: ages everyone



10KTGOLD
10-19-07, 12:30 AM
Just was wondering what everyones age is. 90% of you dont have it listed so I though Id'e ask...

todd2fst4u
10-19-07, 12:37 AM
17

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PEETYZ
10-19-07, 08:26 AM
19..

usc2005
10-19-07, 02:47 PM
24.................

CateraMV6
10-19-07, 02:47 PM
23... gettin old...

cateraowner
10-19-07, 02:55 PM
28... turning 29 next month.... dam I feel old

Cadi Cat
10-19-07, 05:34 PM
...23

pradoblings
10-19-07, 05:49 PM
26..I don't feel old, should I?

10KTGOLD
10-19-07, 09:13 PM
eh i'll be 25 in 15 days

Warez
10-20-07, 04:54 AM
25...

andergar
10-20-07, 10:28 AM
Ahhhh, to be in my twenties again! I can't even think that far back. LOL. I'm 48 on the outside, but 35 on the inside! LOL! Enjoy it now fellas, at 30 it's all down hill!

ariza034
10-20-07, 12:56 PM
19 right here i owned my cat for 3 years now :) and its been sitting in the garadge for ...8 months now lol

TitanCTS
10-20-07, 07:42 PM
22 soon to be 23

dadenkern
10-22-07, 11:52 AM
26...

Elo
10-22-07, 12:15 PM
24, will be 25 in March. I think it's actually in my profile...

-Elo

CateraMV6
10-22-07, 02:38 PM
sounds like the catera owners are a young crowd... thats probably what the folks at GM were shooting for.

Good to see so many of ya fellas liking that car...

TSS
10-22-07, 03:19 PM
sounds like the catera owners are a young crowd... thats probably what the folks at GM were shooting for.

Good to see so many of ya fellas liking that car...

I was thinking the same thing. At least they seem young to this 38 year old!

andergar
10-22-07, 05:09 PM
I agree! But you even seem young to me TSS! LOL!

R-Caddy
10-22-07, 10:37 PM
22 here, 23 in December. Got 2 Cateras :D

heavycat
10-23-07, 07:19 PM
19 , I've had it 2 years

Resilient
10-23-07, 09:09 PM
i feel old suddenly... i'm 39

texanwitharake
10-23-07, 09:35 PM
18..

TSS
10-24-07, 08:54 AM
i feel old suddenly... i'm 39

You are old. I am only 38 so i can say that.

If you want to feel like a spring chicken, go to the DTS forum!! :)

nerdifiedgeek
10-24-07, 10:14 AM
19, had it for 2 years

diatibe24
10-24-07, 06:13 PM
28 Here

jcmills99
10-24-07, 06:27 PM
22 here

newbee
10-24-07, 08:08 PM
19, 20 in March.

rinverso
10-24-07, 08:17 PM
wow, this is truly eye opening. great question though. i wonder what the age demographic was when these cats were purchased new between 97 and 01.
by the way, i'm a very young 49!!
robert:bouncy:
ps i guess by seeing all your ages, i feel younger since i have a cat too!:crowded:

Aleksus
10-28-07, 06:00 AM
I'm 29

2001sport
10-30-07, 10:58 AM
33 and counting...

yellowxhoodie
10-30-07, 11:29 AM
18. Cadillac target market when they released the Catera was the younger crowd. So im not surprised that so many 18-30 yr olds are driving them.

rinverso
10-30-07, 11:40 AM
18. Cadillac target market when they released the Catera was the younger crowd. So im not surprised that so many 18-30 yr olds are driving them.

i don't know too many 18 year olds who can afford a $40,000 car, unless mom and dad are still giving them an allowance and making their bed.:helpless:
probably more the 25-40 demographic....when first introduced new. todays owner group is apparently the age group you mentioned.

yellowxhoodie
10-30-07, 12:18 PM
well yea. new, we cant afford it. but i did say 18-30 yr olds.

MyOpel
10-30-07, 12:23 PM
I remember admiring the 2000-01 Catera sport in the dealership when I was 18 but it was not available with manual trans and I didnít want to make payments so I bought an 84 Trans AM :lol:

TSS
10-30-07, 12:27 PM
i don't know too many 18 year olds who can afford a $40,000 car, unless mom and dad are still giving them an allowance and making their bed.:helpless:
probably more the 25-40 demographic....when first introduced new. todays owner group is apparently the age group you mentioned.

Was the Catera a 40K car? My 01 Seville SLS was less than 45K new in 01. For some reason I thought the Catera was closer to 30K (plus options) and the Base SLS was around 41K (plus options) - memory could be failing me on this one though. If it really was 40K, then caddy priced it too close to the SLS and base Deville.

