: Observation of DTS owners - Ages



BlackRavenDTS
02-19-13, 08:36 PM
With all due respect to everyone, but I noticed a lot more DTS owners showing up here under the age of 30.

Please share your story of what made you go with the Cadillac DTS vs other assumed cars of this age like the Mustang, Charger or Camaro, etc.

To those who are over the age of 30, what age were you when you first got a Cadillac?

I'm quite interested :)

HASSAN4477
02-19-13, 09:32 PM
Hello I am 27 living in michigan I have owned mustangs a marauder also a BMW 740il by far my favorite car is my 06 dts performance package. The reason I love it so much is it has all the technology you can ask for nav heated/cooled/massage seats it rides great and is very fast it has a little everything looks, comfort, and speed! I have gotten more compliments in this car than any car I have ever owned. things I have done to it are upgraded to the Bluetooth onstar module and replaced the factory headliner and pillars with a black suede. The dts has 90 k on it and drives great! The wife loves it too!

Superjim
02-19-13, 10:57 PM
I am 68 and live in Fort Worth Texas.
I got my first one in 1980...A Triple White Sedan Deville...

That was probably the best car I have ever owned and I have owned a lot of cars between 1958 and 2013.
I put more miles on that Cadillac and had less maintenance on it than any car I have ever had.
I put over 260,000 miles on it and finally sold it in 2001. Had it for 21 years.

I had wanted a Cadillac, preferably a white one since I rode in my Uncle's brand new 1951.
I had never been in a NEW car up until that time, much less a Cadillac... LOL

We were poor and lived out in the woods in far SE Texas.
But....... After that 5 minute ride, I knew that "ONE DAY"... I would own a Brand New White Cadillac... LOL

I also had a 1981 Fleetwood Brougham,
1981 Sedan Deville Diesel,
1981 Seville Diesel,
1984 Fleetwood Brougham deElegence,
and a 1985 Eldorado Convertible...

This is not a pic of MY car... but mine was just exactly like this...
Same color and everything... it even had the factory CB Radio...
Wish I had kept that one... :(
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http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j40/superjim1944/Cadillac%20Pics/85ELDO-07_zps9d639100.jpg

big greg
02-19-13, 11:31 PM
That eldorado is pretty sir I like those a lot

Phatalac
02-19-13, 11:34 PM
Im 23 bought mine at 22 years old. I wanted class power and comfort and my dad works at a GM dealer and I found Bigred, I some times wish that I went with a sts but im still happy.

big greg
02-19-13, 11:36 PM
And my first caddy was an 01 Seville I was 22 at the time and I dunno why but the lines appealed to me. Then I drove it and fell in love. Bought with 50k drove till 109k now my girlfriend drives it and I still love it, my DTS I happen to stumble across when me and my girlfriend were searching for cars for her, I saw it up on a rack with rims on it and was like wow that's pretty , took it for a drive and three days later she was mine. Now im thinking a new CTS or ats looks nice as well

cadillac_guy21
02-19-13, 11:38 PM
I'm 20 turn 21 next month and my first car was an 06 srx , but I later traded for my 08 dts , I never was interested in those Camaros mustangs and stuff, not appealing to me , I love the smoothness of my car and the compliments and the car just fits me , it's classy and smooth , I'm pretty mature for my age so I chose a mature looking car and I love it, heated / Ac seats massaging seats, I love it all,

phigment
02-20-13, 08:55 AM
I was 36 when I got my DTS. I was looking for an 04/05 Deville DTS and I found her instead. My first car was an Olds Delta 88. I drove that car hard. I guess it set me on the path of liking big cars. I prefer a large, powerful, quiet, awesome riding vehicle. A micro car will never meet my needs. Friends, family and even some coworkers ask me why I bought a Cadillac. They do this while crawling into their two door Honda/Scion/etc. I don't understand them any more than they understand me.

Submariner409
02-20-13, 10:09 AM
Cadillac Deville theory - MOST new Devilles are initially bought by over-40 businessmen and post-soccer moms. When the cars get a few years old and the resale value drops to an "affordable" level for a younger "I want a Cadillac" group, then you see the 18 - 28 year group drivers.

