: Sts Inventory Supply Numbers



ARTSBEST
08-13-07, 10:47 AM
As usual the STS has many unsold new units On dealers lots. I just got a one week free subscription to Auto News. The numbers are as follows (IN DAYS SUPPLY):

CTS...33
DTS...44
STS...72
SRX...61
ESCALADE...93
ESCALADE EXT...99

MARKVIII
08-13-07, 11:26 AM
with the new cts right around the corner look for these numbers to increase for the STS. even though the STS is renewed this year and in my opinion a much better (class) of car it is far to close in size and looks to compete with the cts due to its much higher price. a bonehead move on cadillacs part to make two cars look so much alike.

Force-1
08-13-07, 07:55 PM
I'm in the market for a new Escalade EXT. I think if I hold out until next month I'll easily get one for $10K under MSRP.

ARTSBEST
08-14-07, 10:26 AM
EXT: My local small Cadillac dealer has 2 of them on his lot. $65K sticker. OUCH.... For a pickup truck? Ain't no way for this boy. Looks good but Cadillac needs to get rid of that concept. Too little of a market for a tricked-out truck IMHO. But good luck and I'd say more like $15K off sticker.

ARTSBEST
08-14-07, 10:31 AM
it is far to close in size and looks to compete with the cts due to its much higher price. a bonehead move on cadillacs part to make two cars look so much alike. I agree 100% and said the same things years ago. Too much similarities and now that one can get 300HP in this "smaller" STS I'd agree that STS sales will be hurt once again. GM indeed has it's head up, well, you-know-where. But then again who's stupid enough to fork out sticker price of $45K for a six banger when one can get a loaded, low miles V-8 STS for much less than that? Used is the ONLY way to buy a great car, the STS.

MARKVIII
08-14-07, 11:21 AM
exactly how i bought my current sts and will continue to purchase future cars. top of the line low mile and clean 1-2 year old cadillacs are a great buy in the used market. and as long as there is still 1-2 yrs worth of warrenty left you cannot go wrong. i would love to support GM and buy new but based on there value dropping as much as 60% after two yrs. i cannot see myself purchasing new.

z06bigbird
08-14-07, 12:11 PM
Been doing that for 35 years. Never bought a new car except for company cars. I always buy used cars with 2 to 15k miles on them. Some of them are 4 years old when I buy them--and almost no miles on them.

ARTSBEST
08-15-07, 12:32 AM
Totally agree. Cadillacs are GREAT cars/trucks/SUV's but NOT new. Used yes.

ARTSBEST
08-15-07, 12:17 PM
CTS5,300 33 62 DTS9,000 44 61 STS4,800 72 97 Total Cadillac car19,700 45 67 Escalade11,500 93 137 Escalade ESV4,300 74 99 Escalade EXT2,800 99 135 SRX4,700 61 71
Ist column is number of units in inventory. 2nd column is inventory as of Aug 1, 3rd column inventory as of last month.

ARTSBEST
08-15-07, 12:20 PM
Too many of those very expensive Escalades (11,500) on Cadillac lots. I wonder what the monthly floor plan payment is on a $65K unit?

corvette00
08-16-07, 11:27 AM
GM must like the look of dealer parking lot's full of Cadillacs. Unfortunately, these cars need incentives to sell.