PEETYZ
10-30-07, 12:37 PM
well my 98 was just about fully loaded like missing only one option and it was 37,708 (dealer window sticker in manual) glad i didnt buy it new lol i got it 4 years ago and picked it up for 9,000 which was good deal at that time but they have gone down a lot since then

yellowxhoodie
10-30-07, 12:42 PM
$31,405 was the base price for the 2001 Catera. If you added the Sport package that wouldve tacked on another $2,510 to the total price. However if you got all the options with sprt package and everything, the Catera could cost you just about $40,000

TSS
10-30-07, 03:36 PM
$31,405 was the base price for the 2001 Catera. If you added the Sport package that wouldve tacked on another $2,510 to the total price. However if you got all the options with sprt package and everything, the Catera could cost you just about $40,000


Makes sense, but still at the time that dollar amount put you in a base SLS - with admittedly less options. I realize the cars are very different, but still - maybe that accounted for some lagging sales.

elvin315
10-30-07, 03:55 PM
I don't believe this. Four pages and no one over fifty? Am I really the oldest one here or are some of you just saying you're 18 or 19 because no one will ever know otherwise? I can't be the only old fart that drives a Catera and knows how to use a computer.

I met "CateraKid" on Sunday and we had a great time comparing Cats and even did a little joyriding. He turned his 2000 into a Sport with Eibach springs and a rear wing. No changes to the struts or shocks but since the base 2000 & 2001 got the 1999 Sport suspension I'd say he's very close. We measured the ride height and the Eibachs lowered his car about half an inch compared to mine. I still don't know whether the Cat Sport is lower than the base Catera but regardless I am buying the Eibach lowering springs.

It was a banner week in Buffalo for Catera spotting. Took my car in for some routine service on Monday and met another Catera owner at the garage. He had a beautiful black '98. I told him about our little group here and hopefully he'll join in on the fun.

Maybe he's older than me though he didn't look it.

Elvin

frank moran
10-30-07, 04:10 PM
I don't believe this. Four pages and no one over fifty? Am I really the oldest one here or are some of you just saying you're 18 or 19 because no one will ever know otherwise? I can't be the only old fart that drives a Catera and knows how to use a computer.

I met "CateraKid" on Sunday and we had a great time comparing Cats and even did a little joyriding. He turned his 2000 into a Sport with Eibach springs and a rear wing. No changes to the struts or shocks but since the base 2000 & 2001 got the 1999 Sport suspension I'd say he's very close. We measured the ride height and the Eibachs lowered his car about half an inch compared to mine. I still don't know whether the Cat Sport is lower than the base Catera but regardless I am buying the Eibach lowering springs.

It was a banner week in Buffalo for Catera spotting. Took my car in for some routine service on Monday and met another Catera owner at the garage. He had a beautiful black '98. I told him about our little group here and hopefully he'll join in on the fun.

Maybe he's older than me though he didn't look it.

Elvin



Elvin, your not alone, i'm a 63 year old teenager. I cant count how many different cars I've had over the years. I'm always looking for a new one...Corvettes, Honda, Corvairs, Porsches so on. Been wrenching on everything ...I used to like to work on them more than drive them....

TSS
10-30-07, 05:03 PM
Here is a challenge. Is there anyone under 30 on the DTS forum?


Kinda wish I had a Catera - you seem like a fun helpful group.

rinverso
10-30-07, 05:14 PM
well yea. new, we cant afford it. but i did say 18-30 yr olds.
nice to see you can appreciate the cat. rather than the usual honda and mitsubitshi car pimping, i usully see in your age group. kudo's to you!!:bouncy:

yellowxhoodie
10-30-07, 05:31 PM
thank you. idk who wouldnt appreciate a nice luxury car with a little bit of performance qualities too.

Resilient
10-30-07, 09:40 PM
And, not to mention those of us who just like to go against the current trends most times, just for the sake of being different.

I'm known as the only guy (in my circle of friends late 30's-early 40's) who has a Cadillac... the rest have ho-hum cars (BMWs, Acura and even Lexus)... but still they know about my car-me.:yup:

PEETYZ
10-31-07, 03:43 PM
Im 19 had my 98 since i was 15 1/2 I love my cat! where else can you get a nice Rear-wheel Drive luxury car that was over 35k new for under 7 grand now (97-01) like i said before i had a limit to spend on my first car and nothing else in the price range compares my choice was basically a catera or civic hmm let me think about it...........ha ha Catera Hands down

Now i know a civic is reliable but my cat is fun the looks are way better and the cat is more solid all around i do my own work mostly so it doesnt end up being very much more money for me =)

10KTGOLD
10-31-07, 04:55 PM
im 25 now

2001sport
11-01-07, 02:00 PM
i don't know too many 18 year olds who can afford a $40,000 car, unless mom and dad are still giving them an allowance and making their bed.:helpless:
probably more the 25-40 demographic....when first introduced new. todays owner group is apparently the age group you mentioned.

