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Cadillac XTS Forum Discussion, 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Have to agree with Rhinelander. The high sided, narrow look of the car is just not Cadillac. Never liked the ...
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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    Have to agree with Rhinelander. The high sided, narrow look of the car is just not Cadillac. Never liked the Lexus GS for the same reason. And the short wheelbase is a bit offputting. One of the things that makes the 300 look good with the high sides is a 198 inch length with a 120 inch wheelbase. Looks less dainty, more planted. Still photos can be deceiving. I liked the looks of the Lincoln MKS in photos, not at all in person.

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    While it may be totally out of my price range (for a new car), economics aside, I'm going to really look hard (when it comes out); I may have to CPO it (as I did with my current STS), and even then, it may be too much for a retired/fixed income auto enthusiast.

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    Wasn't the Adaptive Ride Control that introduced in the 94 Deville Concours, similar to the Magnetic Ride Control?

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    all the active suspensions are similar in that the car can adjust the damping of the shock/strut on the fly

    MRC is just way better than the previous RSS/CVRSS because there's no internal valve that can go bad and the response time is almost instantaneous
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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    Yeah, the most notable thing is the response time...

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    all the active suspensions are similar in that the car can adjust the damping of the shock/strut on the fly

    MRC is just way better than the previous RSS/CVRSS because there's no internal valve that can go bad and the response time is almost instantaneous
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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    Thanks for clearing that up! I really never understood why a lot of people bash the ride of the 90's Deville's, I always thought they rode very nice and extremely smooth compared to most luxury cars of that time. The road sensing suspension is what I did like about those cars, including the power from the Northstar.

    I can't imagine driving a Caddy that has the magnetic ride control, must be like cruising above the clouds, but with great handling lol.

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    MRC can really be tuned in ... it does make for a more sportier suspension usually but compare a CTS-V to a DTS Platinum and the MRC tuning is very different
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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    I love CVRSS, but Ill probably hate it when it comes due for service. 140k so far... Knock on wood. GM did an fantastic job refining the ride and dialing back the float considering the technology that was available in the 90s.

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    The CVRSS in my '95 Concours was pretty responsive, considering its age and its tuned down nature compared to STS/ETC. It had a great ride, however. In my ETC, the ride wasn't quite as comfortable, but it was a more aggressive handler.

    The Magneride in my DTS Platinum is just amazing. I'm sure it's tuned much more aggressively in CTS-V, but the DTS will take corners way faster than I'm willing to push it, and the ride is extremely smooth but never floaty.
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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    Quote Originally Posted by hueterm View Post
    The CVRSS in my '95 Concours was pretty responsive, considering its age and its tuned down nature compared to STS/ETC. It had a great ride, however. In my ETC, the ride wasn't quite as comfortable, but it was a more aggressive handler.

    The Magneride in my DTS Platinum is just amazing. I'm sure it's tuned much more aggressively in CTS-V, but the DTS will take corners way faster than I'm willing to push it, and the ride is extremely smooth but never floaty.
    Even my DeVille DTS handled really nicely for such a big car. That was one of the things I'll always remember about that car. And once rolling, the Northstar was really great.
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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    give me 1 in white diamond or black raven please

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    Head over to Gminsidenews and look at the side profile photos of the xts compared to the lacrosse. Its eerily similar.
    As it should be. Expect the Epsilon II 2014 Chevy Impala to have the same side profile as well.

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    Technically MRC (and like systems) are semi-active. They use past behavior to predict future road conditions (for example they know when you crest a hill). Full-active systems can detect something before feeling it (like a speed bump), as of right now no one markets a true fully-active system.

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    Re: 2013 Cadillac XTS Introduces a New Formula for Luxury

    Its easy to armchair a corporations decision, but those who do act like they are playing with monopoly money. They want all the bells and whistle, but they want the product on the cheap. This only seems to apply to the domestic brands. The imports can do the same and nothing is said. Any car costing over 50 grand should not have any plastic exterior jewelery.

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