Cars and why My first car (at 16 years old) (1955) was a "partnership" in a 1949 Cadillac hearse. Then a 1953 Morris Minor drophead coupe. Then from '55 through today: an MG, Austin Healey, Jaguar, Corvair, special order Corvair Spyder, special order '65 Chevelle Malibu SS 327/350, a series of family sedans (all used), a '72 Volvo wagon(POS), a resto '67 Cougar, resto '65 Pontiac GTO 398 tri, 3 Fox body Mustang GT's, 2 Taurii, the STS + trucks. Why the STS ?? Good deal, nice car, and I have not lost "the need for speed". In addition to daily driver cars I have had 7 motorcycles (both road machines and dirt track scramblers), 3 airplanes, and a few 1/4 mile drag coupes. Different time and economy - but that '65 Chevelle cost me - special order, new, delivered - $2388 out the door. A brand new 427/435 4-speed Stingray hardtop was about $7,000 out the door. As an indicator of how some things appreciate in value, in 1960 I bought a 1945 Piper Cub for $650 ! Today, that same airplane in good condition would easily sell for $50,000 !

big greg
02-20-13, 10:31 AM
Cadillac Deville theory - MOST new Devilles are initially bought by over-40 businessmen and post-soccer moms. When the cars get a few years old and the resale value drops to an "affordable" level for a younger "I want a Cadillac" group, then you see the 18 - 28 year group drivers.

Cars and why My first car (at 16 years old) (1955) was a "partnership" in a 1949 Cadillac hearse. Then a 1953 Morris Minor drophead coupe. Then from '55 through today: an MG, Austin Healey, Jaguar, Corvair, special order Corvair Spyder, special order '65 Chevelle Malibu SS 327/350, a series of family sedans (all used), a '72 Volvo wagon(POS), a resto '67 Cougar, resto '65 Pontiac GTO 398 tri, 3 Fox body Mustang GT's, 2 Taurii, the STS + trucks. Why the STS ?? Good deal, nice car, and I have not lost "the need for speed". In addition to daily driver cars I have had 7 motorcycles (both road machines and dirt track scramblers), 3 airplanes, and a few 1/4 mile drag coupes. Different time and economy - but that '65 Chevelle cost me - special order, new, delivered - $2388 out the door. A brand new 427/435 4-speed Stingray hardtop was about $7,000 out the door. As an indicator of how some things appreciate in value, in 1960 I bought a 1945 Piper Cub for $650 ! Today, that same airplane in good condition would easily sell for $50,000 !


65 chevelle "drool"

rebel7254
02-20-13, 02:28 PM
I was 36 when I got my DTS. I was looking for an 04/05 Deville DTS and I found her instead. My first car was an Olds Delta 88. I drove that car hard. I guess it set me on the path of liking big cars. I prefer a large, powerful, quiet, awesome riding vehicle. A micro car will never meet my needs. Friends, family and even some coworkers ask me why I bought a Cadillac. They do this while crawling into their two door Honda/Scion/etc. I don't understand them any more than they understand me.

This pretty much speaks for me as well, although the fact that my father's last two vehicles have been Deville/DTS also has something to do with it since it gave me a lot of opportunities to have the Deville/DTS experience.


Cadillac Deville theory - MOST new Devilles are initially bought by over-40 businessmen and post-soccer moms. When the cars get a few years old and the resale value drops to an "affordable" level for a younger "I want a Cadillac" group, then you see the 18 - 28 year group drivers.

Makes sense. However, even at that I think there are comparatively very few under 30...or even under 40....DTS drivers out there. It is definitely perceived as an appeal to older people. That's certainly the case with my wife, who has teased me for buying an "old person car" several times since I got it.

Submariner409
02-20-13, 03:48 PM
Makes sense. However, even at that I think there are comparatively very few under 30...or even under 40....DTS drivers out there. It is definitely perceived as an appeal to older people. That's certainly the case with my wife, who has teased me for buying an "old person car" several times since I got it.

Even in the late 50's Cadillac was an "old person's car". Why ? Because the grunt in the bank with the green visor and quill pen slaving over a desk full of paper couldn't afford one - only the bank president could. See anything different ??? (except for drug dealers and little boys with silver spoons in their mouths..............)

RubirosaGGatsby
02-20-13, 07:09 PM
I'm 27, now. Bought myself the DTS for my 26th birthday since the insurance deemed my truck (Avalanche I had gotten for my 18th birthday) a total loss resulting from an accident a few weeks prior. I had a Catera when I was in high school, but I got into an accident with it within six months. I had been driving my truck ever since. I told myself I was going to get a DTS when I finished law school since I wanted another Cadillac, but I had to jump the gun a year early due to the circumstance. I'm happy with how things worked out though.

I notice the majority of DTS drivers around my way tend to be older people, but the city (Houston, TX) has a popular urban sub-culture for Cadillacs so it really just depends which part of town you're in.

The Deville Theory sounds pretty accurate. However, I think it applies to virtually any new car over $30k.

Phatalac
02-20-13, 08:00 PM
Even in the late 50's Cadillac was an "old person's car". Why ? Because the grunt in the bank with the green visor and quill pen slaving over a desk full of paper couldn't afford one - only the bank president could. See anything different ??? (except for drug dealers and little boys with silver spoons in their mouths..............)

Im not a drug dealer nor a bank President nor have i ever had a silver spoon in my mouth, i am just a hard working adult. I work 63 hours a week to afford this beast.