Actually, when the wife and I were shopping for our Cat, the dealer was out of brochures so the sales guy gave us some of his marketing materials to browse through. The info. I remember reading specified the target market for Catera as younger, but Caddy's idea of "younger" in this case was the 35-55 age group. I believe it also listed the estimated average household income for the target market, but I don't recall the figure... probably $75k+...

yellowxhoodie
11-01-07, 02:47 PM
well actually now that you ention it that way. i guess Cadillac would consider young 35-55.

Aleksus
11-02-07, 01:55 AM
"" The Catera was marketed to younger demographic than traditional Cadillac buyers with the "Caddy that zigs" tagline, and the car generally delivered on its promise of European-style handling. The Cadillac Catera, "the Caddy that zigs," has zagged in the wrong direction. Most of its buyers are the traditional Cadillac owners, senior citizens.That was bad news for General Motors Corp.'s Cadillac Motor Division, which was counting on the Catera, a mid-sized sedan, to bring in affluent buyers 35 to 50 years old. ""
I got this from the article of the history of the Cadillac Catera.
I always thought that the most of the buyers of the Cadillacs are people that are 50 or older.
I don't mean to insult anyone, but it is known, that computers are used more by young people or, better to say,by people who are under fiftys or sixtys because for many people that are 50 or 60 or older its not as intresting to send time on the computer or to communicate through forums.
May be that's why we have a lot of the young people here on the Catera forum?

rinverso
11-02-07, 06:04 AM
"" The Catera was marketed to younger demographic than traditional Cadillac buyers with the "Caddy that zigs" tagline, and the car generally delivered on its promise of European-style handling. The Cadillac Catera, "the Caddy that zigs," has zagged in the wrong direction. Most of its buyers are the traditional Cadillac owners, senior citizens.That was bad news for General Motors Corp.'s Cadillac Motor Division, which was counting on the Catera, a mid-sized sedan, to bring in affluent buyers 35 to 50 years old. ""
I got this from the article of the history of the Cadillac Catera.
I always thought that the most of the buyers of the Cadillacs are people that are 50 or older.
I don't mean to insult anyone, but it is known, that computers are used more by young people or, better to say,by people who are under fiftys or sixtys because for many people that are 50 or 60 or older its not as intresting to send time on the computer or to communicate through forums.
May be that's why we have a lot of the young people here on the Catera forum?

i would disagree to a point. i belong to the mgb forums, i guess most of our young bloggers may not even know what an mgb is. but anyway, there are mostly "older" members on that forum. so they obviously are computer savey.
i do think you do make a valid point though.
robert:yup:

jrhartman
11-02-07, 09:37 AM
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TSS
11-02-07, 10:47 AM
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GO GREEN! :thumbsup:

yellowxhoodie
11-02-07, 11:40 AM
"" The Catera was marketed to younger demographic than traditional Cadillac buyers with the "Caddy that zigs" tagline, and the car generally delivered on its promise of European-style handling. The Cadillac Catera, "the Caddy that zigs," has zagged in the wrong direction. Most of its buyers are the traditional Cadillac owners, senior citizens.That was bad news for General Motors Corp.'s Cadillac Motor Division, which was counting on the Catera, a mid-sized sedan, to bring in affluent buyers 35 to 50 years old. ""
I got this from the article of the history of the Cadillac Catera.
I always thought that the most of the buyers of the Cadillacs are people that are 50 or older.
I don't mean to insult anyone, but it is known, that computers are used more by young people or, better to say,by people who are under fiftys or sixtys because for many people that are 50 or 60 or older its not as intresting to send time on the computer or to communicate through forums.
May be that's why we have a lot of the young people here on the Catera forum?

i agree with you to an extent. however i think new cateras are an entirely diff target market than used cateras. When the Catera first came out it was priced at an average of about $35K so the target market was obviously older adults. However now that the Catera is a 6 year or older used car, the target market is entirely different. I got my Catera for around $6k, which i would consider the average price for a good condition one nowadays. The target market is now about 18-30 because we can finnaly afford these cars and its appealing to most of us to drive a cadillac.

jrhartman
11-02-07, 03:39 PM
GO GREEN! :thumbsup:

That's were I went to school:cool:

TSS
11-03-07, 02:09 PM
That's were I went to school:cool:

Man, I saw Livonia and thought I was going to start a little friendly war as the MSU/U of M game comes starts here in East Lansing shortly. Glad you are a Spartan fan in any event. :D