Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, 2006 Deville Article and Pics in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=8103
I think it looks pretty good! They are just trying to make it look more like the STS/Cts it ...
i like it except for that wierd 4 horizontal bars under the grill at the bottom. Other than that, it looks nice. I just hope Cadillac doesn't make it too radical looking (more like the STS i mean) since afterall, the Deville is the last Cadillac Car with a ....REAL NAME! they better not start calling it the DTS like they did with the seville/STS.
..REAL NAME! they better not start calling it the DTS like they did with the seville/STS.
It's funny that I call the base Deville the "Deville." But if I want to imply it's the high power/sport version I call it the "DTS." I guess I've fallen trap to the European way of thinking for this car.
Ok... I am warming up to the front end, not because I dont like it, but because Im seeing waaaay to much STS in it, I do like it overall BETTER than the previous sort of frumpy front end though, in other words there is a very keen balance to the lighting grille and bumper (though the old one still looked very good). And heres the cool thing, I will need to find confirmation of this, but Im willing to bet those projector headlamps mean Xenon lights finally come to the DTS!
The interior is WORLDS better than the interior it replaces. Instead of having some of those areas where it seemed like the wood was kind of fake where it "molded" into the sides of the dash, this one has a nice straight dash with beautiful wood, a TERRIFIC navigation system and center stack and great look overall. It definitely seems like a more user friendly interior.
The fact that they threw in the Adaptive Cruise Control is a PLEASANT SURPRISE! Go Cadillac on this one, I think ALOT of DTS Buyers will be highly appreciative of the fact that Caddy is recognizing them as tech savvy. Combine that with the ventilated seats (which by the way the Toyota Avalon even has now, so its no longer a luxury car feature only), advanced navigation system and the trick gauge cluster with a genuine analog clock tossed in for good measure, and youve got a great feature package that rivals the STS....
Ahh but there-in lies the problem ladies and gentlemen... If you noticed, Cadillac's own exec seemed to have an attitude of "wed rather not deal with peoples bitching if we kill it, so here you go, we redesigned it to squeeze some more life out of it, so shut up" but it seems pretty obvious that NOW in its current state, keeping it around any longer than they need to is probably not what they want. Why? Because if you notice, with ALL theyve done to it, it has basically turned into a front wheel drive STS (with suspension and ride tweaks to boot). This might seem cool, but its really going to cause alot of unwanted confusion and in my opinion, wont help sales of the STS much on domestic Soil, which appears to be the only place the DTS is going to be sold anyway, as in the reviewers own words, there isnt a real market for this car overseas.
The only thing I DONT Like too much is the new tail-light scheme. For some reason that tail end REALLY reminds me of the Monte Carlo coupe. Other than that I think its pretty much a hit.
Keep in mind that there may not BE another Deville after this one. Some of the comments in that article really lead me to believe that this car does not line up with their international marketing strategy, despite the fact that its a best seller. If there IS another Deville, it will most certainly go straight to the DTS nameplate, and it will be an entirely different sedan altogether which will probably (Ian Speculation here) ride on the NEXT generation CTS platform or a heavily modified Sigma platform.
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.