BlackRavenDTS
02-20-13, 08:54 PM
I was 21 when I bought my Cadillac DTS. I owned a Pontiac Bonneville before the Caddy and wanted to get the GXP. My mother had me test drive her 1998 Eldo and I feel in love with the ride.

I was in the market for a V8 with 4 Doors and a look that appealed to me. The DTS caught my eye and never left my mind. I landed a new Job for a Travel Company and 6 months later I got my DTS used at 72K Miles.

:)

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q36/joltedpwns/676A0238.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q36/joltedpwns/DSC03056.jpg

Submariner409
02-20-13, 08:58 PM
I work 63 hours a week to afford this beast.

That statement alone says that you can't afford the car. :lildevil:

cadillac_guy21
02-20-13, 09:01 PM
I'm just jealous you've got the sun roof black raven , lol nice though.

HartfordGuy
02-21-13, 08:56 AM
I am 46 yrs old, bought my DTS when I was 43. And yes, many people tease me about driving an old mans car. But I don't care. In fact, I have impressed many of my coworkers by the speed of my DTS.

I bought my first used Cadillac at age 20. It was a 1980 Sedan Deville. It was 6 years old and a Diesel, thus very affordable. But it looked like a newer model, so it turned alot of heads.

I think every man or woman would love to drive a new Cadilac at a young age if they had the chance to drive one. But as pointed out earlier, new ones aren't in the budget for most people.
My theory is that the reason you see so many older people with them is that they always wanted one, but had to wait for their house to get paid off to be able to swing the payments. Thus after a 30 year mortgage , the person is now in their 60s and can afford to buy a new one. That explains why you see so many retirees driving them. They had to wait.

But many of us got a taste of the good life driving a used Caddy. And once you do, you realize that even used ones still turn heads and provide a higher level of features and comfort than lesser cars. When I arrived at work in my 3 year old DTS it caused a scandal at work. They thought it was new. Little did they know I paid no more for it than my coworkers with brand new Hyundai Sonatas. Nobody looks twice at you in a $25000 Hyundai, but an off lease Caddy will still look like a million dollars in your driveway.

hueterm
02-21-13, 04:33 PM
I was 35 when I bought my Concours. Later that year, on my 36th birthday, I bought the EXT. The following year, I bought the ETC. I was 39 when I traded the ETC and bought the DTS.

grullon10
02-21-13, 05:05 PM
I got my dts when I was 38 here in new york there no issued driving a dts it is not consider a old people car. It is a nice ride. The biggest problem is that is not a cheap car to keep up.

cadillac_guy21
02-21-13, 07:11 PM
I love my dts but I still want my ext which is what I plan on getting later on, white diamond and black interior

BlackRavenDTS
02-21-13, 07:56 PM
I am 46 yrs old, bought my DTS when I was 43. And yes, many people tease me about driving an old mans car. But I don't care. In fact, I have impressed many of my coworkers by the speed of my DTS.

I bought my first used Cadillac at age 20. It was a 1980 Sedan Deville. It was 6 years old and a Diesel, thus very affordable. But it looked like a newer model, so it turned alot of heads.

I think every man or woman would love to drive a new Cadilac at a young age if they had the chance to drive one. But as pointed out earlier, new ones aren't in the budget for most people.
My theory is that the reason you see so many older people with them is that they always wanted one, but had to wait for their house to get paid off to be able to swing the payments. Thus after a 30 year mortgage , the person is now in their 60s and can afford to buy a new one. That explains why you see so many retirees driving them. They had to wait.

But many of us got a taste of the good life driving a used Caddy. And once you do, you realize that even used ones still turn heads and provide a higher level of features and comfort than lesser cars. When I arrived at work in my 3 year old DTS it caused a scandal at work. They thought it was new. Little did they know I paid no more for it than my coworkers with brand new Hyundai Sonatas. Nobody looks twice at you in a $25000 Hyundai, but an off lease Caddy will still look like a million dollars in your driveway.

Amen to the Last statement. My friends think I make more then I actually do. It really comes down to smart planning and timing. I now have a Paid in Full Cadillac that I enjoy vs. those who make bad choices and making payments on a car they don't like at all.

cadillac_guy21
02-21-13, 09:16 PM
you're right black raven, I know a lot of people like that, pay for a car they don't like , lol

rebel7254
02-21-13, 11:57 PM
When I arrived at work in my 3 year old DTS it caused a scandal at work. They thought it was new. Little did they know I paid no more for it than my coworkers with brand new Hyundai Sonatas. Nobody looks twice at you in a $25000 Hyundai, but an off lease Caddy will still look like a million dollars in your driveway.

I got mine about a month ago and several co-workers thought it was new.

