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Cadillac XTS Forum Discussion, Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I was under the impression that the Deville, DTS, Impala, Lucerne, Bonneville, Grand Prix were all on the same platform....
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    Re: Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS

    I was under the impression that the Deville, DTS, Impala, Lucerne, Bonneville, Grand Prix were all on the same platform.

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    Re: Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS

    I think Bonneville, Park Avenue and Aurora were Gs; Seville, Deville, DTS and Lucerne were Ks; Grand Prix, LaCrosse and Impala were Ws.

    G and K were related, however (the '98 K Seville was derived from the G, I believe).
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    Re: Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS

    Yeah, the E/K, and G body evolution is interesting, especially considering the vast amount of applications the design was used in. The new, big K-body DTS and Lucerne use the same basic formula as my old, small E/K '90 Eldo.

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    Re: Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS

    They will all be missed....

    Jesda posted a link from some British TV show from '92 about the first GPS that was in a '92 Toronado...made me miss that car...
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    Re: Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS

    None of those cars provide the road feel of the RWD/AWD STS.

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    Re: Introducing the 2012 Cadillac XTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Cadillac View Post
    I kinda think the Chinese SLS would have made a better XTS...

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    Re: Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    I'm not following. They're on entirely different platforms.

    The W-body as we know it dates back to the 80s. The current (well, now former since summer 2011) iteration of the K-body finds its origins in mid 90s Oldsmobile. They were originally developed for entirely different audiences at different price points. Much of the expense and heft of the K-body seems to go to its structure, making the Aurora, 98+ Seville, and late-model Deville and DTS among the stiffest large cars on the road.

    Perhaps I misunderstood what you said.

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    Back in the 80s, GM executives drove fleet-maintained Cadillacs and were isolated from the day to day awfulness of cars like the Cavalier, Citation, etc.
    E, G, H, and K are all basically the same. W is smaller but related. GM had a bad habit of fragmenting platforms during the 80's and 90's.

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    Re: Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    Back in the 80s, GM executives drove fleet-maintained Cadillacs and were isolated from the day to day awfulness of cars like the Cavalier, Citation, etc.
    I loved the Cavalier. I used to give it a kick in the fender, create a new dent, to give it some fresh character from time to time.

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    Re: Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS

    Quote Originally Posted by nguyennhatquang View Post
    for the looking..
    IMO..the DTS have much better exteriol compare with the XTS...

    The exteriol of the DTS make it looks like it is a Luxury car..expensive and the owner of it got power..

    the XTS looks even worst compare with the Huynhdai..I don't know how to explain it..but it lack of Cadillac Style..lack of V8...

    we will see the failure of the XTS in the future..it will be the Cadillac Catera in 2012..
    Thats exactly how I see it. The XTS is just another example of Cadillac going away from its roots to mirror what Europe and Japan are doing which really signals capitulation rather than innovation.

    If I want a tonka toy I could consider a CTS I guess.

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    Re: Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS

    And then there was the often-forgotten FWD C-body that underpinned the final Park Avenue and older Deville.

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    Re: Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS

    The love in here is just fuzzy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster

    Thats exactly how I see it. The XTS is just another example of Cadillac going away from its roots to mirror what Europe and Japan are doing which really signals capitulation rather than innovation.

    If I want a tonka toy I could consider a CTS I guess.
    Yeah, cause ignoring what Europe and Japan were doing in the 80s and 90s really made Cadillac the standard. lulz.

    If you want to keep buying old think GM crap, go buy used...

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    Re: Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Thats exactly how I see it. The XTS is just another example of Cadillac going away from its roots to mirror what Europe and Japan are doing which really signals capitulation rather than innovation.

    If I want a tonka toy I could consider a CTS I guess.
    You have a 2012 DTS Platinum. By the time you're tired of that there will be another Cadillac that suits you. I'm almost positive...
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    Re: Introducing the 2013 Cadillac XTS

    It would take me quite a while to get tired of a DTS platinum.
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