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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    Quote Originally Posted by CADDYBLACK99
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    I believe Lutz said they have got all they can get out of the Sigma witht eh STS. They will no longer be using the platform for new cars.

    I am waiting for the new DTS in '08, I think it would be great if they had an Acura like AWD system standard on it.

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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    I meant LS430 crusher- The MSRP is about the same. Given Cadillac's new direction- I would love to see a Northstar powered RWD Deville minus all the magnetic crap (shocks, magna steer) with navi for 50-55K. I would even settle for a cheap LS6 powered CTesque V conversion sans the MSRP inflation. Notice that I didn't even mention better reliability or resale. I am loosing my faith in Cadillac more and more every day. Motor Trend put it best when they said the base STS was substandard with the 3.6, base interior, and a 40K+ MSRP. I think sales would go thru the roof if the sticker was honest. It's really sad when a 1yr old Cadillac is worth 50% of the orig msrp while a 98 GS is worth 50% or more.

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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    Here is the photo from NY Autoshow:


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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    So all they did was freshen the body of the old Deville?

    How much of this is new?

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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    Quote Originally Posted by HotRodSaint
    So all they did was freshen the body of the old Deville?

    How much of this is new?
    The front end, the rear end, the wheel selection and the interior is all new.
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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    I think yall are bein a little hard on the poor guy... He wasnt meant to be a complete DTS replacement or even a substantive upgrade. Its meant a subtle freshening to take the car into the next decade, or close to it, since right now the cost of doing a ground up on the DTS and the fact that its still such a good seller are keeping it from occuring.

    I think the interior is the more exciting part, the old interior was definitely showing its age.

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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me
    I think the interior is the more exciting part, the old interior was definitely showing its age.
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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me
    ...since right now the cost of doing a ground up on the DTS and the fact that its still such a good seller are keeping it from occuring.
    In otherwords, we are GM, so why should we invest in our car's when the Escalade is arriving soon!

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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    I went to the auto show over the weekend and saw it in person, this thing has totally grown on me. The front and the back don't seem to totally agree with each other though, the front is art & science all the way while the back is retro Caddy. Anyway, besides this little complaint I like it. The interior also looks a thousand percent better than the previous car. I took pictures but they didn't come out too well (this is what I get for forgetting my digital and having to buy a disposable), but there are enough posted already anyway. I think its a perfect place holder until an all new DTS comes out. Wonder if they'll do a V version?

    They had a DTS stretch limo on display too, which thankfully looks better than the president's limo, but it still has that weird stretched limo look. Whats the story on this, is it built by Cadillac or by a conversion company? There was no mention of any conversion company on or near the car, which makes me think maybe Caddy is back in the factory limo game.

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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    That was actually Donald Trump's limo sitting there.. it was made by Cadillac master coachbuilders. Which made the older deville in limo forum as well.

    http://www.autofan.com/newsdetail.as...5&mn=3&yr=2005

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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    They got rid of the seat-mounted seatbelts, which are painful for the tall and skinny. Now if they would bring back cloth interiors, I might buy one.

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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    I love the DTS in black. Very imposing. Its always been a good looking car to me.

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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    I wonder if someone will make a front-end kit for 2000-2005 DeVilles.. I know, it's silly - but it gets done for other vehicles, like the Corvette - which is a complete update, front-side-back...
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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    I think part of the reason why they didnt dramatically redesign this car for the 2006 model year is probably because,they already have plans for major changes for the 2007/2008 DTS model,there is talk that it will look similar to the Cadillac V-16 concept,and I will be buying a new DTS around that time,if not its replacement vehicle.I currently own a 2005 DTS and the 06 does look similar to my car,but with some cosmetic changes.

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    Re: 2006 Cadillac DTS in Black

    You know what the new front end has really grown on me. I like it, and i think they are doing a little more uniformity, and thats why cadillacs are looking alike, besides the big GM parts bin. I dont like the chrome stripe though. But man the interior looks awsome, I like that analog clock, and the seats look better, and there appears to be an overall better fit-and-finish all around the car. I do believe I will get one next year since my other two are showing there age a little.

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