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Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, Chrysler May Sue GM in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by upstate there is only so much you can do with sheet metal. Sooner or later these things ...
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    Re: Chrysler May Sue GM

    Quote Originally Posted by upstate
    there is only so much you can do with sheet metal. Sooner or later these things happen.
    Somebody give this guy an extra special chocolate chip cookie.. There's only so much that can be done.. The new DeVille is looking pretty nice.. It's a change.. It'll change again for those who don't like it. And then, it'll look somewhat like something else in one way or another - and 'other' people wont like it...

    There are so many cars out there that resemble other cars.. What can ya do?
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    I was told by a sales manger 20 years ago that all cars will look the the same as they try to get the drag coeffent as low as possible.

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    Maybe soon we will start seeing Fins again.

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    Re: Chrysler May Sue GM

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneage_Caddy
    With sue happy chrysler? you bet !!!

    Lets see they just got started on a chinese comapny sueing over a grille used on a small cross over suv ....then they had the suit with GM over the Hummer ....shall i go on ?
    ---Chrysler LOST! GM won!

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    Re: Chrysler May Sue GM

    Who cares if they sue? What happens if they win? I'll have to dump my V. I can't be associated with an auto maker who's been proven to make cars that look like Chryslers!

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    I agree with the posts, that Chrysler copied GM (FWD C-bodies) with it's 80's designs. Chrysler even admitted they copied GM when they designed these cars, read it in a magazine when the cars debuted in the fall of '87, I still have the issue, somewhere.

    People have commented more than once how my '87 Coupe DeVille resembled either an 88-91 New Yorker (especially the back-end) or a Dynasty. One guy was in a car in the parking spot RIGHT BESIDE ME!!! & said to his buddy "that's a Dynasty, man!!!"

    Get your eyes checked!!!

    Even Volvo copied GM in the early 80's when the 760-series debuted, around 1983 I believe? It looked almost identical to a Chevy Celebrity.

    Overall, I like the new DTS, just needs the crest removed from the grille & the chromed (or gold) hood ornament put on.

    A DTS-V perhaps??? One lottery win would sign me up for sure!!!

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    If anything Cadillac Motor Division should sue Chrylser if you look hard enuff at the 05 Chrysler 300C and the 2003 Cadillac CTS in the same color you can see that Chrysler took some of Cadillacs Traditional Designs such as the vertical taillamps and sharp exterior.

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    Also,If you look at the 1988 Cadillac Sedan DeVille you can see that Chrysler yet again took Cadillacs Traditional Styling,look at the Chrysler New Yorker from 1988 they took Cadillacs Vertical tail-lamps,I am annoyed that people say that chrysler came with the vertical lights first when cadillac started that trend loooong before Chrysler,cadillac has used the Vertical head and tail light design since 1965,BEFORE Chrysler ever did.No one can argue that point with me because I know Cadillacs like the back of my hand.end of story

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    Re: Chrysler May Sue GM

    I agree with cadillacfanatic. Chrysler has riped designs off of other car companies for years.

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    Those bastards and thier cab forward designs!!!!

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    Re: Chrysler May Sue GM

    To be honest, the first time I saw the DTS, I screamed in horror, "Why the Monte Carlo tailights!?"

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    Re: Chrysler May Sue GM

    In my opinion, the most blatant example of copying was the 1982 Lincoln Continental copying the 1980 Cadillac Seville.






    This was important because the Seville styling was dramatic and controversial at the time. I beleive that if Cadillac had used square tires, that Lincoln would have copied them.

    Lets not forget the previous generation Seville that was introduced in 1976 was promptly copied by the Lincoln Versailles... tsk tsk tsk

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    Re: Chrysler May Sue GM

    Quote Originally Posted by ssstealth
    In my opinion, the most blatant example of copying was the 1982 Lincoln Continental copying the 1980 Cadillac Seville.






    This was important because the Seville styling was dramatic and controversial at the time. I beleive that if Cadillac had used square tires, that Lincoln would have copied them.

    Lets not forget the previous generation Seville that was introduced in 1976 was promptly copied by the Lincoln Versailles... tsk tsk tsk
    Well you do know that Cadillac and Lincoln are like estranged brothers.?? Both Henry Ford and Henry Leland co-founded the company that would be Cadillac(i think) and Leland after leaving Cadillac went on to create Lincoln which was bought by Ford during a crisis about crossover from airplane engines to automobiles. even the names were close ie Town Car and Sedan DeVille. Check out this: http://info.detnews.com/history/stor...egory=business

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    Re: Chrysler May Sue GM

    IMO Theyre both horrid. I didnt know there was a carbon copy of the bustleback with a Lincoln badge on it

    now two people need shooting

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