: The Cadillac of...



FSU_Noles
03-25-06, 06:56 AM
Recently there have been a number of instances where I work of expensive or well equipped things being referred to as "the Cadillac of... ".

So last week I was in a meeting and someone was making an analogy about a piece of equipment someone wanted to order and they said, "that would be like buying a Cadillac to drive to the corner store for milk". Of course I interjected and said that some of us like to have Cadillacs to drive to the corner store.

Funny thing is that there are 3-4 "car guys" in my office and they own everything from MB350's to Porsche 911's and G35's. No matter what they say about my Cadillac I can always say that I have never heard anyone use their car in an anology.

The guy with the 350 said that he liked the CTS and would consider one for his wife but she said they are "too masculine looking".

Just wanted to share that Cadillac's are still the gold standard of autos - and everything else apparently. :thumbsup:

Jesda
03-25-06, 08:41 AM
"This is the Mercedes of golf balls."

'How does a golf ball fall apart?'

slk230mb
03-25-06, 09:06 AM
Wasn't this exact same topic posted a while back? I have a feeling of deja vu.

Jesda
03-25-06, 10:46 AM
It was, and I swore I started the thread, but I cant find it. The search cant find THIS thread either!

FSU_Noles
03-25-06, 10:55 AM
It was, and I swore I started the thread, but I cant find it. The search cant find THIS thread either!

Yes, I searched but could not find it and I was not going to ciper through months of posts... so here it is again.

Jesda
03-25-06, 11:41 AM
So, here it is indeed. :)

I was at a Radio Shack a couple years ago and a sales guy was referring to a shortwave radio as it being "the Cadillac of all radios. It has the best reception, the most features, and its really durable."

Spittin Game
03-25-06, 06:21 PM
"thats the cadillac of hybrids"

bonus points to whoever can tell me what movie thats from.:banana:

Jonas McFeely
03-25-06, 06:50 PM
"thats the cadillac of hybrids"

bonus points to whoever can tell me what movie thats from.:banana:

Be Cool

too easy

gdwriter
03-26-06, 07:29 PM
It was, and I swore I started the thread, but I cant find it. The search cant find THIS thread either!

Yes, you did. Back in December. I just did a search for "the Cadillac of" and it popped right up.

I stand by my original post from that thread:

Best use of this phrase, from Get Shorty:

Rental Car Bus Driver: Here's your rental car.
Chili Palmer:What's this?
Driver: It's an Oldsmobile Silhouette.
Chili: I ordered a Cadillac.
Driver: It's the Cadillac of minivans.

Jesda
03-26-06, 08:01 PM
Weird. I searched last night for "Cadillac of" and got nothing. *shrug*

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-26-06, 10:31 PM
I once heard someone say that the Cadillac of automobies was the Rolls Royce. Needless to say, that was probably the stupidest thing I've ever heard.