: STS-V Owner Looking to Add DTS to Garage



Nimoch
08-05-13, 12:21 PM
Hey guys & gals; the wife and I are looking at ditching the good ol' mini van for a DTS. We were expecting a 4th kiddo but it didn't work out. Now we don't need a mini-van and just seeing it makes us extremely bummed, let alone the fact she's driving a mini van. :) She enjoys the comfort and quality of my STS-V, but wants to stay under 100 mph when she hits the gas. There are a few DTS's for sale in our area from base to Lux III trims. Any suggestions before we test drive and begin negotiations? We are new to the Cadillac family but have been so impressed with the forum members thus far. Thanks so much!

Superjim
08-05-13, 12:35 PM
Just my preference... but I prefer the highly optioned automobiles.
If I am gonna drive a Cadillac... I want all the bells and whistles I can get.

If I was in the market, I would be looking at the top of the line, Performance and Platinum models.
I would get the newest, highest optioned, lowest mileage one I could find, that would fit my budget.

reedmtn
08-05-13, 03:12 PM
Caution: the DTS is an entirely different animal than the STS V. I traded my STS for my 2010 DTS after a 20 ft slow test drive and LOVE IT! My STS was a speed boat...my DTS is a yacht. My wife disliked the STS and found it very uncomfortable. My 2 sons never sat comfortably in the back. After a 4 day road trip to FL, my wife begged me to look for anything else. I had always felt the 2009-2011 DTS'S were really what a Cadillac was all about and began a search for one. I was blessed to locate a gorgesous 2010 White Diamond platinum in Orlando , and called to have them hold it for a test drive. It was incredible how smooth and roomy it was. It just floats along the highway and cruises in the city. No need for speed, as it has plenty of power. The front wheel drive provides safety for winter driving here in CO. It is the only car I have ever truly wanted to keep forever. Lastly, take your time looking and look nationally. I will only buy used if its certified. Find a good one, as Cad will not be making any more large sedan luxury sedans. These DTS's are turning quickly into rare collector cars! Good luck....show us what you find. I am sure both you and your wife especially will find it much more comfortable than your STS. IT IS TRULY WHAT A CADILLAC IS ALL ABOUT!

Nimoch
08-05-13, 04:05 PM
Thanks Superjim and Reedmtn! The DTS we're looking for is for sale at the Caddy dealer. She likes the White Diamond as well. :) I agree; I can imagine that this DTS will be quite a different driving experience than my tuned V. I will keep you guys informed as we continue to look around.

Superjim
08-05-13, 05:26 PM
Thanks Superjim and Reedmtn! The DTS we're looking for is for sale at the Caddy dealer. She likes the White Diamond as well. :) I agree; I can imagine that this DTS will be quite a different driving experience than my tuned V. I will keep you guys informed as we continue to look around.

What part of Texas are you in??
I am in Ft. Worth.
There are a few DTS's for sale in the DFW area...

jazoo
08-05-13, 07:32 PM
I would recommend 2010 or 2011 Platinum edition Caddy. Get with all the bells & whistles. Make sure to get a low miles and a certified Caddy. We test drove the new 2013 XTS about a month ago; it had all the gadgets but it was not as comfortable as the DTS. The Platinum editions have, inter alia, built-in the navigation system as a standard; a very nice & useful feature.

Cadillac Cust Svc
08-06-13, 11:58 AM
Thanks Superjim and Reedmtn! The DTS we're looking for is for sale at the Caddy dealer. She likes the White Diamond as well. :) I agree; I can imagine that this DTS will be quite a different driving experience than my tuned V. I will keep you guys informed as we continue to look around.

Hello Nimoch,

We are happy to have you as part of the Cadillac family and looking to purchase a DTS. I am glad to see the interactions you have had with other forum members. I will be on the lookout for new messages from you and I want to see you post pictures if you purchase the DTS! I can be reached via private message to further discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Care

reedmtn
08-06-13, 10:20 PM
Caution: the DTS is an entirely different animal than the STS V. I traded my STS for my 2010 DTS after a 20 ft slow test drive and LOVE IT! My STS was a speed boat...my DTS is a yacht. My wife disliked the STS and found it very uncomfortable. My 2 sons never sat comfortably in the back. After a 4 day road trip to FL, my wife begged me to look for anything else. I had always felt the 2009-2011 DTS'S were really what a Cadillac was all about and began a search for one. I was blessed to locate a gorgesous 2010 White Diamond platinum in Orlando , and called to have them hold it for a test drive. It was incredible how smooth and roomy it was. It just floats along the highway and cruises in the city. No need for speed, as it has plenty of power. The front wheel drive provides safety for winter driving here in CO. It is the only car I have ever truly wanted to keep forever. Lastly, take your time looking and look nationally. I will only buy used if its certified. Find a good one, as Cad will not be making any more large sedan luxury sedans. These DTS's are turning quickly into rare collector cars! Good luck....show us what you find. I am sure both you and your wife especially will find it much more comfortable than your STS.

Cadillac Cust Svc
08-07-13, 02:00 PM
Caution: the DTS is an entirely different animal than the STS V. I traded my STS for my 2010 DTS after a 20 ft slow test drive and LOVE IT! My STS was a speed boat...my DTS is a yacht. My wife disliked the STS and found it very uncomfortable. My 2 sons never sat comfortably in the back. After a 4 day road trip to FL, my wife begged me to look for anything else. I had always felt the 2009-2011 DTS'S were really what a Cadillac was all about and began a search for one. I was blessed to locate a gorgesous 2010 White Diamond platinum in Orlando , and called to have them hold it for a test drive. It was incredible how smooth and roomy it was. It just floats along the highway and cruises in the city. No need for speed, as it has plenty of power. The front wheel drive provides safety for winter driving here in CO. It is the only car I have ever truly wanted to keep forever. Lastly, take your time looking and look nationally. I will only buy used if its certified. Find a good one, as Cad will not be making any more large sedan luxury sedans. These DTS's are turning quickly into rare collector cars! Good luck....show us what you find. I am sure both you and your wife especially will find it much more comfortable than your STS.

Hi reedmtn,

I am happy you love your DTS! I am glad you found a vehicle that suits you and your family and provides comfort for everyone. Don't hesitate to contact us if you ever have concerns or questions!

Sincerely,

Laura M.
Cadillac Customer Care

reedmtn
08-07-13, 04:46 PM
Sorry...I dont know how or why my previous reply posted twice, but thanks anyway Cad care.