Phatalac
02-22-13, 12:33 AM
That statement alone says that you can't afford the car. :lildevil:

Its in my name tho paid and clear. thanks to the continued effort of my self and no others. :)

CadillacVogue
02-22-13, 01:50 AM
My love affair with Cadillac started when I was 17. Long story short my dad fixes repairable's on the side; about 1-2 a month. In the fall of 2006 He ended up winning a 98 STS with light hail damage at a local insurance auction. The day he got it he took me for a ride around town and I couldn't believe how nice of a car it was. Turns out he had "accidentally" won it meaning he placed a fairly low bid on it just for fun thinking that if he got it for that price it would be a steal. He then went on to tell me what he had in the car... $1800. The next day I wrote him a check for $1900; figured Id give him a little extra for going and picking it up. Loved every minute of that car. After about a year and a half I started having head gasket problems and figured it was time to get something else. So once again I talked to my dad about getting another Caddy. Few weeks later we found a fully loaded pearl white 2000 DTS coming up at auction. It wasn't wrecked or damaged in any way, only ended up at the auction because it was a theft recovery and the insurance company had already paid off the original owners before it was found. Got it for $2500. Had that car for about 5 years and I swear I never got sick of looking at it or driving it. Got tons of compliments on it all the way up until when I sold it. No one could believe it was 12 years old. And that right there is why I love Cadillac...
Now I have a 2006 DTS performance. Its fully loaded with a bronze exterior and tan interior. I wasn't completely sold on the color when I first bought it, but it was the lowest priced DTS with everything I wanted; wood grain steering wheel and shifter, Navigation, heated and air conditioned seats, sunroof... you get the point. It also had fairly low miles. Havent done much to it other than 20" rims, Vogue tires and a subwoofer in the trunk. Sometimes I wish I would have waited for a black raven to pop up, but with the chrome rims and vogue tires the bronze color really pops when its completely clean.
So far Cadillac has won me over at a fairly young age. If they keep making cars I love.. I'll keep buying em.

billdaman
02-22-13, 08:25 PM
I remember one day proudly taking a few co workers out to lunch shortly after I bought my DTS. Shortly after we got underway one of the guys uttered from the back seat "Cadillac DTS....Isn't this vehicle made for guys that wear their pants up around their chest"

I was momentarily devastated, but quickly responded..."anytime you want to put your A6 against it, I will gladly play bumper tag with you on any stretch of road you choose"

He wisely shut up.:lildevil: (He also was one funny SOAB for thinking that comment or cut down up, because quite frankly its at least partially true right)???

Gomaz
02-22-13, 11:27 PM
I got my 2009 dts in 2010, I was 31 when I bought it.

Vitaqueen
02-23-13, 08:27 AM
Hi all! I'm 38 now and got my first Caddy at 30. I've had a love for lots of vehicles since I was a baby! Dads a mechanic so I don't have to explain lol! He has restored two cars for me... The first a 1975 Pontiac Ventura and finally my baby, 1970 Chevy Nova when I was 16 & 17. The Nova had a 305 in it and he put a shift kit it so it would chirp when it hit second. How fun! Now about my Caddies... I've got 3 of the five I've purchased . The first a 1978 sedan deville named Big Mama. White vinyl top on red body and interior. Did she have a 425 engine? Not sure. Next there was The Queen. 1987 Brougham with triple brown. She had an Olds engine. 307 maybe? Had her 6 years. Was a great car. Next up is my husbands daily driver The White Princess, a white diamond 2001 SLS with 4.6 engine. He loves to put the hammer down! Now my baby... Beautiful Bertha. Sweet LT1.Triple blue 1995 Fleetwood Brougham. My dream car. I like to put the hammer down! Now let me tell you about Jere! He's a 2006 DTS. Silk green exterior, shale inside. Gorgeous! DVD/navigation, automatic rear sunshade, column shift, heated wheel, luxury lll package. My 17 year old son just got his temps so this will be his daily driver and he will put the hammer down! (Not too far down, lol) I love Cadillacs for the styling and grace that they possess. Something is very special about them and I want to be part of that. Especially these days when all cars just about look like flying saucers on wheels. Lol! I just love this site and all of the pics and stories everyone shares. Well, have a great day and keep rollin!

Tee Three
02-23-13, 05:34 PM
Hey everyone, I'm 24 and a half years old. I currently own an 1987 Sedan Deville, from which I bought from my parents around 16 yrs old, blue body with khaki top, a 1994 Sedan Deville that I bought myself while working in college at 19, calypso green with tan interior, and just bought black raven and black interior 07 dts performance, and it's fully loaded to the last letter. I was given the option to buy a new one, but when I can get one with decent miles on it at half the price of the new one, and in excellent condition, I had to jump on it. Thought of it as a gift to myself after 4 years of hard grinding in college

Vitaqueen
02-23-13, 07:22 PM
Tee Three, that's very cool! Congrats!

Tee Three
02-25-13, 03:04 AM
Tee Three, that's very cool! Congrats!

Thanks