac, that they could almost all be their own separate company. So far we have the Classic Cadillac so many remember fondly... i.e. Fleetwood, Coupe and Sedan Deville, Eldorado, and classic Seville. On the other side of the ring, a total almost 180* shift, you have this total other direction COMPLETELY... CTS, SRX, STS, XLR. Cars which share little if nothing with their big boaty predecessors (In fact, the Escalade, which if you notice retains a full nameplate, actually shares MORE with the Classic Cadillac's than any of the other models period), and are more European in spirit than anything else. STILL on yet another completely separate axis, youve got these two oddballs that are kind of the bridge between the old and new, but essentially a smoothed over Aurora platform in the 98-04 Seville and 2000- current Deville/DTS (the 92-97 Seville and 92-01 Eldorado are closest to these).

    The problem is, what do you do as a car company when all of your customers are slowly either A. Dying off, or B. going overseas to get their cars? While we would love to imagine a world in which the Executives are as in love with the cars as we are, thats just not the case, its a profit driven industry, and a tough one at that. Cadillac made the move to the Art and Science theme and so far they are making big bucks on it. Yes, the argument can be made that we will see how long it lasts, but so far unless reliability and quality problems scare people away, the new Cadillac seems to be hitting all of its targets. It doesnt mean you cant still buy a low mileage example of the Classics if thats your thing.

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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by DopeStar 156
    I'm sorry but I don't agree with anything Cadillac is doing anymore. I for one love to think of them as being big and boxy. I don't support them trashing their history and revamping the entire line-up.
    I love the new Cadillacs, but I also feel that they should have at least one model that has that classic Cadillac sedan look. Big and boxy, with lots of room inside. I would love to see something like Art & Science Meets Fleetwood Brougham in particular.

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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    I hate how everyone says old people are dying off. There will ALWAYS BE OLD PEOPLE. I will be old someday. You will be old someday if you're not already. There will be MORE old people today than yesterday.

    Anyway about the car... I think it's OK. At least it's still big and roomy. I'd still like to see the Fleetwood back as a non art&sci themed vehicle staying true to its roots being bigger and IMO better than a town car.

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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    I like it.

    The article says there's even more interior an trunk space than the model it's replacing, but it looks to me like the only differences are the nose and tail. Everything in between looks like it's the same (interior is different, but that doesn't require more space). It actually looks smaller inside in the pics, but I know it's not.

    Jim

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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    I emailed the pics of it to my parents yesterday and they said they both like their '03 DTS better. Go figure.

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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by CoupeDevilleRob
    Cadillac.com has a site up for the 06 DTS. The top horsepower is listed as 291. What's that all about?
    Are we ever going to know the true hp on this thing??!!

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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    They are just wringing 2-3 more yearsfrom the current platform. Looks to me like they took a step back to the 90's style with the front and especially the vertical rear end face lifts.

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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    Has anyone else noticed the analogue clock at the top-center of the dash. Very much like the Town Car except square in shape, and I like analogue over digital.

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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    Personally they need a Deville Convertable.

    Comments on the car, the only i dislike is the side mirrors.

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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by DopeStar 156
    I'm sorry but I don't agree with anything Cadillac is doing anymore. I for one love to think of them as being big and boxy. I don't support them trashing their history and revamping the entire line-up. I also hate all the new cars' names and they way they look. Sorry but I'm a traditionalist and I really don't care what Europe is doing with cars, I always loved the look and presence that a real american car gave off. If I was in the market for a new luxury sedan, I'd walk my ass right over to Lincoln and pick up a Town Car.
    I'm with you except I think lincoln isn't plush and over the top like they all used to be. Give me luxury not sport. When I want sport I can buy it. If you don't give me that living room ride and over stuffed seats where else can I get it? No wonder why I'm selling the 05 300C and happy with my 91 DeVille! What was I thinking!

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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    More pics....










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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    Sheriff|! Those are awsome pics! Are those colors new? The last one looks unique.

    I like the angle on the front end of the Deville!

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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    The DTS is silver. The lighting in some pictures make it appear a goldish tan color...

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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    Some other pics from the show:




















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    Re: 2006 Deville Article and Pics

    I'm liking the dash. It's almost like "where did all the buttons go??" It just seems more expensive looking or something. I also like how the wood trim runs from the dash on through the doors.

    Even though the grille is a lot larger, it doesn't seem ugly because of the curvature of it and how it wraps towards the headlights.

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