Like many others, I do not like the current trend to smaller engines. There is no replacement for cubic inches! Quite frankly, I was expecting XTS to be AWD with a 400 hp V8 base engine with an optional 550 hp V-12 power train. Then again, every other manufacturer is also down-sizing engines. While today's V6s are powerful, they will never sound like a V8.
Why should he read anything you say carefully? lulz...Quote:
Originally Posted by texmaster
GM is bowing to political pressure. It won't be long before everyone else is forced to follow suit.
Perhaps you guys don't realize that 95% of the population, who aren't enthusiasts like us, look at someone with a V8 car and think "that guy's an a**hole. cars shouldn't be that fast." Majority rules. We are lucky we can still get fast cars at all, so count your blessings while it lasts.
Every company, except the ones like Hyundai trying to gain a foothold in a new market, is downsizing engines.
It is no big deal that there is no V8. The only ones who don't understand the CAFE and what the true public wants are the ones who are disappointed.
Believe me, the 95% aren't driving non-V8 cars because they are afraid it would make them look like an ******* or make them drive too fast. They aren't driving a V8 because they don't want one (or, don't care enough to want one). It's really that easy. Don't over-complicate it.
LOL, I'm sure much jealousy ensues from driving a Roadmaster wagon, loaded down like a gypsy, plus a big dog, back and forth to STL 20000 miles per year.
Roo excluded, of course...
As for the others, I have them because I like them. And they do what I want them to do better than just about anything else.
Could I have just kept the Avalanche I traded in on my EXT? Sure. Could I have bought a Lucerne Super instead of DTS Platinum? Sure. But whether for styling, image, performance, appointments...I wanted the Cadillacs.
As fewer and fewer people are interested in driving V8s, CAFE will become less of a problem. The few people who want to spend more money on cars with V8s will buy them from companies who make them available. As long as these more expensive models make their owners happy and, since (usually) people who buy these vehicles have more money than average (which makes their purchase somewhat image related), the versions with V6s will sell more. So I think Brand A with a V6 and a V8 will sell more cars than brand B with only a V6. Why?
1. Brand A has the V8. Brand B does not - so they cannot sell it.
2. Brand A has a more expensive image because of their higher priced V8 offering and will sell more V6 versions of the same car based on that.
I obviously suck at making a point.
My point was, the masses don't want a car with a V8, and if they had their way, they would not let us have a car with a V8 either. They think we are socially irresponsible for driving a car with a V8. And they are probably right.